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XFX 790i Ultra + CORE 2 DUO 6600 any good?

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August 19, 2009 7:55:35 PM

My friend is selling a bundle of XFX 790i Ultra motherboard with INTEL CORE 2 DUO 6600 processor.
So, i have few questions regarding this:

1. is it any good and worth buying ( i am building med spec pc)?
2 The motherboard is missing heatsink and fan, any suggestions which should i get if i will decide to buy this whole thing?

He is looking for around £150 for it but i can get this price down or is it way too high?

a b V Motherboard
August 19, 2009 8:18:19 PM

In the UK?

UK£ 150 = 248.31 U.S. dollars

August 19, 2009 8:33:33 PM

yea uk.

well in UK pc things are more expensive than in USA and only mobo costs £200+ :D 
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August 20, 2009 12:20:36 AM

pisius said:
yea uk.

well in UK pc things are more expensive than in USA and only mobo costs £200+ :D 

Would it be possible if you linked the store your going to order from? Its very hard to make a recommendation if we don't have other MB/combo prices that we can base our decisions on.
a b V Motherboard
August 20, 2009 12:26:00 AM

I'd pass as well. I feel like for a similar price you could get new equipment that will perform as well and still be warrantied.
a b V Motherboard
August 20, 2009 11:27:35 AM

I guess the next question is, do you need the 790i, or could you get by with a different solution?

What are your plans for the new/used hardware?
August 20, 2009 12:20:56 PM

I am planning to build a mid range pc, mainly for photoshop and internet, so i started looking at the components available and decided to start from the mobo and cpu. The most improtant things, i guess , will be good graphic card (-s) and decent RAM.

This combo looks that ok, and the price is not sky high compared to buying separately.
What you recon?