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June 13, 2009 6:47:22 AM

Hey guys,
I am pretty confused on what I should do. Basically I feel like I do not even need my pc at all. It is definitely a nice gaming rig that can run pretty much every current game maxed out. The only problem is that I am really starting to lose interest in gaming. I barely even play too much anymore. I am either at work, out with friends, playing golf, bball, or something just out of the house. I am going to be a sophomore in college in the fall and will doubt I will be gaming at all during the semester. I could easily sell it on ebay for $1000 or $1200 with my 22" monitor. I would also sell my macbook too for $850. With a few other things that I have to post on ebay anyway that would leave me with about $2300 in the bank. I would then get the new 12" dvz2 laptop from hp and customize it to what I would need and that would cost me $800. That still is $1500 in the bank and I would have a more up to date laptop that is smaller and overall better for college. Do you guys think this is a good idea, considering that I really do not game too much anymore? I would really appreciate some input on this because I am a little confused and would like another opinion. Thanks!

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June 13, 2009 7:32:48 AM

Only you can decide.
June 13, 2009 8:40:51 AM

Interests change, if it just sits there gathering dust it just loses value. I'd be inclined to sell it, especially if you can get a decent price for it. Buy whatever interests you now and if you get back into gaming in the future, just build a new rig with the new components that will be out by then. However as 2boxer says "only you can decide"
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June 13, 2009 8:49:24 AM

If you don't use it then there is no reason to have it lying around collecting dust, especially since you already have a laptop. I'd just sell it and get a nice replacement laptop with a T9550 or better CPU, then if you can sell the MacBook after you have your newer laptop. Save the money or go and buy a nice TV or something.
June 13, 2009 2:19:24 PM

Ya sell it.
get the laptop and also buy ps3.
June 13, 2009 4:13:13 PM

Thanks for the input, you guys pretty much confirmed how I felt. I will post it on ebay tomorrow if it sells it sells, if not then oh well haha. The macbook is going up on ebay as well.

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If you don't use it then there is no reason to have it lying around collecting dust, especially since you already have a laptop. I'd just sell it and get a nice replacement laptop with a T9550 or better CPU, then if you can sell the MacBook after you have your newer laptop. Save the money or go and buy a nice TV or something.


Hey xthekidx, what would you suggest for a T9550 laptop brand wise? I was looking at the hp dv2z but the T9550 would blow that thing away. I do however want it to be somewhat small probably around a 12.1" screen if I can find one. Also I am not trying to spend over $1000 on a laptop. I will research on my own but if you guys have any suggestions feel free to share it!

Again guys, thanks for the input! :D 
June 13, 2009 5:44:29 PM

well i know nothing when it comes to laptops but i searched newegg and i found that there is no way to get a T9950 laptop without spending more than 1000$

TOSHIBA Satellite P305-S8919 NoteBook Intel Core 2 Duo T9550(2.66GHz) 17.0" Wide XGA+ 4GB Memory DDR2 800 400GB HDD 5400rpm DVD Super Multi ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4650 - Retail 1150$

ASUS N50 Series N50Vn-D1 NoteBook Intel Core 2 Duo T9550(2.66GHz) 15.4" Wide XGA 4GB Memory DDR2 800 320GB HDD 7200rpm DVD Super Multi NVIDIA GeForce 9650M GT - Retail 1200$

June 13, 2009 6:35:05 PM

Thanks for the response. Both of the laptops you listed are very nice. I am still interested in an ultra-portable so I doubt the processor in one will be too high up there. The hp dv2z has a Dual core X2 Neo processor. For $800 I think I could do better though in terms of performance but size wise I doubt it without switching to a netbook.
June 14, 2009 11:32:37 PM

Thanks for the reply xthekidx. After thinking about all of my options I may actually just keep my rig and sell my macbook. I really do not need a laptop until fall semester and thats not for a few months. A netbook will definitely suffice for my college needs when that time comes. So to simplify things more I just need to sell the macbook now.
June 15, 2009 8:13:25 AM

Because I am keeping the rig and selling the macbook, I will be receiving $850 for the mac. I have also sold my old 24" for $150 and am going to be selling my 22" for $150 as well. Now to replace those monitors I am buying this monitor when newegg gets it back in stock.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
I am wondering what I should do graphic cards wise to power this thing? Should I CF another 4870 1gb or sell my current 4870 and upgrade to CF 4890's?
June 15, 2009 8:13:55 AM

I did the math on everything and heres what I came up with:

selling
$ from monitors $300 - local buyers
$ from macbook $850 - ebay
$ from case and heatsink $100 - selling to friend
$ from ds $75 -ebay
total money so far $1325
$ from gpu $150* $1475*

buying
26” monitor $360
Case and HSF $250
Add another 4870 $180
+$790
OR
CF 4890’s $400
+$1010*

So if my math is correct, CF 4890's $1475 - $1010 = $465 leftover.
or Another 4870 for CF $1325 - $790 = $535 leftover.

So through simple math I should CF 4870's since I will be getting more money to put in the bank if I am not mistaken.

Is it worth the extra money to upgrade to 2 4890's at the resolution of that monitor (1900x1200) or should I stick to just adding a 4870 for cheaper?
June 15, 2009 6:23:42 PM

Hey guys,
Quick question: Can I buy any brand of 4870 1gb? I have a Sapphire 4870 1gb and the XFX 4870 1gb is $150. Will they run in CF with no problems? Thanks

edit: Did my own research, and it is fine.
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