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Is it worth getting in a fight with my wife over a $500 video card?

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May 5, 2012 5:07:58 PM

That new Elder Scrolls MMO they are advertising looks crazy good. Halo 4 should be comming soon to...? I don't have a card yet. I may be willing to risk devorce over this. (risk vs reward) :pt1cable:  :D  Why does building a computer have to be so damn expensive.... :cry: 
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May 5, 2012 6:01:01 PM

Here's how it works at my house, I get my computer desires, she gets a new car, do the math!

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May 5, 2012 7:01:35 PM

If your playing kiddie fantasy games, your marriage is probably already doomed, so hey go for it.
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May 5, 2012 10:44:00 PM

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Here's how it works at my house, I get my computer desires, she gets a new car, do the math!

I'd say you got a deal,Ry : )
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May 5, 2012 11:21:40 PM

get a 6990 for like 3-400 and you can dodge a divorce and get a sweet card, or even a 590. Than later you can get a another one and you can have the best of both worlds
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May 5, 2012 11:32:44 PM

Fight with wife over a graphic card :o  . "Finally Rise of the machines" :D 
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May 6, 2012 12:17:22 AM

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May 6, 2012 2:06:54 AM

Good luck finding a 6990 for 300-400 or a 590 for that price. Just sold a 590 buy it now on ebay for $600 plus shipping. There is still high demand for these cards, even 5970s are going for nutsy prices.
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May 6, 2012 2:25:30 AM

You may want to get a 670 when it comes out on the 10th of may. Will handle Skyrim and won't cut into your wifes funds hehe. Women.....
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May 6, 2012 2:27:25 AM

You should probably offer something equally significant in return to increase your chances for getting a great card. The next thing would be to take into account your budget. What are you sacrificing to get this card, and why would your wife be pissed?
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May 6, 2012 3:59:10 AM

being a gentleman you should always make the first move and take a step back and yield to the lady. perhaps she is not feeling comfortable with the current finantial situation at the moment. i would wait it out for a few weeks until things settle down a bit and ask her again.
family come first, and you're the man of the family and should act like one. don't let a $500 video card break your character.

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May 6, 2012 9:06:14 AM

Give it as present for ur childrens :p 
Assuming u've any...anyway, thumbs up for xxcysxx
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May 6, 2012 10:42:59 AM

The white lie was invented so as not to hurt the ones we love.

eg. "Wow grandma I needed a pair of red knitted socks!"

As long as you aren't running out of money just get what you want. Ps as i understand the 6990 sounds like a jet engine. Get one of the newer ones HD7950/7970/gtx680 much better heat/power/sound profiles
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May 6, 2012 11:49:24 AM

go nuts and buy a GTX 690 like me (if I can get one). Only $1000!
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