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Created On: 03/19/2005 03:49 PM
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 03/19/2005 03:49 PM
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revisionfilms
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I am building new workstation to edit HDV. Just bought Tyan 2895 board with PCI Express. Have nVidia 6800 GTO EOM board. Looking to buy 2 Opteron 250s. It is possible to buy these processors on eBay but is there a potential for problems? Monarch said to watch out for stepping codes that don't work together. Also, I hear that these processors are manufactured in Dresden but the chip I'm looking at now on eBay says assembled in Malaysia. Does anybody know anything about this stuff? Thanks.
 03/20/2005 12:00 AM
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they all say, "assembled in maylasia"

paypal protection now makes it easier to get your money back if someone misrepresented thier products i believe.

hey brother... you figured out what youre gunna do in the case deprtment? ive got a killer idea for your wicked workstation!

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 03/20/2005 06:44 PM
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Thanks for the feed back. I've looked at all the cases and finally decided the one I want is Thermaltake Armor E-ATX (VA8000BWS). Monarch sells it for $165. No power. I just went and looked at the one you recommend. It's great looking. They only have one at Tiger that can handle this larger mobo.
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