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 02/06/2013 06:41 PM
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 02/07/2013 08:03 AM
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It is in fact....very quiet around here.



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 02/07/2013 09:25 AM
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WHAT WAS THAT? I CAN'T HEAR YOU OVER THE NOISE OF MY 5970?!

But yea it has been pretty quiet, especially if you don't count all the threads where people ask for help yet haven't read the sticky and provide the necessary information.

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 02/07/2013 09:57 PM
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Originally posted by: black_zion WHAT WAS THAT? I CAN'T HEAR YOU OVER THE NOISE OF MY 5970?! But yea it has been pretty quiet, especially if you don't count all the threads where people ask for help yet haven't read the sticky and provide the necessary information.

 

Now Now, frustration doesn't always lead to sane thought.

 

By the way, why are you yelling? I can hearyou just fine with my GTX 570.

 

Sorry, couldn't resist.



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Won't be much longer, I bit the bullet and used part of my tax refund to get me a XFX 7970 Ghz Double D, several dB quieter than this 5970 and no doubt cooler than 85°C. $399.99 after mail in rebate, going to try and get around $200 for this 5970 on eBay. The downside is that Newegg doesn't know what RUSH PROCESSING means so it'll most likely be Monday until I get it.

God, $200 for a card I paid $625 for 3 years ago...But this really will be the last card I buy for a long time, next time I hit the upgrade shelves will be...Hopefully when AMD launches the successor to Steamroller. I've spent WAY to much on my computer over the past few months...

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Yup. not investments.



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 02/07/2013 10:26 PM
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Nope, not unless you can hold on to them for about 30 years. Have you seen what some of the retro tech from the 80s and early 90s is going for these days?

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 02/08/2013 06:05 AM
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Originally posted by: black_zion Nope, not unless you can hold on to them for about 30 years. Have you seen what some of the retro tech from the 80s and early 90s is going for these days?

 

What what ??? I have a few retro machines in the basement, are these antique pieces finally going to make me rich?



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 02/08/2013 09:14 AM
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Mostly Apple stuff from the 70s, but take a look on eBay at the vintage computers section, something like the Intel 4004D chip went for $200 up to the MITS ALTAIR 8800 for $4,999.99.

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Thanks BZ

Hmm.. looks like my old Model III is gaining price. Not quite enough to fully retire on yet.

OTOH, some of the software is asking good prices, especially compilers.



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 02/08/2013 05:25 PM
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I do believe NASA is still offering good money for 60s and 70s hardware so they can use the Mercury and Apollo era data

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