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Unbelievable deal on the PII 840

Tue Aug 16, 2011 9:16 pm

Those lucky enough to live close to a microcenter right now can get $80 off ANY mother board with the purchase of Phenom 2 840.Seeing how microcenter already sells the 840 at the low low price of $89.99 this means when combined with a low cost board you can theoretically get the 840+mobo for as low as $49.99 new.Or if you more picky about your MB"S you can get TR"s system guide recommended Asus M5A97 +the 840 for only $134.98+tax. WOW
http://www.microcenter.com/
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Re: Unbelievable deal on the PII 840

Tue Aug 16, 2011 10:21 pm

Wow indeed! I don't need another system right now, but that is almost too good to pass up.
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Re: Unbelievable deal on the PII 840

Wed Aug 17, 2011 2:29 pm

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Re: Unbelievable deal on the PII 840

Wed Aug 17, 2011 3:51 pm

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Re: Unbelievable deal on the PII 840

Wed Aug 17, 2011 4:05 pm

I clicked on the link in excitement, only to be let down that it was a Phenom II and not a legacy Pentium II. Then I was happy that the Phenom II was so cheap, so a net gain in happiness is good! :D
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Re: Unbelievable deal on the PII 840

Wed Aug 17, 2011 4:17 pm

This is how I got my P2 x2 (unlocked to 4 cores @ 3.6ghz) + Motherboard for $45. I bought 8gb of DDR3, a 1TB Samsung drive and a GTX460 1gb for under $400 total with a Coolermaster case and power supply.
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Re: Unbelievable deal on the PII 840

Wed Aug 17, 2011 4:31 pm

MrBojangles wrote:
Or if you more picky about your MB"S you can get TR"s system guide recommended Asus M5A97 +the 840 for only $134.98+tax. WOW
http://www.microcenter.com/


And if you want a little future-proofing, you can get the ASRock 880G Pro3 Socket AM3+ with the 840 for $150+tax. Pretty cool with a MB that can has drop in BD support.
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Re: Unbelievable deal on the PII 840

Wed Aug 17, 2011 5:15 pm

For some reason I thought this thread was about a pentium 2. :o
 
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Re: Unbelievable deal on the PII 840

Wed Aug 17, 2011 5:41 pm

[SDG]Mantis wrote:
MrBojangles wrote:
Or if you more picky about your MB"S you can get TR"s system guide recommended Asus M5A97 +the 840 for only $134.98+tax. WOW
http://www.microcenter.com/


And if you want a little future-proofing, you can get the ASRock 880G Pro3 Socket AM3+ with the 840 for $150+tax. Pretty cool with a MB that can has drop in BD support.

You know the M5A97 is AM3+ as well, right? AMD 970, 900 series chips only ship on AM3+ boards (not to say that AM3+ only have 900 series chips, just that 900-series chips are automatically AM3+ boards)
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Re: Unbelievable deal on the PII 840

Fri Aug 26, 2011 5:20 am

Dear Microcenter,

Please open a location in the Orlando, FL area.

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Re: Unbelievable deal on the PII 840

Fri Aug 26, 2011 6:15 am

derFunkenstein wrote:
You know the M5A97 is AM3+ as well, right? AMD 970, 900 series chips only ship on AM3+ boards (not to say that AM3+ only have 900 series chips, just that 900-series chips are automatically AM3+ boards)


Either I misread the entry or they had a typo that said it was AM3. I did not realize that all 970 board only ship as AM3+. Now I do. I love Microcenter's prices on certain items, but I really wish that they would clean up the website interface. Of course they aren't as large as a NewEgg, so maybe it isn't the top priority. A chain of 22 brick-and-mortar stores probably doesn't have the web resources, or focus, of the second-largest online-only retailer.

I guess that's the main difference with the 9xx board? The silicon for the board is otherwise the same as the 8xx series?
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