Archives for February 2008

Athlon x2 6400+

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The man had said a CPU would be a better upgrade for him now then a video card that I had previously posted. Clocking in at 3.2GHz, the 6400+ receives a 200MHz bump up from the 6000+, but not much else. Built on AMD’s current 90nm DSl SOI technology with a single HyperTransport link at 2.0GHz, 2MB of L2 cache (1MB per core) and a 125W TDP, not much has changed from the 6000+. The 6400+ is intended to bolster AMD’s current high-end line-up and better compete with Intel’s Core 2 Duo E6850, at least until Phenom arrives. It has been said that the 6400+ will perform roughly 10%-15% below Intel’s E6850 and about 7% faster than the Athlon 64 X2 6000+.  Retail at about $225.00 + taxes, it is certainly affordable since now most ppl will be getting their taxes back.

EVGA E-GEFORCE 9600GT SSC 750MHZ 512MB 1.95GHZ DDR3 PCI-E Dual DVI-I HDTV Out Video Card

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A pretty new video card.. and i didn’t even know that the next generation was coming out. At $199 after rebate, it would be a jump up for your gaming processors. Gamers out there would be pleased with the features:

  • NVIDIA® unified architecture with GigaThreadTM technology
  • Full Microsoft® DirectX® 10 Shader Model 4.0 support
  • NVIDIA® SLITM Ready
  • 16x full-screen anti-aliasing
  • True 128-bit floating point high dynamic-range (HDR) lighting
  • NVIDIA® Quantum EffectsTM physics processing technology
  • Two dual-link DVI outputs support two 2560×1600 resolution displays
  • NVIDIA® PureVideoTM technology
  • PCI Express® support
  • OpenGL® 2.0 support
  • NVIDIA® nView® multi-display technology
  • Built for Microsoft® Windows VistaTM

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Specification:
* 256-bit GeForce 9600 GT (740MHz Clock)
* 512MB 256-bit 1ns GDDR3 Memory (975MHz clock – 1950MHz effective)
* 1674MHz Shader Clock
* 64 Stream Processors
* PCI Express 2.0
* Integrated NVIDIA TV Encoder (HDTV, S-Video output)
* Dual DVI-I Connectors
* 62.4GB per second memory bandwidth

If you are thinking of buying this as a gift for the man.. in the house, you have to make sure that they are compatible with other things in his computer.

Optical Mouse in Colors

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At $20 .. an awesome deal..! Notebook Optical Mouse by Saitek, a compact solution with lots of unique colors to choose from.. to match your notebook or your home decor. Ideal for both left and right handers, this optical sensor mouse works well on most surfaces. 19 colors to choose from to brighten not only your desk but your day too. Funky for me..! It’s illuminated too..!! Awesome..!

AMD Phenom X4 9550 Quad Core Processor Socket AM2 2.2GHZ 4MB Cache 95W

Surprising we sold one of this to an older customer.. whom we didn’t think would know so much about computer. But he was very specific about what he wanted. We sold it for $939 as a full system. If he didn’t buy a whole computer.. we would have sold this for $260.

AMD has come a long way with its original Athlon and Athlon 64 processors and it seems only smart that they now have the next generation product called Phenom. it had actually caused a few buzz and raise expectation of the geeks around the world.

Last November, the first batch of AMD Phenom processor went on sale.. with the 9500 and 9600 models. And because of lagging performance .. AMD was very quick to act and response on it with a price reduction. Although there has been a lot of negativity surrounding the new Phenoms, it is actually quite good overall. From the many reviews that I’ve read, the biggest problem with the processor is that it was not scaling very well. This the Phenom has a even greater challenge in the near future.

Wireless IP Phone

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Retails at $115.00, reviewer thinks this is not the best gadget. I’ll have to say the design is really cool looking and the ability to be able to make both landline and VOIP calls on just one phone, is pretty neat. One do not have to rely on the computer to make your Skype call, absolutely cool. Reviewers think it is better as a cell phone and not as good as a landline. By plugging a broadband connection into the phone base, you can call Skype and it works well.

Used Wireless Guitar for GH3 PS2

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Yes.. an almost impossible to get came in today.. can’t see it staying very long in the store either. The man is asking $90 for it… already a customer was in looking at it a few hours later. So what’s so amazing.. of it..?? not really a diff .. from the xbox 360 ones.. but i guess everyone has a PS2 and not the 360 .. therefore it is so popular.

 

Used PS3

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The man bought a used PS3 from a customer during the weekend with some games for $160, not bad i’ll have to say.. if it was a private buy.. but since it is to resell.. i’ll have to say.. we will make money on it eventually but don’t know how long. The thing about retail .. can be very tricky.. keeping things for too long only means our money is tied up.. and in the end.. even if it does sell.. we may not make any money.

ATI Radeon HD 2400

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A customer was in the store today asking for a PCI video card and the man was explaining to him that it was an ok card .. but nothing spectacular. For the newer games, it wouldn’t play. So customer left without buying.. and the man remarked that he shouldn’t have been so honest. But i think it is better to be honest and upfront.. else they would just bring it back.. and in the meantime.. might even damage it.

The ATI Radeon HD 2400 is a feature-rich upgrade from integrated graphics for an immersive experience at work and play with Windows Vista. Easily connect to multiple monitors to enhance productivity or connect to a big-screen TV with HDMI and built-in 5.1 surround sound audio to enjoy Blu-ray and HD DVD movies.

Specification Mfr Part Number: 24PRO256MDDR2 Chipset: Radeon HD2400 Pro Engine Clock: 525 MHz Video Memory: 256MB DDR2 Memory Clock: 800 MHz Memory Interface: 64-bit Bus: PCI-Express x16 RAMDAC: 400 MHz Max. Resolution: 2560 x 1600 Connectors: VGA, DVI, TV-out (HDTV ready) Thermal: Fansink Support ATI CrossFire Technology Support HDCP – High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection Built-in HDMI with Multi-channel 5.1 surround audio Support Microsoft DirectX 10.0, Shader Model 4.0 and OpenGL 2.0 Built for Microsoft Windows Vista Package: Retail

Toshiba Satellite AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 1.9GHz Laptop TK-57 (A210-FS1)

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Exclusive to Future Shop the Toshiba Satellite A210-FS1 notebook offers impressive and powerful features that allow you to complete day-to-day tasks with speed and ease. It’s home to an AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual-Core processor, 160GB of storage space, a DVD burner and an integrated webcam that lets you take pictures, video clips and chat face-to-face online.  At $599 an irresistible offer.   Even we can’t get it at this kinda price from our suppliers.

Skype On Your Apple

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Calling from your living room..?? instead of your puter..?? but on the tv.. now tha’s what i call the future..! I would really like to see it worked .. but it is still not really up and running.. if you watched Brandon Holland’s demo. But i’ll watched out for it if I were you.