Tuesday, February 01, 2011

Once more, with thrift

Let's try for something less expensive but still plausible, shall we?
So... ignoring shipping and handling, that's $480, I believe... or $510 if you don't get the Shell Shocker special. There's a motherboard that has gigabit ethernet and PCI Express 2.0 (allowing the graphics card to shovel data as fast as it's designed to), the BIOSTAR TA880GB+, for $80; with the Regor at its stock price, that replaces $90 with $140 and thus takes you up to $530--but since the Shell Shocker is almost done, it's fairer to compare it with the $510 price. If you're going that far, though, you might as well go ahead and get the Gigabyte GA-880GMA-UD2H for $100 and future-proof yourself with USB 3.0, eSATA, and 6 Gb/s SATA, so $550.

I feel a little better now.

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