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newegg link?
« on: April 09, 2014, 05:35:42 PM »

Due to the WinXP Apocalypse, I need to update my PC hardware. And that means buying stuff from newegg.

There used to be a newegg link. I tried http://newegg.freetalklive.com and it seemed to put me through to the newegg site. But I don't see anything listed on http://shop.freetalklive.com

So:
Does newegg.freetalklive.com still send a small percentage to FTL (or I think maybe it went to the CDEvolution fund, which I never liked, but hey it's free money to the activist community)?

Should there be a banner on shop.freetalklive.com ?

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Re: newegg link?
« Reply #1 on: April 10, 2014, 01:36:32 AM »

Newegg discontinued there affiliate program, you can still give FTL support by purchasing through Amazon if you can.
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Re: newegg link?
« Reply #2 on: April 10, 2014, 10:57:18 AM »

Interesting... searching Amazon, I can find all the parts I wanted from NewEgg. Some are a little more expensive (~10%), some same price, some a little cheaper. Overall I'd probably spend $50 more on $800 worth of parts, going through Amazon.

Of course, if I go through Amazon, I'll be going through http://amazon.nhliberty.org , since IMO that's a better use of my activist dollar :P
But then again $50 is not a small amount. Especially for me these days -- the whole purchase looks like it needs to wait about 6 months anyway. I'm going to limp along on XP until then.
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Re: newegg link?
« Reply #3 on: April 10, 2014, 12:43:58 PM »

But then again $50 is not a small amount. Especially for me these days -- the whole purchase looks like it needs to wait about 6 months anyway. I'm going to limp along on XP until then.

Not sure of the mathz, but I imagine both you and NH Liberty might be better off if you just saved the $50 and sent them a check for $25.

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Re: newegg link?
« Reply #4 on: April 10, 2014, 12:56:38 PM »

I imagine both you and NH Liberty might be better off if you just saved the $50 and sent them a check for $25.
You know, you're probably right :)
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Re: newegg link?
« Reply #5 on: April 12, 2014, 10:44:55 AM »

Just buy some parts from Amazon and some from Newegg depending on what's cheaper.  You don't have to buy everything from one place (though I admit it makes it marginally easier to track/return things).
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Re: newegg link?
« Reply #6 on: April 12, 2014, 10:52:22 AM »

Yeah. Minimizing cost is something Uncle Milton (Freidman) would remind me is a virtue in its own right, not just necessity of my current Extreme Austerity situation :P

Like I said, for the next few months at least, I'm limping along on old hardware. Can't wait to build a sweet new machine though. I'll share the specs on the BBS once I'm ready to buy.

I'm re-using my existing case -- Lian Li, very large, easy to take off, very quiet
Very large, slow-rotating fans -- it's a quiet PC
fanless power supply

To buy: mobo with SATA RAID
8GB RAM
6-core AMD CPU
Video card. Don't need CrossFire or anything super sexy, just a decent midrange card
2x 1.5-TB drives. Maybe 2TB. Not sure yet.

... and an OEM copy of Windows 8.1. And before anyone gives me shit, I code Linux professionally (well, it's mostly cross-platform stuff, but I choose to work in Linux). But for my home box I have apps I want to keep, and do not want have time to burn fucking around with the OS
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Re: newegg link?
« Reply #7 on: April 12, 2014, 10:55:21 AM »

... and an OEM copy of Windows 8.1. And before anyone gives me shit, I code Linux professionally (well, it's mostly cross-platform stuff, but I choose to work in Linux). But for my home box I have apps I want to keep, and do not want have time to burn fucking around with the OS

I'm planning on switching to Linux myself just as soon as Skyrim (and everything else in Steam) runs in it!

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Re: newegg link?
« Reply #8 on: April 12, 2014, 11:01:01 AM »

Well all of my gaming these days is comprised of online flash games, esp BTD5
http://ninjakiwi.com/Games/Tower-Defense/Play/Bloons-Tower-Defense-5.html
and of course, Nethack, which runs on everything from the PDP-11 to smartphones
http://nethack.wikia.com/wiki/Main_Page

so gaming is not the issue.
At issue are drivers, video editing software (I *do* plan to restart my show, once I have my life back again), and generally just not fucking around with stuff.
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