Another beginner w/ initial questions. Thx!

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Aug 23, 2007
  1. IronSerif
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    Newcomer IronSerif Newbie

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    Alright crew, so I've been lurking the forums for about a week, and I just purchased the Crimson/Black Brain Age 2 bundle on Tuesday.

    I think I've finally made the decision to get invovled in the backup & homebrewing world, and even after reading through dozens of pages I have a few questions.

    The first is, which retailer would everyone suggest. First I was considering gameyeeeah.com but I believe they are outside of the US. After going through a handful of retailers I think realhotstuff.com may be my best bet. Does anyone think other wise or have any other suggestions?

    Second, I have the cards narrowed down to the M3 Simply/R4, or the G6 Real. The cost difference is only a few dollars, so that's not that big of a deal (as long as the difference stays under $10). I'm not entirely sure if I care about expanding the memory or not (I say that now lol), but I can't imagine needing more than 1GB worth of storage.

    Is it better to go with one or the other? I also heard some good things about the CycloDS as well, but from what I can tell they are fairly new to the scene. Is that worth taking a look into?

    Thanks in advance for everyone's help and thanks for all of the helpful posts!
     
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    I cant help you alot, i just say: get a 3in1 with it, it has rumble, gba support and you can use the browser [​IMG]


    i ordered my n-card (which also is a very good card!) on sky2k.com and i think they have a lot of other cards.. maybe you should check them out. They reply to requests fast and help you very good..
     
  3. IronSerif
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    Newcomer IronSerif Newbie

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    Thanks for replying. I was reading reviews for the 3in1 and the EZ Flash V...seems like a pretty good deal as well but the reviews for the M3/R4 and G6 make them sound like a better bet.

    Thanks for the recommendation of sky2k, I'll check them out now.
     
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    YOu can use 3 in 1 with other flash carts as well ( check the compatibility per cart)
     
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    I would avoid the EZ Flash cards. Their support blows and their customer service is laughable....if you try to complain about ANYTHING on their forums, they'll just delete your post and/or ban you. Real friendly and helpful, eh?

    As for RealHotStuff.com....they are very reputable. They are based in New Jersey. They have good customer service and will address any complaints or concerns you may have in a timely manner. I've bought from them 4 times. In fact, I'm currently expecting 3 R4DS's from them any day now. (Heh, just checked the mail....they are here! I tested them and they work perfect) Another thing about RHS is that they test the cards before sending them to you resulting in less defective ones getting sent to people. How's that for good customer service?

    The 3in1 is a good choice for a slot2 card. I would suggest either an R4DS or CycloDS Evolution for your slot1 card....a Supercard DS One isn't bad either. But that's up to you to determine which suits your preferences best.
     
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    The majority here will say get an r4. I tend to agree. It wouldn't be so popular and recommended if it was crap. That being said, I have had an r4 w/ezv 3n1 for about 6 months and have had 0 problems. I am waiting patiently for the black CycloDS Evo to come out. When it does I am all over it.
     
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    Which forum would this be? I have never deleted a whining post let alone a legit one or got anyone banned save spambots and the other mods are all good people as well.
     
  8. IronSerif
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    Newcomer IronSerif Newbie

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    Thanks again for the replies.

    After reading some reviews I think I'll pass on the EZ V setup. Although it sounds like a nice bundle, I am leaning towards the R4 route or even the G6.

    The EZ V Bundle sounds pretty enticing, but I believe that's around the $80 mark with an included memory card.

    As far as realhotstuff goes thanks for the info. I'm only a few states away from them, so that might be my best bet. I was also browsing their forums and it seems their customers have nothing but good comments.

    Even though the G6 is a little bit more expensive, is it really worth the extra money? I read that they include the ability to use the cheat codes but I'm not 100% sure how often I will use them, if I use them at all.

    Even though earlier I mentioned that the expandable memory isn't a big deal, I'm starting to wonder if I really like the idea of having a memory reader exclusively for the G6. Where as the R4 uses MicroSD, I can use any MicroSD reader (keep one in my laptop bag, one by home computer, etc). Sounds like that option is a bit more flexible.
     
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    If you go with the R4 remember to buy a fast microSD ( Toshiba manufactured ones are great)
     
  10. KaliKot

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    The EZ bundle is a good deal although it doesnt include a stupid USB adapter for you SD...how lame

    I would recommend dealextreme as they almost always have the lowest prices and GASP! FREE SHIPPING WORLDWIDE!

    although you have to wait a while for your product (2 weeks average)

    The Cyclo is too expensive for me, but yeah they have juicy features which hopefully the r4 will have one day
     
  11. IronSerif
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    As far as the retailers go I think I'm going with either Dealextreme or realhotstuff.

    Dealextreme does have the lower prices and the free shipping, but I spoke with a rep and he said that both the G6 ad R4 are out of stock.

    R4 seems to be sold out at realhotstuff but they do have the G6. Shipping shouldn't take too long since I'm only a few states away.

    I think I'm going to pass on the Cyclo as well, a little to expensive.
     
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    Personally, I'd go for a CycloDS with EZ 3 in 1 expansion from RealHotStuff.

    The R4 is a great cart, they CycloDS is just better. It has full download play support, including wii connectivity. Also, CycloDS has an amazing customer support team.

    I think Iwakura has said it before, but for reasons which you can't really understand until you've bought one, I prefer the CycloDS much more.

    Its only $10 more, and supports SDHC too. So no limit, like on the G6 real, and you can use 4 GB+ cards.
     
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    Heres what iwakura said, and I agree completely.
     
  15. IronSerif
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    Newcomer IronSerif Newbie

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    Well after doing more research, and calling realhotstuff.com to confirm inventory and shipping information, I went ahead and ordered the G6.

    Used DHL as shipping service, placed order around 3pm EST today, and item was shipped and is schedule to arrive at the office tomorrow!

    Can't wait to start diving in and testing out.

    Thanks again for all of the suggestions, it was appreciated [​IMG]

    EDIT: The G6 arrived at my desk at 9am this morning, how awesome is that. Used regular ground shipping through DHL. Worked out perfectly!

    Can't wait to get home and start playing!
     

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