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January 29, 2012 2:26:31 PM

MSI H61M-P23 B3 Thermaltake Barebones Kit - MSI H61M-P23 B3 Board, Intel Core i5-2500K CPU, Patriot 8GB (2x 4GB) DDR3 RAM, Seagate 500GB HDD, Optiarc 24x DVDRW, Thermaltake V2 Mid Tower, 450W PSU

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

Not a bad buy for 429.99 its just missing an os and keyboard and mouse and monitor. And you can gradually upgrade the system (new motherboard as well as graphics cards ram and power source unit and such) to be alot better over time. :love: 

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January 29, 2012 2:30:38 PM

terrible guy
January 29, 2012 2:42:14 PM

nick3232 said:
terrible guy



:o  Say what? :heink: 
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January 30, 2012 12:58:24 AM

case sucks psu sucks ram and mobo sucks
January 30, 2012 1:11:12 AM

nick3232 said:
case sucks psu sucks ram and mobo sucks



No where does it say that it is all top of the line. But its a good basic build to add to later on as you can afford better upgrades. Especially considering the cpu alone generally costs over 200 dollars on average in this you get a cheap case mother board ram and hard drive and dvdrw drive for 229.99. Not top of the line but a good basic build you can add onto later.

229.99 for just the cpu alone from newegg (and its out of stock)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

224.99 from tigerdirect

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

so over newegg alone (which is out of stock) you are getting a case motherboard ram and hard drive plus psu and dvdrw for 200.00

from tiger direct you are getting the mother board psu hard drive and ram case and dvdrw you get for 205.00 still not a bad deal no matter how you lookat it.
January 30, 2012 2:40:24 AM

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Yea, that is a garbage deal. Why get an H61 board with a 2500k?? $20 case, $30 ram, $60-$70 motherboard, $18 disc drive, $50 crap PSU, $80 hard drive, I can get a 2500k at microcenter for $180, so the total is nearly spot on, but its a weird match up.


It'd be worth it i guess, but if you end up wanting to do any OCing you have to get a new mobo, because the one in the deal is utter trash.

Not to mention once you buy a GPU you'll have to upgrade the PSU.

so not really a good deal if you look at it from all angles.


That is if you can find one near you. Its not bad for a budget gradual upgrade as i said. Buying new and better ram and power supply and motherboard would flesh that out nicely. Although this would allow the buyer to have a pc to use while they are able to increase their budget a bit for much better upgrades. Its just another option not every one can fork out large sums at a time. Using this as a base they can gradually replace what they need to as finances permit it and make one killer pc.
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