Good newegg deal

I'm looking into building a new computer for windows 7. (I can get it for $30 because I'm a student)
I don't really play games (use 360 for that) but if I can play some games like half life/counterstrike/team fortress, Unreal Tournament that would be great.

I saw this deal on newegg and wondered what you guys though(I would add a video card to this)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.262083

I just want a fast and cheap computer that runs windows 7 nicely.
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  1. Oops I left off the question mark... I wanted to know if this was a good deal. :(
  2. You can probably make do with that, its not a bad deal but I just am not a fan of using ECS motherboards. I would rather build my system around an Athlon II cpu since there are (for now) more upgrade options in the future.

    CPU 66.00 free shipping
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103687

    Motherboard 79.99 (10.00 rebate & free shipping)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131381

    Memory 74.99 (15.00 rebate free shipping)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145247

    Use the same hard drive and you should be fine. I take it you have the rest of your system you are going to reuse?

    This will cost you a little more than the other build you found but IMO is a more solid system. You could go Intel as well by using the same E5300 and a comparable motherboard that supports ddr2.
  3. Thanks, I was worried about the motherboard but it seemed like a good deal.
    Do you guys not like ECS because they are badly made(its going to die on me in a week or something..) or because they have crappy bios(not from experience, just what I read).

    I'm on an old sempron system right now and just want something decent that will last for a few years.

    They had others bundles here:
    http://promotions.newegg.com/Intel/092809DIYBundle/index.html?cm_sp=Cat_CPUs-Processors-_-Intel092809DIYBundle-_-http%3a%2f%2fpromotions.newegg.com%2fIntel%2f092809DIYBundle%2f118x118.gif

    I could probably get the core 2 bundle but I would be able to get a graphics card now if I got the one I picked.

    I still need a case/ power supply but I can get those relatively cheap.
  4. The only problem with the E5300 is that the LGA 775 socket is a dead end path. There are no more CPUs being made for this socket and as such, has basically no upgrade potential. I would recommend the x2 245 as well.
  5. Yeah, to be honest I probably wouldn't try to upgrade this computer. Its replacing a really old computer(sempron 1.6ghz, 768mb ram, On board SiS graphics) and I just want something that isn't dog slow. I'm a poor college student, so I want something decent and cheap. (maybe I can go high end once I graduate in 2 years... )

    Even though there are no new chips, I could upgrade this too a quad core 775 chip right? Maybe those will drop down cheap eventually and I can get one of those.
  6. If you are stuck on the LGA 775 socket, then I would stay away from the quadcore if you're not looking to do a lot of video/photo editing. A higher dual core clock will be a lower quad core for almost all basic computing tasks. Try using http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/261222-31-build-advice and we can probably help you better.
  7. Thanks, I wasn't going to update it anytime soon.(probably never. :lol:)
    This will be my school/ windows 7 test computer. I don't want to spend a lot of cash (maybe $350 total). If I got an amd II I wouldn't be able to get 4gigs of ram for the same price with any of the deals.

    So far if I get that link and the graphics card zipzoom linked too I can get out for about that.

    I'm just worried about the motherboard now.
  8. I just priced out a dell and it would be $524
    For something with same processor, amount of ram, and worse video card.

    I'm at

    $215 (mobo, ram, processor, hard drive)
    $70(video card)
    $70 Case and power supply
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811147118
    $28 DVD burner
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827106289
    #30 Windows 7 Home Premium

    $413

    This is pretty good right?
  9. I don't know, that PSU could be a bit sketchy since apparently there's no documentation at all. All we know is that it's 500W, but there is nothing saying that it's 80+ certified or anything. It might be safer to spend a little more and get a trustworthy PSU.
  10. mavanhel said:
    I don't know, that PSU could be a bit sketchy since apparently there's no documentation at all. All we know is that it's 500W, but there is nothing saying that it's 80+ certified or anything. It might be safer to spend a little more and get a trustworthy PSU.


    May I offer this Corsair 400 watt unit for $30 after mail-in rebate?

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139008
  11. A psu is the last place you should economize.

    How about the Antec 300 and 430w psu for $85.95?
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129065
    It is a case and psu that will be useful for a much stronger build later.

    Otherwise, the low cost combo parts are fine.
  12. I accept your offer you angry_duck
  13. Ok I'll get that antec case.
    Thanks.
  14. Even better! :D
    Thanks a lot.
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