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New Egg - i5 Combo Deal (Any Good??)

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February 5, 2010 11:54:13 AM

Hello,

I saw this posted on FW today, and was wondering if this was a good deal. I think everything looks pretty good except the HD. I was thinking about building a gaming PC, and due to my budget, I was going to go AMD.... but if this is a offer too good to pass up, I'll probably go Intel.

Deal:

Intel Core i5 750 (Lynnfield) 2.66GHz LGA 116 95W Quad-Core Processor - Retail
GIGABYTE Intel H55 Express Chipset HDMI Micro ATX Motherboard (GA-H55M-UD2H) - Retail
G.Skill Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Dual Channel Desktop Memory Kit (F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL) - Retail
Seagate Barracuda LP 1.5TB 5900RPM 32MB cache SATA II 3.5" Internal Hard Drive (ST31500541AS) - OEM
Rosewill Green Series 700W SLI/CrossFire Ready, 80 Plus Certified, Single 12V Rail, ATX12V v2.3/ EPS12V v2.91 (RG700-S12) - Retail
NZXT LEXA S Series Black Steel Mid ATX Tower Case (LEXS-001BK) – Retail



Combined Total:$669.94
Combo Discounts:-$105.95
Combo Price:$563.99
(FREE SHIPPING)

Add:
SAMSUNG Black 22X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA CD/DVD Burner - OEM

$23.99

COOLER MASTER Hyper 212
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$29.99

HIS H577FM1GD Radeon HD 5770 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card - Retail

$162.99 - 10 MIR = $152.99

Total Cost: $770.30

Or for $770.30 can you get more bang for your buck? As far as GPU power goes - I plan on upgrading with another 5770 a year or two down the road, and nothing else afterwards (gonna play it till the wheels fall off).

Thank you for your input.


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February 5, 2010 12:01:16 PM

It's not too bad, but the PSU, case and HDD are pretty crappy. Rosewill isn't a quality manufacturer. That HDD is only 5900 RPM, so it's about as slow as hand copying the data. NZXT makes some pretty cheap cases, so I'm not a fan.

It's also not built like a gaming PC, if that's what you're looking for. That mobo is meant to be used with the i3s/i5-6xx CPUs for an HTPC setup.

You'd probably get better info if you post the info from the link in my signature. We need to know what you're willing to spend.
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February 5, 2010 12:02:56 PM

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