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Newegg Deals: Can a Great PC Be Built?

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December 15, 2010 3:27:12 AM

The "Biggest Deals" on Newegg:

http://promotions.newegg.com/NEemail/dec-0-2010/holiday...

I've only been learning about building computers for 1.5 Hours, so I have no idea if these deals are good or if they can even be used effectively.

I was just wondering if these deals are awesome and if I should use them to build my first PC.

And also as a sort of challenge: If these deals are indeed "great," please come up with some awesome Build.
December 15, 2010 4:45:10 AM

Yeah there are some decent deals on processors, HD's and such. What sort of price range you looking for? What are you going to use your PC for?
December 15, 2010 5:40:15 AM

I don't really have a budget, but I think ~$1000 is a good point, since I'm not an enthusiast. I just want an all-around desktop, a bit of everything.
If these deals are really good, I'll build based on this; but if the deals aren't all that great, I'll build pretty much an exact version of the next mid-range System Build Marathon.
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December 15, 2010 6:39:07 AM

Newegg's combos are its greatest secret. in them you can shave $50-200 off the cost of your computer
December 15, 2010 7:33:43 AM

I guess I should wait for the next quarter's System Build Marathon in March and decide from there, since I need to learn a whole lot more about Computers.
I don't like the current December 2010 Build too much. I guess I'm more into Applications and Productivity over Gaming.

But I guess what I really wanted to ask about the deal is:
Are these deals so great that I have to jump on them now, since they won't be this low again until like 6 months from now?

Oh, and will the CES 2011 lower any prices?
December 15, 2010 10:21:12 AM

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I guess I'm more into Applications and Productivity over Gaming


Hmm do elaborate on those and another question: do u happen to live near a Microcenter?
December 15, 2010 10:29:21 AM

lucifaitre said:
I guess I should wait for the next quarter's System Build Marathon in March and decide from there, since I need to learn a whole lot more about Computers.
I don't like the current December 2010 Build too much. I guess I'm more into Applications and Productivity over Gaming.

But I guess what I really wanted to ask about the deal is:
Are these deals so great that I have to jump on them now, since they won't be this low again until like 6 months from now?

Oh, and will the CES 2011 lower any prices?



Newegg combos come and go weekly, but prices generally nudge downward over time as newer tech comes out.
December 15, 2010 5:31:50 PM

batuchka said:
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I guess I'm more into Applications and Productivity over Gaming


Hmm do elaborate on those and another question: do u happen to live near a Microcenter?


I use Photoshop, Google Sketchup, Chief Architect and other Architecture software; 3DS Max, 3D Poser, and Maya 3D limited trials; I convert Video and Audio using TMPGEnc; I use winRar and 7-zip often. I also upload and download using uTorrent and Megaupload Megamanager.

I usually play games such as Oblivion, Fallout, Mass Effect, Bioshock and other RPGs and adventure games on mid-level graphics. I wouldn't mind high-level graphics.

I live by a Micro Center also.

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December 15, 2010 5:45:06 PM
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Items off Egg $457AR


Items off Microcenter $220 (1055T + MSI 870A-G54)
http://www.microcenter.com/specials/promotions/AMDbundl...
$677AR Total core build

Optionals

60GB Sandforce based SSD $99AR
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Scythe SCMG-2100 MUGEN-2 Rev.B 5 Heat Pipes CPU Cooler $29 with promo code
http://www.superbiiz.com/detail.php?name=FAN-MUGENB&tit...
December 15, 2010 6:13:49 PM

Best answer selected by lucifaitre.
December 15, 2010 6:16:40 PM

batuchka said:
Items off Egg $457AR

Items off Microcenter $220 (1055T + MSI 870A-G54)
http://www.microcenter.com/special [...] PROMO.html
$677AR Total core build


Wow, cool, that is very convenient for choosing components.
December 15, 2010 7:50:44 PM

Yep happy shopping/building and cheers ^^
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