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Hello,

I've been using the same computer for almost 5 years now and I am desperately in need of an upgrade. I found this on newegg today and was wondering if it was a good deal, and if all the parts would work together.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboBundleDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.591935

On their site they say:

Newegg.com cannot guarantee the compatibility of Combo items. Please contact the manufacturer(s) directly if you have issues or concerns regarding compatibility.

Which causes me to be a bit apprehensive. But I can see it also as some legal mumbo jumbo that when stuff doesn't go your way, it isn't their fault...

Thank you for your time!
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  1. Hello davecs;
    After 5 years you deserve a new system. You'll be surprised how much you'll get for your money these days.

    That's a nice set of parts. It's missing Windows 7 which adds another $100.
    Want to see a nice Sandy Bridge option for around the same price?
  2. It's like a here and there kind of build. Somethings are nice, but somethings could be changed for improvement. Newegg has terrible whole build combos. They give you the most expensive option possible so in reality, you save no money at all. They trick you. Example, Samsung F3 1TB Newegg = 55$ The HDD they use 70$ for same size and maybe equal performance. That's 15$ right there.

    Then they give you kingston ram which is really expensive on Newegg. For the 10$ less you could get some Ripjaws.

    You could get a Asrock 870 Extreme3 which will do the same job for 60$ cheaper.

    Anyways, you should check out my build in my siggy for 600$. IT's pretty much similar to that build with some exceptions (actually alot of exceptions) Assuming you have a larger budget you could also get a 955 instead.
  3. Here is a CPU comparion: AMD Phenom II X6 1090T - 3.2GHz vs Intel Core i5 2500K - 3.3GHz quad core.
    There wasn't the i5 2400 3.1Ghz option in the chart - but it's going to be in between those two in performance.
  4. Adding in OS, you're at $945. This is $987 and will give you frame rates 25-35% faster. Plus everything is sized to fit a 2nd GFX card. CPU can be OC'd to 4.5 Ghz w/ stock cooler.

    Case - $55 - Antec 300 Illusion http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129066
    PSU - $65 - XFX 650 W PSU http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817207002
    MoBo - $395 - ASUS P8P67 Pro http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.575884
    CPU - incl above - Intel Core i5-2500K http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115070
    RAM - $40 - (2 x 2GB) Corsair CAS 9 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145260
    GFX - $250 - EVGA GTX 560 Ti http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130604
    GFX - Later - Same
    HD - $160 - Spinpoint F3 1TB 7200 rpm http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.591421
    SSD - - OCZ Vertex 2 2.5" 0GB http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227590
    DVD Writer - $22 - Asus 24X DRW-24B3L w/ LS http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135221
    OS - Included - Win 7-64 Home Pre In combo w/ Hard Drive
  5. ^ That's a bit unrealistic. I give the stock cooler up to 4.2ghz (not a huge difference but) on a standard grade CPU.
  6. Would OCZ StealthXStream OCZ500SXS 500W be able to run this system? I am looking to build a new pc as well and this is the PSU I currently have in my old system.


    WR2 said:
  7. ^ It might run most likely it won't run the 6870 but a 6850 may work. I wouldn't trust it though. But I'm not a good power supply person.
  8. I'd have no problem saying go ahead and use it. It's not a top PSU but it's got enough juice to do the job.
    Sapphire website recommends a '500W' PSU and that covers budget and average PSUs.
  9. Thank you all for your rapid replies and assistance...definitely a lot of help...I'll have to start ordering stuff tonight. =D
  10. I also appreciate the help, ordered mine last night for $675 shipped which I was very happy with :D
  11. Be sure to let us know how things work out.

    Here is a Step-by-Step Guide to Building a PC

    Look over the forum's "System won't boot" checklist to see some of the common build errors and how to avoid them.

    -> The usual advice; read the manual / install guide; look at the parts, read the manual again and if everything makes sense and looks right - then go ahead with the install.

    While you're waiting you can download the online version of the motherboard manual and start getting familiar with it. Same for the other parts you want to order if they have install guides or manuals available.
  12. Still doing research as of right now, as dropping almost 1000 dollars is a bit decision. I'm reading a lot about the Sandy Bridge processors being able to give 30% more processing ability than what is currently out. However, it seems they messed it up and had to do a recall (oops)...What kind of wait is this throwing on the gear? And since its brand new, which normally means expensive, what is the price of a decent build machine you can make with this? Thanks again guys =d
  13. It was the motherboards which had an engineering issue with the SATA 3GB/s controllers/
    The CPUs themselves are fine. We're starting to see the new motherboard versions B3 starting to arrive - so far in limited makes and models - now.

    Just above you saw 2 versions of a Sandy Bridge build. My suggestion @ ~$809 is one you could get today and JackNaylorPE posted one for a suggested ~$987 that's still waiting on the MB to arrive back in stock.
    About what you were considering with that combo deal in your first post.
  14. Also aznshinobi suggested a $600 alternative he posted above that wasn't using Sandy Bridge, going with a different AMD option.
  15. I just posted the original build because its something I found off of newegg without really doing too much research. With the knowledge here it seems there are a lot of other options available for a better price. So I was just wondering on that front.
  16. I was curious what kind of company biostar is, I couldnt find many reviews or information on the mobo in your build WR2.
  17. Alright, I just built this on newegg and it looks good to go to me. Anyone with some insight i'd sure like to hear, thanks!

    Product Description Savings Total Price
    select item 1 quantity of item 1


    Western Digital Caviar Blue WD2500AAJS 250GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

    Western Digital Caviar Blue WD2500AAJS 250GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
    Item #: N82E16822136113
    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy



    $42.99

    select item 2 quantity of item 2


    EVGA 01G-P3-1561-AR GeForce GTX 560 Ti FPB (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support FPB Video Card

    EVGA 01G-P3-1561-AR GeForce GTX 560 Ti FPB (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support FPB Video ...
    Item #: N82E16814130604
    Return Policy: VGA Replacement Only Return Policy



    $249.99

    1

    NVIDIA Free Just Cause 2 + Mafia II Coupon

    NVIDIA Free Just Cause 2 + Mafia II Coupon
    Item #: N82E16800999242
    Return Policy: Limited Replacement Only Return Policy

    -$59.99 Saving


    $59.99
    $0.00

    select item 4 quantity of item 4


    G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL

    G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL
    Item #: N82E16820231314
    Return Policy: Memory Standard Return Policy



    $99.99

    1

    Kingston DataTraveler G3 2GB USB 2.0 Flash Drive (White & Orange) Model DTIG3/2GBZ

    Kingston DataTraveler G3 2GB USB 2.0 Flash Drive (White & Orange) Model DTIG3/2GBZ
    Item #: N82E16820139254
    Return Policy: Memory Standard Return Policy

    -$6.99 Saving


    $6.99
    $0.00

    select item 6 quantity of item 6


    MSI P67A-GD65 (B3) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

    MSI P67A-GD65 (B3) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
    Item #: N82E16813130574
    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy

    Protect Your Investment (expand for options13-130-574|hide options13-130-574)

    Service Net Replacement Extended Warranty

    The product will be replaced and shipped directly to you at no charge.(more info13-130-574.0.120)

    * 1 year: $19.99
    * 2 year: $36.99



    $179.99

    select item 7 quantity of item 7


    Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52500K

    Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52500K
    Item #: N82E16819115072
    Return Policy: CPU Replacement Only Return Policy

    Protect Your Investment (expand for options19-115-072|hide options19-115-072)

    Service Net Replacement Extended Warranty

    The product will be replaced and shipped directly to you at no charge.(more info19-115-072.0.120)

    * 1 year: $25.99
    * 2 year: $45.99



    $229.99

    select item 8 quantity of item 8

    Antec TruePower New TP-650 650W Continuous Power ATX12V V2.3 / EPS12V V2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC "compatible with Core i7/Core i5" Power Supply
    Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

    *

    Antec TruePower New TP-650 650W Continuous Power ATX12V V2.3 / EPS12V V2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE ...
    Item #: N82E16817371021
    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy

    *

    Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
    Item #: N82E16811129021
    Return Policy: Limited Replacement Only Return Policy
  18. That format is super hard to read.
    It looks like you might be missing a DVD burner? and a copy of Windows 7?
    What did that come out to?
  19. Ah yea, I do need a rom...OS isn't that big of a deal I'm a student right now so I get it cheap....So far it is up to almost 1000.
  20. @ RyanR;
    Biostar probably doesn't the respect they deserve.
    Asus, Gigabyte and lately Asrock are ones people think of first.

    Not many reviews out yet on the H67 boards. The P67 high end has had the majority of reviews. THG: P67 Motherboard Roundup: Nine $150-200 Boards
    The Biostar TP67XE did really well up against the competition.
  21. It might be a good idea to close out this long topic & start a new one with just the parts you'd like to get and ask for final opinions on those.
    Clean up the format a bit and you'll help out those people looking over your build.
  22. ASUS 24X Burner Black SATA Model DRW-24B3LT LightScribe Support - OEM
    Western Digital Caviar Blue WD2500AAJS 250GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
    EVGA 01G-P3-1561-AR GeForce GTX 560 Ti FPB (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16
    G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)
    MSI P67A-GD65 (B3) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
    Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52500K
    Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
    Antec TruePower New TP-650 650W Continuous Power

    Comes out to 984.92
  23. Best answer
    CPU/MB/RAM - CPU cooler for the K model overclocking?
    HDD/ODD/GPU - Are you planning on 2x GTX 560 Ti at any time? Video card overclocking?
    Case/PSU


    THG: Looked at the MSI P67A-GD65 and it did well against the other P67 boards.
    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/p67-motherboard-roundup-lga-1155-sandy-bridge,2837-18.html
  24. Best answer selected by davecs.
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