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April 21, 2011 2:31:49 PM

Hi all, I was thinking about doing a cyberpowerpc computer but went with a DIY when I saw a great combo deal on newegg.

Here is what I got
1 x ($119.99) VGA SAPPHIRE| 100283VX-2L HD5770 1G $119.99

1 x ($99.99) WIN 7 HOME PREM SP1 64BIT ENG 1PK % - OEM $99.99

1 x ($24.99) DVD BURNER LITE-ON | IHAS424-98 R $24.99

1 x ($42.99) MEM 2Gx2|GSK F3-10600CL9D-4GBPK R $42.99

1 x ($124.99) CPU INTEL|CORE I3 2100 3.1G 3M R $124.99

1 x ($69.99) HD 1T|SEAGATE 7K ST31000528AS OEM - OEM $69.99

1 x ($99.99) MB GIGABYTE|GA-H67M-D2-B3 HD67 R $99.99

1 x ($59.99) CASE ROSEWILL| R519-BK RT $59.99

1 x ($-67.96) DISCOUNT FOR COMBO #636049$-67.96


The combo was the CPU, MB, HDD, RAM and Case with 500W PSU. I think I may have overspent on the graphics but I might upgrade my monitor in the future and figured for 100 bucks after the 20 mail in rebate it was ok.

Out the door was 579.80

Any feedback before i get the components and install that I should change? I am going to play alot of RTS games and some RPG like Fallout. And I dont want to have any issue running at max settings at 1280X1024.

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April 21, 2011 6:55:44 PM
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not bad for a combo deal. I think the HD 5770 is the minimum anyone should build a gaming computer with.
my only concern would be the power supply rosewill makes weak PSU's. if you have any spare $ I would suggest upgrading it with a corsair, seasonic, Antec. here are a few PSU's for about $60


SILVERSTONE ST50F-ES 500W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Antec EarthWatts EA-500D Green 500W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Antec NEO ECO 520C 520W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Antec BP550 Plus 550W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
XFX Core Edition PRO450W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
XFX Core Edition PRO550W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
April 21, 2011 7:06:46 PM

I don't think you really saving much, and that psu is likely complete garbage.

Lite on DVDRW's generally go for $15.

4gb ddr3-1600 Corsair I'm seeing for $35 after rebate.

You could go with a H61 and save $40 over that H67. Or a H67/cpu combo and save a few bucks.

YOu can get Samsung F3 1TB hdd for $55, that's $15 less than that Seagate and it's a better drive imo.

Cancel that order and fill out a new build form with your budget and we can put something together for you. (parts list, not actually put it together :) 
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April 21, 2011 11:01:30 PM

Ok, well I will make do with the Rosewill PSU til I can find a cheap upgrade. I tried all day to come up with a better / cheaper deal today and couldnt do it. The 67 combo discount was to high to beat getting the parts individually.
April 21, 2011 11:28:09 PM

Not bad. A shame it didn't have a P67 board instead of an H67 board in case you wanted crossfire or a K series CPU latter on. Still, good deal.
April 22, 2011 8:21:28 AM

evahnulahm said:
Ok, well I will make do with the Rosewill PSU til I can find a cheap upgrade. I tried all day to come up with a better / cheaper deal today and couldnt do it. The 67 combo discount was to high to beat getting the parts individually.



I agree. I looked on newegg and couldn't beat what you had for the equivalent parts (better PSU though)

I say go for it. if the PSU sucks, spend the $60 and get a good one. I hope you got the combo before it disappeared.
April 22, 2011 4:11:35 PM

evahnulahm said:
Ok, well I will make do with the Rosewill PSU til I can find a cheap upgrade. I tried all day to come up with a better / cheaper deal today and couldnt do it. The 67 combo discount was to high to beat getting the parts individually.


I could have come up with a better deal without the combo. Individually I probably would have saved you money.
May 3, 2011 3:33:37 PM

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