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February 25, 2012 7:37:02 PM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboBundleDetails.aspx?I...

This here combo I stumbled upon while looking at the Hard Drive listed. Is this a pretty good setup for the money, or would I be able to save money for similar components by buying separately? I've never done a home build before so I'm not that familiar with newegg. Does anyone have any experience with their combo deals? This one just seems too good to be true.

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February 25, 2012 7:39:17 PM

It is a good combo, except for the PSU. Try buying those items you listed separately and see what the price becomes, except get an Antec, Corsair, XFX, or OCZ PSU.
February 25, 2012 7:43:49 PM

Decent at best. The PSU is meh, and the motherboard isn't bad but is MicroATX so when card length comes into play and you want to SLI, it'll be a tight fit and you'll be overlapping slots.

If you bought those things separately it'd save you more. On those super combos, Newegg gets things overpriced and that's what bumps the price. Like that 560 Ti that's $55 above the cheapest one or the RAM that is $7 above the same speed, ETC ETC.

Check out my $850 build:
http://www.squidoo.com/electronicandmore
You'd get better upgradeability with the 750w good one too. You'd get a motherboard supporting Ivy Bridge and PCI 3 if you have an Ivy bridge chip. Plus it's an ATX.
February 25, 2012 9:02:07 PM

jchaska87 said:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboBundleDetails.aspx?I...

This here combo I stumbled upon while looking at the Hard Drive listed. Is this a pretty good setup for the money, or would I be able to save money for similar components by buying separately? I've never done a home build before so I'm not that familiar with newegg. Does anyone have any experience with their combo deals? This one just seems too good to be true.

http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/261222-31-build-advic... <----- copy and past this on here please and then lets see what we can come up with.
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