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March 19, 2012 10:43:19 AM

Hello all! I am going to be buying the parts for my FIRST build from Newegg and I came across a Combo Pack which was exactly what I was looking for in my new PC. Now, Newegg does not guarantee compatibility since they are just a reseller so before I spent $1500 dollars on these items I would like to get some reassurance from you fine people here.

I do know I will need a cd-rom drive + Windows. Do you guys also think this build looks pretty good and the parts should work well together? Any insight is greatly appreciated.


http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboBundleDetails.aspx?I...
March 19, 2012 10:59:28 AM

That build look good. Take a look at the next build.
MOBO : ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
CPU : i5-2500K
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
RAM : Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
HDD : Seagate Barracuda ST31000524AS 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
SSD : Crucial M4 2.5" 128GB SATA III
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
GPU : SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 7970 3GB 384-bit
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
PSU : CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX850M 850W 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular High Performance
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
DVD-RW : LG DVD Burner 24X
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
CASE : COOLER MASTER HAF 922
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
TOTAL : $1,468.91
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March 19, 2012 11:00:56 AM

Twinturbo4486 said:
Hello all! I am going to be buying the parts for my FIRST build from Newegg and I came across a Combo Pack which was exactly what I was looking for in my new PC. Now, Newegg does not guarantee compatibility since they are just a reseller so before I spent $1500 dollars on these items I would like to get some reassurance from you fine people here.

I do know I will need a cd-rom drive + Windows. Do you guys also think this build looks pretty good and the parts should work well together? Any insight is greatly appreciated.


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

Way too much for a system based on an fx chip. Even one that looks good (imo). With help from these boards you could build your own system (a really nice one) for that kind of money. But, reluctantly, yes it looks good and they are compatable. :D 
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March 19, 2012 11:07:43 AM

Thank you guys for the fast replies. Glad to know it's compatible, and I am going to check out that other build once I get home from work!

Edit: One more thing, what do you mean it's too much for an FX chip? Do you mean I should get a better processor to match the performance of the rest of the PC? Or do you mean it's overpriced? Im a new builder so i'm learning, but if you think that is a wise decision I will do it...
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March 19, 2012 11:14:07 AM

Yea, Everything is compatible, but I and several other friends of mine have tested "BUll Dozer" and i would listen to sosofm up there. the I5 is a better CPU for the money.and It stomps on that 8 core.

But if you want that build. I confirm everything is compatible. But if your building a Gaming rig, Intel Core I5 is the way to go. plus may be about the same price or much less

If you want everything in a bundle. Just show us the link and we will review it!
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March 19, 2012 11:17:46 AM

Twinturbo4486 said:
Hello all! I am going to be buying the parts for my FIRST build from Newegg and I came across a Combo Pack which was exactly what I was looking for in my new PC. Now, Newegg does not guarantee compatibility since they are just a reseller so before I spent $1500 dollars on these items I would like to get some reassurance from you fine people here.

I do know I will need a cd-rom drive + Windows. Do you guys also think this build looks pretty good and the parts should work well together? Any insight is greatly appreciated.


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



+1 on the Soso build and Rocks comments. And you could even save a few more bucks and ditch the SSD. You REALLY want the Intel 2500k and there are lots of other mobos in the same price range to support it. The 2500k is one of those products that comes around once in a decade as far as price/performance/flexibility goes.
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March 19, 2012 11:20:21 AM

Ok, then I may have to do that. I'm sold on the case though so I'm still getting that... haha. Well tonight when I get off of work I will pick out a new system with the i5, and post it here. Thanks again for the help, it's appreciated
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March 19, 2012 11:24:44 AM

Good luck with your build.
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March 19, 2012 11:59:39 AM

Twinturbo4486 said:
Thank you guys for the fast replies. Glad to know it's compatible, and I am going to check out that other build once I get home from work!

Edit: One more thing, what do you mean it's too much for an FX chip? Do you mean I should get a better processor to match the performance of the rest of the PC? Or do you mean it's overpriced? Im a new builder so i'm learning, but if you think that is a wise decision I will do it...

What I meant is pretty much what the rest of them posted. The bulldozer/zambezi platforms are dead ends. Not one of AMD's shinning moments. I didn't know if you were a AMD "fanboy" and if so didn't want to hurt your feelings (besides there are people on this site who could do that way better than I can :D  ). But yeah for the money, the endurance and future upgrade-ability, Sandy Bridge is the way to go. And I'd keep the ssd - they rock!
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March 19, 2012 10:12:30 PM

Soso, I am going to take your advice and buy your build. Pretty overwhelming response here on my thread to ditch the AMD and I am not a fanboy so I have no issues paying a few bucks more for much better CPU. I also looked over all the parts, looked at some reviews and I can safely say it looks good to me and I want it lol.

Although I like your build and it's also what I am looking for... I dislike the case lol. Would still getting the NZXT Phantom be too much for what I'm putting in it? I just love how the shape and how the black and orange trim looks and I've watched some reviews so it looks like an all around good case to buy... but a full tower so think it's worth the price or should I look at other mid-towers I may like?

One other thing... Before I posted here I was thinking if I didn't go with AMD, I would get an i7 processor. Is this i5 really that good that you're recommending it over an i7? Or is it just mostly the price? I can afford up to about $300 for a processor on this build so if there is an i7 that is better than that i5 for around that range... i can take it.


Thanks!
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March 19, 2012 10:29:04 PM

Twinturbo4486 said:
One other thing... Before I posted here I was thinking if I didn't go with AMD, I would get an i7 processor. Is this i5 really that good that you're recommending it over an i7? Or is it just mostly the price? I can afford up to about $300 for a processor on this build so if there is an i7 that is better than that i5 for around that range... i can take it.Thanks!

The thing is, the i5 will probably do whatever you wanted to do. The i7 (for your stated goals) wouldn't really bring anything more to the table. That's why, "chip for chip" the i5's probably the most recommended at this time. You can get any case you want. Case's, unless there are big problems with a specific one or type, are pretty much in the eye of the beholder. Enjoy your build. :) 
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