The combos are local, you have to visit Microcenter locally... Do you have a microcenter local? I'm assuming you do if you're buying off them.
Yep, closest one I have is in Orange County / Tustin.
So far it looks like they only have AMD bundle deals.
I tried to buy a Sapphire HD 7850 on newegg but they JUST became out of stock.
Should I wait till they restock or buy another brand like GIGABYTE?
I would like to buy the GPU at microcenter as well but they don't see to carry the 7000 series
woo hoo, got most of my parts, rest I'm waiting on Newegg....
But I'm trying to get a head start on stress testing / benchmarking / general checklist.
Does anyone have a good website/link that has some tutorials I can read up on.
I stumbled across one while I was researching my new computer but I misplaced the link.
I'm trying to compile a checklist of things I need to do.
Here are a few that I know of, but any input will be appreciated.
Install Windows 7
check to see if TRIM is enabled on new SSD drive
Install Microsoft Security Essentials (should I install anything else? I heard MSE is pretty good by itself)
Install Graphics Drivers
3 tests to make sure no faulty hardware
Memtest 86 for ram (5-6 passes?)
Prime95 for CPU (never tried this)
Furmark for GPU (heard this could damage some GPU's from overheating?)
Install all microsoft updates
OC CPU / GPU / RAM. (Is there a specific order that is the most efficient?)
Use CPU-Z to check stability / timings
Does anyone have a link to a good free program to measure computer temperatures?