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Is this combo pack a good deal? (first build, $900.00)

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October 27, 2012 6:38:20 AM

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

Seems legit but I can't be for sure. All I really need it for is a speedy pc that can play most games at high-max settings, with at least 60 fps (no aa usually) @ 1920x1080.
October 27, 2012 7:38:25 AM

It looks okay.

The Hive isn't that great, but the high wattage makes up for it.

How much exactly is the 660 Ti going for?
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October 27, 2012 8:16:50 AM

$300.00 from what I know. So I mean should I just pick my own parts or go with this bundle that will 100% work and has decent discounts?
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October 27, 2012 8:26:55 AM

It looks really great.

Only thing I would really change is the GPU and the PSU.
The 7950 outperforms the 660 Ti on all games save nVidia-optimized ones, and is a better overclocker.

The Hive is okay, but really you're paying for a 550w PSU in reality since there's only 46amps on the Hive's +12v rail.
It's enough for your setup, but yeah. I don't personally like paying for something that's not actually what I'm paying for.
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October 27, 2012 9:00:58 AM

excella1221 said:
It looks really great.

Only thing I would really change is the GPU and the PSU.
The 7950 outperforms the 660 Ti on all games save nVidia-optimized ones, and is a better overclocker.

The Hive is okay, but really you're paying for a 550w PSU in reality since there's only 46amps on the Hive's +12v rail.
It's enough for your setup, but yeah. I don't personally like paying for something that's not actually what I'm paying for.


True, but isn't the 7950 at least $50.00 more?
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October 27, 2012 9:18:03 AM

Okay! About to (finally!) purchase my first gaming pc. Gonna swap the GPU, not sure if I am antsy enough about the PSU to care (any good deals or recommendations there?). The GPU swap won't complicate anything either, right?

Sorry for the noob questions. Still getting away from consoles and into PC, rough transition right away.

(EDIT: I was being dumb about the pricing; was thinking of 670 vs 7970, derp)
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October 27, 2012 9:26:37 AM

Would you be Crossfire-ing in the future?
If so, let's up the PSU to 750w so you won't have to upgrade wattage by then.
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October 27, 2012 9:31:01 AM

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