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Well I just went to Microcenters website to do some Price comparisons and saw this deal...

http://www.microcenter.com/specials/...e40_promo.html

It it similar to the AMD deal, though there are no 1155 boards that are 40USD...

Prices are good till 8/14...

So if you wish to get a entry level sandybridge...

with this...

http://www.microcenter.com/single_pr...tml?sku=369124

and this...

http://www.microcenter.com/single_pr...uct_id=0363462

One can sport a Sandy setup for 110USD AR...
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thats like the worst board in the world..

get a entry level z68. it think they have one for 80-100 which isnt too bad with discount it should be less then $200 out the door.
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Tax really breaks this deal since it is in store. If you look at it the 40$ off is just offsetting the tax that you wouldn't have to pay if you bought it online. Add in gas to travel to the store and your about even.

Might as well just get them online and not pay tax on the items.

Just my 2cents.
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Originally Posted by Gnomepatrol View Post
Tax really breaks this deal since it is in store. If you look at it the 40$ off is just offsetting the tax that you wouldn't have to pay if you bought it online. Add in gas to travel to the store and your about even.

Might as well just get them online and not pay tax on the items.

Just my 2cents.
Do tell me where you pay to get it even online.

Microcenter CPU are already cheap compared to any other retailers. For example: i5 2500k is 219 on newegg while they are 179 at microcenter. Lets say we add the P8Z68-V LGA 1155 Z68 motherboard which is 189 at newegg and 169 at microcenter, plus the 40 dollars off, you are saving around 100 compared to newgg. Even with tax and price of gas (unless you are driving hundreds of miles), you are still saving a lot money at microcenter.

Obviously this is only 1 example and some may actually end up even, but you will save some money for most motherboard-cpu bundle compared to other online retailers.
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Do tell me where you pay to get it even online.

Microcenter CPU are already cheap compared to any other retailers. For example: i5 2500k is 219 on newegg while they are 179 at microcenter. Lets say we add the P8Z68-V LGA 1155 Z68 motherboard which is 189 at newegg and 169 at microcenter, plus the 40 dollars off, you are saving around 100 compared to newgg. Even with tax and price of gas (unless you are driving hundreds of miles), you are still saving a lot money at microcenter.

Obviously this is only 1 example and some may actually end up even, but you will save some money for most motherboard-cpu bundle compared to other online retailers.
This.

Where can you go to buy an i5 for $179.99? Online? Forget about that one.
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Originally Posted by Gnomepatrol View Post
Tax really breaks this deal since it is in store. If you look at it the 40$ off is just offsetting the tax that you wouldn't have to pay if you bought it online. Add in gas to travel to the store and your about even.

Might as well just get them online and not pay tax on the items.

Just my 2cents.
i got my 2500k for 170.99 (5% off member receipt coupon) tax for me was less then $20. no where in the US tax is over 20% if u think $40 will offset the tax.

at newegg the board i bought asus p8z68-v is 189.99. in microcenter its 169.99
also newegg charges me tax (in CA) and shipping sometimes. (doesnt combine shipping..)

i only but memory there or shellshocker deals.

tiger direct doesnt charge me tax but with their prices might as well.

also their deal is weird. its the best on cheap items cuz the bundle saves is a set value.
so if u get the most expensive z68 and 2600k $40 isnt much of a savings over the 2100 + cheapest z68. % wise.

they should have different amounts depending on which CPU you get.
Edited by Coolwaters - 8/3/11 at 12:05am
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The only reason I put up said mobo was that it was the cheapest avaliable with rebate...Just wished to show that getting a SB entry level setup can be as nearly as inexpensive as AMD.....Otherwise yes ESC is a crap brand....

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Looks like I'm going Sandybridge. Just bought:

P8Z68-V LGA 1155 Z68 ATX Intel Motherboard 1 $129.99 $129.99
Core i5 2500K LGA 1155 Boxed Processor 1 $179.99 $179.99

Tax was only $18 ... god damn that mobo was cheap
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Gnomepatrol View Post
Tax really breaks this deal since it is in store. If you look at it the 40$ off is just offsetting the tax that you wouldn't have to pay if you bought it online. Add in gas to travel to the store and your about even.

Might as well just get them online and not pay tax on the items.

Just my 2cents.
i got my 2500k and P8P67 pro from MC for $349.78 from Newegg it would have cost me $407.85... thats a lot of gas
    
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Plus, if you live near STL, there's a tax holiday coming up.
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