post #11 of 11
Supercombos and prebuilts and other such bundles can be HORRIBLE deals and easily beat with individual parts choices, every single time.

I was myself thinking:

AM3+ platform
Phenom II x4 925 + stock blower - $95 shipped both [Newegg]
Gigabyte 760G AM3+ board - $60, $50 AR (no wait rebate - 9 day return for $2 deducted from check) [Newegg]
OCZ Flex II 2x2GB DDR3-1600 CL8 - $20 + $5 shipping [Directron] best deal available
Samsung F3 1TB HDD - $58 shipped [Superbiiz]
ASUS 8400GS 512MB - $30 + $3 shipping, $20 after rebate (no wait rebate again) (REQUIRED to enable FULL HD VIDEO playback incl. YouTube HD - 760G will not do that)
Adata 32GB solid state drive - $70 shipped [Newegg]
Pixxo red mATX slim case + PSU - $31 + $10 shipping [Meritline]
Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit - $85 shipped [Outletdeal]

Coupons:
DEALMONGO - $13.20 off (Superbiiz)
NEWCUSTOMER10 - $10 off (Newegg)

Total initial cost: $443.80 shipped
Total cost after 9 days: $427.80 shipped

^^^ How to make best use of available budget
Take out the SSD and you have a $350 build

FM1 platform
AMD A6 3650 APU + Gigabyte A75M-S2V - (scroll down) $205, $195 AR (no wait rebate)
OCZ Flex II 2x2GB DDR3-1600 CL8 - $20 + $5 shipping [Directron] best deal available
Samsung F3 1TB HDD - $58 shipped [Superbiiz]
Adata 32GB solid state drive - $70 shipped [Newegg]
Pixxo red mATX slim case + PSU - $31 + $10 shipping [Meritline]
Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit - $85 shipped [Outletdeal]

Coupons:
DEALMONGO - $15 off (Superbiiz)
NEWCUSTOMER10 - $10 off (Newegg)

Total initial cost: $459 shipped
Total cost after 9 days: $451 shipped
Edited by xd_1771 - 8/17/11 at 5:56pm