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post #31 of 46
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I'm also planning on running Kubuntu as my OS. Comments?
post #32 of 46
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboB...t=Combo.719521

that bundle looks legit...am I missing something?
post #33 of 46
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Originally Posted by 6Eleven View Post
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboB...t=Combo.719521

that bundle looks legit...am I missing something?
Windows 7
Monitor
Keyboard
Mouse

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Here's my current idea: Do it as cheap as possible, use this computer as a music/internet/backup and buy a better one once I have the $$ to do it right.
Other than that if you do want a simple internet browser desktop for now and save up to do it right next time around, That would do. It's not fast, but it will do.

I would certainly go with xd's build on the previous page. Worth the $100 more, will be useful longer.
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i5 6600k MSI Gaming Z170A EVGA GTX 980 Classified Crucial Ballistix Tactical (2 x 8GB) DDR4 2666 
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Samsung Pro 950 Cryorig H7 Windows 7 Ultimate x64 CrossOver 2560x1440 IPS 
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Rosewill Capstone 550-M Phanteks Enthoo Pro RAZER Abyssus Mirror Special Edition XTRAC Ripper 
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Asus Xonar Essence STX Dayton Audio B652 Lepai Tripath Class-T Hi-Fi Audio Mini Amplifier 8 Inch 60-Watt Powered Subwoofer 
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Intel q9300 Intel DP45SG MSI TFII GTX 660 Corsair Dominator 1333 
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Simplicity
(16 items)
 
#2 PC
(12 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 6600k MSI Gaming Z170A EVGA GTX 980 Classified Crucial Ballistix Tactical (2 x 8GB) DDR4 2666 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung Pro 950 Cryorig H7 Windows 7 Ultimate x64 CrossOver 2560x1440 IPS 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Rosewill Capstone 550-M Phanteks Enthoo Pro RAZER Abyssus Mirror Special Edition XTRAC Ripper 
AudioAudioAudioAudio
Asus Xonar Essence STX Dayton Audio B652 Lepai Tripath Class-T Hi-Fi Audio Mini Amplifier 8 Inch 60-Watt Powered Subwoofer 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel q9300 Intel DP45SG MSI TFII GTX 660 Corsair Dominator 1333 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Corsair Force 3 90gb Deepcool Gammaxx 300 Windows 7 Samsung SyncMaster 932bw 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Dell Rosewill Lightning 800w CM Stryker Dell 
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post #34 of 46
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Yeah right now everything is around $260 shipped with that bundle.

$100 is a big percentage jump up, but if it's required then I'll do it
Edited by 6Eleven - 8/21/11 at 1:57pm
post #35 of 46
Don't buy that bundle, again with the ripoff and on a massive scale this time!
Edited by xd_1771 - 8/21/11 at 2:55pm
post #36 of 46
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The stuff in that bundle is all crap again?

Damn, it looked about like what I was going to get anyways.


XD:
I feel like your suggestion (with all or most of the budget choices, that I posted a few back) is good, but that I'm spending too much on a case/PSU. THe $25 case/psu combo I posted won't be usable.
post #37 of 46
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also, is the graphics card a decent 'good enough' choice?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814127557

MSI R5450-MD1GD3H/LP Radeon HD 5450 1GB 64-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16
Thanks for warning me about the bundle, xd
post #38 of 46
My suggestion:

AMD Athlon II x2 220 OEM 2.8Ghz (chance of unlocking to quad core!) - $40 shipped [Superbiiz]
Mascool $5 cooler - $5 + shipping [Superbiiz]
Gigabyte GA-MA78LMT-S2P - $62, $8 no wait rebate [Superbiiz]
OCZ Flex II 2x2GB DDR3-1600Mhz RAM - $18 + shipping [Directron]
Seagate 500GB HDD - $40 + shipping [Newegg]
Broadway Com Corp case + PSU (no quality difference, cheaper) - $28 + shipping [Newegg]

COUPON CODES
DEALMONGO - $15 off [Superbiiz]
NEWCUSTOMER10 - $10 off

SHIPPING
$6 [Superbiiz]
$10 [Newegg]
$5 [Directron]

TOTAL COST:
$189 shipped - $181 shipped after 9 days
(More than $20 saved for equal or better parts)

I have twice in the same thread now had to point out that Supercombos are BAD, and you should NEVER even consider buying them. Newegg and companies rip you off with these shameful combos; they're hardly deals, and every single time you can configure individual parts lists with better value and performance.
Note that I highly recommend you up step the spending on the case & PSU - PSU is something you should never skimp on.

The 5450 is also a very low end card, not really suitable for much more than HD video playback.
Edited by xd_1771 - 8/21/11 at 2:59pm
post #39 of 46
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oh, and how is this CPU/heatsink combo?

It's $65. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103872

I'm not PLANNING on overclocking anytime soon.

So the bundles are ALWAYS ripoffs? Never a chance of a good deal? Thanks

Can you suggest a usable low-end GPU?
Edited by 6Eleven - 8/21/11 at 3:02pm
post #40 of 46
^ The x3 445 makes for a good midrange choice for gaming purposes. It's $75 and not the $65 you claim though.
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