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I'm thinking of grabbing these two components from Microcenter today:

http://www.microcenter.com/single_pr...uct_id=0364087
^--$124.48 USD after taxes, $109.48 USD after rebate

http://www.microcenter.com/single_pr...uct_id=0354589
^--$194.84 USD after taxes

Is this a good deal? These are the only major components I need, I'll probably be getting a cheap modular 650W Corsair from Newegg during one of its daily deal sales

-UPDATE-
http://www.buy.com/pr/product.aspx?s...lerid=25482021
^--$112.98 for the motherboard here.. hmm
Edited by mingqi53 - 10/12/11 at 8:49am
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For around the same price (pre-rebate), you could get a Z68 Extreme3. I feel it's a better choice in regards to OC'ing.
Edited by onoz - 10/12/11 at 8:56am
 
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For around the same price (pre-rebate), you could get a Z68 Extreme3. I feel it's a better choice in regards to OC'ing.
The case I'm going to be using is the NZXT Vulcan, and will support only microATX boards, I'm afraid the one you posted won't fit
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Originally Posted by mingqi53 View Post
I'm thinking of grabbing these two components from Microcenter today:

http://www.microcenter.com/single_pr...uct_id=0364087
^--$124.48 USD after taxes, $109.48 USD after rebate

http://www.microcenter.com/single_pr...uct_id=0354589
^--$194.84 USD after taxes

Is this a good deal? These are the only major components I need, I'll probably be getting a cheap modular 650W Corsair from Newegg during one of its daily deal sales




-UPDATE-
http://www.buy.com/pr/product.aspx?s...lerid=25482021
^--$112.98 for the motherboard here.. hmm

The thing about micro board is, that they tend not to be the best at overclocking or performance, rather they are just a form factor. So i hope you dont plan on OC'ing that much. Other then that i would get a normal ATX board and a different case (that supports ATX)
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The case I'm going to be using is the NZXT Vulcan, and will support only microATX boards, I'm afraid the one you posted won't fit
OMG... How did I completely miss the mATX in your title haha. Sorry about that. In that case, I'd go with the MoBo you picked out. I'm not sure of it's OC'ing capabilities, but since it's such a good price, it might be worth it. If you can spend a bit more on the motherboard, let us know, and we'd be happy to help.
 
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FYI, if you're purchasing in MicroCenter, they have a deal where if you buy a 2600k you get $80 off a z68 motherboard. I just built my wife a new machine using this mATX motherboard:

Here

EDIT: I think it came out to $335 or so for cpu/mobo

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Originally Posted by mingqi53 View Post
I'm thinking of grabbing these two components from Microcenter today:

http://www.microcenter.com/single_pr...uct_id=0364087
^--$124.48 USD after taxes, $109.48 USD after rebate

http://www.microcenter.com/single_pr...uct_id=0354589
^--$194.84 USD after taxes

Is this a good deal? These are the only major components I need, I'll probably be getting a cheap modular 650W Corsair from Newegg during one of its daily deal sales

-UPDATE-
http://www.buy.com/pr/product.aspx?s...lerid=25482021
^--$112.98 for the motherboard here.. hmm
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I think Microcenter is still doing the 2500k and motherboard combo gets 40 off in store
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Originally Posted by tuanhoang314 View Post
I think Microcenter is still doing the 2500k and motherboard combo gets 40 off in store
I could be wrong but I think it's $40 off h61 with i3 purchase and $80 off z68 with 2600k purchase. I picked up a few i5's from there and didn't get a deal with any boards.
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Thanks for the replies everyone! I went to Microcenter and purchased the i5-2500K and the Gigabyte GA-Z68MA-D2H-B3 mATX motherboard for ~$260 (after taxes and rebate)
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Thanks for the replies everyone! I went to Microcenter and purchased the i5-2500K and the Gigabyte GA-Z68MA-D2H-B3 mATX motherboard for ~$260 (after taxes and rebate)
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