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post #21 of 31
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Originally Posted by xd_1771 View Post

Avoid the Supercombo.  Supercombos are ripoffs in disguise, in fact more often they limit options.  Especially the smaller discount ones.  Most especially.

 




I agree this is why i either agree with the guy saying save up 200+ more for a good build or myself with picking him up a tablet
post #22 of 31
Go with whatever XD says. The guy(In my opinion) can pull together some badass deals. Plus he knows his stuff on other things, LOL. And Dad2David's deal doesn't look to bad either..
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post #24 of 31
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plus windows 7(actually, if he's not gaming just save $100 and use Linux...), and a cheap 60 or 64gb SSD if he doesn't need much space, or a 250-750gb HDD for around the same price if he does need space.

that is actually really good, i might use that for an economic build some day
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post #25 of 31
If you live by a microcenter you could always get the amd cpu and motherboard combo those are always a good price
http://www.microcenter.com/specials/promotions/AMDbundlePROMO.html

or buy a amd 830 processor and a cheap motherboard at microcenter
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0375737
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0351634

some cheap ram
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0353218

dvd burner
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0364538

and buy a cheap case that comes with a power supply
http://www.microcenter.com/search/search_results.phtml?N=4294964318+4294958996

and with the crazy prices on hdd maybe get a ssd to wait for hdd prices to come down and buy one later for storage
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0368599
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post #26 of 31

And here come the horns....

 

$383.59 shipped

Under the supercombo cost total by a full $6.31. With the advantages of: triple core APU and more powerful graphics and DDR3-1600 to enable for more bandwidth (important for APUs).

 

Know how to put together a well balanced budget setup and Supercombos just aren't necessary anymore...

post #27 of 31
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And here come the horns....
$383.59 shipped
Under the supercombo cost total by a full $6.31. With the advantages of: triple core APU and more powerful graphics and DDR3-1600 to enable for more bandwidth (important for APUs).

Know how to put together a well balanced budget setup and Supercombos just aren't necessary anymore....

WORSHIP THE ALMIGHTY XD!! BOW BEFORE HIS AWESOMNESS. TREMBLE AT HIS SUPERIOR KNOWLEDGE!
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post #28 of 31

Downgrade the parts to this: AMD A4 3300 + A75M-HVS - $125 shipped [Newegg] (The A4 3300 should be easily overclockable the extra 200Mhz to the A4 3400 speeds if you wish but it most likely won't make any difference in the end) And you are getting a build with the exact same capabilities & quality as that supercombo while spending just $358.59 - a $30 savings.

post #29 of 31
I still say drop the windows for linux and throw a ssd in the mix
post #30 of 31
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Sorry guys for the late reply, anyways I forgot to add that I have an extra copy of windows 7 for him so that doesn't need to be added into the budget. Also he will be using the PC for gaming later down the road so he just needs the PC for now until he saves up $200 more for a GPU.

And also thank you guys for the builds you submitted I'll look into all of them and see what his options are.
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