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I'm looked at deals for computers and I keep seeing DIY kits and Barebones kits on Newegg and Tiger Direct. Some of them seem to throw in a few crap parts along with some good parts. This one on newegg is very tempting http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboBundleDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.770956
Opinions please?
Am I better off staying away?
    
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Seems like a solid deal to me. can't go wrong with a 2500k, GTX 560TI and other solid parts. Remember that the final decision will always be yours.
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The only thing I would be aware of is the PSU. CM isn't known to be the best at producing those. The only CM PSU I recommend is the Silent Pro. When you get the kit, I would sell the PSU and buy a Corsair TX650W.
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Originally Posted by JonnyFenix View Post

Seems like a solid deal to me. can't go wrong with a 2500k, GTX 560TI and other solid parts. Remember that the final decision will always be yours.

This.

Read the reviews on the PSU to get a gauge of its quality. Also make sure that a mATX mainboard is sufficient for your needs (versus an ATX). Other than that, it looks like a good deal.

Unless DIY/barebone kits have exactly the parts that I've selected, I typically stay away from them because part of the 'fun' is in choosing your own components. biggrin.gif
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I have always been recommended to stay away from CM PSUs except some.
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The Motherboard and PSU are the weak point there
bottom-of-the-line Gigabyte board thumbsdownsmileyanim.gif
and for the psu..(from hardware secrets)source:http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Cooler-Master-eXtreme-Power-Plus-600-W-Power-Supply-Review/1034/7
The Cooler Master eXtreme Power Plus 600 W, like the 550 W model from the same series, can’t deliver its labeled wattage. The power supply immediately burned when we tried to run our 600 W load pattern (which would be our test number 22). Inspecting the power supply after it burned we discovered that the component that failed was one of the switching transistors. It is also very important to note that due to the huge difference between what we were supposed to see at the +12 V output and the actual voltage being delivered by the power supply (e.g., +11.25 V during test number 21), the total wattage delivered by the power supply was way lower than it should be. For instance, the load pattern used during test 21 was supposed to extract 575 W from the power supply, but it was delivering 547.3 W during this test.

Efficiency peaked at 77.6% during test eight, with the unit delivering around 245 W, and reached its lowest point at 69.2%, with the unit delivering 84.0 W.

Voltage regulation was bad, with the power supply not being able to keep the +12 V output inside its correct value from test 18 (480 W) on. Therefore, it is only safe to pull up to 450 W from this power supply – above this value this power supply can make your computer to run unstable.


I'd say..Stay Away :eek.gif:
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