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did i get a good deal?

post #1 of 17
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hello,

i was messing around on the net for deals and i came upon this on qvc...

http://www.qvc.com/qic/qvcapp.aspx/view.2/app.detail/params.tpl.csweb.cm_scid.cswb.item.E260998

but when i clicked on it the price was $359.99 so i purchased it..did i get a good deal? and is there anyway to overclock a i7 3770 none k cpu?

thanks
post #2 of 17
Not sure where you're from, if you're in the US, then no, thats a terrible "deal" as even newegg has them for $320...

On your other question, you can add 4 turbo bins which should get you over 4GHz, but thats about it, you need an unlocked processor in order to get any decent o/c
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post #3 of 17
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i didn't get just the processor for that price.i got the whole computer that is listed on that link.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16883157328&Tpk=HPE%20h9-1180%20Phoenix

newegg is $1350 so i think i did pretty good.
post #4 of 17
I am very sure that you could have built a system a bit more powerful for the same price.
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post #5 of 17
It isn't a bad computer... it just isn't a enthusiast computer and will likely not have the upgradability for longevity. A locked cpu for less OCing headroom. Who-knows-what motherboard, lower end ram, medium sized PSU that may be off brand (ie poor quaility power that won't last the life of the computer) and not have PCI-E plugs for an additional GPU, midrange GPU. No monitor. No SSD. Big negatives for the money spent.

It's definately better than a run-of-the-mill computer that you can buy from a non-boutique maker... though it's kind of on the expensive side for a non-boutique computer. I spent a little more than 1/2 that for an LGA 2011 mobo, ram, CPU, cooler... and reused a case... PSU... HDD... SSD... and GPU from an old build. Had I had to purchase all of that... I *might* have been in and around 1400 +/- 100. Could have also gone LGA 1155 (what you have) and shave another 50-100 off overall.

For similar money, you could have bought more computer had you bought the parts and assembled yourself and probably had the money to spare for a monitor. In picking your parts, you could have tightened up all the above the weaknesses listed above. They will be telling in a couple years. It's done. It's still decent though. You may/may not be able to get a little more out of your CPU, based on your mobo and you can always swap out your GPU if it's an issue. Enjoy. If you ever want to build a rig... get advice on here. People are always willing to give advice and build you a shopping cart... regardless of budget... and tailor it to your wants/needs.
post #6 of 17
Am I missing something here, did you buy it for $360? If so, yeah you got a deal. Thats not an amazing computer by the standards around here, but if you paid $360 for that then you won.

As for these guys saying you could build a better one for cheaper, no you can't if you paid $360 for the whole computer. I'd like to see them build a computer off newegg with those specs for $360...and tell me their secrets. I swear, the reading comprehension around here sometimes is appalling.

If you really like computers and are interested in building a machine, you should sell that thing to someone for $800-900 and reinvest your profit into individual parts and build your own rig.
    
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post #7 of 17
Disregard. I though you spent 1350 on it. If you actually got the computer for 360... then... yes... you got a blazing deal... based on a pricing error. I clicked on the link and saw it was $1600. I though you were looking a just the processor alone being 360.

I would be very surprised if they will honor that price... because they'll be losing money.
Edited by charleswrivers - 6/29/12 at 2:14pm
post #8 of 17
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sorry i should have been more clear and gave more info..
yes i purchased the whole computer from them for $360 threw a pricing error..i would never spend the $1600 they are asking for it.i just purchased it because i seen that there was pricing error.
post #9 of 17
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i was thinking the same thing charleswrivers.that they will never honor that price.but i got tracking for it yesterday.
post #10 of 17
The spoils of mis-pricing wars then! An excellent buy! You should have bought 50 and opened a computer store! wink.gif
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