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I'll also probably switch out the case for a HAF 912. It's like $45 on Newegg right now.
 
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Oh it's a Supercombo... those are easy. Never buy those, they're ripoffs most of the time.

 

I've spent hours debunking their "deal" value in favour of better combinations before. I succeed every time thumb.gif

 

AMD FX-4300 + GA-970A-D3 - $190 shipped, $10 rebate [Newegg] (make sure you get a rev 1.3 or later for VRM cooling, rev 3.0 has UEFI which would be even better)

2x4GB Kingston HyperX Blu DDR3-1600 - $25 shipped [NCIX]
Coolermaster HAF 912 - $50 shipped [NCIX]

Corsair CMPSU-400CX - $32 shipped [NCIX]

Antivirus - modern OS's, esp. 64-bit, are more secure than ever. Just get Security Essentials and be responsible on the internet.

 

Supercombo initial cost - $288 shipped, $278 AR

Supercombo initial cost + HAF 912 - $288 + $50= $338 shipped, $328 AR

Supercombo initial cost + HAF 912 + acceptable PSU for discrete card use - $288 + $50 + $32 = $371 shipped, $361 AR

Cost of my combo - $297 shipped, $287 AR

 

Almost $75 saved + superior CPU, superior PSU, case you want. I win wheee.gif


Edited by xd_1771 - 11/23/12 at 12:41am
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If you're contemplating a discrete GPU build, don't bother with the HD6670 unless you are getting a really good deal on it and make sure it's the GDDR5 version... More often than not, it is within spitting distance price wise of an HD7750 so the HD7750 makes more sense most of the time. Oh... there are a few DDR3 versions of the HD7750 out now, avoid those too, major bottleneck.

Avoid that supercombo. That's just a big pile of overpriced rubbish that has been put together to pawn off that anti-virus program on unsuspecting victims.


Hey XD, your supercombo debunker response is even better than you thought it was.... The UD3 motherboard in that combo comes with a free 2x4GB kit so you can drop the $25 RAM kit and save even more! Take the savings and upgrade to a 6300 instead and still save $15!
Edited by mdocod - 11/22/12 at 11:49pm
     
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^ Oh, I meant to link the 4300 + D3 (4+1 version, should push a more efficient 4300 fine). Those + the $25 8GB RAM kit from NCIX would be cheaper than UD3 + its own RAM kit. Also realized that it's $190 and not $180.


Edited by xd_1771 - 11/23/12 at 12:42am
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Y'all are awesome. I'll definitely recommend that. And at $300, there's room for a 7770GE.

As far as discrete cards, I was looking for a comparable one so that I could "beat" it.....I wouldn't purchase a 6670 as a discrete card. However, thanks for the heads-up. I was also unaware that GDDR5 was that much better/was that important. As far as the supercombo goes, I just look at them for reference. I know I can go slightly better for the same price, but I use them as a baseline.
 
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