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BURNING HOT DEAL!!!!

TigerDirect has Gigabyte GA-78LMT-S2P Quad Core Barebone Kit Bundle for $225 - 2x $20 Corsair rebates - $10 Thermaltake rebate - $15 Gigabyte rebate - $10 Coolmax rebate = $150 with free shipping

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Gigabyte GA-78LMT-S2P AM3+ AMD 760G Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
AMD Phenom II X4 945 3GHz Quad Core Processor
4GB (1x4GB) Corsair XMS3 DDR3 1333 Desktop Memory (CMX4GX3M1A1333C9)
4GB (1x4GB) Corsair XMS3 DDR3 1333 Desktop Memory (CMX4GX3M1A1333C9)
Thermaltake V9 Black Edition ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Coolmax I-500 500W Power Supply

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=7494480&Sku=B69-0680&SRCCODE=LINKSHARE&cm_mmc_o=-ddCjC1bELltzywCjC-d2CjCdwwp&AffiliateID=lw9MynSeamY-CVSNNxZLzfA9p_4N9RNAfg
    
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Dunno about the mobo/psu but that is a cheap price for a quad core setup.

Might be an explosion waiting to happen depending on the board/psu.
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Warning to users: NOT WORTH IT

 

The whole thing is rebate driven, this $150 price only applies after like 3 months. That's not much of a burning hot deal. That's like..... putting your food into a Microwave, and then waiting 3 months before being able to eat it.

 

...Not worth it. PSU is definitely an explosion waiting to happen (and it will not take a graphics card if you add one), the motherboard fails to match my minimal modern PC standards (no GPU accelerated HD video playback = 5 years out of date regardless of other specs... ridiculously high I know, but it has to play stuff back) and the generic RAM will hold you back from any safe or reliable overclocking. If you replace any of these parts i.e. the mobo, you'll pay more than if you had paid to get that mobo only in the first place. The Thermaltake V9 does not have behind-the-tray cable management and therefore fails as my recommendation. It's no more worthwhile than a $30 ATX case with a similar layout because the lack of behind-tray cable management will ruin whatever airflow you get from the megamassive side fan slot.


Honestly, get the same 945 and mobo from Tigerdirect and buy 2x4GB of DDR3-1600 for $30 at NCIX and a better case and quality PSU and you'll end up at a similar price before unworthy rebates.

If you want a cheap quad core setup, you'll get better value out of an AMD APU build with a small form factor case. Honestly.


Edited by xd_1771 - 12/4/12 at 1:16pm
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I've yet to see a barebones kit from Tiger or Newegg that was actually worthwhile. It's a real shame that they try to trick people into purchasing crap parts by throwing a bunch of them together into a bundle with a bunch of rebates.
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, the motherboard fails to match my minimal modern PC standards (no GPU accelerated HD video playback = 5 years out of date regardless of other specs... ridiculously high I know, but it has to play stuff back)
It isn't a motherboard you should buy if you're planning on using an onboard GPU, that's for sure. Other than that, I fail to see what's wrong with it as a budget AM3+ motherboard. If you look in my sig, that board is actually the one I'm running in my AMD LAN rig. I have no complaints about it at all, since I've always used a discrete GPU in the system, which is honestly sort of a given. Why would you buy an AM3+ motherboard and use the onboard graphics when you could go for a socket FM1 or FM2 board with an APU instead?

but yes, other than the motherboard, I completely agree with everything you've said.
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Warning to users: NOT WORTH IT

The whole thing is rebate driven, this $150 price only applies after like 3 months. That's not much of a burning hot deal. That's like..... putting your food into a Microwave, and then waiting 3 months before being able to eat it.

...Not worth it. PSU is definitely an explosion waiting to happen (and it will not take a graphics card if you add one), the motherboard fails to match my minimal modern PC standards (no GPU accelerated HD video playback = 5 years out of date regardless of other specs... ridiculously high I know, but it has to play stuff back) and the generic RAM will hold you back from any safe or reliable overclocking. If you replace any of these parts i.e. the mobo, you'll pay more than if you had paid to get that mobo only in the first place. The Thermaltake V9 does not have behind-the-tray cable management and therefore fails as my recommendation. It's no more worthwhile than a $30 ATX case with a similar layout because the lack of behind-tray cable management will ruin whatever airflow you get from the megamassive side fan slot.


Honestly, get the same 945 and mobo from Tigerdirect and buy 2x4GB of DDR3-1600 for $30 at NCIX and a better case and quality PSU and you'll end up at a similar price before unworthy rebates.


If you want a cheap quad core setup, you'll get better value out of an AMD APU build with a small form factor case. Honestly.


Seriously - a Trinity based build w/ an A6 + MSI E35 (USB 3.0/SATA 6GB/s) + 4GB of RAM can be had for about $130 total. Throw it all in a cheap case w/ a decent power supply and hard drive and you're looking at around $200 for a great media machine. Invest a little more into the CPU and grab a A8 or something along those lines tongue.gif Oh and all ^ that WITHOUT REBATES!
Edited by M3T4LM4N222 - 12/6/12 at 1:58am
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It isn't a motherboard you should buy if you're planning on using an onboard GPU, that's for sure.

Exactly. The onboard GPU is too weak to play even HD video files. It's like Intel's IGP before it was the first generation "HD graphics" or the G45/X4500HD.

But in order to safely use it with anything discrete I would pretty much mandate a PSU replacement. At which point, you'd pay more for the barebones kit + replacement than a straight up config.

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