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post #1 of 17
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The motherboard is a Mini ITX that is officially rated 95W as max. There is no 125W support on it.

Proof that Newegg sends idiots who know not much about computer hardware at all to put together those DIY combo kits that you should never be buying anyway because they always have pitiful parts in them for pitiful discounts that I have never once in my lifetime been unable to beat with alternative selections. There was probably NO research done at all on this build, same with most others.

Just a thought, since this does relate to processors anyway
in b4 someone finds LGA1366 CPU + LGA1156 mobo deal....
Edited by xd_1771 - 3/15/11 at 5:17pm
post #2 of 17
Hmmm, I generally don't buy combo packs, barebones or anything of that sort. I think part of the fun is being able to optimize the best components I can muster through a limited budget then seeing all of it come together as my rig. Just me though.
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post #3 of 17
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I actually thought they just used DIY combo deals to get rid of crap parts that never sell because apparently DIY kits are popular to the lazy who don't put it together properly. But this just proves otherwise, they didn't do proper research with the CPU & mobo.
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Yep, agreed. They really should do more background research on their combo packs, especially since it's a bit more likely that people who are less tech savvy are more prone to buy em.
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one time they had a combo where they paired a Phenom II 940 (AM2+) with an AM3 board.

I lol'd
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Quote:
Originally Posted by reflex99;12746663 
one time they had a combo where they paired a Phenom II 940 (AM2+) with an AM3 board.

I lol'd

Why? AM2+ CPUs work fine on AM3 boards, do they not?
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nope, you will end up breaking pins off if you try to do that
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post #8 of 17
Quote:
Originally Posted by reflex99;12746695 
nope, you will end up breaking pins off if you try to do that

Oh, you're right. Only hybrid slots support that.
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post #9 of 17
A lot of the DIY combo deals are the result of contests on eggxpert. They specify price limit and requirements, and people post up shopping carts. Then a "panel" picks a selection of the submissions (probably the ones with the most margin), and opens it up for a community vote. The winner is usually the one with the fastest CPU and crappiest everything else.
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post #10 of 17
Quote:
Originally Posted by reflex99;12746695 
nope, you will end up breaking pins off if you try to do that

Try shoving it in deeper.
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