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Not really a gamin machine but pretty cheap if you're looking for a setup like this.. free shipping too.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboB...t=Combo.636111
Edited by kLuTz - 4/21/11 at 8:06am
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DIY combo kits are NOT deals
I could beat that so easily even if I stuck with an LGA775 platform

Every single DIY combo kit I see contains half crummy quality parts, features pitifully small discount, and is always put together with no research (often resulting in incompatible things).l
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No thanks. Custom made ftw
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I lol'ed at DIY combos. Cheap if you don't want to do research
    
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DIY combo kits are NOT deals
I could beat that so easily even if I stuck with an LGA775 platform

Every single DIY combo kit I see contains half crummy quality parts, features pitifully small discount, and is always put together with no research (often resulting in incompatible things).l

Agreed. I don't know who Newegg is marketing this DIY combo kits towards. It can't be towards enthusiasts who know what we're doing because we can get better parts for cheaper prices. It also cannot be for people who do not know what they're doing because the parts are sometimes not compatible.
    
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Oh drats that stinks. Never bought one myself, but I'm surprised they actually put parts together that's not even compatible lol. Just took a look at the price and it seemed really cheap for the level of performance. Better than that other dell advertisement that's always up on the forum 24/7!
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DIY combo kits are NOT deals
I could beat that so easily even if I stuck with an LGA775 platform

Every single DIY combo kit I see contains half crummy quality parts, features pitifully small discount, and is always put together with no research (often resulting in incompatible things).l
it's miracle the ones i did put together people are still kicking around
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Originally Posted by xd_1771 View Post
DIY combo kits are NOT deals
I could beat that so easily even if I stuck with an LGA775 platform

Every single DIY combo kit I see contains half crummy quality parts, features pitifully small discount, and is always put together with no research (often resulting in incompatible things).l
It's cheap and works for someone like my uncle made quite the profit on that build
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lol profit
What about $20-30 more than you could've spent (on LGA775 platform)
Or a full $50-100 more than you could've spent (if you went with a just as adequate budget AM3 build instead, that would probably be able to have the advantage of more cores for lower price, graphics with full HD acceleration/playback (G41 is NOT full HD), etc.)

See what I mean now

Here goes one:
Athlon II x2 250 + Biostar 880G - $101
Crucial 2x2GB Generic DDR3 kit - $39.88
Pixxo SFF case + 450W PSU - $28 + $10 shipping (by all means I recommend SFF for these types of cheap family builds with no intent for serious expansion - PSU is also apparently reliable, many people claim to have used low profile GTS 450 or so on this & survived)
Samsung F3 1TB - $55 shipped (significantly faster for significantly cheaper)
$233.88 shipped
Just as good and cheaper in all directions

But let's see what happens when I start throwing in better parts that should cost about the same price...
Athlon II x4 640 + Biostar 880G - $139 shipped
Patriot Signature 2x2GB DDR3-1600 kit - $45 shipped
Pixxo SFF case + 450W PSU - $28 + $10 shipping
Samsung F3 1TB - $55 shipped
$277 shipped
4 cores, full HD playback, DDR3-1600, faster HDD, small form factor, same price, same price, SAME PRICE, SAME PRICE!!!!

Newegg just got embarassed
Edited by xd_1771 - 4/21/11 at 10:50pm
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Newegg noob!
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