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Need some opinions!

Post by camaroguy1998 » Sun Sep 20, 2009 1:51 am

I'm doing a new build for a friend at work and want everyone's opinion on this combo deal that Newegg is offering! His needs are minimal when it comes to computer use, email, net use, DVD backup etc. We had decided on some parts and then I seen this combo deal and it is at least one step above what we had chosen at the same price! Is this combo worth it?

This is just the basics, Mobo, CPU, HDD, Memory!
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDeal ... ombo258870
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Post by ratNukit » Sun Sep 20, 2009 2:39 am

Great parts, great price, go for it. :)
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Post by XstollieX » Sun Sep 20, 2009 8:49 am

Nice combo. I think it would be worth it

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Post by Velo:Sity » Sun Sep 20, 2009 8:57 am

I really like it. Worth every buck I think.

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Post by Chorian » Sun Sep 20, 2009 3:01 pm

Looks good. Maybe move up to 1000 GB for not much more money?

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Post by stev » Sun Sep 20, 2009 4:38 pm

Smart combo. Get a second drive or external for portability and backups.

Nice deal with the zippy AMD CPU and only 65W of power towards heat to keep cool.

The MOBO seems to be very upgradable and flexible for multiply needs too.

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Post by x.clay » Sun Sep 20, 2009 5:55 pm

pretty decent combo. The RAM is probably overkill for his system since is doesn't sound like he will be overclocking but it is a solid setup so I would go for it.
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Re: Need some opinions!

Post by camaroguy1998 » Sun Sep 20, 2009 6:45 pm

Thank You Guys! =D>
Everyone's opinion counts and since they are all positive its a done deal! :supz:
Ordering it tonight!!
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Post by werty316 » Sun Sep 20, 2009 8:59 pm

It'll suit his need just fine but 4GB is kind of overkill(for his needs) but it also wouldn't hurt to have more memory at the same time.
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Post by camaroguy1998 » Mon Sep 21, 2009 3:04 am

werty316 wrote:It'll suit his need just fine but 4GB is kind of overkill(for his needs) but it also wouldn't hurt to have more memory at the same time.
4G's is definitely overkill since he will be running XP Pro 32 bit, it will only read 3.25G at best.
he plans on Win 7 sometime down the line maybe even a 64 Bit edition!?!
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Post by DaddyRabbit » Tue Sep 22, 2009 3:20 pm

Not much of an AMD type but it does look like a pretty good deal. The mobo seems to have some good upgradeability and, while the RAM is a bit of overkill, you wouldn't save a lot and he will be ready when he can get a 64-bit OS.
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Post by camaroguy1998 » Wed Sep 23, 2009 1:50 am

DaddyRabbit wrote:Not much of an AMD type but it does look like a pretty good deal. The mobo seems to have some good upgradeability and, while the RAM is a bit of overkill, you wouldn't save a lot and he will be ready when he can get a 64-bit OS.
That was a big part of deciding to go with this combo was the upgradeability!
Besides the combo I ordered an OCZ ModXstream PSU, Lite-On DVD-RW, Antec Three Hundred Illusion and a Seagate 500G HDD!

This should take care of him for years to come! :)
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Post by yurchie » Sun Sep 27, 2009 5:42 am

camaroguy1998 wrote:
DaddyRabbit wrote:Not much of an AMD type but it does look like a pretty good deal. The mobo seems to have some good upgradeability and, while the RAM is a bit of overkill, you wouldn't save a lot and he will be ready when he can get a 64-bit OS.
That was a big part of deciding to go with this combo was the upgradeability!
Besides the combo I ordered an OCZ ModXstream PSU, Lite-On DVD-RW, Antec Three Hundred Illusion and a Seagate 500G HDD!

This should take care of him for years to come! :)
Sounds like a really good system :D

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Post by camaroguy1998 » Mon Sep 28, 2009 1:58 am

yurchie wrote:
camaroguy1998 wrote:
DaddyRabbit wrote:Not much of an AMD type but it does look like a pretty good deal. The mobo seems to have some good upgradeability and, while the RAM is a bit of overkill, you wouldn't save a lot and he will be ready when he can get a 64-bit OS.
That was a big part of deciding to go with this combo was the upgradeability!
Besides the combo I ordered an OCZ ModXstream PSU, Lite-On DVD-RW, Antec Three Hundred Illusion and a Seagate 500G HDD!

This should take care of him for years to come! :)
Sounds like a really good system :D
It is! I assembled it over the weekend and its running great!
I'm impressed with the Antec Three Hundred Illusion case, its the same size and similar setup as my Nine Hundred!
The 2 big differences are "No Window" and smaller fan at the top!(140mm instead of a 200mm)
With the stock CPU cooler I ran Prime95 stress test for 10.5 hours it passed and only hit 50c!

I'm sure my friend will be more than happy! :)
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Post by bmaverick » Mon Sep 28, 2009 7:55 pm

camaroguy1998 wrote:With the stock CPU cooler I ran Prime95 stress test for 10.5 hours it passed and only hit 50c!
That is nice for a CPU that is low on heat. Bet it runs great.
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Re: Need some opinions!

Post by /dev/null » Mon Sep 28, 2009 8:22 pm

camaroguy1998 wrote:
DaddyRabbit wrote:Not much of an AMD type but it does look like a pretty good deal. The mobo seems to have some good upgradeability and, while the RAM is a bit of overkill, you wouldn't save a lot and he will be ready when he can get a 64-bit OS.
That was a big part of deciding to go with this combo was the upgradeability!
Besides the combo I ordered an OCZ ModXstream PSU, Lite-On DVD-RW, Antec Three Hundred Illusion and a Seagate 500G HDD!

This should take care of him for years to come! :)

that is a very nice buy, for that price worth every penny, and wholly able to suit his needs.. good find.. I love Newegg :)

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Post by VanBoHawa141 » Tue Sep 29, 2009 6:33 pm

they all look good except for the processor. Its not that bad but i would have preferred an Intel core i7. And if you are buying the power supply and video card separately then that is a good deal indeed.

Note: Might wanna get a decent cpu fan as well:)

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Post by camaroguy1998 » Wed Sep 30, 2009 2:00 am

VanBoHawa141 wrote:they all look good except for the processor. Its not that bad but i would have preferred an Intel core i7. And if you are buying the power supply and video card separately then that is a good deal indeed.

Note: Might wanna get a decent cpu fan as well:)
The PSU is an OCZ ModXstream 400W! $49.99
No video card, using the on board graphics!
His usage is minimal so the processor should be more than good enough!
If the future calls for More Power a CPU upgrade is easy since the board can handle AM2, AM2+ and AM3 CPU's!

He picks it up tomorrow! :supz:
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