A steal for someone looking to build?

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A steal for someone looking to build?

Postposted on Sun Oct 20, 2013 8:00 pm

I just found this bundle on newegg, and it looks very promising for someone looking for a build at the $700 mark.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboBundleDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.1418797

Thoughts? Should I jump on it?
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Re: A steal for someone looking to build?

Postposted on Sun Oct 20, 2013 8:34 pm

For yourself? Probably not. It's kind of an odd combo with a B85 motherboard and 4670K, B85 chipset doesn't support overclocking. The GPU is OK-ish for 1080P gaming for current games but might not have much longevity if someone plays new games as they come out. The PSU is probably rather average. The HDD may or may not add any value depending upon whether you'll actually use it. I feel like TR forum gerbils could come up with something better for ~$700.
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Re: A steal for someone looking to build?

Postposted on Sun Oct 20, 2013 9:17 pm

B85 with a K series CPU? Who's in charge of Newegg bundles? :lol:
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Re: A steal for someone looking to build?

Postposted on Sun Oct 20, 2013 10:54 pm

Thanks for the responses. I was planning on getting a 750 ti when it released, but I saw this, and was unsure.
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Re: A steal for someone looking to build?

Postposted on Mon Oct 21, 2013 1:47 pm

Not a great deal, it's too expensive for a basic system and too many "it's okay but will need an upgrade soon" components for any sort of gaming/enthusiast/poweruser system.
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Re: A steal for someone looking to build?

Postposted on Mon Oct 21, 2013 4:51 pm

Was'nt the b85 chips allowing overclocking on some brands....ahh here it is Intel is planning on some microcode block, But this was back in june. http://www.bit-tech.net/news/hardware/2 ... ng-block/1

I just looked at the reviews of that board on Newegg and one says no overclocking. Oc genie is just for GPU

Too risky to plant a K chip in it and have it not allow overclocking.
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Re: A steal for someone looking to build?

Postposted on Tue Oct 22, 2013 12:51 pm

Not to mention Newegg is famous for throwing in parts that look good at first glance, but that you'd really most likely not want in a build sporting a i5-4670k anyhow like the B series mentioned and to me a 1TB hdd. The 1TB hdd is at a cheap enough price point that its easy for them to toss in, personally I'd take the space hit in order to get a SSD and then put a larger drive in the machine for storage. CoolerMaster 600w PSU.... specs please? Most likely not very high quality and then the GSkill brand RAM, which some Gerbils don't seem to have an issue with but I don't care for due to a high DOA rate from my experience.

Look to the TR system guides and find cheaper individual parts. The only thing I was a fan of for new combo's were the 2 or 3 item ones. Its nice because you have a higher chance of getting 1-2 items that you would have purchased on their own, and sometimes the combos actually lower the overall price. Most of my builds on the egg were done that way, a system made up of 1 or 2 small combos and then individual items.
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Re: A steal for someone looking to build?

Postposted on Tue Oct 22, 2013 1:21 pm

Waco wrote:B85 with a K series CPU? Who's in charge of Newegg bundles? :lol:


Someone that doesn't have a clue about the hardware. Probably a beancounter.
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