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tekn1qu3z
  • 63 months ago

Hey,

I'm looking to buy 2 computers for my younger brothers. Trying to keep both of them around $400-450 each.

I saw this combo right here on Newegg,

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboBundleDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.1874291

Current price is $399.46. It's been fluctuating between this and $430 over the past few days I"ve been watching it.

Computers will be used for mostly gaming. OS is not needed. Can you guys let me know what you think?

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  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

For the money it is pretty good although the problem with bundle deals is they are rarely what you would pick if you had the choice and tend to made up of items the shop is struggling to sell or has a lot of

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

Which parts exactly make this a bad deal? If you bundle these up together you get about $80 more in savings. And I'm trying to buy 2 computers. Can you suggestion something better?

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

good items- WD blue hard drive- FX8320 8 core cpu

items you might not choose given the choice - 1 stick of 8gb ram (i would choose 2 x 4gb) 750 is a pretty low end card but not terrible - the case and power supply are not the best and it wont be a modular power supply

these are not deal breakers but tend to be the price you pay for buying bundle items rather than selecting each item based on what you want and need

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

I wouldn't buy them. Look the r7 260x outperforms the 750

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Pentium G3258 3.2GHz Dual-Core Processor $64.98 @ OutletPC
Motherboard ASRock H81M-DGS R2.0 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $47.98 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory $66.30 @ Newegg
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $51.85 @ OutletPC
Video Card Gigabyte Radeon R7 260X 1GB Video Card $99.99 @ Newegg
Case Cooler Master TC102 ATX Mid Tower Case w/500W Power Supply $37.99 @ Micro Center
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $369.09
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-12-16 15:59 EST-0500

You can even go for a r9 270 or add a cheapo ssd!

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

Could you suggest something on a $400 budget? Looking to go AMD route if possible

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

Alrighty then! PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor $96.78 @ OutletPC
Motherboard Asus M5A78L-M LX PLUS Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard $38.98 @ Newegg
Memory A-Data XPG V1.0 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $59.99 @ Newegg
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $51.85 @ OutletPC
Video Card Asus Radeon R9 270 2GB DirectCU II Video Card $139.99 @ NCIX US
Case Cooler Master TC102 ATX Mid Tower Case w/500W Power Supply $37.99 @ Micro Center
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $425.58
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-12-16 16:06 EST-0500

More expensive and same performance if you ask me, when I added the 6300 the price raised to $400 so I decided to add in the r9 270

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

how would these 2 builds have same performance?

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

you will struggle to get anything better for the money

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

would there be a performance difference between an AMD FX6300 vs an Intel i3 and still staying within the ~$400 budget?

  • 63 months ago
  • 2 points

on most games the i3 will be slightly better, on games that use more cores the 6300 will perform better

i dont think there is much in it, the graphics card you choose will be the biggest factor in how well the system performs when gaming

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

Agreed

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