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Tuvok1101

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#1 12 years ago

I was on tigerdirect and wanted to know if people thought this was/is a good deal or not:

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=2372092&Tab=2&NoMapp=0




Oblivious

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#2 12 years ago

Bad deal. You can buy those 3 parts seperately for more than $200 less (though no free game like the bundle has).

Motherboard: $270 (Intel D975XBXLKR) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813121016

Videocard: $380 (ATI x1900xtx 512mb) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814195003

Processor: $1038 (Intel Core 2 Duo x6800) http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/ProductDetail.jsp?ProductCode=80862

Price to buy parts seperately including shipping: $1702 Price for the bundle including shipping to CO: $1932




vikke-viking

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#3 12 years ago

:agreed if you want to save some money buy them sepratley....




Tuvok1101

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#4 12 years ago

alright thanks for the info and the links!! Another question. Will all this fit any case or do i have to find a specific case for that motherboard? and what kind of power adapter do i need?




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#5 12 years ago

As long as you have a ATX case all should be good, and that board needs a 24pin power connector.




marvinmatthew

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#6 12 years ago

500W is plenty.




Tuvok1101

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#7 12 years ago

so like would 500W be enough or should i go higher?




marvinmatthew

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#8 12 years ago

How did my post come before his question?




Oblivious

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#9 12 years ago
marvinmatthewHow did my post come before his question?

Odd indeed!

A 500w unit should be fine for a single x1900xtx, so long as it's a good one (Antec, Seasonic, OCZ, Enermax, etc...). It's not a componenet you'd want to cheap out on, especially with the high dollar parts you're looking at. I'd look in the $100 and up range for a build like this. If you plan to possibly do a Crossfire/SLI setup in the future with this build, you may want something a little beefier than 500w.

Bear in mind when looking at PSU's that you really need to look at the 12v amperage {for the videocard(s)}. Anything that delivers less then 18a per 12v rail would probably be a mistake.




Tuvok1101

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#10 12 years ago

yes it was 1st i believe. sorry. i didn't see it. i just did a quick scroll down. Is this a good one?? http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1273334&CatId=1079