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Is the Shell Shocker combo deal today good?

#1sharkmanv3Posted 7/24/2012 6:05:15 AM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboBundleDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.1018151

To me, it looks fantastic. I was thinking about getting this and a 6870 or 7850 later and a SSD for a new build.
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#2MaestroSSXPosted 7/24/2012 6:06:35 AM
not bad, not bad.
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#3sharkmanv3(Topic Creator)Posted 7/24/2012 6:09:01 AM
After the time runs out, will this combo still be available to buy? Not for the discounted price, but still as a combo? I see that I'd only save about $60, and I'm not in a position to buy right now, but I will be later.
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#4link510Posted 7/24/2012 10:53:28 AM
That mobo looks like crap for overclocking, and Antec is generally considered to be a very overrated case maker.

Is this going to replace your old build? Because you'd be fine with just a new GPU.
#5Snuckie7Posted 7/24/2012 10:56:45 AM
The bundle is only 10% cheaper than if you bought everything separately, and some of the parts included aren't very good. I'd pass on this one.
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#6sharkmanv3(Topic Creator)Posted 7/24/2012 12:56:29 PM
link510 posted...
That mobo looks like crap for overclocking, and Antec is generally considered to be a very overrated case maker.

Is this going to replace your old build? Because you'd be fine with just a new GPU.


I'd get a new GPU, but my mobo doesn't have a PCIe 2.0 slot, just 1.0 slots. I read that 2.0 cards will work, but sometimes they won't. Also, most cards out now use 3.0, which doesn't work at all with 1.0 from what I've read.
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#7Javij01Posted 7/24/2012 12:59:43 PM
If your talking about your build in your sig your fine. just googled your mobo and it has a pci-e 2.0 slot, you should be fine with any gpu out right now
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#8AlleRacingPosted 7/24/2012 4:09:27 PM
1x Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case (Model:Three Hundred)

ABORT! ABORT!
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#9NicoC96Posted 7/24/2012 4:59:37 PM
Buy it, dump your old build in that case, get a Thor or some other big huge awesome case.
#10Thinking_HurtsPosted 7/24/2012 5:02:54 PM
link510 posted...
That mobo looks like crap for overclocking, and Antec is generally considered to be a very overrated case maker.


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