Friday, November 25, 2011

$300 Barebones Kit - The 1 TigerDirect Black Friday Deal that is actually WORTH IT!

GIGABYTE M68MT Thermaltake V2 Barebones Kit - GIGABYTE M68MT Mobo, AMD Phenom II X6 1055T CPU, Patriot 8GB DDR3 RAM Kit, OCZ 60GB SSD, Lite-On 24x DVDRW, Thermaltake V2 Mid Tower, 450W Power Supply *******$300 *******

GIGABYTE M68MT AMD Phenom II X6 1055T Barebone Kit

GIGABYTE M68MT nForce 630a Socket AM3 Motherboard - Qty: 1 
- Decent performance motherboard; great for gaming, home use, everyday use.
- Probably runs between $80 and $100 by itself.

AMD Phenom II X6 1055T 2.80GHz Six Core Processor - Qty: 1
- I own this processor and it works great. Fast 6 core performance. Terrific processor. 
- Runs $120 to $150 by itself.

Lite-On Internal 24X DVD Writer - Qty: 1
- Nothing special, just a DVD reader/writer. Always handy to have. 
- By itself, $20 to $30

Patriot 4GB DDR3-1333MHz G2 Desktop Memory Module - Qty: 2
- Not a fan of Patriot ram, but 8 gb of DDR3 at 1333 MHZ is a pretty good deal. 
- Runs anywhere from $60 to $80 by itself.

Thermaltake V2 ATX Mid Tower Case with 450W PSU - Qty: 1
- 450W PSU may not be enough for a hardcore gamer. 5000 series Radeons take about a 500W power supply. This may need to be replaced later on if you plan on gaming.
- ~$50 by itself.

OCZ OCZSSD2-2VTXE60G Vertex 2 Solid State Drive - Qty: 1
- Solid state drives are rarely included in barebones, so this kit sticks out as a great steal. Highly recommend getting a 7200 or 5400rpm +1TB hard drive to go along with this barebones kit. You'll only want to use the Solid State drive for the OS and most heavily used games and applications. (60 GB fills up fast...)
- Runs $75 to $100 by itself.

List Price:$499.99 
Instant Savings:-  $120.00 
Less Rebate:-  $80.00

Final price: $300

Final Notes
     Although $80 of the discount is in rebate cards, this is still a pretty good purchase. I imagine this rig would go around $400, so to get it for $300, only needing a graphics card and extra hard drive for space, it is a pretty solid deal.

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I don't do really any gaming so to speak....any suggestion on a good video card deal. The most graphic intensive thing I do is watch a few HD movies and maybe edit non-HD video every blue moon. I'd like to keep it under or around $50.

Any hard drive deals that struck you either?

I was planning a budget build based on the x4 830 you can pick up at Micro Center for $50 and a SSD running my OS but jumped on this kit when I saw it.

TigerDirect is having a deal on a GeForce 210 1gb card for $10, normally a $50 card. If you're looking to just watch HD movies and do some movie editing, that card would work great (it would even work for moderate gaming too.)

Here's the link:

No hard drives on TigerDirect's black friday deals stuck out. Awhile back they had a sale going on 1.5TB WD15EARS Western Digital hard drives (5900RPM I believe) for $55. From the looks of it, that has expired.

The best hard drive deal I could find is the Seagate Barracuda Green ST1500DL003 1.5TB 5900 RPM:
But the model has sold out.

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