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Microcenter: Intel Pentium G3258 (20th Edition Overclocking Edition) + MSI Z97 PC MATE Motherboard - $89.99+tax (BM/MIR)

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Last Edited by KaosFaction August 12, 2014 at 12:46 PM
Microcenter sent out a "secret" deal via email which combines:

Intel G3258 3.2 GHz LGA1150 Boxed Processor [microcenter.com] - $59.99

MSI Z97 PC Mate Socket LGA 1150 ATX Intel Motherboard [microcenter.com] - $129.99


This combo [microcenter.com] comes to $99.99+Tax. (No extra work needed, just add both to cart!)
Then complete this Rebate [4myrebate.com] for an additional $10 back, making it $89.99+tax


While the motherboard certainly isn't enthusiast grade, this is an extraordinary deal especially for the value conscious gamer or someone looking to build an efficient Steambox.
  • The Pentium G3258 is the 20th anniversary chip being released with the Haswell-Refresh line of processors.
  • It is an Intel Pentium designed on Haswell architecture, Intel's latest & greatest
  • It is unlocked to allow for overclocking if using a Z-series motherboard, think of it like a Pentium-K
  • Various reviews from TomsHardware [tomshardware.com], Guru3D [guru3d.com], & even Linus [youtube.com] along with many others [overclock.net] show this chip absolutely crushing the value/performance expectations and benchmarks.
  • These chips have been overclocked by most reviews easily to 4.6-4.8 Ghz, and forum members show them reaching 5+ with proper cooling solutions.

Please remember that like all Microcenter Processor deals, they are Brick & Mortar only. You can try and pricematch, but YMMV!
Quote from plumbum View Post :
Any reason this $10 rebate can't be applied bringing it down to $89?? :o)))))
http://images10.newegg.com/upload...yh62us.pdf
THANKS! Even better @ 89.99+tax with a $10 rebate!!!

*Special note, if you submit the rebate using the emailed copy of the invoice, it will likely be initially denied. If it is denied, look at the bottom of the email you receive for a phone number to contact them. The rebate processor is unfamiliar with the emailed versions of these receipts which is why they will deny it. Upon examination, your CSR should review the invoice you have sent and realize it has all required components for your rebate. Mine took 5 minutes to correct and get approved!!
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Last Edited by FierceDeityLink August 2, 2014 at 10:18 AM
plumbum found a $10 rebate for the motherboard:

http://slickdeals.net/forums/showpost.php?p=68964386&postcount=50

*Special note, if you submit the rebate using the emailed copy of the invoice, it will likely be initially denied. If it is denied, look at the bottom of the email you receive for a phone number to contact them. The rebate processor is unfamiliar with the emailed versions of these receipts which is why they will deny it. Upon examination, your CSR should review the invoice you have sent and realize it has all required components for your rebate. Mine took 5 minutes to correct and get approved!! - KaosFaction

Make sure to update the BIOS for better overclocking! New bios allows Vcore higher than 1.3V and decouples Vcore/Vring.

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SLIC BIOS for those running Windows 7:

Quote :
SLIC: Dell 2.2
Cert: Dell
Modded with AMIBCP & Phoenixtool 2.14
Mod method: Dynamic custom

Modified Bios:
MSI Z97 PC MATE_4.3-7850v43_Dell22_.rar
https://www.sendspace.com/file/2ot74b

Flash from DOS with included Flash Utility.
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amazing price
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In for 1, will see how it works
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Wow, was looking for this. Repped

Just got it for $105 with tax.
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Last edited by andyl9063 July 1, 2014 at 10:23 AM
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Can you quote the email? You don't have any actual proof in your post.
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Quote from nullstring View Post :
Can you quote the email? You don't have any actual proof in your post.
No quotes needed, you add both to cart, it leaves the processor at $59.99 and motherboard down to $40.00. It will only work for this specific processor/motherboard combination, after receiving the email I tried all the other possible combinations to no avail.
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CPU OOS in MI.
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Quote from nullstring View Post :
Can you quote the email? You don't have any actual proof in your post.
Just add the motherboard and CPU into shopping cart and the price automatically dropped to 99
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I cannot order the CPU. Is this combo in-store only?
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I cannot order the CPU. Is this combo in-store only?
yes. all their combos are in store ONLY

This should be front page.
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#13
Wow that's an amazing price
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In for 1, thanks op for the amazing deal, time to upgrade from three year old H67.
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Fudge, CPU out in OC
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OUT OF STOCK AT ORANGE COUNTY/TUSTIN MICRO CENTER
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