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calistyle 01-14-2013 09:37 PM

AMD Phenom II Six Core Gigabyte 760G Motherboard 8GB DDR3 Barebones Bundle $180 After Rebate + S&H
 
AMD Phenom II X6 1045T 2.7GHz Processor, Gigabyte 760G Motherboard, 8GB (2x4GB) ADATA Premier SRS DDR3 1333 Memory, Thermaltake V2 Plus Mid Tower Case w/450W PSU, & Kingwin 120MM Yellow LED Case Fan Bundle [tigerdirect.com]




This Bundle Includes:
  • GIGABYTE GA-78LMT-S2P AMD 760 Motherboard - Micro ATX, Socket AM3+, AMD 760G Chipset, 1333MHz DDR3, SATA II (3Gb/s), RAID, 7.1-CH Audio, Gigabit LAN, USB 2.0
  • AMD HDT45TWFGRBOX Phenom II X6 1045T Processor - Six Core, 6MB L3 Cache, 3MB L2 Cache, 2.70GHz, Socket AM3, 95W, Fan, Retail
  • ADATA Premier Series AD3U1333C4G9-SH 4GB Desktop Memory Module - PC3-10666, DDR3-1333MHz, 240-pin DIMM
  • ADATA Premier Series AD3U1333C4G9-SH 4GB Desktop Memory Module - PC3-10666, DDR3-1333MHz, 240-pin DIMM
  • Thermaltake V2 Plus VO54521N2U Mid Tower Case -ATX, 450W Power Supply, 3 x 5.25" Drive Bays, 7 x 3.5" Drive Bays, 7 x Exp Slots, 2 x USB 2.0 Ports, 1 x Audio Ports
  • Kingwin CFY-012LB Advanced Series 120mm Yellow LED Case Fan - Long Life Bearing, 950 RPM, 3 Pin /4 Pin Connector

iconian 01-14-2013 09:37 PM

Gigabyte GA-78LMT-S2P AMD 760G mATX Motherboard, AMD Phenom II X6 1045T CPU, ADATA 2x4GB Memory, Thermaltake V2 Plus Case w/ 450W PSU, Kingwin 120MM Fan $189 After $55 Rebate
 
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Tiger Direct has a great deal on an AMD Barebones Kit. After rebates, price drops to $180. Shipping start from $9 and is based on location Thanks calistyle

This Bundle Includes:
  • GIGABYTE GA-78LMT-S2P AMD 760G Motherboard - Micro ATX, Socket AM3+ $15 rebate
  • AMD HDT45TWFGRBOX Phenom II X6 1045T Processor
  • ADATA Premier Series AD3U1333C4G9-SH 4GB Desktop Memory $20 rebate
  • ADATA Premier Series AD3U1333C4G9-SH 4GB Desktop Memory $20 rebate
  • Thermaltake V2 Plus VO54521N2U Mid Tower Case -ATX w/ 450W Power Supply
  • Kingwin CFY-012LB Advanced Series 120mm Yellow LED Case Fan

wikipost 01-14-2013 09:37 PM

This post can and should be edited by users like you :)
 
The original bundle has gone up to $199.99, but an almost identical bundle @ $179.99 can be found here: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applic...CatId=5294

The new bundle lacks the extra system fan, but includes Corsair XMS3 RAM, instead of Adata

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This is a pretty good cpu for the money.

From cpubenchmark.net:

http://www.cpubenchmark.net/high_end_cpus.html

i5-3330 (current ivy i5): 5,753
X6 1045T: 4,854
i3-3220 (current ivy i3): 4,271

These benchmarks aren't perfect of course, and also heavily take into account multi-threaded applications.

For single threaded apps intel will be better off for sure, but if you're using this cpu for any kind of encoding/rendering/etc, it's still actually a very good processor.

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<natenkiki2004>
If this motherboard in the bundle was an MSI I would be against this a LOT more. Gigabyte tends to use better quality mosfets. However, with that said, this is a 4-phase board without a heatsink. If you want long-term reliability or upgradeability then I highly suggest looking elsewhere. Now, if you are going to use this in a media server or HTPC and plan to downclock or downvolt the CPU then this board could be alright. Definitely stay away from this board if you plan to do folding or rendering or anything that runs the CPU at 100% for long periods of time.

Read on more here:
http://www.overclock.net/a/about-...processors

See a list of documented failures here:
http://www.overclock.net/a/databa...-incidents

Again, it was (still is?) largely a MSI problem but this is something that more people should be aware of instead of thinking that any motherboard will work as long as it says AM3 on it. There's a reason why higher end boards have 8+2 power phases with heatsinks on the mosfets.
</natenkiki2004>

SDRebel 01-14-2013 09:45 PM

Needs to be compared with microcenter, don't remember the numbers off the top of my head

calistyle 01-14-2013 09:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SDRebel (Post 56854818)
Needs to be compared with microcenter, don't remember the numbers off the top of my head

No clue, but I'd guess MicroCenter might be cheaper and not as easily replicated for most.

EDIT: MicroCenter doesn't have all of the components on their website, but it looks like this would be cheaper anyway. :)

TDMVP73 01-14-2013 10:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by calistyle (Post 56854860)
No clue, but I'd guess MicroCenter might be cheaper and not as easily replicated for most.

The processor and MOBO are worth about $120. The processor was as cheap as $90 at MicroCenter and TigerDirect sold the MOBO for $30 AR on Black Friday.

The case is probably worth $20 to $30, so that makes this a pretty good deal.

A similar deal went FP at $150 AR, although that was for a quad-core, not 6 core.
LINK

calistyle 01-14-2013 10:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TDMVP73 (Post 56855068)
The processor and MOBO are worth about $120. The processor was as cheap as $90 at MicroCenter and TigerDirect sold the MOBO for $30 AR on Black Friday.

The case is probably worth $20 to $30, so that makes this a pretty good deal.

A similar deal went FP at $150 AR, although that was for a quad-core, not 6 core.
LINK

:cool: Okay, cool. The mobo is more expensive at MicroCenter (~$45 AR). And we didn't even get to the memory or case fan yet, so that's pretty good. Thanks for checking. :)

K6-2 01-15-2013 12:39 AM

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Prices are TD's regular selling price for that component Price reflects rebate?
$-49.99 motherboardGIGABYTE GA-78LMT-S2P 760G [tigerdirect.com] $15.00 rebate
$109.99 ┬ÁProcessorAMD HDT45TWFGRBOX Phenom II X6 1045T [tigerdirect.com]  
$-20.99 memory ADATA Premier Series AD3U1333C4G9-SH 4GB [tigerdirect.com] $20.00 rebate
$-20.99 memory ADATA Premier Series AD3U1333C4G9-SH 4GB [tigerdirect.com] $20.00 rebate
$-59.99 Case Thermaltake V2 Plus VO54521N2U [tigerdirect.com] 
$--6.99 Case Fan Kingwin CFY-012LB... 120mm Yellow LED Case Fan [tigerdirect.com]  
$--0.00 Hard Drive (No Hard Drive or SSD included) [wikipedia.org]  
$--0.00 whatever No, doesn't have that either. 
--------- ------  
$268.94 Total (Total of regular selling prices AR)
Total reflects a ~$90 bundle discount and $55 in rebates.

Read S's thread (now defunct) with pre-deal price of $350 and things didn't add up. If I'd seen this thread, I could have saved myself the trouble...

At $180, this is somewhat of a deal, especially if you're an Inner Circle member (otherwise, shipping would be ~$11 for me)

Rebates (pdf) attached.

TheHiddenOne 01-15-2013 01:36 AM

after getting the quad core for $100 deal, anything after that feels expensive.

RiceyFighter 01-15-2013 02:06 AM

Just missing a hard drive and a video card for an mid level gaming rig

N00dl3s 01-15-2013 02:30 AM

I bought that Mobo, a quad core FX processor, and 8G of crucial 1333 mem for about 135 back in June, so this isn't too bad.. Mobo was free, with FX processor purchase, which was a c-note n the mem was 35. This was at Microcenter..

chewspam 01-15-2013 04:23 AM

Tempted to get this one. Thanks, Cali. My wife will be sooooooooo happy.

jayboydog 01-15-2013 04:54 AM

anyone... what does a barebones like this but with Intel i7 cost?

would this AMD Phenom II x6 1045T 2.7GHz be good for video editing?

yourwhiteshadow 01-15-2013 05:00 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jayboydog (Post 56857560)
anyone... what does a barebones like this but with Intel i7 cost?

would this AMD Phenom II x6 1045T 2.7GHz be good for video editing?

this might actually be better for video editing since i think a lot of those programs are highly threaded.

mrbrucermurray 01-15-2013 05:06 AM

running two of these 1045t mild overclock on one...got first at micro center withAsus mobo then a refub HP workstation from tech4less for 65bucks less ram and hd. Luv both!

lopester02 01-15-2013 05:10 AM

Anyone know if this would work good for a unRaid server build? Or better off buying piece by piece? Don't really need the case but could use everything else. Thanks!

sxy2003 01-15-2013 05:36 AM

surprisingly good pass mark given the older socket... http://www.cpubenchmark.net/cpu.p...45T&id=389

kratur 01-15-2013 06:11 AM

If you have a microcenter near you, then this processor and board are just $90 AR. Of course, you can upgrade to the newer CPU's too (the FX-6100 6-core and this motherboard is just $10 more):

http://www.microcenter.com/site/p...ndles.aspx

You can usually find 8GB memory for under $30, and the case and PSU can be replicated for about $50. So the bundle is about $10 more than if you are able to shop at a microcenter B&M (Shipping for TD and taxes at MC just about cancel each other at).

Case ($26 AR): http://www.microcenter.com/produc...puter_Case
PSU ($26 AR): http://www.microcenter.com/produc...wer_Supply
Memory (2 x $17): http://www.microcenter.com/produc...ory_Module

Of course you can always save a little bit more money by shopping around and waiting for slickdeals on parts...

burticus 01-15-2013 06:18 AM

I want a Thuban 6 core, but not the 1045T.... wish I could find a 1090T or 1100T as a final upgrade for my AM3 board. Those can usually hit 4ghz but the 1045T isn't multi unlocked so harder to OC.

But still for 90 with a mobo at MC and deals like this, not a bad start...

pokymon 01-15-2013 06:23 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by burticus (Post 56858572)
I want a Thuban 6 core, but not the 1045T.... wish I could find a 1090T or 1100T as a final upgrade for my AM3 board. Those can usually hit 4ghz but the 1045T isn't multi unlocked so harder to OC.

But still for 90 with a mobo at MC and deals like this, not a bad start...

Me too! I couldn't find that CPU.

linchen 01-15-2013 06:39 AM

I been waiting to upgrade my computer, which SSD do you guys recommend to go with this?

soarwitheagles 01-15-2013 06:47 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TheHiddenOne (Post 56856686)
after getting the quad core for $100 deal, anything after that feels expensive.

Yep, I was thinking the exact same thought! I picked up a number of those $100 combo deals and they sure are hard to beat!

Soar

Pony66 01-15-2013 06:58 AM

The board is the S2P, which means it's only got USB2 (the first 'no-go' for me). Not 900-series chipset, meaning no support of Bulldozer processors.

I was kinda excited for a minute, but after looking through, and seeing that the main components are discontinued/last year's variety, I'm not buying at $235 ($55 rebate(s) needed to get the $180 price). Almost feels like they're cleaning out clearance stuff, and calling it a 'sale'. I'd bite if it was around $125.

K6-2 01-15-2013 08:02 AM

Yes, it supports Bulldozer.
 
See the GA-78LMT-S2P (rev. 3.1) CPU Support List. [gigabyte.com]
Quote:

Originally Posted by Pony66 (Post 56859352)
The board is the S2P, which means it's only got USB2 (the first 'no-go' for me). Not 900-series chipset, meaning no support of Bulldozer processors. [...]

Felt the same way, until I realized how little I use USB 3.0. If I do need it I still have USB 3.0 cards I've picked up for cheap (Thanks, SD). It's also easy to kluge an eSATA port or two if you want.

At least the USB 2.0 ports have
  • 3X USB power delivery for greater compatibility and extra power for USB devices
  • Unique On/Off Charge delivers the best recharging capability to iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch
For now, I'd use upgraded USB charging features more than USB 3.0


BTW, where'd you get the idea it doesn't support Bulldozer? It's socket AM3+.
Quote:

Originally Posted by TD customer review
I have a FX6100 cpu and 8 gig of ram installed with no issues.

...but if you've just got your heart set on having 900 series chipset? :cool:

NateRules 01-15-2013 08:18 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by K6-2 (Post 56860700)
See the GA-78LMT-S2P (rev. 3.1) CPU Support List. [gigabyte.com]Felt the same way, until I realized how little I use USB 3.0. If I do need it I still have USB 3.0 cards I've picked up for cheap (Thanks, SD). It's also easy to kluge an eSATA port or two if you want.

At least the USB 2.0 ports have
  • 3X USB power delivery for greater compatibility and extra power for USB devices
  • Unique On/Off Charge delivers the best recharging capability to iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch
For now, I'd use upgraded USB charging features more than USB 3.0


BTW, where'd you get the idea it doesn't support Bulldozer? It's socket AM3+.

...but if you've just got your heart set on having 900 series chipset? :cool:

I agree with you, I upgraded my computers to USB 3 and I don't think I ever use it. Anyway USB 2 can handle 480 mbps, is there even a device that can handle more than that?

SDRebel 01-15-2013 08:25 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mrbrucermurray (Post 56857654)
running two of these 1045t mild overclock on one...got first at micro center withAsus mobo then a refub HP workstation from tech4less for 65bucks less ram and hd. Luv both!

what was that workstation?

SDRebel 01-15-2013 08:31 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by calistyle (Post 56854860)
No clue, but I'd guess MicroCenter might be cheaper and not as easily replicated for most.

EDIT: MicroCenter doesn't have all of the components on their website, but it looks like this would be cheaper anyway. :)

my bad, I focused solely on the mobo/cpu and overlooked the rest :P
wondering if there is one with 4 DIMM slots

K6-2 01-15-2013 08:47 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by NateRules (Post 56861096)
I agree with you, I upgraded my computers to USB 3 and I don't think I ever use it. Anyway USB 2 can handle 480 mbps, is there even a device that can handle more than that?

Well... yes. With a combination of the right drivers for the right chipset and the right external HDD or SSD. Otherwise, you can have less than optimal speeds, disconnects during large file transfers, other issues. I wouldn't want to depend on USB 3.0 for backups, especially unattended. As it stands now, I don't think you can boot from a USB 3.0 port.

To be really useful, USB 3.0 needs to be built in to Windows (stable, widely available) and the BIOS (full support at boot with a clean hand off to the OS).

We're not there.

tombrom 01-15-2013 09:16 AM

Hi, I bought a very similar package to this and the computer is very fast. My son loves using it for Minecraft, he says there is "no lag"....it is however, quite noisy with the AMD stock fan.
Don't know if anyone has any suggestions for a quieter fan?

nxsfan 01-15-2013 09:20 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tombrom (Post 56862490)
Hi, I bought a very similar package to this and the computer is very fast. My son loves using it for Minecraft, he says there is "no lag"....it is however, quite noisy with the AMD stock fan.
Don't know if anyone has any suggestions for a quieter fan?

Assuming your case can fit it, the Hyper 212 is a very popular quiet fan (I have it) that is often on Slickdeals.

koven 01-15-2013 09:24 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tombrom (Post 56862490)
Hi, I bought a very similar package to this and the computer is very fast. My son loves using it for Minecraft, he says there is "no lag"....it is however, quite noisy with the AMD stock fan.
Don't know if anyone has any suggestions for a quieter fan?

Yes the Hyper 212 from CoolerMaster is the best under $25

Pony66 01-15-2013 09:31 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by K6-2 (Post 56860700)
See the GA-78LMT-S2P (rev. 3.1) CPU Support List. [gigabyte.com]Felt the same way, until I realized how little I use USB 3.0. If I do need it I still have USB 3.0 cards I've picked up for cheap (Thanks, SD). It's also easy to kluge an eSATA port or two if you want.



BTW, where'd you get the idea it doesn't support Bulldozer? It's socket AM3+.

...but if you've just got your heart set on having 900 series chipset? :cool:

You're totally correct, too much irish cream in my coffee this morning - but was reading somewhere that the 9-series chipset was needed for something, and now I can't remember what it was. I know the 760 oc, thinking it had something to do with oc'ing and hyperthreading.

sukh 01-15-2013 10:00 AM

Running this setup right now, strong recommendation for it.

By far the most stable system I've owned in my life. Win7 x64 + this mobo/cpu and I haven't had it crash even once on me. I use it for video editing, website creation/design, basic graphic editing (photoshop), and some light gaming (SCII).

Buy a cheap $50-80 gfx card and a nice harddrive and you're all set.

Only negative note I had on it: The mobo firmware/BIOS is a bit old, so if you're using this with your harddrive, your windows install could take 8-12 hours. Once win7 install, update your firmware/BIOS and install appropriate drivers and it'll fix the issues.

K6-2 01-15-2013 10:13 AM

Cooler Master Hyper 212+ is 158.5mm tall, the case is 182mm wide. There's no cable management, so the motherboard pan sits low and it should fit. No room for a side-panel fan if any part of it sits over the HSF.



Oh yeah, watch for sharp edges inside this case. Not a problem if you're looking out for the possibility. At various times, I've used a cheap file to dull sharp edges, taped them over, worn gloves... or just paid attention to what I'm doing and where my hands are.:)

JDSD 01-15-2013 10:14 AM

How is this for building a cheap gaming pc? Looking to play skyrim, mount & blade, crusader kings 2. Would I just need a video card and hdd for this to be complete? I do have a micro center near me though so maybe I should check them out first.

bakersayshi 01-15-2013 11:03 AM

This is a very tempting deal, but the fact that I would have to invest more money into it right out of the gate on a HDD and video card to make the PC I want kind of kills it. Repped anyway.

animeorb 01-15-2013 11:06 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by K6-2 (Post 56861768)
Well... yes. With a combination of the right drivers for the right chipset and the right external HDD or SSD. Otherwise, you can have less than optimal speeds, disconnects during large file transfers, other issues. I wouldn't want to depend on USB 3.0 for backups, especially unattended. As it stands now, I don't think you can boot from a USB 3.0 port.

To be really useful, USB 3.0 needs to be built in to Windows (stable, widely available) and the BIOS (full support at boot with a clean hand off to the OS).

We're not there.

Windows 8 has USB 3.0 drivers built in, and I believe my Z68 and Z77 motherboards support booting from USB 3.0 as well, i know i installed at least Server 2012 from a USB 3.0 thumbdrive (in a 3.0 port)

thefoggybay 01-15-2013 11:09 AM

Nice but three rebates to fill out - I'd rather pickup a 3570k combo at MC and bag the paperwork for close to the same price before rebates.

richinlife 01-15-2013 11:14 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by lopester02 (Post 56857700)
Anyone know if this would work good for a unRaid server build? Or better off buying piece by piece? Don't really need the case but could use everything else. Thanks!

This is over-kill for a file server. You'll never use those 6 cores or most of that memory.

goonx 01-15-2013 11:17 AM

Great for home server IMO

natenkiki2004 01-15-2013 11:19 AM

Just a heads up; while this does look like a good deal, I personally wouldn't run a power-hungry 6-core on a 4+1 power phase motherboard. Those types of phases have been burned up by quads running at stock speed, nevermind a higher wattage 6-core. It seems like only lower-end motherboards are included in this bundle. If you're really tight on money, then you should be even more careful about the components you choose so they last you a long time. A great cheap motherboard that will support Vishera chips would be the Gigabyte 970A-UD3 (NOT the D3).

norazi 01-15-2013 11:19 AM

this is actually a pretty solid workstation/gaming PC for the price... its not going to win benchmarks against an ivy bridge i5/i7 but you are getting solid power for the cost here... add a $100 128gb SSD and a $200 video card (radeon 7850 or geforce gtx 660) and you can play any game on high quality

rebelx 01-15-2013 11:22 AM

I have an i3 build that is absolutely just horrid with constant freezing on Windows 7. I can't point my finger at the issue either: already replaced the RAM and mobo, and reinstalled Windows. Processors are rarely the issue as are power supplies, but I'm thinking it might be the SSD (OCZ Agility 3), even though it got a 100% on a hard drive disk check utility I used.

How does this compare for basic web browsing and 1080p playback vs an Intel i3-2100? I know the benchmarks for that task would place the Intel higher, but in real world applications, would I see a difference?

faheyd 01-15-2013 11:27 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Pony66 (Post 56862868)
You're totally correct, too much irish cream in my coffee this morning - but was reading somewhere that the 9-series chipset was needed for something, and now I can't remember what it was. I know the 760 oc, thinking it had something to do with oc'ing and hyperthreading.

I know to do SLI with 2 Nvidia video cards, officially needs the 900 AMD series chipset. (I do it on my 800 series with hypersli drivers).

Porksword 01-15-2013 11:28 AM

Any recommendations on an inexpensive HDD and vid card?

superccs 01-15-2013 11:32 AM

Will turbo core work on a 760 chipset?
Also I think a FSB OC will be limited to about +20% or ~3.2Ghz (compared to a near 50% possible on 800+ series chipsets). Please chime in if I am wrong on these 2 points.

topgearv12 01-15-2013 11:38 AM

This isnt a deal at all... Comparing to microcenter prices...
FX6100 w/ the same mobo = $100
8 GB Crucial Ram = $38
Diablotek case = $40
Total of $178 without the power supply (which by the way is absolutely horrible) & the fan.
If this bundle was around $140 then it would be worthwhile...

Synthetickiller 01-15-2013 11:44 AM

Is this a really good bang for the buck?

I was thinking of building my girlfriend a p67 / i7 2600k based set up. She does a lot of video encoding & I know this board probably sucks for OCing.

$180 is a good deal. I can throw a gtx 570 in there that I have laying around & a deal on a crucial M4 drive. Is it worth spending more for SLI (I have two 570s lol).

Slickdeals, you drain my wallet!


Quote:

Originally Posted by animeorb (Post 56865404)
Windows 8 has USB 3.0 drivers built in, and I believe my Z68 and Z77 motherboards support booting from USB 3.0 as well, i know i installed at least Server 2012 from a USB 3.0 thumbdrive (in a 3.0 port)

I've never heard of this. Hardware is hardware (ignoring add on cards, you might have issues there).

I have an FM1 board that has built in USB 3.0 and beta windows 8 worked fine installing from USB 3.0. Win 7 will never have that support (sadly). Anything with built in usb 3.0 will work to install Win 8 from a USB 3.0 flash drive.

TH0R 01-15-2013 12:19 PM

Great deal, go AMD! :nod:

Ghost15026 01-15-2013 01:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Pony66 (Post 56862868)
You're totally correct, too much irish cream in my coffee this morning - but was reading somewhere that the 9-series chipset was needed for something, and now I can't remember what it was. I know the 760 oc, thinking it had something to do with oc'ing and hyperthreading.

This, being a 7XX series chipset, has Sata II which will somewhat bottleneck the better SSD's. That was my contention between buying a 7XX and 9XX (FX) series mobo+CPU aa year ago. The Bulldozer FX CPU's were sub-par compared to the last Phenoms - so CPU performance wasn't as much a concern.

With that being said this is still a solid deal for a budget gaming PC. The CPU is great performer (and probably outperforms the 6 core FX [extremeoverclocking.com]). Pair this with a good Samsung or Crucial SSD deal. Hyper 212 cooling with an extra 120mm fan - AMD always seems to run a little hot (AMD OEM cooling is terrible)

Best of luck on video card deals, though. Nvidia and ATI keep an eye on the cost-performance ratios more than ever.

kyle76 01-15-2013 01:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jayboydog (Post 56857560)
anyone... what does a barebones like this but with Intel i7 cost?

would this AMD Phenom II x6 1045T 2.7GHz be good for video editing?


Core i7-3770K will simply crush [anandtech.com] Phenom II X6 1045T in most applications; especially if the video editing program can take advantage of openCL. But the Core i7-3770K based setup will set you back another ~ $200.

But then again, if you spend that $200 to buy a decent video card (GTX660/HD7870), then the AMD system will be significantly faster for video editing. On the plus side, the AMD system will be able to play the latest and greatest games as well.

Power comes with a hefty price tag when it's Intel.

TheHiddenOne 01-15-2013 01:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by soarwitheagles (Post 56859120)
Yep, I was thinking the exact same thought! I picked up a number of those $100 combo deals and they sure are hard to beat!

Soar

i picked up 2 and build 1 for my gf and sold the 2nd one to cover the cost of both lol.
how many did you get?

On a different topic, i have been watching this bundle for 2 weeks now and i was pretty certain it would've gone down to $150 if it wasn't posted here.
because these are mostly old stock.
i remember last time when someone posted the $100 deal, when it came back in stock it jumped back to regular price of $150 and people still went ape sht over it because it was on slickdeal.

samsonn25 01-15-2013 01:56 PM

This is a decent deal for a 6 core system.

UpTime 01-15-2013 02:06 PM

would this GTX 560 card work with this setup for a budget gaming computer? i don't really know how to know if a motherboard supports a graphics card sorry :(
http://slickdeals.net/f/5756450-EVGA-GeForce-GTX-560-2GB-GDDR5-Video-Graphics-Card-125-tax-Clearance-Best-Buy-YMMV?

Ghost15026 01-15-2013 02:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by UpTime (Post 56870606)
would this GTX 560 card work with this setup for a budget gaming computer? i don't really know how to know if a motherboard supports a graphics card sorry :(
http://slickdeals.net/f/5756450-EVGA-GeForce-GTX-560-2GB-GDDR5-Video-Graphics-Card-125-tax-Clearance-Best-Buy-YMMV?

Yes, that particular video card will work with that motherboard without an issue.

rsmith1545 01-15-2013 03:32 PM

If you wanted to use this as a HTPC, what is the cheapest way to add HDMI to this?

mossadacity 01-15-2013 04:19 PM

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Originally Posted by lopester02 (Post 56857700)
Anyone know if this would work good for a unRaid server build? Or better off buying piece by piece? Don't really need the case but could use everything else. Thanks!

This is way overpowered for an unRaid build, unless you intend to do video transcoding with it, which isn't a good idea in most use cases. Energy bills will cost you big unless you needed to heat the house anyways :-)

For most tasks people use an unRaid box for, an Atom is fine - a Brazos (or old Core 2 Duo-type system) should be more than enough.

mrcoolcat 01-15-2013 04:41 PM

FYI, if using ubuntu
 
If you plan to use Ubuntu (a flavor of Linux) on this box, keep in mind that the proprietary AMD/ATI video-card drivers don't exist anymore on Ubuntu-12.10 (at least without hacking) for this mobo. This is because the integrated video-card is 3xxx series. If you plan to upgrade with a new video card, it won't be an issue (or you could use open source video card drivers).

jwilder66 01-15-2013 05:06 PM

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Originally Posted by rsmith1545 (Post 56872536)
If you wanted to use this as a HTPC, what is the cheapest way to add HDMI to this?

Cheapest? I'd say to look for a deal on a Radeon 5450 card. If you search for it on SD, you'll see prior deals that occur pretty regularly where it can be had for ~$10 after rebate. It's not much for gaming, but it will work well for an HTPC and it will have an HDMI port.

soarwitheagles 01-15-2013 05:44 PM

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Originally Posted by TheHiddenOne (Post 56870148)
i picked up 2 and build 1 for my gf and sold the 2nd one to cover the cost of both lol.
how many did you get?

On a different topic, i have been watching this bundle for 2 weeks now and i was pretty certain it would've gone down to $150 if it wasn't posted here.
because these are mostly old stock.
i remember last time when someone posted the $100 deal, when it came back in stock it jumped back to regular price of $150 and people still went ape sht over it because it was on slickdeal.

I picked up 3 of the $100 deals. It was an amazing deal and yeah, a real money maker too.

Tiger Direct has been surprising many of us with some excellent deals and I am very happy about that.

Hope they do it again!

Have a good one!

Soar

drunkhumping 01-15-2013 06:47 PM

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Originally Posted by rsmith1545 (Post 56872536)
If you wanted to use this as a HTPC, what is the cheapest way to add HDMI to this?

Not to tell you your business and whatnot, but a six-core processor is way overkill for an HTPC, only bested by using an eight-core rackmount server. The power usage is going to be pretty high, and the power supply fan is going to be noisy, far worse than the retail box cpu fan.

Better HTPC's are generally built around slower or better power effective processors that don't use much power, or have much power... just enough to stream 1080p videos and not much else.

rsmith1545 01-15-2013 07:28 PM

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Originally Posted by drunkhumping (Post 56876690)
Not to tell you your business and whatnot, but a six-core processor is way overkill for an HTPC, only bested by using an eight-core rackmount server. The power usage is going to be pretty high, and the power supply fan is going to be noisy, far worse than the retail box cpu fan.

Better HTPC's are generally built around slower or better power effective processors that don't use much power, or have much power... just enough to stream 1080p videos and not much else.

Thanks for the advice, i am a beginner at this and just wanted to build something to use with XBMC, Spotify, Pandora, and add a bluray player. Any suggestions on what would be a good setup?

roller9 01-15-2013 07:36 PM

Micro Center Build: $20 off coupon for 3570k MB combo, sold cpu to keep free board, $25 off coupon for an intel G645, still have plenty $5 2gb
ddr3 1333 sticks from the staples deal, used 2 sticks, $20 Corsair CX430, $40 1tb Seagate from Target deal stripped from enclosure, no dvd drive needed, $30 Thermaltake-Soprano Mid-Tower Case-Black-VG7000BWS from Best Buy clearance, $5 Thermaltake 120mm front fan from the Staples deal=Budget Kickass HTPC $130

Not TC'ing but rember if you have a MC, you can do the OP deal for about $150 with no coupons or rebates with minimal work

leo38cheng 01-15-2013 07:51 PM

Hi All, Sorry if this is not a valid question on this thread, but I'm planning to build a pc for my FIOS service. I want to add 2 Ceton card in there, and basically 6-7 XBOX watching TV and recording via Media Center off the Ceton card. What type of processor or component should I be looking for?

Thanks.

gallymimus 01-15-2013 08:13 PM

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Originally Posted by NateRules (Post 56861096)
I agree with you, I upgraded my computers to USB 3 and I don't think I ever use it. Anyway USB 2 can handle 480 mbps, is there even a device that can handle more than that?

Well if you want a flash drive or hard drive to go over 25MB/sec then yeah, 480mbit/sec isn't really enough.

duenor 01-15-2013 08:26 PM

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Originally Posted by natenkiki2004 (Post 56865762)
Just a heads up; while this does look like a good deal, I personally wouldn't run a power-hungry 6-core on a 4+1 power phase motherboard. Those types of phases have been burned up by quads running at stock speed, nevermind a higher wattage 6-core. It seems like only lower-end motherboards are included in this bundle. If you're really tight on money, then you should be even more careful about the components you choose so they last you a long time. A great cheap motherboard that will support Vishera chips would be the Gigabyte 970A-UD3 (NOT the D3).

I did burn out my gigabyte motherboard
But consider this:

it was only after I'd been bored with overclocking stably up to about 3.8ghz (from my phenom ii 3.4 965be) and I decided to go for broke, oc'ing both mem and cpu all the way to 4.0 with a cruddy cnps5x HSF that was rated only for 3.4 max.

it killed my cpu, mem and mobo. warranty replaced mem, and I didn't feel right trying to return mobo or cpu.

Ghost15026 01-15-2013 08:44 PM

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Originally Posted by rsmith1545 (Post 56877540)
Thanks for the advice, i am a beginner at this and just wanted to build something to use with XBMC, Spotify, Pandora, and add a bluray player. Any suggestions on what would be a good setup?

This Phenom deal isn't suitable for an HTPC. Incredibly broad question that you need to do your diligence on. Factors include physical size concerns, sound, cost, intended O/S, etc.

The smoothest/easier solution is a PS3 or a BR player with apps if you don't already have a "smart" TV. Perhaps a Zbox for an HTPC if they finally have the horsepower to decode 1080p respectably.

Here's an example of the HTPC build I might consider:
Mini-ITX motherboard (such as this [newegg.com])
AMD APU (A6 [newegg.com]) - 65W GPU+CPU solution. Consider underclocking to keep the heat/noise down.
ITX case (here [newegg.com])
Memory (>2GB; any cheap memory)
SSD (low capacity for O/S boot - drill the case or pair with 2.5 HDD, external HDD, NAS, etc.)
HDD (5400 RPM high capacity or a NAS)
XBox controller (to control via Bluetooth)

Expect hiccups/problems on any build. Manufacturers/developers were late to the HTPC game despite the availability of the tech. Case in point, turning on an HTPC remotely via an infrared remote or dealing with sleep/hibernate/suspend problems.

shawnmos 01-15-2013 09:07 PM

How does this compare to my Core 2 Quad Q8200 @2.33GHz?

pandy00 01-15-2013 09:20 PM

anyone have the power consumption of these machines when idle? thinking about building a cheap esx/hyperv lab with these. instead of spending 400+ for a single machine. tia.

natenkiki2004 01-15-2013 10:13 PM

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Originally Posted by duenor (Post 56878720)
I did burn out my gigabyte motherboard
But consider this:

it was only after I'd been bored with overclocking stably up to about 3.8ghz (from my phenom ii 3.4 965be) and I decided to go for broke, oc'ing both mem and cpu all the way to 4.0 with a cruddy cnps5x HSF that was rated only for 3.4 max.

it killed my cpu, mem and mobo. warranty replaced mem, and I didn't feel right trying to return mobo or cpu.

Sounds like something else happened, possibly with your power supply. A motherboard's mosfets frying shouldn't really affect the memory or CPU, unless they send too much voltage to the chip or short circuit it somehow. Even still, I'm surprised to hear that the memory fried as well.

Anyway, to be fair, MSI is more of a problem here. If this motherboard in the bundle was an MSI I would be against this a LOT more. Gigabyte tends to use better quality mosfets. However, with that said, this is a 4-phase board without a heatsink. If you want long-term reliability or upgradeability then I highly suggest looking elsewhere. Now, if you are going to use this in a media server or HTPC and plan to downclock or downvolt the CPU then this board could be alright. Definitely stay away from this board if you plan to do folding or rendering or anything that runs the CPU at 100% for long periods of time.

Read on more here:
http://www.overclock.net/a/about-...processors

See a list of documented failures here:
http://www.overclock.net/a/databa...-incidents

Again, it was (still is?) largely a MSI problem but this is something that more people should be aware of instead of thinking that any motherboard will work as long as it says AM3 on it. There's a reason why higher end boards have 8+2 power phases with heatsinks on the mosfets.

natenkiki2004 01-15-2013 10:15 PM

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Originally Posted by shawnmos (Post 56879460)
How does this compare to my Core 2 Quad Q8200 @2.33GHz?

I upgraded from a Core 2 Quad Q9550 to a Phenom 1090T and the AMD spanks it. At the time, I was actually able to sell my Core 2 Quad and take that money to buy a brand new AMD setup. I doubt you still could but I would do it again in a heartbeat. Intel's chips can perform better but come on... 6 real cores for this price? AMD wouldn't be around if they didn't offer comparable or at least competitive chips :)

backforwardback 01-15-2013 11:31 PM

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Originally Posted by topgearv12 (Post 56866176)
This isnt a deal at all... Comparing to microcenter prices...
FX6100 w/ the same mobo = $100
8 GB Crucial Ram = $38
Diablotek case = $40
Total of $178 without the power supply (which by the way is absolutely horrible) & the fan.
If this bundle was around $140 then it would be worthwhile...

I just got the board and chip at microcenter for 99 bucks..fx6100. The stock fan is way quiet on this model versus the older AMD chips X4 840 phenom. Note this chip only needs 95watts versus others that need 125 watts..the board is rated for 95 watts... Frys used to have good combo deals..but I go to microcenter. The board is not super fancy..but most reviews are positive. Other boards like Asus have mixed review.

Antec power suppies go for 30-35 on newegg for 620c to 650 watt series. Those other power supplies that you get in these combo deals weigh like a box of cracker jacks....forget it... As far as the case goes...Antec 300 cases also at 30-35 on sale at frys or newegg.

My first AMD chip was a 486 133mhz that I could overclock it to 160. Now that was a rocking chip compared to the intel 486 100mhz

poormanq45 01-16-2013 06:07 AM

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Originally Posted by goonx (Post 56865718)
Great for home server IMO

Agreed. I was going to suggest an esxi box

mrbrucermurray 01-16-2013 06:57 AM

Pavilion Elite HPE-447c Desktop
 
Pavilion Elite HPE-447c Desktop using as a workstation ...i loaded VMare ...Tech4less has a bunch of Non-Funtional items ..i have bought a ton of stuff there...I am a elec enginner so fix'en stuff is easy. Some items a free shipping.
bm

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Originally Posted by SDRebel (Post 56861248)
what was that workstation?


nxsfan 01-22-2013 08:31 PM

Can anyone who built this confirm that the bundled yellow case fan cable can reach the sys fan header on the mb once everything is installed? I built this but swapped out the case fan for something better and of course the cable is 2 cm short.

dzywicki 01-23-2013 03:36 PM

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Originally Posted by nxsfan (Post 57049892)
Can anyone who built this confirm that the bundled yellow case fan cable can reach the sys fan header on the mb once everything is installed? I built this but swapped out the case fan for something better and of course the cable is 2 cm short.

I bought this combo too and the case fan cabling did not reach. I am having a problem though. The CPU fan spins on powerup, but I get no POST, no video, nothing. The board manual implies that you need to use the 4 pin ATXC connector, but the power supply does not have a 4 pin lead. Anyone else having the same problem?

manIneedAdeal 01-23-2013 04:16 PM

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Originally Posted by dzywicki (Post 57070438)
I bought this combo too and the case fan cabling did not reach. I am having a problem though. The CPU fan spins on powerup, but I get no POST, no video, nothing. The board manual implies that you need to use the 4 pin ATXC connector, but the power supply does not have a 4 pin lead. Anyone else having the same problem?


If you unravel the fan leads out of the fans frame it just reaches. I put a few ties on the drive mount to secure things.

There are two 4 pin leads. Mine were attached somehow. Slide them apart and plug one in.

dzywicki 01-23-2013 06:17 PM

I had the same problem. It's a little bit short. Also, I hooked everything up, but I am not getting a 1 beep POST (indicating ok). I am not getting anything but the CPU fan running and a black screen. Does this motherboard need to use the 4 pin ATX power connector? The manual seems to say that it does, but the PSU does not have a 4 pin ATX power lead.

dzywicki 01-23-2013 06:38 PM

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Originally Posted by manIneedAdeal (Post 57071380)
If you unravel the fan leads out of the fans frame it just reaches. I put a few ties on the drive mount to secure things.

There are two 4 pin leads. Mine were attached somehow. Slide them apart and plug one in.

Sorry about the double post. For some reason, I wasn't seeing everything refreshed. Thanks for the tip. I separated the two 4 way plugs and I'm good to go now! Also, good tip on unraveling the fan wire. I should have thought of that. Doesn't seem like a real high quality fan though.

jfluckey 03-12-2013 12:56 PM

Sorry for the unrelated quotes, but I wanted to bring some attention back to this thread. Has anyone received their rebate for the memory yet? I got a $40 gift card the other day with no mention of what it was for. Per my spreadsheet, it should be for the memory of this thread. Just checking with others.

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Originally Posted by calistyle (Post 56854860)
No clue, but I'd guess MicroCenter might be cheaper and not as easily replicated for most.

EDIT: MicroCenter doesn't have all of the components on their website, but it looks like this would be cheaper anyway. :)

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Originally Posted by TDMVP73 (Post 56855068)
The processor and MOBO are worth about $120. The processor was as cheap as $90 at MicroCenter and TigerDirect sold the MOBO for $30 AR on Black Friday.

The case is probably worth $20 to $30, so that makes this a pretty good deal.

A similar deal went FP at $150 AR, although that was for a quad-core, not 6 core.
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