wgb_sangwoo

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Hi all.
I've been looking into NewEgg's DYI Pc Combos section and I have to ask: are these combos good?

I've looked up the combos and even put up the same builds on pcpartpicker. Most of the combos are about 20~30 less than buying the parts seperately.

Would anyone recommend me on getting one or should I just buy parts seperately?

Thanks in advance.
 
Most of the combos are alright, but make sure the combos come with decent power supplies. Generally Newegg uses the in-house Rosewill power supplies, but sometimes they go with the cheap Diablotek ones, which are not good.

Also, make sure the parts line up correctly and you are getting what you want. Sometimes they might offer a Z77 motherboard with an i3, making the Z77 pointless.

Any in particular you are looking at?
 
The only issue I have with their DIY projects - they rarely have the exact components I am looking for in a package. If you are looking for a generic build, they may work, but if you have anything outside the box, like a faster GPU, the power supply may not be enough....

My suggestion would be to get the parts you want, unless there is a tremendous deal on almost what you want ($100+ off - which is very rare). They always have bundled items (like mobo + RAM or mobo + CPU) that aren't listed in the DIY build section.

Watch their "daily deals" and "shell shocker" deals....sometimes you find a gem there...
 

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I'm looking into computers primarily for gaming purposes. However I do want to run applications like video editing software, photoshop, etc. I heard the i5 wasn't as good as the i7 for these kind of cpu-heavy software so I wanted to look into i7's