dealsmicrocenter amd fx/mobo bundle

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aww, the CPUs are in store pickup only? :(

No stores located near me!

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I just noticed I have one (at least) price wrong in my post... The Sabertooth combo price with the FX 8120 is $280.

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@magicwuff: And that's apparently another goof on my part. :( Sorry about that.

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The free motherboards suck, but I guess that's why they are free. Don't have usb 3 and at least the Gigabyte maxed out ram speed at 1333.

Edit: They are a little better for the $199 processor.

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I don't want to take anything away from this deal because it really is a very good deal for anyone on a budget. I was thinking about this deal when I found this article on Tom's Hardware.
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-fx-pentium-apu-benchmark,3120.html
If you are looking to do some gaming on a budget it is a good read.

Now if only I could find a good deal on an i3-2100 without a MIR!

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@thecheeseman: Personally, I would steer people more towards the non-free but heavily discounted motherboards at the upper end of the FX 8120 deal. The GA-990FXA-UD3 has sufficient modern bells and whistles to be a great deal at the $50 price-point that this results in.

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@nyohan: As mind boggling as this may be, some people do still build systems for non gaming purposes. Personally, my recent build is largely for virtualization. (For things I do having the physical cores can work out better than hyperthreading on half as many.)

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Anyone have any experience with ASRock? Im highly considering getting the FX 8120/970 Extreme4 combo. I was getting ready to buy some parts on new egg which included a FX 4100 and a MSI board and it was going to be the same price.