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This is a good deal considering the processor and RAM, and mobod to some extent.

However, bringing this up on another forum, people have claimed the SSD will die fast because writing data wears SSDs out fast in older models (though in newer models the controllers compensate effectively so that it isn't a problem).

A few have also complained the SSD is too small, and me being a gamer, I'll have to uninstall and reinstall games frequently which will wear out the SSD.

In light of the small storage space I suggested I could use my old Maxtor 6L250S0 (250GB, SATA150, 16MB Cache) : 233GB, but people say after I install the GPU, there won't be enough power.

There's nothing wrong with that specific SSD. In fact, its one of the more reliable SSDs on the market. As for wearing over time, IMHO, I think its overblown. Anything that came out in the last couple years is capable of holding SSD speeds throughout the years.

128GB is too small if its your only drive and you have data to store. In reality, SSDs do little to improve gameplay other than faster load times. After its done loading, there is no difference in performance. Therefore, you don't have to install your games onto your SSD, unless you really need that load time to lessen. I wouldn't do 128GB if its going to be your only drive. However, if you plan to install an HDD for storage, 128GB is plenty for Windows, some games/applications.

As for power, I'm pretty sure the PSU will run the 7770, however bundles such as these are notorious for having poor quality power supplies. The most important aspect of your tower should be your PSU.

Hope that helps,

What about adding that extra HDD I talked about?
(09-12-2012, 10:41 PM)JCD-Bionicman Wrote: [ -> ]What about adding that extra HDD I talked about?

Yes you can. But like ichigeki said above, The power supply is one of the most important parts in your computer. bundled Power supplies are usually not good.
thats a better combo than the other two that you posted. not really sure about the power supply as they dont list the specs, BUT the case and psu is tom's hardware approved so i would feel a little better. total system power consumption under gaming load for that system and your listed gpu should be around 200-225 watts, roughly, so i would think that it would handle 5-10 watts more for a hard drive.

the 128gig ssd would depend on how many games you load to it. win7 with ms office professional, and a few other programs such that comes with the hardware will run about 35 gig with all the current win7 updates. for current game titles such as bf3, max payne3, etc figure about 20 gig per game. older games such as steam games, bf2, etc figure about 3-5 gig per game.

the bad news is that bundle shows that it is out of stock.

good luck
Thank you for curbing the doubt I had about it. Should be fine if the psu and case itself are approved by Tom's hardware.

So, being out of stock means that they regretted selling such a great bargain, or being out of stock means loads of people are buying it?
Loads of people are buying it. If they regretted such a great bargain, it would no longer be available for sale Tongue
Is any of this stuff worth looking at? Only asking because my dad sent it to me.
The Radeon HD 7770 is a good deal at $99.99 after the $20 Mail-in Rebate, if you don't mind waiting 6-8 weeks to get your mail-in rebate:
(09-13-2012, 03:24 PM)MathieuB Wrote: [ -> ]The Radeon HD 7770 is a good deal at $99.99 after the $20 Mail-in Rebate, if you don't mind waiting 6-8 weeks to get your mail-in rebate:

So it's the same one as on newegg you recommended?

Also, what's the difference between the processor in your tier .75 and the one in this bundle? You said it was something like 8% better?
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