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post #1 of 17 Old 11-28-2012, 09:39 AM - Thread Starter
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Newegg deal of the day. Looks like a good HTPC starter for cheap.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16856119065&nm_mc=EMC-GD112812&cm_mmc=EMC-GD112812-_-EMC-112812-Index-_-mb-_-56119065-E2B
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post #2 of 17 Old 11-28-2012, 03:26 PM
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I've used this for a desktop build. The included cooler must be used in most instances because of the size of the case and it is noisey as help. An after-market low profile cooler could be used but that defeats the deal price.

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I'm in for one. Just the BareBones for now, looking at the 35 watt Pentium G630T Sandy Bridge and 8 GB RAM. Bedroom HTPC.
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Great deal. too bad it's $89

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Great deal. too bad it's $89
Yeah, $59.99 was the Shell Shocker price.

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I almost grabbed one twice.

If it pops up again let me know.

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These are back in stock

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I'm thinking about grabbing this for the bedroom. Anyone have any positive or negative comments?
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I'm about to build an i3-3225 in one. Ad says H61 chipset, MoBo appears to be H67. This one: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813186211

EDIT: The posts are showing up in the reviews now. It is an H61 (the board is mislabeled) and needs a BIOS update to use IVY Bridge. Reviews say to call FoxConn and they'll send you a new BIOS chip.
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This is back on for $65 now. Was thinking about picking one up. What is the minimum CPU I would need to effortlessly play high bit rate 1080p videos?
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Nice deal back

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They're pretty responsive with the BIOS update too. I e-mailed them and had mine within a week. The IvyBridge fired right up after that. Haven't completed the build (still shuffling parts like drives and memory) but it looks like a nice solid box.
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What CPU ? Why did you need bios update ?

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I put a i3-3225 in it. Didn't have a low power SandyBridge to boot with to do the BIOS upgrade so FoxConn sent me a pre-flashed BIOS upgrade. Got the 3225 for $109.99. Probably overkill but...
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I put a i3-3225 in it. Didn't have a low power SandyBridge to boot with to do the BIOS upgrade so FoxConn sent me a pre-flashed BIOS upgrade. Got the 3225 for $109.99. Probably overkill but...

Nice price on that CPU though....


Where you get ?

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Pre-Christmas special @ Amazon. CPU=$134.99, they 'gave' me a free $25 Amazon Card.
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there is not deals like this barebones anymore... ? mad.gif

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