WANTED A RELIABLE UNIT WITH ALL WEI SCORES TO BE ABOVE 7 FOR NEAR MINIMUM COST, SUCCEEDED FOR $490 EXCLUDING OS. CPU 7.5 RAM 7.6 GRAPHICS 7.3 7.3 AND HD SSD 7.7 PICKED UP MOST OF THE PIECES AT MICROCENTER, SAVED AN ADDITIONAL $40 ON CPU MOBO COMBO DEAL, BUT PAID SALES TAX. THE CASE I GOT WAS ACTUALLY A THERMAL MASTER WITH POWER SUPPLY FOR $37, BUT THE POWER SUPPLY WAS DEAD DOA. I WENT WITH THE SEASONIC ,IT HAD THE LEAST NEGATIVE REVIEWS, THE CORSAIR 430 CX HAD A LOT OF UNITS FAILING, BUT WERE REPLACED UNDER WARRANTY. I PROBABLY WON'T USE MICROCENTER IN STORE PICK UP AGAIN, DO TO TRAFFIC AND DISTANCE, 200 MILES ROUND TRIP, AND 5 TO 7 HOURS DRIVING TIME, PLUS GAS! I PICKED UP AN OPEN BOX GTX550 TI FROM EBAY FOR $70 SHIPPED. $20 FOR LG CD RW OPTICAL DRIVE. THE BIOSTAR MOTHERBOARD IS GREAT FOR THE PRICE, BUT HAS VERY LIMITED OVERCLOCKING ABILITIES, I MAY GET A Z77 BOARD IF I SEE A GOOD DEAL IN THE NEXT FEW MONTHS
Thanks for all of the great Comments, I like to do things in person most of the time, I wanted to see for myself how Micro Center compared to FRY's and Best Buy. Great store, I just wish there was one closer, they seem to have the lowest priced CPU / MB combos, but the drive for me eats up the savings.
I have a question for anyone that wishes to comment on, Are there any refrigerated cooling systems on the market, like your refridgerator, or air conditioner in your car using freon. Also have you heard of anyone just puting the pc inside of a refridgerator or freezer.