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    AMD readies Combat Crates: CPU, mobo and GPU

    ‘All you need to game’ pack: a Ryzen 5 1600, MSI B350 Tomahawk, and Radeon RX 580.
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    Re: AMD readies Combat Crates: CPU, mobo and GPU

    It's hardly "All you need to game" without any RAM included.

    Most people (myself included) would've been looking at this to refresh an older DDR3 system.

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    Re: AMD readies Combat Crates: CPU, mobo and GPU

    It would have made more sense if it was $100 less, that's roughly what the component parts cost (going on SEP prices) so it seems they took that and added $100 so they could cash in on these crazy prices.

    Good idea subverted by what seems to be corporate greed.

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    Re: AMD readies Combat Crates: CPU, mobo and GPU

    That could still work for a Vega card, but I think the RX 580 cards are settling down enough that a bundle of "not quite the parts I would have chosen" seems unfortunate.

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    Re: AMD readies Combat Crates: CPU, mobo and GPU

    Lootboxes from AMD... Whatever will they think of next.

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    Re: AMD readies Combat Crates: CPU, mobo and GPU

    Quote Originally Posted by Corky34 View Post
    ... Good idea subverted by what seems to be corporate greed.
    As the article points out, when the bundle was devised and the marketing/pricing prepared, it probably was good value. It's just that prices have moved sufficiently over the last couple of months that it isn't any more...

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    Re: AMD readies Combat Crates: CPU, mobo and GPU

    Not enough LED's

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    Re: AMD readies Combat Crates: CPU, mobo and GPU

    Quote Originally Posted by LeetyMcLeet View Post
    Not enough LED's


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    Re: AMD readies Combat Crates: CPU, mobo and GPU

    I hope these things have a big warning label about the type of PSU you need to run this and that it requires to be in a case that will cool it properly! Otherwise there is a risk that people who know how things go together, but are not quite experienced enough to know some of the finer points of building a computer, will get hold of this and watch the whole thing go pop when they run a game.

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    Re: AMD readies Combat Crates: CPU, mobo and GPU

    Quote Originally Posted by iworrall View Post
    It's hardly "All you need to game" without any RAM included.
    You have to buy the Season Pass and first round of Loot Crates to get the RAM...
    Backdoor deal AMD did with EA, y'see, in response to Nvidia force-branding other GPUs.

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    Re: AMD readies Combat Crates: CPU, mobo and GPU

    Quote Originally Posted by azrael- View Post
    Lootboxes from AMD... Whatever will they think of next.
    Heh, did make me laugh

    Now if this had been a decent X470 mobo, Vega 56, Ryzen 7 2700X for a decent price... however, where's the RAM required?

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    Re: AMD readies Combat Crates: CPU, mobo and GPU

    Quote Originally Posted by scaryjim View Post
    As the article points out, when the bundle was devised and the marketing/pricing prepared, it probably was good value. It's just that prices have moved sufficiently over the last couple of months that it isn't any more...
    Oh for sure but I'd hoped that by putting "going on SEP prices" in brackets was enough to indicate i was talking about suggested prices for the components and not the crazy inflated prices.

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