Tiger Direct sets new low price point for an SSD equipped computer
This is the lowest priced computer kit we’ve seen. At $199 for a limited time, you get a $270 Athlon bare-bones computer kit! The price expires March 31st, 2012.
At that price it’s like getting the SSD for nothing.
It surprised me to learn recently that big companies like Microsoft and Amazon.com don’t buy computers anymore. They build their own computers and servers from kits and parts.
Most of the computers in the stores and from Dell contain parts and software that cost more and slow down the system.
The kits in this story are for illustration purposes.
The real kits and their components change often at Tiger Direct.
If the kit in this story is not available, it always has a replacement with similar or better features and price. Click on the link on the page and check out Computer Parts – Barebone Kits.
It’s all in the coupons that go with the kit. The memory and DVD drive coupons expire March 31st and the motherboard on April 12th, 2012.
What’s amazing about this kit is the 60 GB SSD drive which is a premium product. You’ll probably want to slap in a larger HDD.
For some reason the same kit costs $240 in the US.
The kit scores 3.9 from 846 Tiger Direct customers.
For more on how to build a computer kit and get a free operating system, see Build your own Intel i3 PC for $259
Full Spec - ECS A780LM-M2 AMD DiabloTek Barebones Kit – ECS A780LM-M2 Board, AMD Athlon II X3 445 OEM, CPU Cooler, Corsair 4GB DDR3 RAM, Patriot 64GB SSD, 22x DVDRW, DiabloTek Mid Tower Case, DiabloTek 400W PSU
GIGABYTE GA-M68MT-S2 with HDD
This is a respectable Gigabyte motherboard and 500 GB hard drive.
Again the Windows 8 Consumer Preview operating system is fast and free.
Monitor, mouse and keyboard extra. It’s always handy to keep those peripherals from older computers. They come in handy for kit building or replacements.
For other kits we like, see Build your own Intel i3 PC for $259
Usually low prices are restricted by date. Exact part numbers are embedded in the links.