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August 3, 2009 5:45:52 PM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Within the month, before college starts.

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: school work (probably majoring in computer engineering), gaming, video, music, other multimedia.

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: speakers, processor(already have), motherboard(already have)

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com, zipzoomfly.com, microcenter.com (retail store a few miles away)

PARTS PREFERENCES: Intel CPU, Asus mobo,

OVERCLOCKING: most likely yes

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: possibly SLI in the future

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1080

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: As of now, budget isnt a huge issue as I will be purchasing the parts over a period of time.


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Parts List:

Intel Corporation Core® i7 920 Processor Boxed (Have)
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml...

P6T Deluxe V2 1366 ATX Motherboard (Have)
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml...

Antec TPQ-850 TruePower Quattro 850W Power Supply
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000QW5X5Y/ref=s9_simz...

EVGA GTX 280 Superclocked 1GB DDR3 PCI-E 2.0 Graphics Card
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml...

WESTERN DIGITAL WD1001FALS Caviar Black 1TB SATA 7200 RPM 32MB Buffer Hard Drive Bulk
http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/ProductDetail.jsp?Product...

CORSAIR TR3X6G1600C8D 6GB PC3-12800+ (DDR3-1600+) CL8 Triple Channel Memory Retail
http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/ProductDetail.jsp?Product...

LG GH22LS50 22X SATA DVD Burner Black Drive Bulk
http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/ProductDetail.jsp?Product...

Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate SP1 64-bit for System Builders w/ Tech Guarantee - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ZALMAN CNPS10X Extreme 120mm 2 Ball CPU Cooler - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Antec Nine Hundred Two - The Ultimate Gaming Case
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml...

I will also purchase other items such as cold cathodes and wire sleeving for appearance purposes.

Let me know what you think, and any suggestions you may have for me.

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August 3, 2009 5:58:23 PM

Get the GTX275 not the GTX280, the 275 is cheaper, faster, and cooler.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Cheaper ram with better timings
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

This corsair PSU is stronger and cheaper.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

This heatsink is rated second on frosty and is cheaper
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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August 4, 2009 2:51:34 AM

Thanks for the input guys. I've switched out some components to ones that were suggested. Not only does it make the system less expensive, it should also be more powerful.
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