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Unique system for under $1000

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: This week
BUDGET RANGE: <$1000

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Internet radio broadcasting, basic home use

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Monitor (to be explained)

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: NewEgg.com

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA

PARTS PREFERENCES: Listed below

OVERCLOCKING: No SLI OR CROSSFIRE: No

MONITOR RESOLUTION: Min 1024x768 w/ 32-bit color

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Here we go:

I was approached by someone stating that they wanted a new PC to be built for them because she wanted to give her current PC to her father. She is an internet DJ and wanted the fastest available computer under $1000. Here's the catch; She is blind. She uses a screen reader program called Jaws for Windows. After hearing that, I realized that she could get one heck of a computer just by the fact that she would not need a high performance video card and could get better components. Here is the list of parts I was going to use (all items will be purchased through NewEgg.com):

Case: Cooler Master Elite 310 with 420watt power supply http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119210

Motherboard: MSI P55-GD65 LGA 1156 Intel P55 ATX Intel Motherboard
CPU: Intel Core i5 Lynnfield 2.66 GHz LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.245501

RAM: Corsair XMS3 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145260

Video: EVGA GeForce 7200GS 256MB 64-bit GDDR2 PCI Express x16
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130098

Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TeraByte 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5"
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136284

DVD-RW: Plextor PX-880SA (DVD-Read 24x, DVD-RW 6x, CD-R 48x, CD-RW 32x)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827249054

Sound Card: Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium 7.1 Channel 24-bit 96KHz PCI Express 1x
89.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16829102024

Operating System: Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit with free upgrade to Windows 7 Home
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116677

Please let me know if this system would work well considering her needs and if there is any compatibility issues that you see as this will be my first "Full" system I've built in a long time. Any criticism is welcome.

Best Regards,
Harbinger00
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    As far as a system goes, its well planned out except the PSU in that case. Don't use a bundled setup like that.

    Its going to be a little more, but much better quality to buy seperate:
    Free shipping on this case, saves $20: $40 case + $25 amir = $65
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119161
    and
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817341020

    Any of these would be good too. Looked for quiet PSU as her hearing is going to be better than ours.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817703018
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139008
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=2010090058%2050001697%20113142551&name=SeaSonic%20USA&ActiveSearchResult=True

    The case here has free shipping, but the PSU doesn't. $90 delievered
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.254654
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