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I5 Gaming/Development System

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October 25, 2009 6:13:02 AM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: ASAP!!

BUDGET RANGE: 600-800

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: gaming, programming, surfing the internet, watching movies

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS, video card

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com

PARTS PREFERENCES:

OVERCLOCKING: Maybe SLI OR CROSSFIRE: No

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1680x1050

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I would like a quiet PC

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Case: $99.99
Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129021

HD: $54.99
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152181

PSU: $109.99
CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power ... - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139006

Memory: $80.99
CORSAIR XMS3 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMX4GX3M2A1600C9 - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145260

Heatsink: $29.99
COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus Intel Core i5 & Intel Core i7 compatible RR-B10-212P-GP 120mm "heatpipe direct contact" Long ... - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103065

MB & CPU: $329.98
Intel Core i5-750 Lynnfield 2.66GHz LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor Model BX80605I5750 - Retail
ASUS P7P55D LGA 1156 Intel P55 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.273250
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DVD RW: $29.99
Sony Optiarc 24X DVD/CD Rewritable Drive Black SATA Model AD-7240S-0B - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827118030

Thermal Paste: $6.99
Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835100007

Total: $742.91

The things I am unsure of are the Memory and Motherboard. I chose the MB because it is a combo deal on Newegg and I have had good luck with ASUS before. I would also be open to an i7 combo if anyone has a suggestion for one that isn't too much more.
October 25, 2009 8:07:49 AM

Thanks for your response. I looked at your suggestions and have replaced my case/cpu with the first combo you listed and that dropped my total down to $667. I was going to use an 8800GTS that I have for the time being, but now I am looking at getting either a GTX 260, or HD 5770. What would you recommend?
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October 25, 2009 8:32:17 AM

^ Actually the GTX 260 is slightly faster than the HD 5770...But the 5770 like you know is a Next gen card...So I would suggest the HD 5770...And anyways for your resolution, it would suffice...
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