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March 22, 2010 10:43:44 PM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Next couple weeks BUDGET RANGE: $1000-1900

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: surfing the internet, gaming, productively, general messing around with geeky compter stuff

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: OS

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com, Amazon.com COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA

PARTS PREFERENCES:
Case: Smaller attractive matx or atx case. Something that is high quality and would fit on a smaller desk
Motherboard: ???
Powersupply: Quiet and power efficient
Processor: Intel i7-860,
Ram: 8gb maybe Crucial?
HD: SSD bootdrive, 500gb 7200rpm HD drive, Brands ????
Video Card: Radeon HD 5770 with display port Brand ???
DVD Drive: Anything DVD burner will work
Monitor: NEC Display Solutions EA231WMI-BK Black 23" 14ms Height/Pivot/Swivel adjustable stand Widescreen LCD Monitor 270 cd/m2 DC 3000:1 (1000:1) Built-in Speakers – Retail http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

OVERCLOCKING: No SLI OR CROSSFIRE: No

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1080

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Would like a smaller size case that looks good. Either matx or a small atx case. I would also like it to be a quiet PC
March 22, 2010 11:04:58 PM

Sony Optiarc 24X DVD/CD Rewritable Drive Black SATA Model AD-7240S-0B - OEM
Item #: N82E16827118030
Return Policy: Limited Replacement Only Return Policy
Protect Your Investment (expand for options)
Service Net Replacement Extended Warranty Plan
The product will be replaced and shipped directly to you at no charge(more info)
• 1 year: $6.99
• 2 year: $11.99
$22.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

LIAN LI PC-A05NB Black Aluminum ATX Mini Tower Computer Case - Retail
Item #: N82E16811112218
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
$99.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3500418AS 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Item #: N82E16822148395
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
-$5.00 Instant
$59.99
$54.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SAPPHIRE 100282-3SR Radeon HD 5850 (Cypress Pro) 1GB 256-bit DDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video ... - Retail
Item #: N82E16814102884
Return Policy: VGA Standard Return Policy
Protect Your Investment (expand for options)
Service Net Replacement Extended Warranty Plan
The product will be replaced and shipped directly to you at no charge(more info)
• 1 year: $32.99
• 2 year: $54.99
$329.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CORSAIR CMPSU-550VX 550W ATX12V V2.2 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power ... - Retail
Item #: N82E16817139004
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
-$25.00 Instant
$10.00 Mail-in Rebate Card
$104.99
$79.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1066 (PC3 8500) Desktop Memory Model F3-8500CL7D-8GBRL - Retail
Item #: N82E16820231308
Return Policy: Memory Standard Return Policy
$315.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GIGABYTE GA-P55M-UD2 LGA 1156 Intel P55 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
Item #: N82E16813128405
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
-$5.00 Instant
$109.99
$104.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus Intel Core i5 & Intel Core i7 compatible RR-B10-212P-G1 120mm "heatpipe direct contact" Long ... - Retail
Item #: N82E16835103065
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
$34.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Intel X25-M Mainstream SSDSA2MH080G2R5 2.5" 80GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) - Retail
Item #: N82E16820167023
Return Policy: Limited Replacement Only Return Policy
-$75.00 Instant
$299.99
$224.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Subtotal: $1,268.91


I went with a HD 5850 IMO @ 1920x1080 its what you want for good overall FPS better would be a HD 5870

Reviews http://www.anandtech.com/video/showdoc.aspx?i=3658

If this is not for work and you dont need the HT that the i7 860 offers you could do a i5 750 and 4 gigs of ram ( your money your needs your call )
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March 22, 2010 11:07:50 PM

We can get you right at $1000 with an AMD/AM3 Black Edition Quad Core (OC) and that GPU and SSD (Kingston 64GB $150) and Samsung Spinpoint F3 500GB 7200RPM $54 and Hyper 212 cooler ($34) and Corsair 750W SLI PSU @~$120. Samsung SATA DVDR $26 ... MX-2 Paste (~$7) ... G.Skill RipJaws 2x4GB DDR3(1600) CAS7 Dual Channel kit @$114 ...

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March 22, 2010 11:09:57 PM

Of course, I meant $700 (didn't I ? )

= Al =

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March 23, 2010 7:40:43 PM

just for grins ... (~$180 due in April)

search on "Antec Lanboy Air"


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