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April 11, 2010 8:16:03 PM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE:By April 20
BUDGET RANGE: 700-800

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

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, I do have a access to a 500 watt rosewill which has been brought to my attention is not one of the better manufacturers of power supply but it does work at the moment anf I have windows XP

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com

PARTS PREFERENCES:D ue to lack of experience I don't have any real preference. That being said most systems i used have AMD processors and NVIDA cards

OVERCLOCKING: I never overclocked but possibly might SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1680x1050

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I am undecided what video card to get so my thinking is get a mobo with integrated graphics then 2-3 months get a card. I see that nvidia just came out with a new line so i want to see what this do to prices
The 2 most intensive games i use are Rybka 3( top chess program/database) and some MMORP's
parts picked
case COOLER MASTER HAF 922 RC-922M-KKN1-GP Black Steel
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119197

mobo GIGABYTE GA-MA790GPT-UD3H AM3 AMD 790GX HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128398

cpu AMD Athlon II X4 630 Propus 2.8GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache Socket AM3 95W Quad-Core Processor - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103704

memory G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-4GBNQ - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231193

current cost is 418 + shipping
I am worried about making sure I pick the right memory and I am unsure if I need more then 4 gb, also as i live in Florida i am worried about cooling/airflow

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April 12, 2010 8:25:04 AM

Here is a config...And certainly a better PSU if you want to keep the PC for a long time...
HAF 922 + OCZ 500W - Though you wont need 500W, but this is a very good deal...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

Memory -
Crucial - It is as good and can reach that speeds without any issues...And DDR3 RAMs dont give out much heat so the lack of heatspreaders is not a major concern...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU + Mobo - IMO even a Tri-Core would suffice for your needs...
And this is also a good mobo with powerful onboard graphics
X3 440 + Gigabyte 785G
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
If you want a Quad -
X4 620
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
X4 635
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

If you are planning to overclock, then you might want to get an aftermarket CPU cooler...
Sunbeam CCTF
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
CM Hyper 212+
http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-RR-B10-212P-G1-Univ...
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