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April 25, 2010 1:52:56 AM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: within a month
BUDGET RANGE: < 600 After Rebates
SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: surfing the internet, watching movies
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, gpu (plan on using on-board)
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: I typically buy from newegg, but there's nothing stopping me from going elsewhere
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA
PARTS PREFERENCES: None
OVERCLOCKING: No
SLI OR CROSSFIRE: No
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I'd like it to be relatively quiet, plan on getting Win7 64 Home but not including that in the 600

Here's what I'm currently looking at:
AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103808

BIOSTAR TA790GXE 128M AM2+/AM3 AMD 790GX HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813138146

CORSAIR CMPSU-550VX 550W ATX12V V2.2
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139004

COOLER MASTER Centurion 5 CAC-T05-WW Black/Silver Aluminum Bezel, SECC Chassis ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119077

Crucial 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1066 (PC3 8500)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148150

Western Digital Caviar Blue WD5000AAKS 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136073
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More about : 600 everyday

April 25, 2010 2:06:18 AM

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COOLER MASTER Elite 330 RC-330-KKN1-GP Black SECC ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

COOLER MASTER Elite 330 RC-330-KKN1-GP Black SECC ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Item #: N82E16811119115
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy

-$5.00 Instant


$44.99
$39.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3500418AS 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

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

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Service Net Replacement Extended Warranty

The product will be replaced and shipped directly to you at no charge(more info22-148-395.0.120)

* 1 year: $10.99
* 2 year: $18.99

-$5.00 Instant


$59.99
$54.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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GIGABYTE GA-MA785GMT-UD2H AM3 AMD 785G HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard

GIGABYTE GA-MA785GMT-UD2H AM3 AMD 785G HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
Item #: N82E16813128397
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy

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Service Net Replacement Extended Warranty

The product will be replaced and shipped directly to you at no charge(more info13-128-397.0.120)

* 1 year: $10.99
* 2 year: $18.99



$89.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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CORSAIR CMPSU-400CX 400W ATX12V V2.2 80 PLUS Certified Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply

CORSAIR CMPSU-400CX 400W ATX12V V2.2 80 PLUS Certified Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply
Item #: N82E16817139008
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy

Protect Your Investment (expand for options17-139-008|hide options17-139-008)

Service Net Replacement Extended Warranty

The product will be replaced and shipped directly to you at no charge(more info17-139-008.0.120)

* 1 year: $10.99
* 2 year: $18.99

-$10.00 Instant
$15.00 Mail-in Rebate Card17-139-008

$64.99
$54.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL7D-4GBRH

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL7D-4GBRH
Item #: N82E16820231276
Return Policy: Memory Standard Return Policy



$114.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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AMD Athlon II X4 630 Propus 2.8GHz Socket AM3 95W Quad-Core Processor Model ADX630WFGIBOX

AMD Athlon II X4 630 Propus 2.8GHz Socket AM3 95W Quad-Core Processor Model ADX630WFGIBOX
Item #: N82E16819103704
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy

Protect Your Investment (expand for options19-103-704|hide options19-103-704)

Service Net Replacement Extended Warranty

The product will be replaced and shipped directly to you at no charge(more info19-103-704.0.120)

* 1 year: $10.99
* 2 year: $18.99



$99.00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Subtotal: $453.95

This would be good for your uses and has a onboard GPU 4200 ( you didnt say what GPU you had so i went with a 400W PSU it will be fine for the system as is.
April 25, 2010 4:54:29 AM

$451 AR
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April 26, 2010 6:18:59 AM

batuchka's build is really good as usual, I'd probably spend the rest of the money on getting a SSD for the OS and general use applications which will vastly improve general performance. And the remainder on either more RAM or a better case.
April 30, 2010 6:13:36 PM

Is the OCZ PSU reliable enough compared to Corsair?
May 1, 2010 12:12:24 AM

I would rate the Corsair higher but for your needs the OCZ would do fine ^^
May 1, 2010 12:30:15 AM

We're talking about an everyday internet computer so yeah OCZ is fine. No need to put a V8 engine into a grocery shopping car.
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