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April 25, 2010 7:48:10 PM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: This Week (tonight or tomorrow if possible) BUDGET RANGE: 800~

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: HTPC

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Only the core components needed have Keyboard and mouse and OS through MSDN.

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com

PARTS PREFERENCES: None Really

OVERCLOCKING: No || SLI OR CROSSFIRE: No

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920 x 1080 (LG 47" 1080p 120Hz LED - LCD HDTV 47SL90)

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Quite and Cool are important

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SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive - 74.99

EDIMAX EW-7727In 32bit PCI Wireless Adapter - 29.99

CORSAIR CMPSU-450VX 450W ATX12V V2.2 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply - 69.99

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL8D-4GBRM - 118.99

ASUS P7H55-M/CSM LGA 1156 Intel H55 HDMI Micro ATX Intel Motherboard - 99.99

Intel Core i3-530 Clarkdale 2.93GHz LGA 1156 73W Dual-Core Desktop Processor Model BX80616I3530 - 119.99

LITE-ON Black 4X Blu-ray Reader SATA Model iHOS104-06 - OEM - 59.99

SILVERSTONE Black 8.0mm aluminum front panel, 0.8mm SECC body GRANDIA GD04B Micro ATX Media Center / HTPC Case - 99.99

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April 25, 2010 11:44:38 PM

Looks pretty good. But you're not going to be able to run those RAM sticks at 1600 MHz. The fastest frequency you can run with an i3 or i5 CPU is 1333 MHz, unless you OC your CPU. So you could save yourself $10 and get the 1333 MHz version of what you've picked out: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I assume you have an OS?
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April 26, 2010 4:17:05 AM

Best answer selected by Gent2k.
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April 26, 2010 4:20:32 AM

Thanks guys, i ordered with the suggestions made. Hope it all works with no RMAs :D 
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