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July 6, 2010 4:50:35 AM

Here is my build currently.

ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Antec Nine Hundred Two Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Western Digital Caviar Blue WD5000AAKS 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASUS VH242H Black 23.6" 5ms HDMI Full 1080P Widescreen LCD Monitor
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

EVGA 012-P3-1470-AR GeForce GTX 470 (Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASUS Xonar DX 7.1 Channels PCI Express x1 Interface Sound Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Saitek PZ30AUR USB Wired Standard Eclipse Red Backlit Keyboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAZER DeathAdder Black 5 Buttons 1 x Wheel USB Wired Precision Optical Gaming Mouse - 3.5G Infrared Sensor
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL7D-4GBRM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASUS P7P55D-E Pro LGA 1156 Intel P55 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Intel Core i5-750 Lynnfield 2.66GHz LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor BX80605I5750
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Intel X25-V SSDSA2MP040G2R5 2.5" 40GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Logitech Z-2300 200 watts RMS 2.1 Speaker System
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Grand Total = $1844.04


If possible, please give me suggestions how to lower my price.

However, my TOP PRIORITY is to have a reliable PC with QUALITY parts.

July 6, 2010 5:15:50 AM

Did you check out the combos ??
Here are some...
Samsung DVD + Corsair 750TX
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

ASUS Mobo + Corsair DDR3 RAM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

HDD - Get the Samsung F3 - Better and faster...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Graphics card - Have you not checked PNY and Zotac ? The cards that all these manufacturers offer are one and the same as they are all manufactured by Nvidia...And also all these have Lifetime Limited warranty like EVGA...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

And any of these mouses ?
Razer Abyssus
http://www.buy.com/prod/razer-abyssus-mouse-optical-wir...

MX 518
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0007Z1M50?ie=UTF8&tag...

Logitech G500
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
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July 6, 2010 5:18:24 AM

The current onboard sound is pretty good...so first check out how the onboard sound works out and then buy a sound card...
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July 6, 2010 6:14:55 AM

Thanx and could you suggest a cpu cooler?

I dont plan on doing insane overclocking, just small to mid.
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July 6, 2010 7:16:18 AM

Any VGA cooler suggestions?
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July 6, 2010 7:56:02 AM

The cooler that comes with the graphics card is sufficient unless you need to do a massive oc.
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July 6, 2010 8:13:08 AM

ok, i just thought that having an extra cooler will increase longevity
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July 6, 2010 8:29:57 AM

^ No I dont think it would be necessary...
And looking for longevity from a graphics card is not viable from performance point of view...
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