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July 28, 2010 9:05:03 PM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Within the next few weeks

BUDGET RANGE: (600-700) Before Rebates

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming(Starcraft 2, Diablo 3, WoW), Surfing, Movies, Photoshop

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Keyboard, Mouse

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com and any others that offer great prices

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: CA, USA

PARTS PREFERENCES: No part preferences

OVERCLOCKING: Yes if needed

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe

MONITOR RESOLUTION: Need monitor. Whatever you recommend for my situation

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Parts that I had in mind

SAPPHIRE Vapor-X 100283VX-2L Radeon HD 5770
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Patriot Gamer Series 4GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

AMD Athlon II X4 635
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Western Digital 500GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GIGABYTE GA-870A-UD3 AM3 AMD 870 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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July 28, 2010 9:17:19 PM

Is the monitor included in the price?
Do you need Windows 7?
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July 28, 2010 9:23:31 PM

No I plan using a friends and getting my own later.
Yes I need windows 7
The 600-700 is for the tower and all its contents +OS
But a monitor recommendation is much appreciated
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July 28, 2010 9:57:32 PM

How does this build look to you:

LG Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 16X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM SATA DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3500418AS 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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

Combos:

SAPPHIRE Vapor-X 100283VX-2L Radeon HD 5770 (Juniper XT) 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support ...
and
AMD Athlon II X4 635 Propus 2.9GHz Socket AM3 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor ADX635WFGIBOX
* $15 MIR *
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

Antec Three Hundred Illusion Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
and
Antec EarthWatts EA650 650W Continuous Power ATX12V Ver.2.2 / EPS12V version 2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified ...
* $15 MIR and promo code "ANT48" *
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM
and
ASRock 870 EXTREME3 AM3 AMD 870 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

Total with shipping and promo codes: $730.15 ($700.15 with MIR)
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July 28, 2010 10:06:41 PM

I definitely like everything but I'm not a big LG fan. I'll probably swap that to the Samsung equivalent.

Thank you
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July 28, 2010 10:29:11 PM

Sounds good.
Any other questions?
If you are done with the thread just hit the "Select as best answer" on one of the replies.
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July 28, 2010 10:37:44 PM

Best answer selected by OMG ITZ RP.
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July 28, 2010 10:37:54 PM

Thank you for all your help
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July 29, 2010 1:39:15 AM

No problem.
Good luck with the build!
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