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August 1, 2010 3:14:21 PM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: This Week

BUDGET RANGE: ~$750 AFTER Rebate ($1k w/ monitor, mouse, keyboard, speakers)

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming: particularly SC2 and eventually D3

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: None (NEED monitor, mouse, keyboard, speakers)

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA

PARTS PREFERENCES: No preference

OVERCLOCKING: No

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe

MONITOR RESOLUTION: Don't currently have monitor, need one

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I haven't had a PC for about 5 years, but with the return of SC2 I'm looking to build a reasonably priced PC. Frankly, I don't know anything about current hardware, which is why I need some help. I don't have a monitor, mouse, keyboard, or speakers, which I'd obviously need. Also, the networking card would have to be wireless.

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August 1, 2010 4:53:48 PM

This is one of the budget builds that was stickied... Any suggestions on how to get it about $150 cheaper? Also, would I need to get a wireless networking card or is the motherboard network wireless?


LITE-ON 24X DVD Writer Black SATA Model iHAS424-98 LightScribe Support
Item #: N82E16827106335
$25.99

Rosewill CHALLENGER Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case ,comes with Three Fans-1x Front Blue LED 120mm Fan, 1x Top 140mm ...
Item #: N82E16811147153
$39.99

Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3500418AS 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Item #: N82E16822148395
$54.99

ASUS VH242H Black 23.6" 5ms HDMI Full 1080P Widescreen LCD Monitor
Item #: N82E16824236052
$189.99

XFX HD-577A-ZNFC Radeon HD 5770 (Juniper XT) 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
Item #: N82E16814150447
$169.99

Antec earthwatts EA500 500W Continuous Power ATX12V v2.2 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC "Compatible with Core i7/Core i5" ...
Item #: N82E16817371007
$74.99

Logitech S-220 17 Watts 2.1 Multimedia Speaker System - OEM
Item #: N82E16836121014
$27.99

Logitech Internet 350 Black USB Wired Standard Keyboard - OEM
Item #: N82E16823126012
$19.99

Microsoft Wheel Mouse Optical - OEM
Item #: N82E16826105185
$14.99

Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound - OEM
Item #: N82E16835100007
$9.99

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL7D-4GBRM
Item #: N82E16820231303
$104.99

ASUS P7P55D-E LGA 1156 Intel P55 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
Item #: N82E16813131620
$149.99

Intel Core i3-530 Clarkdale 2.93GHz LGA 1156 73W Dual-Core Desktop Processor BX80616I3530
Item #: N82E16819115222
$114.99

COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus Intel Core i5 & Intel Core i7 compatible RR-B10-212P-G1 120mm "heatpipe direct contact" Long ...
Item #: N82E16835103065
$49.99

Subtotal: $1,048.86
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August 1, 2010 7:12:09 PM

Hello lfc4life;
You probably need a copy of Windows too, correct?

Arctic Silver 5 and CM Hyper 212+ can be set aside - use the stock CPU cooler. $60 savings.

We can also look for NewEgg combo deals to lower prices.

Intel Core i3-530 Clarkdale 2.93GHz and GIGABYTE GA-H55M-UD2H LGA 1156 Intel H55 HDMI Micro ATX MB $205 plus $10 rebate
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

Mushkin Enhanced Silverline 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) $90 and $10 rebate
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

LITE-ON 24X DVD Burner $19
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

WD Caviar Black 500GB HDD and Rosewill CHALLENGER Gaming case $85 ($25 discount)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

OCZ ModXStream Pro OCZ500MXSP 500W PSU $60 and $20 rebate
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $$460

HIS H577FK1GD Radeon HD 5770 video card $140 and $10 rebate
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASUS VH242H 23.6" 1080P LCD monitor $190 and $10 rebate
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Cyber Acoustics 2.1 Speakers $20
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Logitech MK120 wired Keyboard and Mouse $21
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


~$831 before $60 in available rebates
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