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August 7, 2010 7:04:12 PM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: (within 4 months)

BUDGET RANGE: ($500) After Rebates

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Adobe CS5 Web Premium (not premiere), Surfing the internet lots of tabs and junk open, Home office, SC 2, watching movies

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse, speakers, monitor, Power Supply, case, DVD drive (currently have Asus earthwatts 500W and Sonata III case)

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA

PARTS PREFERENCES: whichever is the best bang for buck, not worried about upgrading in future at all

OVERCLOCKING: No.

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: No.

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1080

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Need to purchase/install Win 7 64-bit. Also $500 is the max, try to keep it under $400 unless you see significant reason to spend more.
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August 7, 2010 7:11:35 PM

Depends on what socket u want
775, and u can go with core 2 quad q8300 @2.5 GHz- 149.00 and EVGA GeForce 9500gt 1GB - 66.00 and a gigabyte EP-45-UD3L FOR UNDER 99.00

OR SOCKET 1156, u can get core i5 750 @ 2.66 - 194.99 and EVGA GeForce GTS 250- 139.00 and a Asus P7P55D - 149.00

-----Think about it------ or wait to see what others say
ALL THIS UNDER $500.00 without mail in rebate so it cud be 300 or less with mail in rebate
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August 7, 2010 7:31:15 PM

I also need a HDD guys
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August 7, 2010 7:31:56 PM

the HDD needs to be at least 750GB, I'd like 1TB if possible
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August 9, 2010 4:20:24 PM

Thanks for the help,
now we're over budget by near $200. Where would you cut down?
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August 9, 2010 8:19:45 PM

you cannot change the mobo to a intel socket because you will need to change the processor too , stay at batuchka's build
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August 10, 2010 4:21:53 PM

you think I can get better performance by staying that route for the same price?
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August 11, 2010 7:15:58 PM

Best answer selected by vigorvermin.
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