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August 11, 2010 1:39:43 AM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: late September, early October

BUDGET RANGE: 800-900 dollars

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse, speakers

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg, comparable sites

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN:United States

PARTS PREFERENCES: I want at least a 20'' monitor, 1920x1080.

OVERCLOCKING: Possibly in the future
SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Crossfire in the future

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1080

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I have a tentative list of parts, but I want to make sure I am getting most bang for my buck and didn't overlook any compatibility issues. I settled for the ATI 5770 because I am really only playing WoW right now, and will look into adding another in crossfire once I need the extra power. Here is what I have so far:

Processor
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

MOBO
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Power Supply:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HD:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Monitor:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Optical:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Heatsink/Fan
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Total before rebates: $889.86
August 11, 2010 1:48:39 AM

I debated getting the OCZ ModXStream Pro OCZ700MXSP but in the end I went for a more reliable one. A lot of people are haivng problems with that model. A quality power supply is the foundation of a healthy computer. :) 

You may want to spend a few bucks more for a bigger screen, though some people prefer name brand over size.

If you are not going to overclock now I would wait until you want to OC before getting the cooler to save some bucks.

The antec 300 is tried and true. The AZZA 910R Helios is bigger and $20 less if you count in shipping.
http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/ProductDetail.jsp?Product...

I really like my 5770, I bought it only a few months ago. If I was buying today I would probably get something in the $200 range, though that may be beyond your need and budget.

Have a good build!
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August 11, 2010 2:01:06 AM

Make use of combo deals.

The Antec 300 is OK, but it can be a bit cramped and so has fallen out of favor with longer modern GPU builds. You do not want to get limited on what GPU you buy because of your case.

Cm 690
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Better cooler same price:
http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-RR-B10-212P-G1-Univ...

Your CPU and PSU
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

Just grab a GTX 260 (1GB) now. When people say they will CF or SLI later they never do... by the time they get around to it the GPU is too expensive or completely gone or they can get faster single GPUs.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


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August 11, 2010 9:31:54 AM

Tower @ $692AR

23.6" LCD free photo printer free ship $180
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$872AR Grand Total
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August 11, 2010 3:51:01 PM

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