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November 20, 2010 2:20:18 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: In the next month or so

Budget Range: 1000-1200 (Before rebates)

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, but not hardcore

Parts Not Required: Keyboard and mouse can be re-used, but I'm open to suggestions for new ones. I'll be running W7, but it doesn't need to be included in the build

referred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg or any other reputable website

Parts Preferences: No preference on anything

Overclocking: A little bit, nothing extreme

SLI or Crossfire: What ever will work the best in the budget

Monitor Resolution: 1280x1024 to 1920x1080

Additional Comments: I like cases with a window, but that isn't a must. Quite isn't a bad thing, but I've never used a LCS. Also, I would really like USB3 and possibly SATA3

This is a quick build I started, just something I thought looked okay when I was browsing around on NewEgg

CPU: AMD 965
MoBo: ASRock 870 EXTREME3
GPU: XFX 5850
RAM: G.Skill Eco 2x2GB 1600
Case/Optical Drive/HDD: ???

Thanks in advance for any help!!

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November 20, 2010 2:29:47 AM

CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 955BE raise the multiplier 1 and your at the same speed with the extra $. -$154

Mobo: Same -$100

GPU: Sapphire Toxic 6850 x 2 = $420

RAM: Mushkin Enhanced Blackline DDR3 1600 C 7 - $80

Case: Silverstone RV02 - $140 after MIR + free shipping

HDD: Samsung Spinpoint f3 1tb - $70

PSU: XFX Black Edition 750W modular, Silver certified - $110 after MIR

OS: W7 $100

OD: Lie-on DVD burner/reader - $20

November 20, 2010 2:30:23 AM

sorry i put after rebates.
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November 20, 2010 2:34:44 AM

Haha, it's alright, I forgot to mention that I don't need an OS. So yours should still be in about my range. Just curious, why the Mushkin over G.Skill. I really don't know why I would pick one over the other, just wondering if there's a reason one is better?
November 20, 2010 1:28:42 PM

Those are my 2 favorite brands so you can't go wrong with either one lol. and the g.skill version 2 match is $5 more.
November 20, 2010 7:21:21 PM

Alright, thanks a lot!
November 20, 2010 7:23:16 PM

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