Over the last couple weeks, I've accumulated a few different items. I now have a hard drive with Windows Vista (which I can upgrade to 7 Ultimate for $10 with a student discount). I also have a usable DVD-RW drive, and a CPU Cooler.
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming and Video Editing
Parts Not Required: Keyboard, Mouse, Monitor, Hard Drive, Optical Drive, and CPU Cooler, and Windows
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg.com, Micro Center (actual brick and mortar store or website)
Country of Origin: US
Parts Preferences: AMD CPU
SLI or Crossfire: Not now, but later
Monitor Resolution: Monitor 1 (1920 x 1200) & Monitor 2 (1280 x 1024)
Additional Comments: The CPU Cooler I have is a Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus, which is pretty big, so I'm assuming I'll do better with a full sized case, I'm also assuming that the OEM Thermal Compound should not be used.
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