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March 10, 2011 2:33:31 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: By next friday

Budget Range: 1000 after rebates

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Web surfing,movies,gaming, alot of hulu
Parts Not Required: Windows 7 64 bit, lg 2360v,keyboard,speakers,mouse, gtx 580

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Dont care cheaper the better

Country of Origin: USA

Parts Preferences: by brand or type- Dont care

Overclocking: Not for this one.

SLI or Crossfire: no

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080
Additional Comments: Case needs to fit the gtx 580, no window no led lights at all. I think for this build amd will work, prefer not to use SB atm, but will consider for this build.

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March 10, 2011 3:00:05 PM

Well case wise I think the best/only real option is a CM 690II for $80. Your reqs are actually more limiting that you think. You do know you can get a case with LEDS and just not hook em up right?

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

RAm
G Skill 4gb kit. Any of their ddr3 1333 kits will work. Try 1.5v cas 8 or lower. Can consider grabbing 2 since RAM is so cheap right now.

HD
spinpoint f3 1tb.

PSU
XFX 750W or 650w. Either will work.


OPtical
Cheap $18 sata one off newegg

CPU/mobo
SB isn't really back yet, so sure, amd is fine.
Phenom II x4 955 and ASUS EVO $227
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

should all add up to ~$550 with 4gb of ram and the xfx 650.
Suppose you could throw in an ssd with the money left over.

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March 10, 2011 3:03:35 PM

The person that this is for just made clean to me they didnt want a window, also a 955 wont bottleneck a gtx 580 at res of 1920x1080 will it?
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March 10, 2011 3:08:10 PM

955 won't be a bottleneck.
However, I'm not a big fan of buying a PC ATM since both am3 and 1156 are dead and 1155 (SB) isn't back yet.

SB is actually very competitive in the $100-$150 range
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/best-gaming-cpu-cor...

If your guy doesn't mind LED's or your fine not connecting them, then just upgrade the case to the CM 690II advanced.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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March 10, 2011 3:33:50 PM

Yea, some might say its a bad time to build but then again, most people dont need the newest and best techonolgy like the 2500k-2600ks. They seem to be overkill for alot of things.
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March 28, 2011 3:35:05 AM

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