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March 20, 2011 9:04:58 PM

Approximate Purchase Date:ASAP

Budget Range: $1000-$1300

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Amazon.com , newegg.com (Which ever has the best deal. And I am a prime member.)

Country of Origin: USA

Parts Preferences: Intel (Nothing from XFX)

Overclocking Yes

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe if so it will be at least a year before I do.

Monitor Resolution: Probably nothing above 1680x1050 Sometimes I have to use a lover resolution to read the text since I have low vision)

Additional Comments Would like it to be quite if possible.

Motherboard: (Undecided) ASUS P8P67 PRO or Asrock extreme 4 (leaning towards ASUS but the Asrock being ~$40 cheaper is tempting)

CPU: (Bought $225 w/ Free Shogun 2) i5 2500k

Heatsink CM Hyper 212+

Memory (Bought $75) G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB 1600 (2 x 4Gb)

HDD: (Will buy) SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 1 1Tb

Optical Drive ~$20 Dvd burner

Video Card: (Overclocked & Unlocked/Flashed to 6970) SAPPHIRE 100312SR Radeon HD 6950 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case: (Bought $110) Fractal Design Define R3 Black ATX Mid Tower Silent PC Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU: (Undecided but thinking ) CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX750 V2 750W ATX12V v2.31/ EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC High Performance Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

OS (Will buy $100) Win 7 Home Premium 64 bit OEM

Monitor (Own may replace later) Gateway HD2200 Black-Silver 22" 4ms DVI HDMI Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 1000:1
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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March 20, 2011 10:51:15 PM

What do you want to buy beside the mobo? Budget?
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March 21, 2011 12:31:24 AM

excellent psu, more then enough power, might consider modular though since your case seems kind of tiny. The tx's have a lot of cables. Look at the hx series from corsair.
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March 21, 2011 12:50:42 AM

Thanks for the feedback so far.
@mosox
Everything besides the i5,ram, and case. With the mobo I just thought saving some money might be nice but it's not necessary.

@oz73942 I was leaning towards modular at first but decided not to because of price. Just now though I just took another look and the hx750 is only 126 after rebate so I think I will probably switch over.
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