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April 12, 2011 10:24:39 PM

Building a system for a friend. I've built PC's before, (last was Nehalem), but not a SB.
Goal is great performance (see apps below).

Purchase date: This week

Budget: Up to $1000. $700-800 would be nice.

Usage: Most important: photoshop pwr user, Lightroom, office apps, fast user experience (fast boot, qwik loads, etc), no games

Not required: Monitor, speakers, keyboard, mouse

Website for parts: Newegg

Country: USA

Parts preferences: Intel SB. No MB pref. Want an SSD for boot; probably 120G. Thinking 8G or more of DDR. 1 or 2 TB drive; no RAID. No graphics pref. Cheapo DVD writer OK. Any case, any PS.

Overclock: Maybe, not essential

SLI/Crossfire: No

Monitor: Got one.

Comments: Already have a copy of Win 7 64. This is a replacement for a 5 year old machine. Need to blow away owner with snappy perf.

Thanks!
...bill

April 12, 2011 10:52:04 PM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $89.99
Antec New Solution VSK2450 Black ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 450W Power Supply

cheaper though if you get it through amazon

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Antec Cost-Efficient Mid Tower Case VSK-2450

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MSI H67MS-E43 (B3) LGA 1155 Intel H67 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s Micro ATX Intel Motherboard

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $184.99 FREE SHIPPING
Intel Core i5-2300 Sandy Bridge 2.8GHz (3.1GHz Turbo Boost) 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $81.99 FREE SHIPPING
Mushkin Enhanced Silverline 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model 996770

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Samsung 1 TB Spinpoint 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.5 inch Bulk/OEM Desktop Hard Drive HD103SJ

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $69.99 - $49.99 after mail-in rebate card
EVGA 01G-P3-1430-LR GeForce GT 430 (Fermi) 1GB 128-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $21.99 FREE SHIPPING
ASUS Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM
April 12, 2011 11:23:03 PM

Thanks for the fast response.
How about an SSD?

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