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April 17, 2011 8:45:07 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: May 2011

Budget Range: $950

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Homework (I'll be starting graduate school in the fall), Beginner programming, Statistical analysis

Parts Not Required: Mouse and Keyboard

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com

Country of Origin: US

Parts Preferences: Whatever will get me the most for my money. If you have any suggestions on parts that I can have the same capabilities by paying a bit less, I will definitely do it!

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: No

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Other stuff:I eventually want add a second monitor, so I'm thinking split DVI. I'm primarily doing this so I can learn more about computers. I'll also be getting a netbook to take to class and what not.

Here it is:

Case: HEC Blitz Black Steel ATX Mid-Tower-$40
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E168...

CPU: Intel i5 2400-$190
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E168...

Video Card: HIS H577FK1GD Radeon HD 5770-$130
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E168...

Motherboard: ASRock H61M/U3S3 LGA-$80
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E168...

Memory: Mushkin Enhanced Silverline 8GB-$83
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E168...

Hard Drive: SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 1 TB-$65
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E168...

Power Supply: Antec BP550 Plus 550W Continuous Power Power Supply-$65
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E168...

Optical Drive: LG DVD SuperMulti Drive Black-$19
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E168...

Heat sink: COOLER MASTER Hyper N 520-$25
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E168...

Monitor: Acer V213HBJbd Black 21.5"-$140
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E168...

Let me know what you think!

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