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May 28, 2011 7:29:15 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: The next couple of months

Budget Range: $600-$800

System Usage: Lot of gaming, watching movies, and surfing the internet

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com

Country of Origin: US

Overclocking: Maybe I haven't decided yet

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: Need to have it run a good variety of games, also needs to handle a little bit of multitasking like if I'm playing a game I can also look something up on the internet or maybe watch a video or two.

Here's a list of parts I've chosen. This is the very first time I'm building a computer so let me know if these parts are good and if not if you can explain why that would help a lot.

Case: Rosewill CHALLENGER Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case, comes with Three Fans-1x Front Blue LED 120mm Fan, 1x Top 140mm Fan, 1x Rear 120mm Fan, option Fans-2x Side 120mm Fan

MoBo: ASUS P8H61-M (REV 3.0) LGA 1155 Intel H61 HDMI Micro ATX Intel Motherboard

Processor: Intel Core i5-650 Clarkdale 3.2GHz 4MB L3 Cache LGA 1156 73W Dual-Core Desktop Processor BX80616I5650

Video Card: EVGA 01G-P3-1372-TR GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) Superclocked 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

Power Supply: Rosewill Xtreme Series RX850-S-B 850W Continuous @40°C ,80 PLUS Certified, ATX12V v2.2 & EPS12V v2.91, SLI Ready CrossFire Ready, Active PFC "Compatible with Core i7, i5" Power Supply

Memory: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL

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May 29, 2011 8:11:40 PM

that processor is not compatable with those motherboards look into the i5 2xxx series they are faster and compatable with the mobo. if you are oc'ing why i think you should because it is so easy with these new processors get the i5 2500k and the asrock p67 pro3 if you wont sli/cf and the asrock p67 extreme4 if you will go sli/cf
go with the 6850 for your gpu it is slightly faster and gives a better picture while watching movies- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
the max you will need with the 6850 is a 650w psu (that would be for cf)
if not go with this psu- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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May 31, 2011 3:08:16 PM

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