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July 30, 2011 8:23:32 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: Mid August

Budget Range: $550

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Everyday use, gaming

Parts Not Required: CPU, RAM, Monitor, Mouse, OS

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg, amazon

Country of Origin: U.S

Parts Preferences: Motherboard capable of using the CPU's integrated graphic

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: No

Monitor Resolution: 1280 x 1024

Additional Comments: This will be my first PC build and so far I've only acquired 2 parts off sales.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
i5 2500k Sandy Bridge CPU $150 from Frys

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Gskill 8gb DDR3 1600 (12800) Ram, $55 from Newegg

so that leaves $345 for the motherboard, power supply, hard drive, cd drive, and case

For now I'm in no need of a GPU, the integrated graphic on the i5 2500k should be good enough according to the review I've seen on anandtech and notebookcheck. I play Blizzard games and I don't mind running them on low, but unless I misread the reviews then please let me know. I need help picking a motherboard out, not really sure which one to choose.

For a power supply I thought i'd go with this one allowing me to add in a decent GPU in the future
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$64.99

For a hard drive I chose this, but would like some recommendations if there is a better one
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$39.99

CD Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$19.99

Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$59.99

That leaves about $160 for a motherboard. I would prefer not to go and get a $160 motherboard, some left over money would be nice.

Oh and this may be a stupid question, but would I need to buy anything to connect the computer to my router with an ethernet cable? or is it part of the motherboard? :??: 

Anyway thanks for checking this post out :D 

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July 31, 2011 6:38:33 AM

Here's a better psu...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $58.99 FREE SHIPPING 10% off with promo code Julsv10, ends 7/31
Antec High Current Gamer Series HCG-520 520W ATX12V v2.3 / EPS12V v2.91 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply

http://www.amazon.com/Gigabyte-Z68A-D3-B3-Intel-Motherb... $79.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Gigabyte Z68A-D3-B3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard GA-Z68A-D3-B3

http://www.amazon.com/Sony-SATA-Internal-Drive-AD-7260S... $19.99 Free Standard Shipping (3-5 days)
Sony 24X SATA Internal DVD+/-RW Drive AD-7260S-0B - Bulk (Black)

http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-Spinpoint-3-5-Inch-Intern... $59.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Samsung Desktop Class Spinpoint F3 1 TB SATA 3.0 Gb-s 32 MB Cache 3.5-Inch Internal Bare-OEM Drives, HD103SJ

http://www.amazon.com/EVGA-GeForce-PCI-Express-Graphics... $156.98 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
EVGA GeForce GTX460 SE 1 GB GDDR5 PCI-Express 2.0 Graphics Card 01G-P3-1366-TR
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