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Help Me Build a 1000-1500 build (buying at FRY's in 10 Days)

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August 6, 2011 5:00:40 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: (10 days)

Budget Range: (1000-1500) Before Rebates

System Usage from Most to Least Important: (Gaming, Storage for Music, Media Editing)

Parts Not Required: Need Everything but speakers

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: FRYS.com

Country of Origin: (United States)

Parts Preferences: Was looking a AMD Phenom II 1090t Black Series

Overclocking: Maybe but probably not until 6 months with the machine

SLI or Crossfire: Don't really know what these are but maybe?
Monitor Resolution:Whatever works
Additional Comments: I would like it sleek but with leds. Starcraft 2 Ultra graphics would be nice and possibly ssd if it works in the budget
Thanks :) 

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August 6, 2011 8:17:51 PM

I didn't see SSD's on fry's web site. I recommend either a Samsung 470 series 64GB or 128GB or a newer Crucial M4 64GB or 128GB as your budget can hold.

I didn't pick out a Keyboard or mouse, you can shop for these there. a basic KB and Mouse $30 or you can get gaming quality ones. its your budget. I picked a good gaming monitor (fully adjustable), but look around at fry's and see what on sale. the spec you want to look at is the response time it should be no more that 5ms (grey to grey) for gaming. for the Optical (DVD) drive I put in a place holder, just see whats on sale any 19-$25 (asus, LG, Samsung,HP) drive will be good. for the HDD again I picked a solid one, but look to see whats on sale. get at least a 500gb one that has 32mb of Cache and runs at 7200RM. if its a Western Digital HD get the 'Black" edition these are the faster drives. I picked a good gaming case that has 4 fans and a built in fan controller (looks cool too). The GPU will game well for some time to come without breaking the bank. I went with an Intel Sandybridge CPU as they are the best gaming CPU out right now and it was in your budget. Ram was decently priced so I loaded you up with 8GB even though 4GB would do.

BTW: you could save loads of money ordering via newegg and amazon, but fry's is instant gratification :D 

FRY'S Shopping list
6686664
DDR3 8GB 1600MHz DUAL CORSAIR
http://www.frys.com/product/6686664
$79.99

6335791
Samsung 1TB Serial ATA 3.0Gbp, buffer memory 32MB- HE103UJ
http://www.frys.com/product/6335791
$64.99

6519023
ASUS GTX560Ti OC 1GB 1GB DDR5 MEMORY
http://www.frys.com/product/6519023
$249.99

6251250
Corsair Gaming Series GS600 High Performance PSU ATX Power Supply CMPSU-600G
http://www.frys.com/product/6251250
$78.99 $78.99

6672554
Gigabyte GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3 Intel Z68 1155 Motherboard
http://www.frys.com/product/6672554
$169.99

6028088
Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit(Full) - System Builder (OEM) version - DVD
http://www.frys.com/product/6028088
$79.99

6690504
Zalman Z9 Plus Mid-Tower Gaming ATX Case
http://www.frys.com/product/6690504
$67.99

6568133 SAMSUNG 24X OEM DVD-RW
http://www.frys.com/product/6568133
$19.99

6487382
Intel Core i5 2500K Boxed Processor 2nd Generation Sandy Bridge CPU
http://www.frys.com/product/6487382
$214.99

6279270
ALIENWARE AW2210 21.5" LCD PC MONITOR
http://www.frys.com/product/6279270
$189.99
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$1,216.90 you can get a 128GB SSD as mentioned above for $230 or 64GB for $120. the bigger the better
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