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August 14, 2011 4:32:08 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: asap, but can wait 1-2 weeks for deals

Budget Range: $650max After Rebates, shipping

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Run engineering programs(AutoCAD, Matlab, Solidworks), coding, light gaming, internet/movie

Parts Not Required: dvd drive, keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg, amazon, or stores in nyc.

Country of Origin: United States

Parts Preferences: Intel i5 cpu w/asus-class motherboard; stability is the key

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: No

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1200

Additional Comments: I want to have a STABLE, quiet, budget, decently fast, preferably small form factor desktop for engineering student. Gaming and overclocking are lower priorities if that helps bringing down the cost.
What I have come up so far:
CPU: Intel i5 2500k
MB: MSI P67A-C43
Graphics: Asus eah6770
RAM: Patriot Gamer 2 4GBx2
HDD: Hitachi 2TB 5k3000
Case: Cooler master elite 360
Power: OCZ ModXStream Pro 500W

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August 14, 2011 6:18:12 PM

Looks to be a solid build for the purpose.