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$800 Budget - First Build

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September 13, 2011 10:58:33 PM

Total Budget: $800

CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K $180
CPU Cooler: COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus $30
Motherboard: GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3 LGA 1155 Z68 ATX Intel Motherboard $70
GPU: MSI Twin Frozr II NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti 1024MB $205
RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) $40
HD: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s $90
PSU: OCZ Technology StealthXStream 2 700 Watt ATX Power Supply $70
Drive: Samsung 22X DVD±RW Burner with Dual Layer Support - OEM $23
Case: Cooler Master Storm Sniper $50
OS: Vista Home Premium (From a old dead laptop) + Windows 7 Home Premium Upgrade: $15
Total Rebates: $70 Rebate
Total Price Before Rebates: $773
Total Price After Rebates: $703

First off, the processor and motherboard are a combo on sale at Microcenter where I save $80 on the motherboard so the normal motherboard price is $150.
Secondly, I used a 20% off coupon on the PSU and the Graphics Card, also from Microcenter.
Third, I got the Storm Sniper for $100 on Newegg and it came with a $60 gaming mouse that I am selling for $50.
Finally, I have Vista Home Premium on a dead laptop and I can get a Windows 7 Upgrade disc from my University tech office for $15.

All the other components are currently on Newegg. Any suggestions? I could get the ASUS P8Z68-V PRO LGA 1155 Z68 ATX Intel Motherboard for an extra $60.

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