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September 24, 2011 3:00:26 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: The closer the better

Budget Range: $600-$1000

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, surfing the web, watching movie.

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, internet modem.

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: amazon.com

Country of Origin: USA

Parts Preferences: by brand or type: I would like intel processor and motherboard.

Overclocking: Maybe


SLI or Crossfire: Maybe


Monitor Resolution: 1152 x 864

Additional Comments:
I would like the computer to be able to play on ultra on StarCraft 2 with no lag.. even on the custom game special forces where there is a lot of triggers. I also want it to be a really fast computer that can do a lot of multi tasking too if that is possible with this budget. Thanks

Parts already selected:

LG Electronics GH22NS50 22X SATA Super Multi DVD+/-RW Internal Drive - Bulk with Software (Black)
http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias...

Cooler Master HAF 932 Advanced Full Tower Case with SuperSpeed USB 3.0 - (RC-932-KKN5-GP)
http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-Advanced-Tower-Supe...

Western Digital Caviar Black 1 TB Bulk/OEM Hard Drive 3.5 Inch, 32 MB Cache, 7200 RPM SATA II WD1001FALS
http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias...

ASUS ENGTS450 DC OC/DI/1GD5 GeForce GTS 450 (Fermi) 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
http://www.amazon.com/PCI-Express-ENGTS450-DC-OC-1GD5/d...

COOLER MASTER eXtreme Power Plus RS700-PCAAE3-US 700W ATX 12V v2.3 Active PFC Power Supply
http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias...

G.Skill Ripjaws F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL - Memory - 4 GB : 2 x 2 GB - DIMM 240-pin - DDR3 - 1600 MHz / PC3-12800 - CL9 - 1.5 V - unbuffered - non-ECC
http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias...

BIOSTAR TZ68A+ LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias...

Intel Core i5-760 Lynnfield 2.8GHz LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80605I5760
http://www.amazon.com/Intel-i5-650-Processor-Socket-LGA...
September 24, 2011 3:08:57 PM

Take a look here: http://www.squidoo.com/electronicandmore#module14708687...

You can get a corei5 2500k and gtx 560ti as a combo, a 1TB 7400rpm hard drive with liteon dvd writer (combo), asrock extreme3 gen3 MObo or Gigabyte z68a ud3 b3h board, 750W corsair and 8gb 1600 ddr3 ram( also combo). If you dont want to do SLI then get the gigabyte board and a lower PSU and memory combo. Should come out to about 850 on newegg or less depending on the parts you pick.
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September 24, 2011 3:45:53 PM

Okay, I made two builds for you: First Build
This build has a really good CPU/GPU combo, but you won't be able to SLI, and I'm no overclocking pro, but don't expect to overclock like crazy with this. The case is pretty good for the price, though. Maybe if you wait to get $30 more or so you can get an aftermarket CPU cooler. Also, now that I look at it, the PSU for this build is a bit too much, you can go with a good-reviewed Corsair 650W for cheaper and you'll be fine.

Second Build
This build takes advantage of rebates (It's under $1000 after MIR) and is still a good system. The GPU and CPU are both a step down from the first build, but you can SLI and will probably be able to OC better with the motherboard. The case is fantastic, MUCH better than the one in the previous build, and you also get an aftermarket CPU cooler.

Both of these builds are fine, but personally, I'd prefer the second one.

Also, the build in the above post looks really good. ;) 
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September 24, 2011 5:15:58 PM

AfirAwesome, you can't link to secure newegg wishlists. Make it public or type out the parts and the links.
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September 24, 2011 7:11:25 PM

danraies said:
AfirAwesome, you can't link to secure newegg wishlists. Make it public or type out the parts and the links.

But...They are public. I checked the list of public wish lists, but I can't find mine. They are public though, they all have checks under "shared."
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September 24, 2011 7:30:07 PM

http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-Tower-RC-922M-KKN1-... $89.00 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Cooler Master HAF ATX Mid Tower Case, RC-922M-KKN1-GP (Black)

http://www.amazon.com/OCZ-80PLUS-Bronze-Performance-Sup... $99.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
OCZ ZS Series 750 Watt 80PLUS Bronze Performance ATX Power Supply - OCZ-ZS750W

http://www.amazon.com/Gigabyte-Intel-DDR3-Motherboard-G... $113.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Gigabyte Intel Z68 ATX DDR3 2133 LGA 1155 Motherboard GA-Z68A-D3H-B3

http://www.amazon.com/Intel-i5-2500K-Processor-3-3GHz-L... $219.95 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Intel Core i5-2500K Processor 3.3GHz 6 MB Cache Socket LGA1155

http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-Hyper-Sleeve-RR-B10... $26.75 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler, RR-B10-212P-G

http://www.amazon.com/EVGA-Superclocked-Mini-HDMI-Graph... $239.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
EVGA GeForce GTX 560 Ti DS Superclocked 1024 MB GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 2DVI/Mini-HDMI SLI Ready Graphics Card, 01G-P3-1567-KR

http://www.amazon.com/Crucial-Ballistix-Channel-240-Pin... $49.72 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB Dual Channel Kit DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM BL2CP51264BA160A
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October 1, 2011 12:04:22 AM

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