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November 24, 2011 5:30:11 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: Nov 25 / Black Friday

Budget Range: $800 - $850 Before MIR

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Home, School

Parts Not Required: Keyboard, Mouse, OS, Monitor, Speakers

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg, Microcenter ( Yes, I'm near a Microcenter )

Country: U.S.

Parts Preferences: N/A

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: No

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: N/A

PSU: CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX750 V2 - $94.99
Motherboard: ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 - $124.99
GPU: DIAMOND Radeon HD 6950 2GB - $229.99
CPU: Core i5 2500K LGA 1155 Boxed Processor - $149.99 ( Microcenter 11/25 In-store only )
RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB - $29.99
Case: Rosewill BLACKHAWK - $69.99
HDD: [ INSERT HELP HERE ]
COOLER: COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus - 19.99 ( Microcenter 11/25 In-store only )
DVD/BURNER: LITE-ON DVD Burner - Bulk 24X - $16.99
November 24, 2011 5:33:37 AM

Total: $736.92 w/o HDD
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November 24, 2011 5:47:16 AM

It's good. You might want to get a different gfx card. I mean, it sounds like a fantastic deal but i didn't find any reviews on this card.
As for hdd, go to a local store they might have in stock before the floods.
Caviar Black/Seagate Barracuda 7200.12/Samsung F3 Spinpoint. Best gb/$ you can find.
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November 24, 2011 9:45:23 AM

That card has a five year warranty. I'd say give the new guy a chance :D 

The user reviews seem positive FWIW.
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November 24, 2011 10:14:33 AM

actually diamond has been in the scene since i was a teen, i doubt it will be bad quality. In fact i owned a couple diamonds back in the day, heh, good times. Hey, how bad could it be?
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November 24, 2011 11:53:35 AM

Thanks both of you. I still gave 25 hrs. Still open for change and violent reactions. :) 
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November 24, 2011 12:16:36 PM

No complaints you should be able to get some of the parts cheaper at microcenter, the 6950 is slightly better than the 560Ti
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November 24, 2011 7:55:23 PM

Should I get and SDD and wait for HDD prices to go down? Or that would be a bad idea? Coz 1TB of HDD at the moment is 150 bucks and up. Ouch.
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