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January 27, 2012 8:58:59 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: Within this week

Budget Range: Up to 750$ preferably around 700 (After rebates)

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Web, Movies, School

Parts Not Required: Monitor, keyboard, mouse, speakers, OS, dvd/cd drive

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg TigerDirect

Country of Origin: USA

Parts Preferences: preferably an i5 2500k and a GTX 560

Overclocking: Possibly later

SLI or Crossfire: nope

Monitor Resolution: 1368 x 768 now and 1920x1080 later

Parts I have found:

Case: Rosewill Challenger U3 $49.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU: i5 2500k (with mobo)

Mobo: Gigabyte Intel Z68 Motherboard $314.99 (with CPU)
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

Graphics: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 560 OC Edition $199.99
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) (with PSU)

PSU: COOLER MASTER Silent Pro M600 600W $114.98(with RAM)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

HDD:Hitachi 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB $79.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Total before rebates: 759.94 After: 679.94

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January 27, 2012 9:29:08 PM

Looks like a pretty good selection on all of your parts. There is a $10 off promo code on that HDD at Newegg for 3 more days.
January 28, 2012 4:23:59 AM

Thanks for reply Realbeast

I mean I can't think of much else to make it better the only two things that come to mind are; first that I found a refurbished 750gb es seagate HDD that cost the same but I'm not sure about it because its refurbished and the other thing is waiting until the Ivy bridge comes out to see if the 2500k will cheaper or if maybe I can get an ivy bridge. The only issue is that my current computer runs League of legends on the lowest settings at 25 fps...sad and I'm dying to get a good computer.

thanks again,
hafronix
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January 28, 2012 10:26:17 PM

Hmmm that's an interesting option. How much of a difference wool it really have tho? My current cards brings a free copy of Arkham city as well

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January 28, 2012 10:49:28 PM
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Many people are advising to stay away from Cooler Master PSUs. Here are some alternatives:

OCZ ModXStream Pro 600W Modular High Performance Power Supply $56 shipped (after rebate)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

and

CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Low Profile Desktop Memory Model CML8GX3M2A1600C9 $50 shipped

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

There are even cheaper alternatives for RAM also, but I like these :) 
January 31, 2012 12:15:00 AM

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January 31, 2012 12:26:24 AM

Just a thought: do you live near a Micro Center by any chance?
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