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March 3, 2012 7:51:37 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: Up to a month from now, when I get the money

Budget Range: $1500 - $1600

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming

Parts Not Required: all needed (monitor, gaming mice and headset and keyboard)

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com

Country: USA

Parts Preferences: No preference.

Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire: No

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: The case must be small enough for me to take with me in a airplane overseas at the end of the year.

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March 3, 2012 8:22:57 PM

Intel Core i5-2500K - $224.99
MSI Z68MA-ED55 (B3) LGA 1155 - $139.99 ($109.99 after mail-in rebate card ) + $7.56 Shipping
G.SKILL Value Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 - $36.99
Noctua NH-C14 140mm x 2 SSO CPU Cooler - $85.99
SILVERSTONE Sugo SG03B-F Black Aluminum / 0.8mm - $104.99 + $9.99 Shipping
EVGA 01G-P3-1561-KR GeForce GTX 560 Ti FPB - $229.99 ($199.99 after mail-in rebate card)

Need more parts of course, but I just need to go :( 
But is this something in the lines you want?
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March 3, 2012 8:32:31 PM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
- SILVERSTONE SUGO SG02-BF Black ABS / SECC Steel MicroATX Desktop: $75 (can handle 12" video cards)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
- CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX650M 650W ATX12V v2.31 / EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular: $110 (best to get a modular in a small case)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
- Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit: $100

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
- SAMSUNG 22X DVD Burner: $17

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
- Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache: $115

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
- Intel 520 Series Cherryville SSDSC2CW120A3K5 2.5" 120GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD): $219

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
- GIGABYTE GA-Z68MA-D2H-B3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX: $105 (a micro-ATX and a GEN3)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
- Intel Core i5-2400 Sandy Bridge 3.1GHz (3.4GHz Turbo Boost): $190

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
- G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333: $40

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
- MSI R7970-2PMD3GD5/OC Radeon HD 7970 3GB: $600 (factory overclocked edition @ 1010MHz)

TOTAL: $1,571
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March 3, 2012 10:25:16 PM

I don't need to account for OS, but I do need to account for monitor, mouse, keyboard and headset in the budget(So I guess 1600 - 350 = 1250, or something around that)

I was thinking about a 2500K and a HD 7950, but I don't know nothing about cases, power supplies, etc. And how to fit a nice SSD and HDD in the budget.
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March 3, 2012 10:44:43 PM

same components as above except switch with these:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
- Intel Core i5-2500K: $225

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
- Corsair Force Series 3 2.5" 60GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD): $90

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
- XFX Double D Black Edition FX-795A-TDBC Radeon HD 7950 3GB: $500

-$100 OS -> new TOTAL: $1,275
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March 5, 2012 2:17:29 AM

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