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March 28, 2012 3:31:35 AM
March 28, 2012 3:36:05 AM

Hello Crunchy32;

Your link isn't working for us.
All we see is an empty shopping cart.
March 28, 2012 3:39:39 AM

Oh sorry I wonder why it's working for me in google chrome. one sec... :sweat: 
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March 28, 2012 3:50:09 AM

You're seeing it thanks to cookies on your computer.

You'll have to save the shopping cart as a public wish list for us to see it.
March 28, 2012 3:54:00 AM

Yeah I just realized that after your first message, I hope it works now.
March 28, 2012 4:01:19 AM

The wish list wasn't saved and changed to a public wishlist.
March 28, 2012 4:04:00 AM

Are you going with the E5700 Wolfdale and 775 motherboard just to save money?
March 28, 2012 4:06:46 AM

WR2 said:
Are you going with the E5700 Wolfdale and 775 motherboard just to save money?

Yeah, I know it's outdated but it still looks decent for the money.
I'm not planning on overclocking either.
March 28, 2012 4:19:04 AM

What resolution is your monitor? That Radeon HD 6670 graphics card is pretty weak for Skyrim.

And I can find you a better deal on a PSU. For that graphics card you won't need 550W.
March 28, 2012 4:34:34 AM

I'd rather fold the case savings over into a better GPU. 2x 120mm fans should be plenty.
But you might have saved enough so far to get the Challenger case.
March 28, 2012 4:47:51 AM

Yes you can. It's 1.5V which is what you want for 1155 boards.
March 28, 2012 4:48:52 AM

What's your monitor's resolution?
March 28, 2012 4:53:08 AM

WR2 said:
What's your monitor's resolution?

I'm actually not sure about that, I might use a really old monitor I have if it would work but I will probably get a 1080p monitor later on.
March 28, 2012 4:53:52 AM

I just realized I completely forgot about the freaking hard drive! I don't think this will be under $500... more like under $625 or $650.
March 28, 2012 4:55:07 AM

I had noticed that - but just figured you were moving one over from an older system.
March 28, 2012 4:56:32 AM

Looking forward to a 1920x1080 resolution monitor - yeah, a HD 6850 is a better match.
And for Skyrim - not overkill for a G840 CPU.
March 28, 2012 5:22:06 AM

link isn't working. Did you save wish list and make it public?
March 28, 2012 7:19:57 PM
March 28, 2012 7:58:29 PM

Pentium G840 CPU, ASRock H61M-VS MB, G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB RAM. Compatible and good choices.

SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 6850. Good price/great video card. Still recommended by THG Article: Best Graphics Cards For The Money: March 2012

Samsung F3 500GB HDD, LG DVD Burner. Also good choices.

Rosewill Blackbone case, Antec Basiq Power 550 Plus 550W semi-modular PSU. I like the Blackbone case. I'm not sure the Antec PSU is worth $65 plus $10 shipping.
March 28, 2012 8:17:46 PM

It's not always easy to figure out how good a PSU is when there aren't a few independent reviews available. Sometimes it takes a bit of detective work.

But it's the opinion of some PSU guru's that the Antec Basiq Power 550 Plus isn't quite up to the standards we like to see.

In that price range I like the SeaSonic S12II 520 Bronze 520W PSU $70 & $4 shipping a lot better.
And it's rated for higher +12V power (480W or 40Amps) vs the Antec Basiq Power 550 Plus +12V power (444W or 37Amps).

Seasonic S12 II Bronze 520W Review @ JonnyGuru scored 9.7.
March 28, 2012 8:34:21 PM

You can save a little if you do combo bundles.

Intel Pentium G850 and Corsair Builders Series CX500 500w Power Supply - 129.98 (before $20.00 MIR)

This combo saves you $18.00 off the retail prices of buying them seperate and still has more than enough power to operate your system. The only downfall is that the PSU isn't modular, but it gives you a little stronger processor as well.

SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 6850 and G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) Desktop Memory - 184.98 (before $15.00 MIR)

This is the same card and memory you were looking at individually, but will save you another $9.00 by purchasing the combo.

TOTAL = $612.91 (before MIR/promo codes, shipping not included)

This total is using all the other parts you selected in the post 3 posts above.

Just giving you some options to try and keep your costs down.