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April 8, 2012 9:00:20 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: Sometime in June.

Budget Range: $700-$900 before rebates.

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming (specifically Star Wars: The Old Republic)

Parts Not Required: (e.g.: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS) Mouse and speakers.

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg

Country: United States

Parts Preferences: I would like ati radeon graphic cards. I hear those work best with Swtor.

Overclocking: No. Never done it before.

SLI or Crossfire: maybe in the future.

Monitor Resolution: Don't have a monitor.

Additional Comments: Need OS, keyboard, and monitor.

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April 19, 2012 6:32:11 AM

This is $780 at Newegg, $740 at multiple vendors. For your budget, the difference between ATI and NVIDIA won't be of any particular importance.

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CPU: Intel Core i3-2120 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor ($114.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($121.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($19.98 @ NCIX US)
Hard Drive: Samsung Spinpoint F3 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 550 Ti 1GB Video Card ($99.99 @ Microcenter)
Case: NZXT Source 210 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($45.31 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Antec 650W ATX12V Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG GH22NS90B DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Acer S200HLAbd 20.0" Monitor ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $738.21
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
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