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May 30, 2012 9:26:46 PM


I did some quick research and I decided on this pre-built system:

Approximate Purchase Date: Next 2 Months

Budget Range: $1500 or less

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Vindictus Max settings to general computer work

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitors

Country: USA

Velocity Microedge

Edge Z55

Case: GX2 Silver
Power Supply: 850 Watt Power Supply
Motherboard: Asus P8Z68-V Intel Z68 based chipset, ATX Motherboard
Processor: Intel Core i5-25000k Processor, quad 3.30 GHz cores, 6MB Cache
CPU Cooling: Intel Certified Heatsink/fan, Thermal Controlled Variable Speed Fan
DDR3 Memory: 8GB DDR3-1600MHz Quad Channel Memory (2x 4BG)

PCX Video: Radeon HD 6850 1GB PCI Express Video Card
HD 1: 1TB 7200rpm SATA 300 w/NCQ
HD 2: 1TB 7200rpm SATA 300 w/NCQ

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After coupon =$1494

Additional Comments: I'm open to alternatives since I'm relatively new to recent PC set-ups. Oh, and I'd like it if I were able to use dual monitors.

Thanks.

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May 31, 2012 2:41:13 AM

Price is very steep even with the coupon. I would look for something else.
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May 31, 2012 4:21:43 PM

I think I might this instead:

2012 Paladin E

1 x Case ( NZXT Source 210 Gaming Case - Black )
1 x iBUYPOWER Labs - Internal Expansion ( iBUYPOWER Internal USB Expansion System )
1 x Processor ( Intel® Core™ i5-3570K Processor (4x 3.40GHz/6MB L3 Cache) - Intel Core i5-3570K )
1 x Processor Cooling ( Liquid CPU Cooling System [SOCKET-1155] - Standard 120mm Fan )
1 x Memory ( 8 GB [4 GB X2] DDR3-1600 Memory Module - Kingston HyperX )
1 x Video Card ( NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti - 1GB - FREE Upgrade to GTX 560 Ti EVGA Superclocked - Single Card )
1 x Video Card Brand ( Major Brand Powered by AMD or NVIDIA )
1 x Motherboard ( [SLI] ASUS Sabertooth Z77 -- 2x PCI-E 3.0 x16, 4x USB 3.0 )
1 x Power Supply ( 750 Watt - Corsair CMPSU-750TXV2 - Free Upgrade to 850 Watt Corsair CMPSU-850TXV2 ($20 Savings) )
1 x Primary Hard Drive ( 1 TB HARD DRIVE -- 32M Cache, 7200 RPM, 6.0Gb/s - Single Drive )
1 x Data Hard Drive ( 500 GB HARD DRIVE -- 16M Cache, 7200 RPM, 6.0Gb/s - Single Drive )
1 x Optical Drive ( 24X Dual Format/Double Layer DVD±R/±RW + CD-R/RW Drive - Black )
1 x Sound Card ( 3D Premium Surround Sound Onboard )
1 x Network Card ( Onboard LAN Network (Gb or 10/100) )
1 x Operating System ( Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium + Office Starter 2010 (Includes basic versions of Word and Excel) - 64-Bit )

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June 7, 2012 12:56:36 AM

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