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July 7, 2012 7:34:38 AM

I'm going Intel and i have a budget of $900 before shipping and tax. I need to bring the cost down about $20 if possible.

Here is Newegg link.
http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/PublicWishDetail.aspx...

If there is another site that is better than Newegg and is in the US I'm willing to check it out.

I don't need a keyboard/mouse, sound card, OS, and speakers.

All opinions are welcome :) 
a c 118 B Homebuilt system
a b 4 Gaming
July 7, 2012 7:48:48 AM

If this is a gaming machine, you probably should go with a stronger video card.

I would suggest this if you can afford it.
7850
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

You won't need the SATA cable, the motherboard comes with them.

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

Give up on overclocking if this is a gaming system, you really want a stronger video card.
CPU and Mobo
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I don't know if that helps you or not. But, for what its worth.
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July 7, 2012 7:50:43 AM

I plan on upgrading my Graphics card in a few months. I'm buying in 2 weeks. I am not overclocking
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July 7, 2012 7:52:39 AM

Okay, if you're not overclocking, you don't need a CPU with a "K" on the end. You can use the 2400 or the i5-3450 would both be decent choices.

The 7770 isn't a terrible card, if you want to upgrade it later on, go ahead, it will hold you over pretty well in the meantime.
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July 7, 2012 12:45:29 PM

I like the build (except the weak GPU which you have already explained)

two suggestions:

monitor - ASUS has the best warranty going (dead or stuck pixels suck).
this is an outstanding monitor with 5 eggs and 1500+ reviews 23" and free shipping too: (Saves $15)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
or this 21.5" LED that saves even more$
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

both are outstanding gaming monitors.

the CPU and MB are currently in a combo deal (saves you $13)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
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