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July 11, 2012 1:56:52 AM


Approximate Purchase Date: Next Month

Budget Range: $700 Before Rebates

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming

Parts Not Required: N/A

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg, Amazon, Ebay, Craigslist

Country: U.S. (Virginia)

Parts Preferences: Nvidia (PhysX)

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Monitor Resolution: 720p, 1680x1050, 1920x1080

Additional Comments: I'd prefer a quad core micro-atx build, but whatever. I'd also prefer to pay for core components now and additional components later.

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a b B Homebuilt system
July 11, 2012 2:15:57 AM

This was a higher end mATX HTPC + gaming build

scaling down

1. Get a GTX 560
2. 4gb ram
3. Ditch the SSD
4. 500GB instead of 3TB hdd :p 
5. DVDRW instead of Blu Ray drive
6. Possibly a far cheaper mATX case like the Elite 341?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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a b B Homebuilt system
July 11, 2012 2:51:31 AM

Gaming Build: AMD build that will play most games on med to high and you can overclock that 965 to 4.2 or 4.4 ghz with no problem. Came in a little over your budget but this will play games for a cheap price.

CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition $109
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

MOBO: ASRock 970 EXTREME4 AM3+ AMD 970 SATA
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GPU: SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 7850 2GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Memory: CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU: CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX650 V2 650W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Cooler: COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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

Case: COOLER MASTER HAF 912 RC-912
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

$772 total cost
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July 27, 2012 7:08:47 PM

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