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August 30, 2012 12:56:22 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: December.

Budget Range: 600-750$ Before / After Rebates; Before / After Shipping

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming / internet / movies / tv

Are you buying a monitor: Yes

Do you need to buy OS: Yes / No
I am not too sure. but i would like windows 7 home, not OEM.

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg.com Tigerdirect.com

Location: U.S.A East coast.

Parts Preferences:Intel

Overclocking: Maybe, I do not know much of overclocking but i will be learning and do want some lee way to overclock in future.

SLI or Crossfire: Yes / Maybe
I do want this feature but only and only for future proofing, as in say i get a 200$ GPU , in two years its not as good, i can put another one in and give it more life, or until i can replace the unit.

Your Monitor Resolution: 1280x1024, 1440x900, 1600x1200, 1680x1050, 1920x1080.

Additional Comments: Will be playing - Guild Wars 1 & 2 - Star wars old republic - maybe warcraft.. hahah... - Rift , uh yes yes yes - Skyrim - Battlefield 3 - CoD MW3 - and games coming out in future.

thanks for all your help and posts, i will be keeping up to date with my thread as much as possible. and i am a first time builder, and have wanted to build my own computer for a long time, will have the money by end of this year to jan next year. i just want to get my ducks in a row and be ready. and for the case, i really do like the reviews and looks of cooler master haf 912. and do want a air cooled case not water.

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August 30, 2012 1:13:40 AM

OEM just means you get one version of the OS instead of both 32 Bit AND 64 Bit :)  OEM is better to save you money IMO.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i3-2120 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor ($113.49 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($44.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($212.55 @ Newegg)
Case: Antec Three Hundred Illusion ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair 500W ATX12V Power Supply ($41.98 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-222BB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($16.98 @ Outlet PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($90.76 @ Amazon)
Total: $710.72
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-08-29 21:12 EDT-0400)

Anyway here is my parts list :) 

Actually, since you are purchasing in December, I will suggest you come back a few weeks before the said purchase date. Things will most likely have changed by then (AMD is releasing new CPU's next month and Intel may release Ivy Bridge based i3's)
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August 30, 2012 1:38:10 AM

You're very welcome :)  Be sure to come back to us when it comes time to purchase!
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August 30, 2012 1:38:15 AM

alrighty, thanks i just wanted to put my mind to ease and have most of my ducks in a row. and i didnt know new i3s were coming out. thanks for the post :D 
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August 30, 2012 6:41:27 AM

I very much will :)  i have posted on this site before about my dell optiplex gx520 desktop tower, i reallly wanted to play a game but my video card ( IGP ) 82945G wouldnt let me, and i found a decent priced 8400GS PCI card but needed power supply and was told bad idea and not too.. i do now know why. but i didnt have as much help from them as i did you. i am very thankful for you're fast response time to my thread/posts. thank you! :) 
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August 30, 2012 8:27:37 AM

You're very welcome! :)  I'm glad to be of assistance!
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August 31, 2012 12:16:27 AM

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