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900$ Gaming Rig, New build

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September 11, 2012 6:42:08 AM

First I would like to start by saying Thank you for taking time to read and/or give feedback.

Approximate Purchase Date: September 21, 2012

Budget Range: 900

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Surfing

Are you buying a monitor: Yes

Do you need to buy OS: Yes

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: None.

Location: DFW, Texas, USA

Parts Preferences: Best Price/Performance

Overclocking: NO

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe/Yes

Your Monitor Resolution: I have to buy a monitor so the resolution is up for grabs.

Additional Comments: I am playing WoW:MoP and Dota 2. I dont plan on settings graphics displays on Ultra high, but also not on low. There will also be some multi tasking such as pandora/browsing. Would it still be beneficial to run SLI/Crossfire without overclocking? If so I would be interested in a MoBo with the the option to upgrade later. I would also prefer a SSD with just enough memory for OS and main applications if that would help smooth things over. I already have mouse/keyboard.

Intel Core i5-3350P Ivy Bridge 3.1GHz (3.3GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80637i53350P
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I was hoping to center my build around this cpu, however, I am not the expert here so if you think anything here is irrational let me know why and offer the alternative. You have the information now go forth and build AWESOMENESS!

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September 11, 2012 7:06:20 AM

Bundle that cpu down below with a motherboard @ microcenter and they will knock off another $40 - $50 off the motherboard.

http://www.microcenter.com/site/stores/richardson.aspx
Dallas Metroplex/Richardson
13929 N. Central Expressway
Keystone Plaza
Dallas, TX 75243
Phone: (972) 664-8500


http://www.microcenter.com/product/388579/Core_i5_3450_... $149.99 (In-Store Only - 10+ in stock at Dallas Metroplex/Richardson Micro Center)
Intel Core i5 3450 3.1GHz LGA 1155 Processor

http://www.amazon.com/R7850-2xMiniDisplayPort-TWIN-FROZ... $219.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping | Price after rebate: $204.99
MSI R7850 Twin Frozr OC AMD Radeon HD 7850 2GB GDDR5 DVI/HDMI/2xMiniDisplayPort PCI-Express Video Card R7850 TWIN FROZR 2GD5/OC

http://www.microcenter.com/product/382074/Ballistix_Spo...(PC3-12800)_CL9_Desktop_Memory_Module_Kit_(Two_2GB_Memory_Modules) $25.99
Crucial Ballistix Sport 4GB DDR3-1600 PC3-12800) CL9 Desktop Memory Module Kit Two 2GB Memory Modules)
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September 11, 2012 7:16:09 AM

They will only discount an unlocked CPU with a H77 board.
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