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September 19, 2012 12:52:17 AM

Approximate Purchase Date : Friday

Budget Range: 800-1000

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, web surfing

Parts Not Required:: mouse, monitor, speaker. MS Office

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: (e.g.:, –I also live by a Frys Electronics )

Country: USA
Parts Preferences: Prefer to have Intel CPU, i5 ivy is fine
Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire: ?

Monitor Resolution: going to use a tv
Additional Comments: Built a few a before, never a gaming machine. Would I need an extra fan to cool the CPU? It a good idea to have a SSD and HDD? Would like 16 GB ram. Looking fro something that will run borderlands 2 and skyrim on better than average settings and that can run a FPS with a a good frame rate ( top settings dont matter)

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September 21, 2012 7:29:37 AM

Core i5 3750k
Asrock z77 extreme 4
Radeon hd 7850
Crucial Ballistix Sport 16gb 1600 DDR3
Corsair HX650 ATX Modular PSU
HTPC case Silverstone Lascala LC13-E
Lite On DVD writter
1 Tb Samsung F3 Spinpoint
Noctua NH-U9B cooler
Noctua 80mm 2 x fans
Noctua 90mm 1 fan
September 21, 2012 8:48:13 AM

i5 2500k 220$
EVGA Z68 90$ (SandBridge ONLY ie: any four number digit intel core starts with 2)
WD Caviar Green 500GB 70$
COOLER MASTER Elite 311 40$
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3 35$
GTX 670 400$
RoseWell Hive 750Watt 90$
LG DVD Burner 18$

And If you want a mechanical keyboard here you go:
Azio Clicker 60$

All Took from !!