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Old 08-05-2010, 09:28 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Heyo,

My friend is looking for a new gaming rig. He wants to spend around $800. Here is what we built for $916. He already has a monitor, which will run at 1280x720 (its a 720p tv), dvd drive, keyboard and mouse TBD.

Intel Core i5-750 Lynnfield 2.66GHz 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor BX80605I5750

Newegg.com - Intel Core i5-750 Lynnfield 2.66GHz 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor BX80605I5750 – 194.99

BIOSTAR T5 XE CFX-SLI LGA 1156 Intel P55 ATX Intel Motherboard

Newegg.com - BIOSTAR T5 XE CFX-SLI LGA 1156 Intel P55 ATX Intel Motherboard – 134.99

G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-4GBNQ

Newegg.com - G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-4GBNQ – 96.99

XFX HD-577X-ZNFC Radeon HD 5770 1GB 128-bit DDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

Newegg.com - XFX HD-577X-ZNFC Radeon HD 5770 1GB 128-bit DDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card – 159.99

Western Digital Caviar Green WD8000AARS 800GB 5400 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar Green WD8000AARS 800GB 5400 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive – 59.99

CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply

Newegg.com - CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply – 109.99

Windows 7 OEM – 99.99

Antec Three Hundred – 59.99

Any suggestions for bringing down the price? He would like to stick to an i5 (we started at i7, but here we are...) I am sure I could talk him into an AMD if need be.

Thanks a bunch!
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LG 22X DVD Burner - Bulk Black SATA Model GH22NS40 - OEM
NZXT BETA EVO Classic Series CS-NT-BETA-EVO Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Western Digital Caviar Black WD7501AALS 750GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive -Bare Drive
subtotal is $807.92
before shipping and taxes.

instant $20 off promo code on the hard drive (expires today)
$20 off with promo code EMCYWYS48, ends 8/6

also about $50 possible back in rebates, free game on case too.
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