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Old 12-29-2010, 07:51 PM   #11 (permalink)
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This is what I found:

Case ( KME CG-2C62 Standard Case - Black/Silver )
Case Lighting ( None )
iBUYPOWER Labs - Noise Reduction ( None )
iBUYPOWER Labs - Internal Expansion ( None )
Processor ( [= Quad Core =] AMD Athlon™ II X4 645 Quad-Core CPU )
Processor Cooling ( Liquid CPU Cooling System [AMD] - [Free Upgrade] Standard 120mm Fan )
Memory ( 4 GB [2 GB X2] DDR3-1333 Memory Module - ** FREE Upgrade to DDR3-1600 ** Corsair or Major Brand )
Video Card ( ATI Radeon HD 5450 - 1GB )
Video Card Brand ( Major Brand Powered by ATI or NVIDIA )
Motherboard ( Gigabyte GA-770T-USB3 -- AMD 770 )
Motherboard USB / SATA Interface ( Motherboard default USB / SATA Interface )
Power Supply ( 450 Watt -- Standard )
Primary Hard Drive ( 640 GB HARD DRIVE -- 64M Cache, 7200 RPM, 6.0Gb/s - Single Drive )
Data Hard Drive ( None )
Optical Drive ( [10X Blu-Ray] LG BLU-RAY Re-Writer, DVD±R/±RW Burner Combo Drive - Black )
2nd Optical Drive ( None )
Flash Media Reader / Writer ( 12-In-1 External USB Flash Media Card Reader/Writer )
Meter Display ( None )
Sound Card ( 3D Premium Surround Sound Onboard )
Network Card ( Onboard LAN Network (Gb or 10/100) )
Operating System ( Microsoft Windows 7 Professional + Office Starter 2010 (Includes basic versions of Word and Excel) - 64-bit )
Keyboard ( iBUYPOWER USB Keyboard - Black )
Mouse ( iBUYPOWER Internet Mouse )
Monitor ( 22" LCD 1920x1080 -- Sceptre X226W-1920 (21.5" Viewable) - Free Upgrade to 24" LCD 1920x1080 -- Sceptre X246W-1080P )
2nd Monitor ( None )
Speaker System ( iBUYPOWER 2.1 Channel Stereo Super Bass Subwoofer Speaker System )
Headset ( None )
Video Camera ( None )
Warranty ( Standard Warranty Service - Standard 3-Year Limited Warranty + Lifetime Technical Support )
Rush Service ( Rush Service Fee (not shipping fee) - No Rush Service )

It's $861 + shipping with monitor
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Old 12-29-2010, 09:44 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Comparing the two really makes me lean towards buying the parts on newegg - I did have one more question:

Should I purchase any cooling fans?
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Old 12-30-2010, 10:33 AM   #13 (permalink)
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The case I linked to has a 90mm rear fan already, but it can take a 120mm fan in the front. Yes, it would be a good idea to go ahead and get one as airflow is extremely important to the life of a computer.

The Samsung Spinpoint is a few bucks cheaper, but it has a three year warranty instead of a five.
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Awesome Thanks everyone I'm excited to get everything and build! (with help)
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Don't worry. We'll hold your hand all the way through it.
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Old 12-31-2010, 09:16 AM   #16 (permalink)
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Everything has been ordered.. now to wait. My husband's friend has built several of his own high performance gaming pcs so he will be putting mine together. But I plan on watching and learning every aspect along the way.
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Good for you, Mar-e. Watch and learn so you can do your own upgrades later on.
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For some reason I ordered everything but the OS this was the original link that I was given Newegg.com - Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - Operating Systems I wanted to double check that this isn't an upgrade.. hubby went to best buy and they wanted $200 for the OS. I don't mind discounts just don't want to buy the wrong thing!
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For some reason I ordered everything but the OS this was the original link that I was given Newegg.com - Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - Operating Systems I wanted to double check that this isn't an upgrade.. hubby went to best buy and they wanted $200 for the OS. I don't mind discounts just don't want to buy the wrong thing!
That is NOT an upgrade. That is a stand alone operating system and will work fine. Bought the exact same one myself and am using it right now.
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Thanks!

We have 2 red SATA cables that don't appear to go anywhere...?
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