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Old 12-23-2011, 02:30 PM   #15
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OK, now that I am on Christmas vacation and not working all day so I can get down to business. I'm looking at ordering from a local place ShopRBC.com. I am using their custom system builder.

I know in general what CPU, vid card, etc. that I want, but I don't really have an opinion about every possible option they have. So far this is what I have:

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shopRBC.com - Custom System (customized)
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Price Quantity Total URL
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$1474.12 1 $1474.12 http://www.shoprbc.com/ca/shop/produ...?quoteId=19192

Quantity Product
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1 Intel Core i5 2400 3.1GHz 6MB 4-Core S1155 Processor
1 ASRock Z68 Extreme3 G3 Z68 S1155 ATX Mainboard
1 Coolermaster Hyper 212 EVO Universal CPU Cooler
1 Corsair Dominator 8GB (4x2GB) PC3-12800 DDR3 Memory Kit
1 Seagate 7200.12 500GB 7200RPM 16MB 3.5" SATA3 Hard Drive
1 Seagate 7200.12 1TB 7200RPM 32MB 3.5" SATA HDD - IN STOCK
1 Asus E818A7T 18X SATA DVD Drive, Black
1 Asus BC-12B1ST 12X BD Bluray 16X DVD-RW Drive, Black
1 Asus GF GTX560 DirectCU 1GB GDDR5 PCI-E Video Card
1 Creative Labs Sound Blaster Digital Music Premium HD USB
1 D-Link DWA-525 Wireless-N PCI Desktop Adapter
1 Coolermaster Elite 371 Mid-Tower Case, Black - NO PSU
1 Coolermaster Extreme Power Plus 600 Watt Power Supply
1 *OEM - Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64
1 Basic Assembly - 30 day part warranty only
1 Windows Operating System Install with All Updates & Service Packs
1 Ontario Recycling Fee for Desktop PC

I'm looking for opinions about what things I can go cheaper on, and if there is anything obvious I am missing. Really I am looking to be able to play more or less anything current, like skyrim and TOR, and be somewhat future proof for the next little while.

Also, if it matters, if I can get KOTOR and older SW games, and NWN and BG2 running that would be great. Don't know if there are specific HW considerations that would help with those...

Any suggestions are welcome. I'm hoping to get this finally sorted. Need to play TOR and Shogun 2!

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