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If you're considering used parts, you could piece together an i7 920 and an lga 1366 motherboard off ebay for about the same price as a new fx-8320 by itself. Grab an aftermarket air cooler and you're likely to get a competitive overclock out of it.
 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 3.7 GHz 1.32v Asus P5E3 Premium/WiFi-AP @n MSI GTX 680 Lightning 4GB Corsair XMS3 DHXNV DDR3-1454 9-9-9-24-2T 
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OCZ Vertex 4 256 GB Asus DVD-RW Zalman 9700 Windows 7 Professional 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
NEC MultiSync PA271W 2560x1440 Logitech MK320 Silverstone ZM1200M Lian-Li PC-V2110 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Core i7 2720QM @ 2.2 GHz Quadro 1000M 8GB DDR3-1333 500GB 7200RPM 
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DVD-RW Windows 7 Professional 64 bit 1920x1080 Matte 15.6" 170W Brick 
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Dual Intel Xeon L5520 2.26 GHz 48 GB Samsung DDR3-1066 250 GB Seagate Barracuda ES.2 7200 RPM 2 TB Western Digital Green 
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3 TB Seagate Barracuda 7200 RPM Ubuntu Server 13.04 650W Delta PSU 1U Rackmount 
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ThinkPad W520
(9 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 3.7 GHz 1.32v Asus P5E3 Premium/WiFi-AP @n MSI GTX 680 Lightning 4GB Corsair XMS3 DHXNV DDR3-1454 9-9-9-24-2T 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
OCZ Vertex 4 256 GB Asus DVD-RW Zalman 9700 Windows 7 Professional 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
NEC MultiSync PA271W 2560x1440 Logitech MK320 Silverstone ZM1200M Lian-Li PC-V2110 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Core i7 2720QM @ 2.2 GHz Quadro 1000M 8GB DDR3-1333 500GB 7200RPM 
Optical DriveOSMonitorPower
DVD-RW Windows 7 Professional 64 bit 1920x1080 Matte 15.6" 170W Brick 
Mouse
Microsoft Ergonomic Potato 
CPURAMHard DriveHard Drive
Dual Intel Xeon L5520 2.26 GHz 48 GB Samsung DDR3-1066 250 GB Seagate Barracuda ES.2 7200 RPM 2 TB Western Digital Green 
Hard DriveOSPowerCase
3 TB Seagate Barracuda 7200 RPM Ubuntu Server 13.04 650W Delta PSU 1U Rackmount 
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