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LG 27-inch 5ms HDMI Widescreen LED Backlight LCD Monitor IPS 200 for $200 with free shipping
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Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge Quad-Core 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Desktop Processor for $230 with free shipping