Sharing new i7 build - Thx for the help!

jackbravo

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Ladies and Gents,

Just wanted to say thanks for the helpful comments on my previous post. Today, I just finished buying all the parts. I spent more than I had budgeted for by about $100, but what are you going to do.

Power Supply CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V / EPS12V 69.24

Motherboard BIOSTAR TpowerX58 LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard (open box) 169.99

Gfx + HDD Combo XFX Geforce 260 core 216 + Seagate 640GB 32MB cache 199.98

CPU Intel i7 920 245.51 MICROCENTER

DVD Burner Samsung 22x SATA Lightscribe 21.99

Memory OCZ OCZ3P1600LV6GK DDR3 PC3-12800 1600MHz 6GB Plat 7-7-7-24 69.99 Amazon


Total 776.70

My friend has an antec p182 laying around, so he's donating to the cause. I was going to go with the Antec 300. :) But that saves me like $50.
I also paid 260 for the ASUS MK421h 24" monitor.

Possible points of contention I may run across:

1. If the open box mobo is screwed up, I may be screwed.

2, If the seagate HDD is screwed, I"ll have to RMA.

3. Above prices include $100 of MIR, so hopefully I get them.


Hoping for the best. We'll see!
 

dddean

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That looks like an incredible deal on HD/GPU combo! Nice shopping! Did you find that on Newegg?

Gutsy choice on the open-box mobo. I see it shaved $100 off. I just couldn't chance it myself and ended up going with the uber-budget MSI (and I still paid more than you!)

Hope everything works out for you, post some benchmarks one you've got everything up and running.
 

jackbravo

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yeap...everything's newegg except for the couple of things i got from amazon and microcenter. the gfx + hdd deal i just happened across today. i posted it on slickdeals.net :)

Thanks for the encouragement! I really hope I didnt screw myself with that mobo. It got really good reviews, so I decided to take the chance.