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May 21, 2009 1:20:29 PM

Heres what I got so far:

XCLIO A380BK Fully Black SECC 1.0mm thickness ATX Full Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$99.99

CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$119.99

EVGA 896-P3-1257-AR GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 Superclocked Edition 896MB 448-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$204.99

Western Digital Caviar Black WD1001FALS 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drives
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$99.99

Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$8.99

GIGABYTE GA-EP45-UD3P LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$129.99

G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F2-8500CL5D-4GBPK (2)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$117.98

SAMSUNG 22X DVD±R DVD Burner with LightScribe Black SATA Model SH-S223Q
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$26.99

Intel Core i7 920 Nehalem 2.66GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor Model BX80601920
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$279.99

Total: $1,088.90

Im looking for multimedia/gaming computer with the greatest amount of flexibility for future upgrades. Im trying to get it down under $1000, which this price is close, but once I add vista it will throw in another $100. Any ideas for part swaps or cheaper solutions? Is this power supply overkill for this system?

May 21, 2009 1:28:35 PM

qdiggityd said:
Heres what I got so far:

GIGABYTE GA-EP45-UD3P LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$129.99

Intel Core i7 920 Nehalem 2.66GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor Model BX80601920
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$279.99

Im looking for multimedia/gaming computer with the greatest amount of flexibility for future upgrades. Im trying to get it down under $1000, which this price is close, but once I add vista it will throw in another $100. Any ideas for part swaps or cheaper solutions? Is this power supply overkill for this system?


Hmm your motherboard and processor are incompatible as mobo is lga775 while chip is lga1366 . Perhaps d/l and use Windows 7 RC as an OS?
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May 21, 2009 1:37:48 PM

RAM would be DDR3 tri chanel also but perhaps u open to non i7 options?
May 21, 2009 1:56:43 PM

ok, im getting a couple lists confused. I was looking yesterday at going with a phenom II x4, but didnt seem as fast, nor were the motherboards the greatest......although cheaper and i am certainly down for that. anyone have experience using both i7 and the latest and greatest phenom as to which was better for multimedia?
May 21, 2009 2:06:14 PM

Well the biggest gains going i7 would be encoding/rendering but since u did mention cheaper viable options something like this would suffice really:

$720.52 less that 22" LCD and including ship/MIR


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