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New I7 Build, Please Review

Last response: in Systems
July 16, 2009 3:36:15 PM

I making an I7 Build for my friend. The budget is $900 minus the case. Im sticking with the I7 but any other component is available to change and I want to stick with quality parts. Here are the specs

MOBO: ASUS P6T SE LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard
VIDEO: ASUS EAH4850/HTDI/512M Radeon HD 4850 512MB 256-bit
CPU: Intel Core i7 920 Nehalem 2.66GHz
RAM: OCZ XMP Ready Series 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)
HD: Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB
DVD: Sony Optiarc 24X DVD/CD Rewritable Drive Black SATA

And the public list on Newegg is

Thanks for looking at this!

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July 16, 2009 4:55:53 PM

Looks fine, except get this RAM. The timings are different, but you won't notice a difference between the two.

And get this PSU.
That way, you'll be able to CF later, and it's more future proof- and it only costs 10$, and you'll save 35$ on the RAM- it's good RAM.

Also, save 40$ by buying the combo deal of the Asus P6T SE and the Intel i7 920.

And, here's a 7$ discount (hey, it's still money) on the RAM and the HD.

Good Luck.
July 16, 2009 7:25:25 PM

Great thanks for the suggestions. I have updated the build with what you suggested
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July 16, 2009 10:17:54 PM

Hey Jkaberlent, your link also didnt work, it brought up a bunch of items, which one specifically were you talking about?
July 16, 2009 10:46:32 PM

Are you going with top of the line stuff besides the video card because your going to be upgrading it in the future? Im thinking about stealing your build if you don't mind haha
July 17, 2009 1:23:17 AM

Yea, my friend isn't a big gamer, if he gets more into it he probably will upgrade. Feel free to steal the build :)  Ill probably order this Monday next week and build during the week. If you want to see how it turns out just let me know :)