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Need Help Finalizing Component Choices (i7 build)

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September 7, 2009 6:44:04 PM

Here's what I have so far: A barebone kit for $809.99 CDN which comes with:

* EVGA X58 SLI LE Socket LGA1366 Motherboard
* Intel Core i7 920 2.66GHz Retail Processor
* 6GB Corsair XMS DDR3-1333 Triple Channel Memory
* Hitachi 1TB SATA Internal Hard Drive
* Ultra XBlaster ATX Mid-Tower Case
* Ultra LSP750 750-Watt Power Supply

DVD drive

and XFX 4850 with Windows Vista for $279.99

My biggest concern is with the video card (4850), I'll be running at 1680x1050. Is it powerful enough, will it fit in the case? Any help would be appreciated.
September 7, 2009 6:53:39 PM

A 4870 would do better at that resolution but the 4850 is ok.
Wait 2-3 days, Prices of current cards will drop when the new cards are released.
September 7, 2009 7:13:43 PM

True Creation said:
A 4870 would do better at that resolution but the 4850 is ok.
Wait 2-3 days, Prices of current cards will drop when the new cards are released.

So I should order the barebone kit and wait a week or so to order a video card?
I know the new i7 and i5 processors are coming out soon but still that barebone is a great deal, right?
If the price of the 4870's do drop over the next week or so, I will get one of those instead.

EDIT: I ordered the kit and optical drive. I took your advice an will wait a few days for the price of video cards to drop.
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