Basic i7 build $900

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: within a month BUDGET RANGE: $900.00 Before / After Rebates

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: WoW, Internet, Receiving Streaming Video, Corel Paint Proshop X, Sony Vegas Studio,

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Video Card- using BFG 9800GT 512mbfrom current build, Power Supply BFG GS-650 650w



PARTS PREFERENCES: no preference


MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1280x1024 19" looking to move up to 24" in 6 months or so

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Looking to future-proof without busting the budget, the less I spend, the happier the wife. If the Power supply or video card are no good, got to keep it around 900 bucks



CPU i7-920 purchased from Microcenter---------------------------------------------------------------199.99

LG DVD Burner - Bulk Black SATA Model GH24NS50 - OEM------------------------------------------------25.99

SAMSUNG DVD Burner Black SATA Model SH-S223L LightScribe Support - OEM-----------------------31.99

COOLER MASTER Storm Scout SGC-2000-KKN1-GP Black Steel /
Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail--------------------------------------------------------------79.99
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------after instant rebate

Western Digital Caviar Green WD10EADS 1TB SATA 3.0Gb/s
3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive--------------------------------------------------------------84.99

MSI X58M LGA 1366 Intel X58 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail-----------------------------------169.99

WINTEC AMPX 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)
Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model 3AXH1600C8WS6GT - Retail--------------------------------134.99

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM------------------------104.99

total price before tax----------------------------------------------------------------------------------832.33
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  1. I'd be careful about going with WinTEC. I've read some positive reviews, but they aren't very widely known. There's always a law in computer parts buying about scraping the bottom of the barrel: DON'T DO IT

    This kit is made by a more reputable vendor and is actually cheaper after the rebate: OCZ Gold 6GB (3 x 2GB)

    This Hard Drive delivers better performance for the same price Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB, however, it is out of stock right now.
  2. Dont use a caviar green drive. That is WDs a low power, eco friendly drive. Get a Samsung spinpoint F3 or Seagate 7200.12 or WD Caviar black, which is the performance line.

    The ASRock x58 extreme motherboard is the same price as that MSI and got very good reviews everywhere.
  3. those two items are going to be changed... anything else I might need to buy? Will the stock coolers be ok? Should I get some more case fans?
  4. If you are not overclocking and you have a case with good airflow then the stock cooler is fine. You can always purchase those addons later if you decide you want them.
  5. NO WINTEC! I bought that exact kit and I'm sorry I did...
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