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

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Newegg

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: US

PARTS PREFERENCES: no preference

OVERCLOCKING: No SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe

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

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Parts

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

LG DVD Burner - Bulk Black SATA Model GH24NS50 - OEM------------------------------------------------25.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827136177

SAMSUNG DVD Burner Black SATA Model SH-S223L LightScribe Support - OEM-----------------------31.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827151188

COOLER MASTER Storm Scout SGC-2000-KKN1-GP Black Steel /
Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail--------------------------------------------------------------79.99
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------after instant rebate
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119196

Western Digital Caviar Green WD10EADS 1TB SATA 3.0Gb/s
3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive--------------------------------------------------------------84.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136317

MSI X58M LGA 1366 Intel X58 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail-----------------------------------169.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130227

WINTEC AMPX 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)
Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model 3AXH1600C8WS6GT - Retail--------------------------------134.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820161305

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM------------------------104.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116754

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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