How's this $1500 Build?

I'm in dire need to upgrade from my Radeon x1950pro and Pentium 4 3.0 HT.
I was thinking of building a $1500 gaming PC, the best prices and shipping seem to come from Amazon.com.

How does this look?

Antec 900 Black Case: $99.99
Corsair CMPSU-850TX (850W): $139.99
Asus P6TSE Motherboard: $204.99
Intel Core i7-920 2.66Ghz: $288.99
Corsair TR3X6 Dominator 6GBRAM 1600Mhz (2x3): $219.99
Sapphire Radeon HD 5870 1GB: $409.99
Seagate Barracuda 1.5TB 7200RPM: $109.99

Shipping Method: $0.00 (Super Saver Free Shipping 5-9 days)

Total: $1,473.93
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  1. That ram is about $50-60 more expensive than necessary. I'd probably just save a bit and get an HD5850 and OC the hell out of it myself. Get a decent fan/heatsink so you can OC the processor properly. Don't forget a DVD burner and maybe a WiFi card if you need one. Other than that looks good.
    You might want to post this in the builds forum rather than video cards.
  2. Quote:
    the best prices and shipping seem to come from Amazon.com.


    You haven't checked newegg :)

    For $4 you could have Antec 1200 / CP-850 .... it would be huge step up in cooling, and PSU quality.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.335367

    MoBo is $184 here after MIR:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131386

    tho I'd consider

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131365
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131614

    Corsair DDR3-1600 at $189
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145286

    VidCard - Asus w/ Voltage tweak feature $399
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121345

    Hard Drive - Amazon has the old and troublesome 7200.11 series, you want the 7200.12 $95
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148433

    Saved about $70, got better stuff and shipping is about $15 plus whatever the case / PSU gonna cost ... say $25. You're $30 ahead w/ better stuff.
  3. Oh yeah, I live in Hawaii.

    I checked newegg, it looked really good until I got to the shipping. Free or Standard shipping is unavailable to Hawaii. So they force me to pay for Fedex 2nd day air. That's a $100+ right there.

    I think that I'm going to borrow my old DVD from my current PC drive for now. I want to buy a good BD drive later.
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