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March 5, 2010 2:26:53 PM

I pretty much have all the components picked out for the 1366 build, and want to see if anyone knows of a better price on these. First, is the i7 920 for $261.99. Motherboard: ASRock X58 Extreme LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX for $159.99 Here is a link: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168.... Memory is G.SKILL 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9T-6GBNQ For $164.99. Here is the link: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

So for the 1366 is is 920 - $261.99
Motherboard - $159.99
RAM - $164.99

I priced a socket 1156 as well. On it I got the 860 for $271, motherboard ASUS P7P55D LGA 1156 Intel P55 ATX $134.99 link: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
RAM: G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-4GBNQ Link: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $104.99

So for the 1156 is 870 - $271
Motherboard - $134.99
RAM - $104.99

I am leaning heavily towards the 1366, but wanted to bounce these ideas off some of you guys. Thoughts?

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March 5, 2010 11:28:30 PM


I would not shop the absolute best price on each component. Doing so will VASTLY complicate your aquisition/build process and add much time and shipping to your project timeline.

I (wisely) advise you to find a single vendor, for all functional components, if at all possible. Simplifies deliveries. Centralizes parcel tracking. Leverages deals and combos and simplifies rebate procedures. RMAs are to and from a single source. Personal and credit data are not "strewn" all over the global internet. Far less complicated and confusing, overall (K.I.S.S. ! ). Also, less finger-pointing if things don't work together.

Yeah ... Find a solid vendor that you trust with your personal and credit data and who has large volume and a long history of paradigm service ... I'm thinkin' newegg or tigerdirect, if you are in the states. Maybe Dell or some of the larger brick-n-morter "big-box" component sellers.

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March 6, 2010 12:53:23 AM

everything except the 920 is from newegg. i found it cheaper on amazon.
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March 6, 2010 2:10:24 AM

You *ARE* aware that the i7-930 is out for $10 more and will get you up to 15% better performance, aren't You?

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March 6, 2010 2:27:15 AM

doesn't it basically overclock the same?
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March 6, 2010 3:08:56 AM

Alvin Smith said:
You *ARE* aware that the i7-930 is out for $10 more and will get you up to 15% better performance, aren't You?

= Al =



from what i've read, it is the same processor with a +1 multi. i can get the 920 $50 cheaper
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March 6, 2010 4:57:43 AM

This may not pertain to you, but if you have a Fry's nearby, they have an excellent deal on a i7-930 & MSI Pro-E combo.
http://newspaperads.mercurynews.com/ROP/ads.aspx?advid=...

When I left work, there was only 2 i7 930s left in stock, so your mileage may vary.

Also, while those g.skills aren't bad for the price, and assuming you don't mind MIRs, here are some additional choices:

$15 cheaper after MIR:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$5 cheaper after MIR, with better timings:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Regarding the differences between 920 and 930... aside from the obvious frequency/multiplier bump, I've read from multiple accounts of higher OC potential at similar voltages. The real life game/application difference will probably be marginal, but I say it would warrant the $10 premium for the newer tech. But since you can supposedly get an 920 for "$50 cheaper," then that's all you :) .
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March 6, 2010 6:51:31 AM

don't have a frys, but thanks for pointing out the ram. i suppose frys doesn't do online?
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March 8, 2010 11:26:34 PM

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