Budget i7 Build-- 1336 or 1156?

Hey all.

So I am building a computer for my parents to replace their 8 year old Dell pentium-based rig (which is falling apart)...but I'm on a pretty tight budget (I'm trying to get it in the low to mid $800's range...if I can go lower than that EVEN BETTER). This rig won't be doing much if any gaming, but photography editing is pretty essential.

But my biggest question is: which processor? I can get an i7 920 at Microcenter for $200. Is there a huge difference, besides the socket type, between 920 (or 930) and the 860 line? In terms of the over-all build, which would keep my costs down but retain solid performance for a few years?

My current items (suggestions to bring my costs down or retain performance/reliability are SO welcome):

Intel i7 920 $200

Asrock X58 Extreme LGA 1366 $160

Super Talent 3GB DDR3 1333 Triple Channel $85

Seagate Barracuda 1TB 7200RPM $90

SAPPHIRE 100296HDMI Radeon HD 4670 1GB $70

OCZ Fatal1ty OCZ550FTY 550W $61 w/rebate +shipping

Lite-on DVD drive $27

Antec 300 $50
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  1. ^ I think you are joking right ?
    i7 build for parents ?

    I would suggest at the max an i5 750 build or even better an AMD build...
  2. Lol I know right? Unfortunately, my dad is convinced that anything numbered less than 7 in intel's i-# line are junk. (To be honest, an i5 build would be soo much better/easier/cheaper...but, what do I know---I'm just the "non-future thinking" 23-year old son).
  3. ^ Lolz...
    Some places where you can save money if you go with i7 860...

    Mobo - No crossfire/ SLI and I dont think its required too...
    MSI P55M-GD45
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130246

    RAM - Costlier but you get 1 GB more...
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231277
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227503

    Check this DVD drive
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827106334

    And I would say try convincing him about the i5/ AMD build...
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