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Torn between i7 930 system or i7 875k system

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July 14, 2010 1:18:33 PM

Alright, as the title states, I'm torn between going with an i7 930 or 875k system. It will mainly be used as a multi-media system with some gaming as well. I'm not putting much emphasis on the gaming though. I'm more concerned with blu-ray movie quality and such...

I plan on purchasing the system within the next day or so.

Resolution of monitor: Full 1080P - 1920 x 1080.

My budget is roughly $1200.

Here is what I had ready to go for the 875k build before giving more serious consideration to the 930:

Qty. Image Product Description Unit Price Savings Total Price

1 Antec Nine Hundred Two Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Model #:Nine Hundred Two
Item #:N82E16811129058
Return Policy:Limited Replacement Only Return Policy
In Stock
Mail in Rebate11-129-058
$139.95 -$20.00 Instant $119.95

1 ASUS P7H57D-V EVO LGA 1156 Intel H57 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
Model #:p 7H57D-V EVO
Item #:N82E16813131624
Return Policy:Standard Return Policy
In Stock
Mail in Rebate Card13-131-624
$199.99 $199.99

1 CORSAIR CMPSU-850TX 850W ATX12V 2.2 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Active PFC Power Supply
Model #:CMPSU-850TX
Item #:N82E16817139009
Return Policy:Standard Return Policy
In Stock
Mail in Rebate Card17-139-009
$159.99 -$30.00 Instant $129.99

1 Intel Core i7-875K Lynnfield 2.93GHz LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Unlocked Desktop Processor BX80605I7875K
Model #:BX80605I7875K
Item #:N82E16819116368
Return Policy:CPU Replacement Only Return Policy
In Stock
$349.99 -$20.00 Instant $329.99

1 G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL7D-4GBRM
Model #:F3-12800CL7D-4GBRM
Item #:N82E16820231303
Return Policy:Memory Standard Return Policy
In Stock
$114.99 -$10.00 Instant $104.99

1 Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Model #:WD1002FAEX
Item #:N82E16822136533
Return Policy:Standard Return Policy
In Stock
$94.99 $94.99

1 Logitech MX 5500 Revolution Black Bluetooth Cordless Desktop Standard keyboard & Mouse Kit
Model #:920-000383
Item #:N82E16823126038
Return Policy:Standard Return Policy
In Stock
Mail in Rebate23-126-038
$149.99 $149.99

1 LG Black 10X Blu-ray Burner - Bulk SATA WH10LS30 LightScribe Support - OEM
Model #:WH10LS30 OEM
Item #:N82E16827136181
Return Policy:Standard Return Policy
In Stock
$139.99 $139.99
Subtotal: $1,269.88

With mail-in rebates and promotional codes off newegg, it comes out to just under $1100....

Now, if I went with the 930, the only things that would change would be the price of the processor ($200 at microcenters), the mobo, and the inclusion of a graphics card...

Let me know which build would be better. And if you think I should go 930, which MoBo and GPU should I go with (leaning towards Gigabyte X58A-UD3R for mobo, not sure on gpu)?

More about : torn 930 system 875k system

July 14, 2010 3:23:48 PM

Oh, and I just wanted to let you guys know that the promo codes end 07/15/10...that's tomorrow.

Knocks $15 off the Blu-Ray Burner, $10 off RAM, $20 off PSU, $15 off CPU, and $30 off the Keyboard/Mouse combo...

Mail-in rebates knock $100 off....

$1088.75 shipped after all applicable discounts
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