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Windows 7: Affordable i7 Build

05 Jun 2009   #1
ambientmf

Windows 7 Professional x64 RTM
 
 
Affordable mATX i7 Build

So, I've been scouring newegg a lot lately.
I read a review for a new microATX X58 Mobo from MSI, the MSI X58M, on Anandtech a few days ago (link).
This makes me consider getting an i7 within the next few months (gotta save the cash). I was considering a cheaper Core 2 Duo E8400 system but with this motherboard, I can build a decent Core i7 system for about a grand, which is where my budget's at.

Anyways, so here's my list of components I'm looking at.
I prefer Antec cases, Corsair power supplies and Nvidia cards.
What do you think? Btw, it's newegg.ca, Canadian currency.

Antec P180 Mini mATX
MSI X58M
Intel Core i7 920 2.66GHz
G.Skill 6GB (3x2GB) DDR3-1333
XFX GeForce GTS 250 1GB
Corsair 620W Modular PSU
WD 640GB 7200rpm SATA

I'll throw in a SATA CD/DVD burner as well but I'm not picky.

EDIT: Seems the X58M is sold out at the moment. No biggy I guess, as far as I know its brand new so I don't doubt they'll be back in stock in the future. It retails for $170 American, so I think I remember it being around $190CAD.


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05 Jun 2009   #2
Dark Nova Gamer

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Very nice looking.
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05 Jun 2009   #3
ambientmf

Windows 7 Professional x64 RTM
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DarkNovaGundam View Post
Very nice looking.
Thanks.
I just forgot to add the CPU cooler, Zalman CNPS9900.
I have little experience overclocking CPUs so this might be redundant/overkill.
Also, it may be too big for the case I'm wanting. I'll have to see how things go.
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05 Jun 2009   #4
Dark Nova Gamer

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Haha you reminded me to up the CPU Fan that I added to my system build (the one I plan to get when I have the cash)
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