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Windows 7: Affordable i7 Build

05 Jun 2009   #1

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, Canadian currency.

Antec P180 Mini mATX
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

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04

Very nice looking.
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05 Jun 2009   #3

Windows 7 Professional x64 RTM

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DarkNovaGundam View Post
Very nice looking.
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

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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