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post #1 of 14
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Finally piecing together my new build after i had to sell my old pc.

List of parts and Prices

CPU - I7 2700K $89
RAM - 8GB DDR3 Gskill Ripjaws X $29.99
PSU - Corsair Builder Series CX430 $34.99 AMIR
MB - ASRock Z68 Pro3 Gen3 $114.99

Grand total of $268.97
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Parts i Have

Case - CM Storm Scout
HD - 1tb Samsung Spinpoint F3
CPU Cooler - Titan Fenir

Ill use it as is, ie using onboard video and 1tb as main HD till next month when i get a new ssd and gpu along with a nicer 750w psu.

I am actuall ordering other parts next month but this is my sons build for now. any thoughts?
post #2 of 14
I do not even want to know how you got a 2700k for $89.

Are you sure you priced that 2700k right?
   
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post #3 of 14
How are u getting a 2700K for $89?
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post #4 of 14
As others have said, how do you get a 2700k for $90
Edited by Matt*S. - 11/28/11 at 11:51am
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post #5 of 14
Intel RetailEdge offers amazing deals on parts for retail employees twice a year. This winter its a 2700k for $89, in the summer it was a 2600k and an i7-970

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post #6 of 14
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intel retail edge's winter deal that starts on the 30th. I7 2700k with mcafee all-access 2012 and trackmania 2 canyon for $89(if i was higher ranked i could get it for as low as $74) or can get a Intel DP67BG Extreme series for $239(as low as $224) with the i7 and mcaffee and trackmania. i decided to go with the asrock board as i like it more.
post #7 of 14
Seems like the money came from selling off his old parts.

So ~300 to upgrade his system to an i7.

Unless he capitalized on the intel retail thingy

how does that work anyways? You work at a store and you gain points for performance?
Edited by SpiritGear - 11/28/11 at 11:55am
 
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post #8 of 14
If I had any friends who qualified for Retail Edge I'd be all over it and then some.

On topic, that core is solid.
    
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post #9 of 14
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Quote:
Originally Posted by SpiritGear View Post

He sold off his old parts.
it basically cost him ~300 to upgrade his system to an i7.
talk about misleading yourself.

wrong, read above. no missleading here. those are actuall prices i am going to pay. when i sold off my old pc i bought a laptop and ps3...
post #10 of 14
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Originally Posted by Shozzking View Post

Intel RetailEdge offers amazing deals on parts for retail employees twice a year. This winter its a 2700k for $89, in the summer it was a 2600k and an i7-970
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That, or he used money from the PC part's he sold and that's how much money he had to put towards each individual part.
 
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