Man, im so pissed off at myself, i could have gotten a i7 setup to almost the same price as a C2Q setup, but I bought the C2Q
Your computer setup is still very nice, the only thing I can say is I guess do more "pre shopping" because I almost did the same thing myself, not realizing the Core i7 is not much more money actually.
You live and you learn
Edit: Prices have dropped drastically on the components lately: I got the motherboard, memory, i7 920 processor, Sapphire 4870, and the DVD Burner for around $917.00! Plus, all the things I picked had free shipping at Newegg which was awesome, not a dime extra.
Of course, I have spent almost another $100.00 on the Thermalright Ultra 120 Extreme 1366 cooler, an additional fan and bracket for push pull, a CPU Cooler lapping kit, and a bottle of Arctic Cooling MX-2. But, my upgrade still ended up only being $1010.00 give or take a few.Edited by ricsim78 - 2/26/09 at 3:09pm