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I feel like I've overpaid for my i7 build.

post #1 of 29
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So, I see a lot of planned builds with better components than mine yet the cost is near $1k. Now i feel like I've overpaid for my build, and I didn't even buy it that long ago.

MAIN components:
motherboard GA-X58A-UD5 $280
cpu i7 930 $200
RAM corsair xms3/patriot $200
case antec 900 $100*
gpu radeon 5850 $280*
psu antec 850w psu $85
cpu cooler corsair h50 $80*
x25-m 80gb $170
wd caviar black $60

OTHER components
pci usb expansion card $10
RAM fan $25
fans $15
cold cathodes $20
headphones $80
keyboard $65


my main components alone cost $1.5k!!! did i overpay and am i getting what i paid for?

*i bought these in october 2010, yes, the prices have come down quite a bit since then.
post #2 of 29
Honestly those seem like pretty reasonable prices. You could have cut cost in a few places, like the RAM for one, if you are not doing video editing/encoding, you don't need 12GB. You also could have gotten a cheaper mobo. I got mine refub from EVGA for $99, and it works just fine.

For all new parts though, that is reasonable.
post #3 of 29
Thats not too bad considering everything youve got... i7, 12GB RAM, SSD, H50... Alot of really nice things in there.
    
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thanks for the responses.

this is a video editing build, and the 12gb really comes in handy.
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thanks for the responses.

this is a video editing build, and the 12gb really comes in handy.
Well, then you really didn't overpay for anything.
post #6 of 29
you have a nicer system than mine And i paid like 800
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post #7 of 29
that's a really good build and it must be fast.

don't forget a lot of builds are being put together using holiday pricing. i wouldn't be disappointed if i was you
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post #8 of 29
The 5850 is probably mainly where your hurting, as they've dropped quite a bit since then. Other then that you did great.
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post #9 of 29
Well, I have half the RAM, but that's close to what I paid for my setup (1.3k). Seems about right, given when you bought it. A few prices may have come down for the holidays, but that always seems to be the case.
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post #10 of 29
Considering a couple components are a bit more exceptional than others (going with an SSD instead of an HDD, 12GB of RAM vs 6GB, etc), I'd say 1.5k is a good price. You could have cut costs in some areas, but that's a pretty good build. GPU and motherboard seem a bit steep, and you may have been able to save nearly $200 by trimming the excess, but I still feel it's money well spent.
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