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Though I built a more expensive variation as you can see in my build log, I feel it only fair to do my best and think of the cheapest possible i7 920, build for who ever wants one. I welcome everyone to challenge me with a cheaper build that is equivalent in performance...

(No refurbs, mail-in rebates and no shipping or taxes factored in, but all parts are new and available at time of post)

i7 920
$288

MSI X58 Motherboard
$214

3GB DDR3 1066
$80.25 ($26.75 x 3)

4850 GPU Sapphire
$159.90

PSU
CORSAIR CMPSU-400CX ATX
$50.50

Hard-Drive
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F1 320GB HD322HJ
$49.90

Case
Antec 300
$49.95

Optical
Samsung DVD Burner
$23.90

Add a monitor, keyboard and mouse and stick with Intel's stock cooler and well there you go:
$916.40

I think a scrounger can get that down to close to $800...
CAN YOU???
 

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Seems to me that the clowns in backyard of Santa won't lower DDR3 prices. The cheapest price I am able to find:

Corsair Intel Core i7 3GB Kit PC3-10666, 1333MHz, 3x240 DIMM 3GB Kit(3x1024MB) = 142.90 €

They love to suck blood out of you.
 

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4850 GPU Sapphire
$159.90

PSU
CORSAIR CMPSU-400CX ATX
$50.50


While Corsair makes great power supplies and most systems never approach total their max wattage under load, I still wouldnt risk using that 400W supply with a 4850 graphics cards since AMD recommends a 450W power supply.

I would recommend you look at a slightly better powersupply.
 

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While Corsair makes great power supplies and most systems never approach total their max wattage under load, I still wouldnt risk using that 400W supply with a 4850 graphics cards since AMD recommends a 450W power supply.

I would recommend you look at a slightly better powersupply.
eh?
30A on 12V rail, you can't go wrong.
 

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While Corsair makes great power supplies and most systems never approach total their max wattage under load, I still wouldnt risk using that 400W supply with a 4850 graphics cards since AMD recommends a 450W power supply.

I would recommend you look at a slightly better powersupply.
For a 4850...??


I have a 550watt Corsair for my 4870 gpu / i7 920 build and they say I don't have enough power for that! I'm right now running a Pentium D 805 overclocked and an old X1800 power hungry card and I'm never had any problems with my existing 550watt psu from a crappy manufacturer.

400watts from a good psu maker like Corsair is fine for this cheap i7 build...
Check out power consumption results Anand had with the 4850 and 4870...
 
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