Finally got the last of my parts from newegg! Getting ready to build it in the next day or two. I got a lot of good black friday deals, bing cashback, and the chip from micro center. I put the regular newegg price and then my price after cashback or rebates. Here's my upgrade......
C2Q Q6600.....................................i7 860 (290 - 230)
ASUS P5B DELUXE.........................ASUS P7P55D EVO (195 - 158)
8GB G. SKILL DDR2 1000 CL5......8GB G.SKILL DDR3 1600 CL7 (210 - 144)
SAPPHIRE X1950 PRO 256MB......HIS 4670 512MB 780/2000 (85 - 40)
(2x) SEAGATE 300GB....................(2x) W.D. 640GB BLACKS (150 - 130)
ANTEC SMART POWER 500W.........OCZ MODxSTREAM PRO 600W (100 - 30)
WINDOWS VISTA x64....................WINDOWS 7 x64 (120 - 50)
Only things staying the same are my Antec 900 case, cpu cooler & (2) DVD-RW Drives.
I sold my q6600, p5b, ddr2, antec 500 and a 19" flat screen for $525. I also did some work on 2 friends computers to earn $200. So I had $725 to go towards the upgrade. If all works out, the final price would be about $830 w/ tax and shipping after my cashback. So basically about $100 out of pocket. Regular prices for all this stuff on newegg would be about $1150. I think I did pretty good, I'm excited! I like to completely re-do my computer about every 2 years. I've always had pretty good luck selling my parts, so the new rig isn't much out of pocket. What do you think?
PSU wasn't really an upgrade, more of a downgrade though IMO.
I needed a psu with the 8-pin for the i7. I was happy with my antec. I would of liked another antec, but too much $. This ocz had good reviews, and on sale for $60 from $100, with $30 mail in rebate and modular! I think it will be fine. But no, not necessarily an upgrade, just a change.
Thanks! My budget and me having no interest in 2 video cards helped me pick the 860. I was thinking 920 at first, but this fits my needs better for the price. I'll do a 1366 board when I upgrade in 2 years.
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