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Old November 17, 2008, 06:44 PM
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Default Core i7 minimum entry cost!

What will it cost to get into a Core i7 right now? We'll assume that the case, vid card, power supply, hard drive etc is already owned and not needed. So all that is needed to get up and running with a new i7 is:
CPU
Motherboard
3GB kit of triple channel ram
I thought it might be fun to record here what the minimum cost to get into a Core i7 is at it's launch. I will come back in a few months and/or a year and update the costs to see how much cheaper it gets over time.

It was NCIX's newletter notice that prompted me to this, as I quickly added up their prices with the advertised parts.

So to start this off, I'll use what is in the notice, the prices that are given in the provided links, with the only caveat that I chose the cheapest parts.

I'm looking forward to seeing what others can do with a little price matching and component shuffling.

Post what you can come up with! We can continue with this as long as prices fluctuate and new products come out for ram and mobo.

NCIX NewsBrief Costs:

CPU $386
Intel Core I7 920 Quad Core Processor LGA1366 2.66GHZ Bloomfield 8MB LGA1366 4.8GT/S
NCIX.com - Buy Intel Core I7 920 Quad Core Processor LGA1366 2.66GHZ Bloomfield 8MB LGA1366 4.8GT/S - BX80601920 In Canada.

Mobo $375
ASUS P6T Deluxe ATX LGA1366 DDR3 LGA1366 3PCI-E16 PCI-E4 Crossfire SLI SATA2 Sas Motherboard
NCIX.com - Buy ASUS P6T Deluxe ATX LGA1366 DDR3 LGA1366 3PCI-E16 PCI-E4 Crossfire SLI SATA2 Sas Motherboard - P6T Deluxe In Canada.

RAM $171
Corsair XMS3 TR3X3G1333C9 3GB DDR3 3X1GB DDR3-1333 CL 9-9-9-24 Triple Channel Memory Kit
NCIX.com - Buy Corsair XMS3 TR3X3G1333C9 3GB DDR3 3X1GB DDR3-1333 CL 9-9-9-24 Triple Channel Memory Kit - TR3X3G1333C9 In Canada.

Total $932


It should be super easy to beat these prices, but lets see by how much and who can get it down the most.


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