Core i7 build

After nearly a year of waiting (and accumulating pieces like the case, power supply and video card), I finally bought the “big three” [CPU, RAM, and Motherboard] and built the Tiemens Family Core i7 machine.
This machine is intended as a virtual machine [Linux] host.
DDR3 prices came down so much that I switched from 6GB to 12GB for basically the same price.

Item Product Cost
CPU Intel Core i7-920 2.66GHz LGA 1366 130W $280
RAM Corsair XMS3 12GB (6x2GB) DDR3 1600 PC3-12800 Triple Channel TR3X6G1600C9
[2012-Jan] Corsair Vengeance 24GB (6 x 4GB) DDR3 1600 PC3-12800 Hexa Channel CMZ24GX3M6A1600C9


Motherboard MSI X58 Pro-E LGA 1366 $190
Power Supply Corsair CMPSU-450VX ATX 12V V2.2 80 Plus $60
Video ASUS EAH3450 Silent Radeon 3450 512MB PCIx2.0 x16 HDCP $33
Case Antec Three Hundred ATX Mid Tower $40
Hard Drive Western Digital 1TB SATA 3.0Gb/s 7200RPM 32MB WD1001FALS $95
DVD/CD Samsung SH-223B SATA 22X Black DVD burner $31
Total $1014
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