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Core i7

J. Kennedy
The list author says: "Here's a list of parts for a sporty but reasonably priced Core i7 machine (under $1,850 and perhaps less if you shop around)."
Intel Core i7 Processor i7-930 2.80GHz 8 MB LGA1366 CPU, Retail BX80601930
Intel Core i7 Processor i7-930 2.80GHz 8 MB LGA1366 CPU, Retail BX80601930
"A little faster than the 920 but barely more expensive."
Gigabyte LGA1366/ Intel X58 SATA3 ATI CrossFireX ATX Motherboard GA-X58A-UD5
Gigabyte LGA1366/ Intel X58 SATA3 ATI CrossFireX ATX Motherboard GA-X58A-UD5
"Could save a few bucks by using the GA-X58A-UD3R."
XFX ATI Radeon HD 5870 1 GB DDR5 PCI-Express Card HD587AZNF9
XFX ATI Radeon HD 5870 1 GB DDR5 PCI-Express Card HD587AZNF9
"The XFX card would not necessary be my first choice but availability of some brands is sometimes and issue."
Cooler Master SGC-6000-KXN1-GP Storm Sniper ATX Mid Tower Gaming Case (Black)
Cooler Master SGC-6000-KXN1-GP Storm Sniper ATX Mid Tower Gaming Case (Black)
"Nice case although quite militaristic."
Cooler Master V8 - CPU Cooler with 8 Heat Pipes and Mirror-Finished Base (RR-UV8-XBU1-GP)
Cooler Master V8 - CPU Cooler with 8 Heat Pipes and Mirror-Finished Base (RR-UV8-XBU1-GP)
"If you don't plan to overclock the stock cooler that comes with the CPU is probably sufficient."
OCZ OCZ3P1600LV6GK DDR3 PC3-12800 1600MHz 6GB Platinum XTC Triple Channel Kits
OCZ OCZ3P1600LV6GK DDR3 PC3-12800 1600MHz 6GB Platinum XTC Triple Channel Kits
"Might also consider OCZ PC3 16000 which can be found elesewhere for less than the PC3 12800 here."
Sony Nec Optiarc AD-7241S-0B 24X Dual Layer DVD+/-RW SATA Drive with LightScribe, Bulk (Black)
Sony Nec Optiarc AD-7241S-0B 24X Dual Layer DVD+/-RW SATA Drive with LightScribe, Bulk (Black)
"A perfectly adequate DVD burner with lightscribe."
Western Digital WD1002FAEX Caviar Black 1 TB SATA III 7200 RPM 64 MB Cache Internal Desktop 3.5" Hard Drive
Western Digital WD1002FAEX Caviar Black 1 TB SATA III 7200 RPM 64 MB Cache Internal Desktop 3.5" Hard Drive
"Latest generation SATA3 6GBit drive.  You can quite use all 6 GBit yet but it costs only a little more than a SATA II."
NZXT IU01 Internal USB Expansion (Black)
NZXT IU01 Internal USB Expansion (Black)
"Needed to provide enough USB headers for the case and the card reader."
Cooler Master Silent Pro M - 1000W 80 PLUS Bronze Power Supply with Modular Cables (RSA00-AMBAJ3-US)
Cooler Master Silent Pro M - 1000W 80 PLUS Bronze Power Supply with Modular Cables (RSA00-AMBAJ3-US)
"Could save a few bucks by using the M700 or M850."
Sony MRW620/U1/181 Internal 17 in 1 Memory Card Reader/Writer
Sony MRW620/U1/181 Internal 17 in 1 Memory Card Reader/Writer
"A cheap and useful addition."