While in Michigan on a shopping spree, I picked up the following:
- Intel Core i7 930
- Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R
- Corsair XMS3 3x2GB DDR3 RAM
I saved about $140 on buying this stuff in the US. Most of the savings are from the CPU.
System works great except for one big problem. I have to turn off all power management features on the CPU otherwise I hear a very annoying squeel coming from the motherboard. This is apparently a problem with certain power supplies plus this board. Hopefully this is an issue that will be resolved, maybe in a BIOS update. The reason I'm ticked is that this is NOT the board I wanted. I wanted the Asus P6T. Older board, but had all the features I wanted. This board has more features, like SATA3 and USB3. Which I guess will be nice for the future.
Overall it's nice to have a new computer after 4 years. My desktop was actually slower than my X200 Tablet. No longer the case.