Re: Core i7 Build For $1000?
I recommend getting a C2Q, if you only have a $1000 budget. That way, you can get a graphics card, and a sound card.
CPU: Q9550 (Prices are going down for it)
Mobo: Biostar TP45HP
Gfx card: 4870 1GB
RAM: Gskill PI blacks
You should get all of these from newegg, and I recommend getting as 850TX, instead of a 750TX, because it's only $20 more. There's no point of an i7 build, if you don't have 3 or more graphics cards in the same rig, might might as well go with a quadcore.