I bought a new computer in pieces from NewEgg

Five years ago I went hunting around for the best prices for computer parts online and at Fry’s. I ended up getting parts at all different times and driving to a couple different Fry’s. This time around I ordered everything from NewEgg. They generally have great prices on things, and I also like the idea of spending my money locally (their HQ is about an hour east of here). They’re pretty fast, too; I placed the order Sunday at 2, and everything showed up this morning around 10.

Case: Antec Sonata III 500
Newegg: $119.99 – $20 discount – $20 MIR = $79.99

Motherboard: MSI P55-GD65
Newegg: $159.99 – $10 MIR = $149.99

CPU: Intel Core i5-750 Processor (8M Cache, 2.66 GHz)
Newegg: $199.99

Graphics: EVGA GeForce 9800 GTX+
Newegg: $129.99 – $20 MIR = $109.99

Memory: G.SKILL 4GB DDR3 1600
Newegg: $105.99

Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 SATA 3Gb/s 1TB Hard Drive
Newegg: $64.99

Cooling Fan/Heatsink: Zalman CNPS9500 AT
Newegg: $40.99

Total: $891.11 shipped – $50 MIR = $841.11

If I were smart, I would have done the 2% Bing cashback and saved another $18.

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