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Pricing the Ultimate Developer Rig 7 Months Later

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

It was about 7 months ago when Scott Hanselman and CodingHorror built the Ultimate Developer Rig.

Let's see what the saving are for late adopters...




Antec P182 Gun Metal Black 0.8mm cold rolled steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail



MSI P6N SLI Platinum LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 650i SLI ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail



2 x MSI NX8600GTS-T2D256E-OC GeForce 8600GTS 256MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 Over Clock Edition HDCP Video Card - Retail



Western Digital Raptor WD1500ADFD 150GB 10,000 RPM Serial ATA150 Hard Drive - OEM



Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3500630AS 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM



Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Kentsfield 2.4GHz 2 x 4MB L2 Cache LGA 775 Quad-Core Processor - Retail



Scythe SCMN-1100 100mm Sleeve CPU Cooler - Retail



CORSAIR CMPSU-520HX ATX12V v2.2 and EPS12V 2.91 520W Power Supply - Retail



Kingston ValueRAM 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model KVR800D2N5K2/2G - OEM



LITE-ON 20X DVD±R DVD Burner with 12X DVD-RAM write and LightScribe Technology Black E-IDE/ATAPI Model LH-20A1H-185 - OEM






There is enough headroom now to pick up an extra 2GB of RAM and still put out less than $1500. I call this configuration the Ultimate Developer Rig +2***.

  * Price includes mail-in rebate
 ** Drive is now deactivate, but comparable 500GB drives are still ~$120.00
*** Not to be confused with the Ultimate Rod of Dexterity +2 by you D&D nerds.