My actual coast was right around 1550.00 at the time of purchase, and that did not include the monitor which I already had. Also, I thought the power supply was modular, and I could have sworn I had only modular checked when I was picking parts, but I was impatient so I just got over it. I will do some more cable management later. What a great case I love those Antecs. The cooler backing fit really snug against the back of the motherboard, but it still worked despite my initial concerns. Good parts always = good computers from my experience. windows score was 7.5 with the lowest score for the processor. and everything else was 7.8 or 7.9.