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Need Help Building (1300$) Gaming PC!!!

Last response: in Components
March 14, 2013 4:46:06 PM

So in April I will be building my first PC ever!!! And it will be for gaming! Now I already have some parts in mind (I do know what parts I need)
-Motherboard: Asus Maximus V Formula
-Video Card: GTX 660 Superclocked
-Processor: i5-3570k
-Power Supply:TOPOWER TOP800WS
-Case: Cooler Master HAF X
-Hard Drive: (Youll See)
-20 dollar optical Drive
-Windows 7 Home Premium

Now all this is pretty sweet in my mind, but if you add it up, it is in fact over 1300 by just about 75 dollars.
THE PROBLEM: Its over budget, but I don't really know what parts to downgrade. And I also want a 120GB (atleast) SSD
WHAT I NEED HELP WITH: I need help downgrading these (below) parts but want certain features to be kept. So if you could suggest some parts that keep the features listed below.

Motherboard: 299 USD!!! What do be kept:
-easy to set up BIOS
-Built in sound
-SLI Ready
-Overclocking (Dont know what it means but Im sure its good.
-Its black and Red :p  (doesnt have to be)

Power Supply: 60 USD
-SLI Ready

Case: 170 USD
-Ive looked hard and could not find a case lower than this with all its features
-Great Cooling
-Looks Cool
-Super Large For Large Parts

Processor: I really like this processor and would hate for it to be downgraded, but if there is something just as good and at a lower price, list it.

Now these parts listed above Im sure can be downgraded, but I think Im not looking hard enough. The things listed underneath are features Id like to be kept if downgraded.

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March 14, 2013 5:16:16 PM

Well if you must have the case then the motherboard must go. There are plenty of overclockable boards in the $150 and under range.

The power supply is junk and must go. Try Antec, Corsair, Enermax, PC Power and Cooling, Seasonic, any Super Flower psu, and XFX to name a few.

If you search the forums you will find plenty of $1300 builds. Use PCPartpicker at to post on the forum.