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First real build. Looking for feedback/suggestions on where I can trim costs, and still have the same performance.

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July 10, 2013 3:19:49 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: Late this month

Budget Range:

System Usage from Most to Least Important: (e.g.: Folding@Home, gaming, surfing the internet, watching movies)

Are you buying a monitor: Yes / No


Do you need to buy OS: No

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Anything
Location: Denmark

Parts Preferences: Intel CPU, and thats about it.

Overclocking: Maybe later when the hardware is close to being outdated.

SLI or Crossfire: Nope.

Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Side note: One dollar is 5.73302 Danish Kroner.
http://www.komplett.dk/k/shoplist.aspx?mode=receive&si=...

Already owned:
MSI 660 Ti grafics card.
Acer H236HL 23"
CM Storm QuickFire TK Keyboard Blue

I dont know if this site is too confusing for you guys or the danish currency messes something up, but i hope you can help me!
Thanks in advance!

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July 10, 2013 3:55:02 PM

Cheaper psu: http://www.komplett.dk/k/ki.aspx?sku=657685
cheaper case: http://www.komplett.dk/k/ki.aspx?sku=746612
Better motherboard: http://www.komplett.dk/k/ki.aspx?sku=781700

Sorry, the price increased but you have to. You can't overclock on a B85 chipest motherboard. You need a Z87 chipset, which is more expensive. If you feel like you can ditch overclocking, we can certainly lower the price.
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July 10, 2013 7:03:24 PM

Can i do with a 550w PSU? If i would chose to run SLI wouldnt I need some more juice? And that case has bad air flow, friend has it, constanty dieing to overheating! About OC'ing, That seems like a good motherboard, iøll keep that one in mind!
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July 10, 2013 7:32:48 PM

First off, the Corsair 300R is a great case. If your friend has it and his processor keeps overheating, it's either his lack of cable management which blocks the airflow or something is wrong with his cpu cooler.

A quality 550w psu can run this fine but it can't SLI.. The Corsair CX psus are meh quality. The CX series are probably the worse psus Corsair has right now. I wouldn't even trust SLI on that thing.
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July 10, 2013 7:48:33 PM

Okay thanks for the help, could i trust a 650 W XFX to run SLI?
Well, my friend is pretty bad a cable management..
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July 10, 2013 7:52:06 PM

I would grab the XFX 750w if you want to SLI. It's a bit more expensive over the CX 750w version.
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July 10, 2013 8:12:33 PM

Okay 12 bucks is not that big of a deal..!
Anything else looking bad in my build?
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July 10, 2013 8:30:42 PM

Can you list what you have now?
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July 10, 2013 8:37:05 PM

ASUS DVD Writer, DRW-24B5ST SATA, DVD±R: 24x, CD-R: 48x, DVD+DL: 12x, Nero 10, Power2Go 7, Retail, BLACK
Ny dato: 2013-06-16
100+ stk. på lager.
- 1.00 169,- DKK 169,- DKK
CM Storm Scout II Advanced Gaming Sort Blæsere: 2x 120mm Front, 1x 120mm Bag, mATX, ATX, USB3.0/2.0, Rød LEDs, Vindue
Ny dato: 2013-06-17
100+ stk. på lager.
- 1.00 749,- DKK 749,- DKK
Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo CPU Køler 755/1150/1155/1156/1366/2011, AM2(+)/AM3(+)/FM1, 600~1600 RPM, 66 CFM, 9~31 dBA
Ny dato: 2013-06-16
100+ stk. på lager.
- 1.00 249,- DKK 249,- DKK
Intel Core i5-4670K Processor Socket-LGA1150, Quad Core, 3.4GHz, 6MB, 84W, HD4600, Boxed w/fan, Haswell
Ny dato: 2013-06-16
100+ stk. på lager.
- 1.00 1.749,- DKK 1.749,- DKK
MSI Z87-G45 Gaming, Socket-1150 ATX, Z87, DDR3, 3xPCIe-x16, SLI/CFX, VGA,HDMI,DP,Killer 2200,SB Cinema, Haswell
Ny dato: 2013-07-11
100+ stk. på lager.
- 1.00 1.149,- DKK 1.149,- DKK
Samsung SSD 840 Series 120GB 2.5" OEM Basic Kit, MDX controller, 530/130MB/s read/write
Ny dato: 2013-06-21
80 stk. på lager.
- 1.00 695,- DKK 695,- DKK
Seagate Barracuda® 1TB SATA 6Gb/s (SATA 3.0), 64MB Cache, 7200RPM, 3.5"
Ny dato: 2013-07-02
74 stk. på lager.
- 1.00 489,- DKK 489,- DKK
XFX ProSeries Core Edition 750W PSU ATX 12V V2.31, 80 Plus Bronze, Standard, 2x 6pin PCIe, 2x 6+2pin PCIe, 8x SATA
Ny dato: 2013-07-11
100+ stk. på lager.
- 1.00 699,- DKK 699,- DKK
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July 10, 2013 8:37:50 PM

What i have in mind of buying is:
ASUS DVD Writer, DRW-24B5ST
CM Storm Scout II Advanced Gaming
Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo CPU Cooler
XFX ProSeries Core Edition 750W PSU
Seagate Barracuda® 1TB SATA 6Gb/s (SATA 3.0), 64MB Cache, 7200RPM, 3.5"
Samsung SSD 840 Series 120GB 2.5" OEM
MSI Z87-G45 Gaming, Socket-1150
And some random 8GB's of RAM
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July 10, 2013 8:40:36 PM

You are just everywere Blackbird!
-And yeah i like it too, not that expensive but it'll still be able to run all the new shit!
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July 10, 2013 8:42:40 PM

Yes , some great choices you made , post pics when completed.
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July 10, 2013 8:43:48 PM

In this thread? And i'll depending on sales n' stuff be done in like a month!
Ninja edit: I would make a quick guess and say that i have used like 10 hours reseaching parts for this PC so it has to be good! Then I just need to assemble it!..
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July 10, 2013 8:58:20 PM

Sounds good , and have a great build.
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