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What Parts Do I Need to Cut to Bring price Down to About $700

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August 8, 2013 2:52:49 PM

After many months of meditation, to replace my ageing (five year) laptop i have decided to go with intel over amd in a mini-itx motherboard. I'm a junior in college and will probable use it 90-95 percent of the time for browsing and writing papers, but I do enjoy the media side of things like photo and video editing and transcoding. I used handbrake to encode a two an half hour movie to h.264 using my laptop and it took a whopping 31 hours first pass, and 35 hours second pass. My first build cost about 1200, then i knocked it down about 950, then taking the best prices from three dealers, it dropped down to about 850. I feel more comfortable at the 700 dollar range. Is there anything more i can cut to bring the price down even more? I made i spreadsheet with all my parts and prices and dealers, but since this is lucky post number one, dont' know how to add it.
August 8, 2013 3:50:02 PM

Links to the parts you are looking at , and the name of them too
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August 8, 2013 7:23:55 PM
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August 8, 2013 7:30:10 PM

well that motherboard i think it doesnt allow for overclocking so instead of the 3570k get the 3570 that should bring the price down a little bit
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August 8, 2013 8:17:12 PM

Since I've been running Linux for three years now and don't really do any gaming other than on a console, I wonder, since the gigabyte board doesn't not over OC, what if i upgrade to a z77 m-itx to overclock with the 3570K and drop the video card? The integrated graphics are fine for office applications, but will I still be able to do video and photo editing without waiting an eternity?
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August 8, 2013 8:30:41 PM

If you don't do gaming, then cutting down your GPU to something like a GTX650 would be enough.
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August 8, 2013 9:00:06 PM

yeh if not for gaming go for as he said gtx650 or amd hd7770 cheap and effective as for what you wanna do
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August 13, 2013 5:39:13 PM

If you are not gaming then drop the graphics card entirely , use the onboard graphics and buy an 3770 or 3770k

The prodigy is a great case but I suggest you buy something larger with better cooling if you want to overclock a lot
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