How can I save money for on my build?

I'm on a budget and I need to go under the 1000$ for my build. I will use it for recording, rendering, editing and gaming.

Here's my build:

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($299.00 @ Canada Computers)

CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Canada Computers)

Thermal Compound: Arctic Silver 5 High-Density Polysynthetic Silver 3.5g Thermal Paste ($5.78 @ DirectCanada)

Motherboard: Asus P8B75-V ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($102.50 @ Vuugo)

Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($101.98 @ NCIX)

Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.75 @ Vuugo)

Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card ($189.99 @ Memory Express)

Case: NZXT Phantom 410 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($119.98 @ Newegg Canada)

Case Fan: Silverstone FM121 110.0 CFM 120mm Fan ($12.99 @ NCIX)

Power Supply: Corsair CX 600W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($54.99 @ Canada Computers)

Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($97.99 @ NCIX)

Total: $1079.94

Thank you in advance :D

P.S.:I live in Canada, so prices may not be the same as in the U.S.
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  1. Best answer
    Here's my recommendation :

    PCPartPicker part list:
    Price breakdown by merchant:

    CPU: Intel Core i7-4770 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($318.32 @ TigerDirect Canada)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z87X-D3H ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($99.99 @ NCIX)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($64.00 @ DirectCanada)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.75 @ Vuugo)
    Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($224.99 @ NCIX)
    Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($54.46 @ DirectCanada)
    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($48.99 @ NCIX)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($97.99 @ NCIX)
    Total: $973.49
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-09-09 17:51 EDT-0400)
  2. Remove the paste, the 212 comes with some -5$
    This is a excellent case (1 of the most popular gaming cases) -20$
    Remove the fans, The case comes with 3 and you should be fin -13$
    This Memory -30$
    Total: -68$ from the initial price, best I could do.
    (I don't think I did a great job compared to some post coming soon)
  3. Thanks to both of you! I still want a Nvidia graphic card since they are better for rendering. As for the i7-4770, wouldn't it be a better choice to just stay with a i7-3770(its cheaper)?
  4. As for the case, I think the CM 690 is a good choise. Thanks!
  5. I'd definitively get the i7-4770, which performs significantly better. The only reason to get Ivy Bridge is because it overclocks better. You didn't get one that can be overclocked, so no reason to go for Ivy Bridge. It's also getting old.
    You can switch the HD 7950 to a GTX 660 Ti if you want Nvidia.
  6. I wont need a CPU cooler?
  7. There's one included with the CPU, and it will be enough, as obviously, you're not going to overclock, as you simply can't with this CPU. Stock coolers are enough when you're not overclocking.
  8. Ok thanks! It's really nice to give some of your time to help newbies like me!
  9. No problem, I'm here for that, sir !
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