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Need to get a $1000 list of parts to $750 or $800

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September 18, 2013 6:09:36 PM

I need to get to $750 -$800. What should i change? And does this all work for a Gaming pc/daily use(star trek online,Guild wars). would also like to have 2 monitors, does the gpu do that?Any help is great.
CPU

Intel Core i5-3570 3.4GHz Quad-Core

$194.99



CPU Cooler

Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM

$77.91



Motherboard

Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H ATX LGA1155

$174.99



Memory

Kingston HyperX Blu 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333

$68.98



Storage

Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM

$59.98



Video Card

Sapphire Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB

$95.38



Sound Card

Asus Xonar DG

$17.99



Wired Network Adapter

Intel EXPI9301CTBLK 10/100/1000 Mbps PCI-Express x1

$28.20



Case

Azza Solano 1000R ATX Full Tower

$99.99



Power Supply

Corsair 850W ATX12V / EPS12V

$99.98



Operating System

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit)

$89.98
September 18, 2013 6:23:17 PM

well, step one is swap noctua for a cooler master hyper 212 evo ($30), and use mobo audio over sound card (unless you are a real audiophile. and you could probably find a decent mobo for around$100, depending on what features/brands you like
and you could probably get away with a 600ish watt power supply (or less, i typically like a good amount extra headroom) for somewhere around $60-$70
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September 18, 2013 6:26:40 PM

Your motherboard will already have a gigabit ethernet port, do you need 2 for something specific? and +1 to the hyper 212 and nixing the sound card. You can probably find 8GB ram for $50 on deal somewhere too.
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September 18, 2013 6:27:12 PM

1. That cpu isn't multiplier-unlocked for overclocking, so you can save some money by using the stock cooler and a B75 or H77 chipset motherboard.
2. If you don't plan on SLI/crossfire, you can get a micro atx board and case, and a good quality 600-650W psu.
3. Most users don't need a separate sound card or wired network card - motherboards have onboard sound and network.
4. In answer to your question about 2 monitors, most video cards support that, but I don't recommend stretching games across 2 monitors, because that would put the bezel gap right in the center.
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September 18, 2013 6:30:17 PM

The mb has built in hard wired Ethernet card. Use a cosair r400 case. Look on parts picker for ram that on sale you may be a faster 1600 or faster ram for same price. If you have local micro center there CPU are cheap and have combo price on CPU and mb. Use parts picker try sing a newer CPU and look for combo deals.
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September 18, 2013 6:43:50 PM

chefdaddy911 said:
I need to get to $750 -$800. What should i change? And does this all work for a Gaming pc/daily use(star trek online,Guild wars). would also like to have 2 monitors, does the gpu do that?Any help is great.
CPU

Intel Core i5-3570 3.4GHz Quad-Core

$194.99



CPU Cooler

Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM Stock cooler is fine with no overclock

$77.91



Motherboard

Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H ATX LGA1155 ASRock Z77 Extreme 3 - ~$120

$174.99



Memory

Kingston HyperX Blu 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333

$68.98



Storage

Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM

$59.98



Video Card

Sapphire Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB

$95.38



Sound Card

Asus Xonar DG

$17.99



Wired Network Adapter

Intel EXPI9301CTBLK 10/100/1000 Mbps PCI-Express x1

$28.20
Ethernet comes on the ASRock



Case

Azza Solano 1000R ATX Full Tower

$99.99
Cooler Master Haf 912 - $50


Power Supply

Corsair 850W ATX12V / EPS12V

$99.98
XFX P1-550S-XXB9 $45



Operating System

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit)

$89.98



Saves about $275

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September 18, 2013 6:55:13 PM

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1Fixl
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1Fixl/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1Fixl/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-4570 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($159.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: ASRock H87 Performance ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($107.86 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LP 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($61.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($243.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Corsair 400R ATX Mid Tower Case ($79.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24F1ST DVD/CD Writer ($16.00 @ Newegg)
Total: $816.77
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-09-18 21:49 EDT-0400)
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September 18, 2013 6:56:29 PM

If you need to cut 50. The older 660ti and 7950 amd cards are 199 on parts picker.
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