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September 29, 2013 9:54:38 AM

Hi! I want to build my first computer and I'm still in the "picking the parts" stage, however, it's already getting a little expensive for my pocket and I'm not sure what to sacrifice in order to make it cheaper

Here is the build I'm thinking of putting together:
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1IUkd

What can I do to make it cheaper? My goal was to spend a maximum of 800 - 850 euros (1 081.76 - 1 149.37 dollars) since I still have to buy a monitor and a keyboard

This is supposed to be a gaming computer so I want it to be able to run games at the highest possible

Should I sacrifice my ssd? Can I downgrade the cpu or gpu and still have a really good gaming pc?

All replies are welcome, any suggestion would be greatly appreciated, thank you!

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a b 4 Gaming
September 29, 2013 10:00:00 AM

You can switch out the 770 for a 7970GHz edition. That will cut costs by about 100$ without sacrificing very much performance. A cheaper case and power supply would also cut costs.
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a c 229 4 Gaming
September 29, 2013 10:03:20 AM

Get an OCZ 750w PSU and get a cheaper case. Also note you can get a haswell for the same price.
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September 29, 2013 10:09:35 AM

I don't know much about Radeon graphics card but I guess they're pretty much the same thing as the NVidia ones right?
Do you recommend any ATX case? I actually wanted one with an open window so that I can see what's inside but since I'm not familiar with it, I don't know any other brands that sell those for less money
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a b 4 Gaming
September 29, 2013 10:39:54 AM

drop the PSU down to 600W, also look on the UK partpicker site if you want euro as it'll give you euro shops potentially, there will be a big difference.

A gtx770 will be overkill for 1080p, a 670 would be fine and a lot cheaper.

FYI you've no memory included, get 2x4GB if you want more get it later.
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September 29, 2013 10:45:09 AM

Oh thank you!
I hadn't even noticed the lack of memory xD
So the 670 would be good for future games? This is a lot of money and I don't feel like having to upgrade this system in a year because it's getting outdated, I still want to run them with good fps
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a b 4 Gaming
September 29, 2013 11:42:31 AM

you can get good fps now and ok fps later with a 670, or very good (more than is needed) now and good later (probably) with a 770, PC's will need to be upgraded building one is a whole sequence of choices and payoffs.
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September 29, 2013 11:48:45 AM

Ok, thanks for the info!
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