I'm wanting to build my first gaming computer, and all of the parts I picked turned out to be $700. That's a bit over the price that I would prefer, so what do you think I could change to make it about $100 cheaper? No need to worry about OS.
i cut off ~10 dollars for you but, upgraded the cpu, mobo, psu, so all you have to do in the future is buy another 650ti boost or a better card, and maybe a liquid cooler for high end overclocking.
edit: didn't save my last change to the ram modules, and i know its a 1gb card, but odds are when you want to upgrade the gpu (right now you still wont max it out at 1080p) you'll be opting for a better single card (maybe look into the new line of amd gpus that will be released)
honestly its going to be hard to chop that build down by $100 without really stepping down to the next tier which i wouldnt suggest doing.
if you just wont have the cash up front then perhaps you can purchase everything sans the video card.... and just use onboard for a few weeks until you have enough to fork out the rest for a video card. sure it doesnt really solve the issue of lowering the price but it makes it easier to take a bite out of at once for you.
Ok, thanks everyone!!! I used parts of everybody's advice, but I mostly based it on smorizio's build, so he gets the coveted Best Solution award =P
Anyways, here's my 2 options. I was going to go for the i3 4130 at the expense of the GPU being bumped down to 1 GB, but when I saw the Pentium g3430 has a combo with the RAM, I decided to go for that to let me keep the GPU at 2 GB.
I know I won't see much improvement for the 2 GB, but I want this system to be fairly futureproof, with CPU upgrades being the main thing. Anyways, do you guys think the switch from i3 to Pentium is worth it, or will that cost too much in performance?