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I need get my build under my Budget of $1250. What Should I cut out

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December 9, 2013 5:02:59 AM

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CPU: AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor ($227.32 @ Newegg Canada)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($38.40 @ Newegg Canada)
Motherboard: Asus SABERTOOTH 990FX R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($215.81 @ Amazon Canada)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($83.81 @ Amazon Canada)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($73.21 @ DirectCanada)
Video Card: MSI Radeon R9 280X 3GB Video Card ($374.59 @ Vuugo)
Case: Cooler Master Storm Scout 2 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($108.48 @ Vuugo)
Power Supply: Corsair Professional 750W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($135.58 @ Memory Express)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.77 @ Vuugo)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 - OEM (64-bit) ($112.98 @ NCIX)
Total: $1389.95
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-09 08:02 EST-0500)

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December 9, 2013 5:42:11 AM

You should probably just go with a mid range Z87 board with a 4670k, I've seen some good bundles around the 379 range (Unless you have some non-gaming need that the AMD does well on), you could probably save a few bucks on your case, and that power supply is way overkill. You would probably be better served with a 500-600 watt 80 Plus bronze instead since you won't be using a crazy amount of power anyway.

So that's saving about 60 bucks on the CPU/MB, 20-40 bucks on a case, and 50 bucks on a PSU . . . should get it to just about where you want it. Plus in most cases it would perform better and not be an inefficient room heater.
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