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January 8, 2014 8:27:59 PM

My build: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2xn2c
Can anyone help me save some money on this build?
Uses: Gaming, Video editing, overclocking
Open to changes in any component, but I would still like a gtx 780 (preferably high performance) or equivalent (I have to educated myself about radeons)
Budget: $1600
Please design for longevity/reliablility. I would like to make this build last a few years.

And thanks guys :D  Tom's HW is the best :D 

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a c 408 K Overclocking
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January 8, 2014 8:37:04 PM

I'd lose the mobo, won't touch MSI due to poor QC and take a look at the Asus Gryphon, cost a little less and a better mobo (or the Asus Pro or Hero), the Asus 780 is $10 less at the Egg, for your build could go the HAF 912 case ($30 less), a 780 and this rig really only needs a 600 PSU with about 42 AMPs on the 12 volt rail (and that still leaves some headroom)
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January 8, 2014 8:38:32 PM

if this is for gaming there is no point to an i7 instead of an i5 or16GB of RAM instead of 8. they just aren't going to do any good. the PSU is also overkill, 550W would be fine.
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January 8, 2014 8:52:54 PM

unksol said:
if this is for gaming there is no point to an i7 instead of an i5 or16GB of RAM instead of 8. they just aren't going to do any good. the PSU is also overkill, 550W would be fine.


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January 9, 2014 4:27:06 AM

Tradesman1 said:
I'd lose the mobo, won't touch MSI due to poor QC and take a look at the Asus Gryphon, cost a little less and a better mobo (or the Asus Pro or Hero), the Asus 780 is $10 less at the Egg, for your build could go the HAF 912 case ($30 less), a 780 and this rig really only needs a 600 PSU with about 42 AMPs on the 12 volt rail (and that still leaves some headroom)


What about overclocking and the power supply? wouldn't I need a heftier supply? Also is there a midtower is 3.0 on it? the haf912 looks great except for the ports...Also hero/pro? I'm thinking hero because of the sound card, i can always grab wifi later.
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January 9, 2014 8:16:47 AM

PSU is plenty, if meaning USB 3 on the HAF, there are other towers you could look at, I generally always throw in a card/media reader on a rig (inexpensive, and can run it off a USB 3 port, between the Hero and Pro I chose the Hero, love the ROG FX sound and for wireless can pick up an inexpensive USB wireless adapter
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a c 408 K Overclocking
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January 9, 2014 5:17:25 PM

Sweet! might consider reusing the case in your avatar, sorta like that ;) 
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January 9, 2014 5:24:08 PM

well any modifications tho? what about the oc panel, is there a better option for that? see this thread:
http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-1972683/controll...
If I could kill $100 off the price that would be wonderful but as I learn about new features of components, I keep adding D; Again, trying to o'c and game, and at this point probably not video editing (but I still want the cpu because when hyperthreading becomes mainstream, i'll be ahead :D )
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January 9, 2014 5:25:37 PM

aaaand i see you beat me to the thread lol
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a c 408 K Overclocking
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January 9, 2014 5:29:11 PM

When I saw your other thread, said , 'Nope he doesn't know, let's explain here', hope it helps, and if you have any problems with your build, I've got mine and a few additional builds w/ the Hero
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