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May 8, 2014 6:55:11 AM

This is what I have as a 1300 dollar build.
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3FMiU

This is my first build and I really am not very knowledgeable as of now with different components and what not.

If there is any way to make this cheaper without sacrificing performance or better without making it more expensive I'd love some tips.

Thanks

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a b V Motherboard
May 8, 2014 7:03:42 AM

this is lowest i can go for
PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3G9zQ
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3G9zQ/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3G9zQ/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($204.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.94 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Asus H87-PLUS ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($102.99 @ NCIX US)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($72.00 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($55.00 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 770 2GB DirectCU II Video Card ($328.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: NZXT Phantom (White) ATX Full Tower Case ($100.98 @ Best Buy)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($79.50 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
Monitor: Asus VS238H-P 23.0" Monitor ($147.58 @ Newegg)
Total: $1228.94
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-05-08 10:03 EDT-0400)
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May 8, 2014 7:15:19 AM

Thanks for the response. So just a cheaper hard drive and video card. Do you think doing that would sacrifice any performance?


dandn0ten said:
this is lowest i can go for
PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3G9zQ
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3G9zQ/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3G9zQ/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($204.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.94 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Asus H87-PLUS ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($102.99 @ NCIX US)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($72.00 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($55.00 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 770 2GB DirectCU II Video Card ($328.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: NZXT Phantom (White) ATX Full Tower Case ($100.98 @ Best Buy)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($79.50 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
Monitor: Asus VS238H-P 23.0" Monitor ($147.58 @ Newegg)
Total: $1228.94
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-05-08 10:03 EDT-0400)


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a b V Motherboard
May 8, 2014 7:19:39 AM

nope not at all, its just the same performance. i changed 4gbs gpu to 2gbs because you dont need 4gbs on 1080p monitor
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May 8, 2014 7:25:09 AM

And you absolutely do NOT need an aftermarket cooler. You can't OC that CPU. Stock HS/Fan will more than fine. $30 back in your pocket.
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May 8, 2014 7:26:24 AM

^ yes if you can bear the noise from stock cooler
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