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Found A Prebuilt PC But Wanna Save Money And Build It With Same Specs

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June 8, 2014 6:56:49 PM

So i want a PCPartPicker link to this PC please I'm not actually getting this I just wanna see how much money you could save by building this. http://www.cpusolutions.com/store/pc/Ultimate-i7-4960X-...
Also do windows 8 not 7
June 8, 2014 7:05:55 PM

You could build a better system for half of that price.
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June 8, 2014 7:10:21 PM

CTurbo said:
You could build a better system for half of that price.

im aware of that but that wasnt what i was asking
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June 8, 2014 7:12:10 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($233.97 @ OutletPC)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($89.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock Z97 EXTREME4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($143.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($72.00 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($134.99 @ Best Buy)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($55.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB WINDFORCE Video Card ($629.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Phantom 530 (Red) ATX Full Tower Case ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($87.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: LG WH16NS40 Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer ($59.98 @ OutletPC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $1688.85
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-06-08 22:09 EDT-0400)

a far better performance beast than that overpriced PC. about the the only games it'll lose against that CPUSolution build is StarCraft II & maybe Crysis 3.

that extra money you may have? save it for a future overhaul if you can help it.
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June 8, 2014 7:13:07 PM

I can say on average, it's usually around 20% you save by building on your own vs a prebuilt. For under $1000 anyways and just speaking in general. You can build macpros for 40% the price :p 
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June 8, 2014 7:18:28 PM

Yep and Hazle's build is better for gaming for $1000 less
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June 8, 2014 7:20:50 PM

Processor is overkill, might as well swap that with something low like an I5 and get a r9 295x2 even xD xD? Is that possible with a 3K build?
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June 8, 2014 7:22:56 PM

CTurbo said:
Yep and Hazle's build is better for gaming for $1000 less

Well i would like more ram as thats helpful for rendering out videos in sony vegas and things like that
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June 8, 2014 7:24:00 PM

3K build you could easily go 4K res with that
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June 8, 2014 7:24:40 PM

Well RAM is very cheap anyway
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June 8, 2014 7:36:24 PM

by all means, add more RAM if you need it. 2x8GB DDR3-1866 sounds good for a start. not at all sure if rendering will benefit largely from a quad channel build over dual channel.

you may want to up that CPU to an i7 for rendering purposes since we all assumed this was purely a gaming PC.
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June 8, 2014 7:45:52 PM

A $1500 PC is more than enough to max out all games on 1080p as of now :) 
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