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July 23, 2014 9:07:34 PM

I would like to drop the price on this build to around $800

http://pcpartpicker.com/user/Jas0nta11/saved/kMNgXL

Everything is extremely flexible, change whatever is necessary, especially the processor.

No preferences to certain companies.

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July 23, 2014 9:18:36 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-4460 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($179.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI H81M-P33 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($49.98 @ OutletPC)
Memory: A-Data XPG V1.0 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($72.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon R9 270 2GB Dual-X Video Card ($139.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair SPEC-01 RED ATX Mid Tower Case ($33.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: EVGA 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($15.97 @ NCIX US)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
Monitor: AOC E2425SWD 60Hz 24.0" Monitor ($129.99 @ Best Buy)
Wireless Network Adapter: TP-Link TL-WN881ND 802.11b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter ($18.99 @ Amazon)
Keyboard: Cooler Master CM Storm Devastator Gaming Bundle Wired Gaming Keyboard w/Optical Mouse ($29.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $846.84
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-07-24 00:16 EDT-0400

Didn't want to shave off any more than that, this build is still very close to what you had before, but for much less. I opted for a cheaper MOBO, no need for a Z97 chipset if you're not overclocking. Dropped the CPU down just a tad, no need for overclocking. The R9 270 can typically overclock very well, and reach 270x levels, so saved some money there as well. Everything else is just cheaper versions of what you already had essentially.
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July 23, 2014 9:31:37 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-4460 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($179.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock H81M-DGS R2.0 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($46.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: A-Data XPG V1.0 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($72.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon R9 270 2GB Dual-X Video Card ($139.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Zalman Z5 ATX Mid Tower Case ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($57.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
Monitor: Asus VS238H-P 23.0" Monitor ($129.99 @ NCIX US)
Wireless Network Adapter: Rosewill RNX-N250PCe 802.11b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter ($18.99 @ Amazon)
Keyboard: V7 KC0A1-4N6P Keyboard Wired Standard Keyboard ($6.81 @ Amazon)
Mouse: V7 M30P10-7N Wired Optical Mouse ($5.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $834.68
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-07-24 00:29 EDT-0400

An optical drive is more or less obsolete these days, so I didn't include one.

You can install Windows via USB.
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July 24, 2014 10:56:26 AM

Jas0nta11 said:


is there an AMD processor that is similar to the i5 for cheaper?
and is there another motherboard with USB 3.0 headers?


Wouldn't really recommend going AMD, as the comparable FX CPUs are at the end of their lifespan and due to an update, leaving you with no upgrade path.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-4460 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($179.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock H81M-HDS Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($52.99 @ Micro Center)
Memory: A-Data XPG V1.0 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($72.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon R9 270 2GB Dual-X Video Card ($139.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair SPEC-01 RED ATX Mid Tower Case ($55.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: EVGA 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ NCIX US)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
Monitor: AOC E2425SWD 60Hz 24.0" Monitor ($129.99 @ Best Buy)
Wireless Network Adapter: TP-Link TL-WN881ND 802.11b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter ($18.99 @ Amazon)
Keyboard: Cooler Master CM Storm Devastator Gaming Bundle Wired Gaming Keyboard w/Optical Mouse ($29.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $870.86
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-07-24 13:55 EDT-0400

Sorry for overlooking the USB compatibility, fixed that. A BIOS update shouldn't be necessary, as long as you're buying new, the boards should be shipping with the compatible BIOS by now. Haswell refresh has been out for some time now.
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