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November 5, 2010 10:00:02 PM

Hi, I was wondering which of these parts could I switch out for another part that costs less but for only a little less performance (or more)?

mobo (must be compatible with all of these parts)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GPU (still want full DX11 Support)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU (prefferably Quad-core)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU (keep the same)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM (kind of want to keep this but if there's better for cheaper i'm open to suggestions)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...(2_x_2GB)_240-Pin_DDR3-_-20-231-277-_-Product

Case (Want good airflow)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Hard Drive (Must be 500gb or higher)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

DVD Drive (has to have DVD+R Dual Layer support)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Monitor (has to have speakes included and about the same size)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
November 5, 2010 10:20:28 PM

The simplest change would be swapping your CPU for:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103808

It also has an unlocked multiplier so you can set it to exactly the same speed.

How much are you trying to save?

If you are only going to use a monitor with 1600x900 resolution then you could drop down to a 5770 and save $45, but if you intend to use a 1920x1080 or higher monitor eventually I wouldn't.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102858

You can drop the ram from DDR3 1600 to DDR3 1333 and save $10 if you want since your processor has an unlocked multiplier so you don't have to mess with RAM timings to adjust speed.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231274

I'd do the CPU and RAM, but leave the video card myself.
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a b B Homebuilt system
November 5, 2010 10:29:26 PM

HD: Same price, better:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU: You don't need 650W:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Memory: You won't notice the difference unless you run a benchmark:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU: Read through this and decide (assuming your building a gaming machine):
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-cpu-overcloc...

Case: Maybe you can find a cheaper one after reading this 2-part review of 8 gaming cases under $50. May save only $10, may get a "better" case. Prices have changed a bit since it was written:

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/antec-three-hundred...
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/nzxt-gamma-rosewill...
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November 5, 2010 10:35:46 PM

Thanks for the help you guys trying to save as much money as I can while getting a decent gaming pc. I would love to pay a lot more for better parts but just don't have much money right now!
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a b B Homebuilt system
November 5, 2010 10:56:06 PM

You're getting good parts - just no frills or features that cost more than they add to performance.
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a b B Homebuilt system
November 6, 2010 2:56:48 PM

You certainly don't need 1600mhz with that processor, as it will only support up to 1333mhz. But other than the suggestions made already, that is pretty decent build at a very reasonable price. You aren't going to get much better for gaming without spending a lot of money for actual small increases in performance. I think you did pretty good.
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