Advice on lowering price of first build...

This will be my first build and I'm hoping to lower the cost without lowering my performance too much.

Case: Azza Solano 1000


Hard Drive:

CPU: Intel Core i5-750


RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws (4GB)

Optical Drive:

GPU: MSI R5770 Hawk

Open to any suggestions on less expensive hardware but I sort of have my heart set on the Graphics Card and the CPU to some extent.
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  1. Will be using Win7 Home Premium 64bit and I'm also looking at this Cpu Cooler,
  2. Oops, thought this forum said "prebuild" But I see it's actually "Prebuilt"... Sorry about that
  3. This is better for gaming:

    AMD Phenom II X4 965 + ASUS M4A89GTD PRO/USB3
    MSI R6850-PM2D1GD5 Radeon HD 6850
    HDD + PSU

    With your other parts but you can get a cheaper good case.
  4. ^ agree with above post. More GPU power rather more CPU power. Better Gaming !!

    GPU: higher core clock.
  5. If more GPU power vs CPU power equals better gaming I've got another question. I currently have an Intel Core2 quad q8200, would it be sensible to transfer my MOBO and CPU over to a new case and build from there?
  6. Well dat would save a lot of money but wouldn't be gud for a longer run plus u will have to run ddr2 instead of ddr3 so overall performance wont be any better or balanced.

    So in my opinion u r better off with a new build.
  7. At the beginning of 2011 the new sockets that will replace the 1156, 1366 and AM3 will be released and you'll be able to get a platform on the a new socket. DDR3 isn't better than DDR2 so keep what you have for now.

    Your CPU isn't very good for overclock so leave it as it is.

    With that you can get a HD 6870 if you want the 6850 is very good too.
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