Last Minute Changes Before Ordering New Build

I will be ordering my first Gaming PC tomorrow and I am looking for a way to cut down on the price by $50 or so so that I can buy some more games. Any help is appreciated. I would prefer to stick to and is possible.

Approximate Purchase Date: Tomorrow

Budget Range: $1700 - $1850

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, surfing the internet, watching movies, schoolwork.

Parts Not Required: I am building from scratch

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: or BestDirect. Iam open to using or other sites if necessary.

Country of Origin: Canada

Parts Preferences: Preferably Intel and NVIDIA, but I am not a fanboy, so I am open to suggestions.

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: In a year or two I would like to add a second card.

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080 or 1920x1200

Additional Comments: I want to run anything and everything on max, including Metro 2033.

CD Drive: ASUS DRW-24B1ST 24X SATA DVD Writer OEM Black [...] Bulk/ASUS/

HDD: Seagate Barracuda ST31000524AS 7200.12 1TB SATA 32MB Cache 3.5IN Internal Hard Drive OEM [...] S/Seagate/

Keyboard: Logitech Illuminated Keyboard Black USB 106 Key Backlit

CPU: Intel Core i5 2500K Quad Core Unlocked Processor LGA1155 3.3GHZ Sandy Bridge 6MB [...] 00K/Intel/

OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 64BIT SP1 DVD OEM [...] MICROSOFT/

CPU Cooler: Coolermaster Hyper 212 Evo Direct Touch 4 Heatpipe Heatsink AM2 AM3 LGA1366 LGA1155 LGA1156 120MM [...] LERMASTER/

SSD: Crucial M4 SSD Micron C400 128GB 2.5IN Solid State Disk Flash Drive SATA3 6Gbps

Case: Antec Nine Hundred Mid Tower Gamer Case 900 ATX 9 Drive Bay No PS TOP USB2.0 1394 Audio [...] RED/ANTEC/

Monitor: Samsung S27A350H 27IN Widescreen LCD Monitor LED Backlit 1920X1080 2MS 300CD/M2 HDMI VGA

Video Card: MSI N570GTX Twin Frozr II OC GeForce GTX 570 Fermi 732MHZ 1280MB 3.8GHZ GDDR5 PCI-E 2XDVI Video Card

PSU: XFX 850W Core Edition Single Rail ATX 12V 70A 24PIN ATX Power Supply 80PLUS Bronze [...] SNLB9/XFX/

Mouse: Logitech G500 Laser Gaming Mouse 5700DPI Weight Adjustable USB BLACK/GREY

RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws X F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL 8GB 2X4GB DDR3-1600 CL9-9-9-24 Memory

Motherboard: ASRock P67 EXTREME4 GEN3 ATX LGA1155 DDR3 2PCI3.0-E16 1PCI-E16 2PCI-E1 SATA3 USB3.0 Motherboard
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  1. I would go for a Logitech G110-$65.52
    I loved this keyboard (until my motherboard fried all things connected to the usb ports) and it works really well. I never really cared for the G buttons on the left hand side

    Also I would personally change the XFX PSU to a Corsair PSU since I have read that the XFX's have kinda a high failure rate on them. $133.19
    Corsair Enthusiast Series TX850M 850W ATX Modular Power Supply Active PFC 120MM Fan 5 Year Warranty

    Also if you are getting an Intel i5-2550K cpu, you should go with a Z68 chipset since they are much better for overclocking.

    The motherboard that I have:
    Gigabyte Z68XP-UD3 ATX LGA1155 Z68 DDR3 2PCI-E16 3PCI-E1 2PCI HDMI SLI SATA3 USB3.0 Motherboard- $154.03

    Once question, why do you need a 128 GB SSD? Getting a smaller size one will cut the cost a good bit.
  2. Looks pretty sweet. I have a few suggestions;

    I'd get the superior Samsung F3 1TB HD.

    I own the Antec 900. Its a nice enough case-for 3 years ago. The cable management is not great, it lacks other conveniences as well. For the price you can find a lot more updated options out there. I'd recommend looking at newer cases from Coolermaster, NZXT, Fractal Designs, Xigmatek, and Sentey.
  3. +1 for the G110, my wife really loves hers.

    I disagree however with the SSD, get the one you've chosen. 120GB range is perfect for boot/OS drive. Smaller = less space for apps and slower performance.
  4. That brings up a good point. You should prolly look for another case. A Cooler Master Haf 922 is pretty nice (I have the 912)
    Coolermaster Haf 922 Mid Tower ATX Case Black 5X5.25 5X3.5INT Front Audio USB eSATA No PSU
  5. BTW, the PSU is a nice one,compares well with the Corsair unit:
  6. Cooler Master Haf 922 is a great low budget case that looks cools and keeps those parts nice and cool
  7. tacobravo said:
    Cooler Master Haf 922 is a great low budget case that looks cools and keeps those parts nice and cool

    Agreed, that is a great case. Although it looks like it does not include USB 3.0, something I look for on newer cases.
  8. buzznut said:
    Agreed, that is a great case. Although it looks like it does not include USB 3.0, something I look for on newer cases.

    You can always buy usb 3.0 headers if you so desired.
  9. I actually ended up getting a Haf X.
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