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First Build component selection help

Hi all. I have made some preliminary selections for a new build. If anyone would like to give a quick critique, I am looking to get this below the $1000 mark if possible. Where would you all decide to save? I would prefer to keep the SSD if possible.

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  1. You don't need the top of the line last gen ssd. You are paying over $130 more than you should on this ssd!
    Get this on instead. This is a newer ssd and will perform on par with the other one,and is half the price!
    http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=2267400&CatId=5298

    Your mobo is also alot. Are you really gonna do 3 way sli in the future? You could shave off $50-$70 with a similar motherboard.
    Check out this ASUS one.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131837

    Other than that it looks pretty good:)
    Cheers!
  2. A 750 watt PSU for less than $70.00 is questionable in my book. I would recommend something from Corsair, Seasonic, Antec, Enermax or PCP&C. Also, Please go here & use it as a guide to ask for help:
    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/261222-31-build-advice

    Answer the questions and we will be better able to help you pick the right components for what you want the PC to do.
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    If you aren't married to tiger direct...

    core i5-3570k - $189.99
    http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0388577

    Asus p8z77-v pro - $159.99 (when bundled with the i5)
    http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0386887

    16GB of RAM (corsair CL9) - $119.99
    http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0385182
    though 16GB seems a little overkill right now. You could also save about $40 by going with 4x4GB

    HAF912 - $59.99
    http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0343331

    7850 - $269 - $20 rebate
    http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0390289

    Hyper 212 Evo - $36
    http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0373900
    I'm a huge fan of the CoolerMaster 212 series especially for the money. I've been running a Hyper 212 Plus for years now.

    Vertex 4 - $129
    http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0387745
    Sandforce controllers never get as fast as when brand new after filling the drive and then doing a TRIM, whereas the new Everest 2 controllers do return to new in box speed after TRIM... But V4 does give up a little raw speed when new.
    Can't find the articles I read this in... sorry, I guess you'll just have to take my word for it. Or not, up to you.

    PC Power & Cooling PSU - $109 - $20 rebate
    http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0337656
    hard to go wrong with PC P&C

    any $15 120mm fan...

    THis comes out to about $1090 less $40 in rebates.

    As noted above, you can shave off $70 by going with a Asrock Z77 Extreme 4 mobo, another $80 by going with 8GB of RAM. I already went with a cheaper but equally good CPU cooler. If you choose to save on those 2 components, you could also go to a 256GB Vertex 4 and stay right around $1000.
  4. Best answer selected by desertsession.
  5. Thanks all for the help. There were great suggestions all around and you got me to my stated goal of getting below $1000. This is my first build so I appreciate the insight. I apologize for not following the sticky when posting the question, hopefully you generally understood what I was looking to do.
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