Need help lowering the cost of my build

I need help lowering the cost of my build below 1000 dollars. As you can see I need keyboard/mouse/monitor/os. I want to play any game on ultra settings on a 21.5 Asus monitor 1080p. Please help lower the cost of my build without losing too much performance. Thanks.

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/cjTN
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/cjTN/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/cjTN/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V LK ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($124.99 @ NCIX US)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($46.99 @ Newegg)
Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($209.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master Storm Enforcer ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair 650W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Sony AD-7280S-0B DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Amazon)
Monitor: Asus VE228H 21.5" Monitor ($129.98 @ NCIX US)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($98.98 @ Outlet PC)
Keyboard: Microsoft SIDEWINDER X4 Wired Gaming Keyboard ($42.99 @ Newegg)
Mouse: Logitech G500 Wired Laser Mouse ($54.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Total: $1156.84
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
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  1. A cheaper case...look at Cooler Master Elite series, Rosewill or Zalman for as low as $30.
    A cheaper PS..XFX Core Edition 650watt Pro Series (Seasonic) or OCZ ZT650S for about $70. Both are 80 Plus Bronze certified.

    Maybe cheaper, slower 1333 MHz memory and a slightly cheaper Z77 mobo. Any cheaper keyboard or mouse?

    Dave
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    A cheaper case...look at Cooler Master Elite series, Rosewill or Zalman for as low as $30.


    I wouldn't go with any of those. You can get a Cooler Master HAF 912 that covers all the bases and it's only $49 after rebate.

    If you're not going to overclock you can go H77 and i5-3450 and you'll save $100.

    Also IMO, way too much money on peripherals. You should get a cheap keyboard and mouse for now, then you can get the expensive peripherals later.
  3. How would the setup look like for not overclocking the CPU processor? For instance, if i dont plan to overclock, I dont need a CPU cooler right? Also, is it worth the 100 dollars to overclock? Will there be a huge difference in gaming if I overclock my CPU? Is there a cheap gaming keyboard/mouse combo from logitech?
  4. would look as g unit said, h77 motherboard an 3550 or 3540 processor... an no u wont need an aftermarket cooler

    as for is it worth it to overclock... depends lol... i cant be bothered with it personally an others want every last bit out of their systems
  5. keep the after market cooler the plastic legs of the stock intel ones suck....also look at micro center combo deals on page 20-30 of there july flyer they give you a big rebate when you buy the cpu and mb at the same time. also they have memory kits for less money for the same size.
  6. bskim said:
    How would the setup look like for not overclocking the CPU processor? For instance, if i dont plan to overclock, I dont need a CPU cooler right? Also, is it worth the 100 dollars to overclock? Will there be a huge difference in gaming if I overclock my CPU? Is there a cheap gaming keyboard/mouse combo from logitech?


    It'd look something like this:

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3450 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H77-DS3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($99.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($45.99 @ Newegg)
    Hard Drive: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($99.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($246.97 @ Newegg)
    Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($64.98 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Corsair 650W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($79.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($22.98 @ Newegg)
    Total: $860.88
    (Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)

    Overclocking gives you somewhat of an advantage but games are far more GPU dependent than CPU dependent.
  7. g-unit1111 said:
    It'd look something like this:

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3450 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H77-DS3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($99.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($45.99 @ Newegg)
    Hard Drive: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($99.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($246.97 @ Newegg)
    Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($64.98 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Corsair 650W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($79.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($22.98 @ Newegg)
    Total: $860.88
    (Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)

    Overclocking gives you somewhat of an advantage but games are far more GPU dependent than CPU dependent.



    Lol, I love how you managed to drop down the CPU, motherboard, and power supply and end up with a more expensive system than the one he started with. ($860.88 vs his $829.90 before monitor, OS, mouse and keyboard)
  8. lordravage said:
    Lol, I love how you managed to drop down the CPU, motherboard, and power supply and end up with a more expensive system than the one he started with. ($860.88 vs his $829.90 before monitor, OS, mouse and keyboard)


    It actually comes out to $1089.91 with monitor and OS, but that's dropping the $100+ on peripherals.
  9. PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/ckZS
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/ckZS/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/ckZS/benchmarks/

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3450 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($149.99 @ Microcenter)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H77-DS3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($95.98 @ NCIX US)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($46.99 @ Newegg)
    Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($209.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Power Supply: XFX 650W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
    Optical Drive: Sony AD-7280S-0B DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Amazon)
    Monitor: Asus VE228H 21.5" Monitor ($129.98 @ NCIX US)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($98.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Keyboard: Microsoft SIDEWINDER X4 Wired Gaming Keyboard ($42.99 @ Newegg)
    Mouse: Logitech G500 Wired Laser Mouse ($54.99 @ SuperBiiz)

    Total: $1027.84
    (Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)

    You can knock a few bucks more on the mouse if you don't mind one of the Steel series ($7 off I think). Probably another $10-$15 on a slightly cheaper 1920x1080 5ms monitor. Go with a smaller PS....if 7850x2, your PC would be around 450 watts....use 550-600 watt PS like a PC Power & Cooling Silencer Mk3S600 600 watt PS (Seasonic) for $60....save another $10. PC Power & Cooling's 500 watt PS saves you another $5....now we are down to nickles and dimes.
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