Anyway to cheapen my first build.

http://pcpartpicker.com/au/p/deGg

That is all the parts im buying, but i was wondering if i can cut it back to $1500 and i also live in Australia.
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  1. Right off the bat - you could chop the case in half and if you wanted to eliminate the SSD. You could also switch out that PSU - Cooler Master has a horrendous reputation when it comes to power supplies.

    Try something like this:

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($239.00 @ Mwave Australia)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($36.00 @ Mwave Australia)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($145.00 @ Mwave Australia)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($58.00 @ Mwave Australia)
    Hard Drive: Crucial M4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($149.00 @ PCCaseGear)
    Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($115.00 @ PCCaseGear)
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($409.90 @ Mwave Australia)
    Case: Antec Eleven Hundred ATX Full Tower Case ($125.00 @ PCCaseGear)
    Power Supply: Corsair 750W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($141.00 @ Mwave Australia)
    Optical Drive: LG GH24NS90 DVD/CD Writer ($22.00 @ PCCaseGear)
    Total: $1439.90
    (Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-07-28 16:40 EST+1000)
  2. What makes drives like the Vertex 3 unreliable btw, g-unit?
  3. Im happy with that case, but i'll switch out the power supply, but i can't tell what parts to choose, it's all too hard for a first timer in my opnion
  4. azeem40 said:
    What makes drives like the Vertex 3 unreliable btw, g-unit?


    The problem is some manufacturers (*COUGH* OCZ *COUGH*) are never that reliable when it comes to firmware updates - as evidenced by the Vertex 4 - it doesn't matter what controller they use - as long as the drivers aren't reliable then the drive itself isn't. If manufacturers like OCZ constantly treat users like they're beta testers, they're going to lose every single time.
  5. azeem40 said:


    The drive I have is actually the older Intel 320, I'm going to be replacing it with an M4 (or Plextor PX-M5) once I get the chance.
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