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August 20, 2012 3:58:43 AM

Time constraints require this build to be as cheap as possible, if you have a suggestion make sure it's from www.newegg.ca I want to buy all my components from one place.

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1. CPU: Intel Core i5-3570 Processor - $214.99
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

2. Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H ATX Motherboard - $168.99
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

3. RAM: Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 8GB - $39.99
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...

4. PSU: Corsair Enthusiast 650 Watt - $109.99
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

5. HDD: Western Digital Blue 500GB - $69.99
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...

6. Optical Drive: Asus 24X CD/DVD Burner - $19.99
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...

7. Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 - $69.99
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

8. OS: Windows Home 7 64-Bit - $104.99
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1683...

Total Price: $798.92

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I'll be buying the GTX 670 later on when I can afford it, until then I'll be using the CPU's integrated graphics.

EVGA GTX 670 - http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

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Yea, I will not be over clocking anything.

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August 20, 2012 3:59:00 AM

Great build. All compatible, great choices.
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August 20, 2012 4:19:18 AM

Change PSU to a 550W XFX and use the $ saved to get an i5-3570k.
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August 20, 2012 4:42:17 AM

Did you mean the 3570K? 'Cuz getting the non-K version with a Z77 board doesn't make sense. If you're not into overclocking, save $100 on the board by dropping down to an ASRock H77M one for $70.

Else, if you're willing to learn 'bout overclocking, get a $230 Core i5-3750K with the $135 ASRock Z77 Extreme4

Also, the case could be a tad cheaper. And even though they are mostly a matter of personal preference, I tend to personally put more money inside the case, than on it :p 

Case: $55 COOLER MASTER Elite 431 Plus OR $50 Rosewill CHALLENGER Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Case

The 431 Plus for $5 extra, comes with a front USB 3.0 port ;) 
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August 20, 2012 5:14:47 AM

calguyhunk said:
Did you mean the 3570K? 'Cuz getting the non-K version with a Z77 board doesn't make sense. If you're not into overclocking, save $100 on the board by dropping down to an ASRock H77M one for $70.

Else, if you're willing to learn 'bout overclocking, get a $230 Core i5-3750K with the $135 ASRock Z77 Extreme4

Also, the case could be a tad cheaper. And even though they are mostly a matter of personal preference, I tend to personally put more money inside the case, than on it :p 

Case: $55 COOLER MASTER Elite 431 Plus OR $50 Rosewill CHALLENGER Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Case

The 431 Plus for $5 extra, comes with a front USB 3.0 port ;) 



No sense getting an unlocked CPU with an H77 motherboard - you forfeit access to the multiplier. If you're going to go H77 it's better to pair it with a 3450, but there's no real reason to get anything beyond that unless you're going to overclock.

The HAF 912 has better airflow and lots of nice extras than the Elite 431 does - I'd stick with it. The original build looks good to me, there really isn't a lot I would change.
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August 20, 2012 5:37:24 AM



You save exactly $15 - won't make that much of a dent in the budget. Better would be to go with something like this:

Motherboard: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... - $99
CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... - $189

Total: $288

There you save a good $95. It makes no sense to purchase the original board and CPU if you have no intention of overclocking.
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August 20, 2012 5:40:08 AM

g-unit1111 said:
You save exactly $15 - won't make that much of a dent in the budget. Better would be to go with something like this:

Motherboard: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... - $99
CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... - $189

Total: $288

There you save a good $95. It makes no sense to purchase the original board and CPU if you have no intention of overclocking.



OPs canadian, their prices are higher.

this would be similarish to what your trying to get at

but then i realized the mobo was 120, brb looking for a different one

actually, screw the combo, canadas 3450's already on 10$ off promo
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August 20, 2012 11:22:12 AM

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August 21, 2012 1:02:26 PM

g-unit1111 said:
No sense getting an unlocked CPU with an H77 motherboard...


Hey G-Unit, please check his processor link before posting. He linked a non-K 3570 with a Z77. I just changed that to a H77 and asked him to keep the non-K CPU in his link. Or the K with Z77 :( 

What on earth are you going on about? :ouch: 
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August 21, 2012 6:11:18 PM

calguyhunk said:
Hey G-Unit, please check his processor link before posting. He linked a non-K 3570 with a Z77. I just changed that to a H77 and asked him to keep the non-K CPU in his link. Or the K with Z77 :( 

What on earth are you going on about? :ouch: 


What I'm saying is that it makes absolutely no sense to not get the 3570K if you're going to be paying that much money for a processor. With H77 you forfeit use of the multiplier. And the .1GHz speed differences between the 3450, 3550, and 3570 aren't that noticeable to warrant the extra cost. If you're going to overclock, do it. If not then you don't need a CPU with speeds that high. Put that money in the GPU instead. That's where the differences in a gaming build lie - not the CPU.
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