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October 15, 2012 5:39:16 PM

What can I change to save some money on this build? I have never OC'd anything but I was attempting to get the right hardware so that in the future I could if I choose to. Any tips would be helpful. I am trying to stay under 800.00$ and I still have to buy OS. give or take 50.00$. Play games mostly like SC2, Diablo, WoW, LoL, but I do want to use this as a replacement to my PS3 so games like Skyrim and CoD I would like to run smoothly. Thanks in advance.


CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($134.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.88 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($55.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($216.97 @ Newegg)
Case: Rosewill CHALLENGER ATX Mid Tower Case ($42.50 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ SuperBiiz)

Total: $796.30
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

It did give me this though:
ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard has an onboard USB 3.0 header, but the Rosewill CHALLENGER ATX Mid Tower Case does not have front panel USB 3.0 ports

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October 15, 2012 5:47:12 PM

The PSU is overkill unless you plan to go Crossfire. Other than that I wouldn't try to save money anywhere there. It's a good build.

If you're that bothered about USB 3.0 on the front panels, you could always buy a hub or something. Otherwise, the mobo has it on the back anyway.
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October 15, 2012 6:21:27 PM



That second link links to pink skins for HP laptops. :lol: 

If you want a strong, cheap, low voltage PSU I'd suggest this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Or this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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October 16, 2012 7:17:03 PM

I see where I can get a less expensive PSU. I was also wondering if there was a GPU that would be recommended that might be a little less costly with not to much of a loss in gaming potential. Or a CPU / motherboard change?
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October 16, 2012 7:42:19 PM

yes didnt know if there was a generation below this that you would recommend that would still be good.
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October 16, 2012 7:57:57 PM

I wouldn't change that GPU, it's really good price/performance and is a great overclocker.
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