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November 2, 2012 6:49:14 PM

Hey guys I finalized this build and was wondering if there are ways to make it cheaper? Without losing too much performance quality :)  Maybe a cheaper motherboard, ram, storage, or power supply?

I checked on ibuypower's website, and this build can run bf3 on ultra settings.

This pc will mainly be used for gaming.

Thanks in advance!

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November 2, 2012 8:01:44 PM

Whilst the HD7950 is probably better, overall, specifically for BF3 (and Bordelands, Starcraft, Portal), the cheaper GTX660Ti outperforms it. If you live near a Microcentre, they currently have i5-3570K @ $169 (walk-in only).
Unfortunately, set against that: to overclock CPU you need aftermarket cooler, suggest CoolerMaster Hyper 212Evo as best value. The pro4 is an OK motherboard, but the Extreme 3 (or 4) are better, if you can get for around $20 more.