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Is it possible to trim it down a bit (1200euros,includin monitor)

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November 19, 2012 3:19:57 PM

Intel® Core™ i5-3570K 3.4GHz 211.00 €
Cooler Master "HYPER 212 EVO" 30.55 €
Gigabyte GA-H77-D3H / Intel Z77 88.25 €
GIGA-BYTE HD7970 369.00 €
CORSAIR DDR3-1600 2*4G CL9 KIT VENGEANCE 38.50 €
KINGSTON SSD SATA2.5" 60GB/SVP200S3/60G KINGSTON 66.40 €
WD HDD SATA 1TB 7200RPM 6GB/S/64MB (blue series) 68.50 €
Enermax Hoplite ST Black Midl Tower Chasis 62.55 €
Corsair PSU CX 600W 64.65 €
Asus VE248H 24" WIDE LED LCD 185.65 €
SUM: 1 169.60 €
This is my build based on prices in one of the Estonian shops www.arvutikeskus.ee
Is this build ready to be bought or could it be a bit better with the same price or build a bit cheaper without losing much?
Thanks a lot
November 19, 2012 3:44:02 PM

First, the H77 board limits overclocking, so paying extra for the K CPU isn't worth it. And if you're not overclocking, the stock CPU cooler should be adequate.

You can also to trim the PSU to a 500W range model, provided it has the right PCIe power cables for a 7970 ( one 6 pin, one 6+2 pin in this case. )

Lastly, LED backlit displays are usually a lot more expensive than normal LCD screens, so you might save a little there.
November 19, 2012 4:09:22 PM

Motherboard: I don't mind paying a bit extra if it means I can keep the main components a bit longer by overclocking them. How much extra are we looking here? Any recommendations on specific model maybe?

About the monitor: This one has been recommended quite a few times even as a budget monitor. I think i'm keeping it
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November 19, 2012 7:50:30 PM

little bump
November 19, 2012 8:38:07 PM

marek505 said:
Motherboard: I don't mind paying a bit extra if it means I can keep the main components a bit longer by overclocking them. How much extra are we looking here? Any recommendations on specific model maybe?

About the monitor: This one has been recommended quite a few times even as a budget monitor. I think i'm keeping it


Actually overclocking hurts CPUs in the long run. In the short run the investment pays off with the initial performance gain, but that decreases over time. I think if you want to cut the price go with the i5-3470 and H77, and maybe drop the SSD.

If you want to trim the build I'd suggest something like this:

Case: Fractal Design Arc MIDI - 92.55 €
PSU: Corsair CX600 V2 - 64.65 €
Motherboard: Asus P8H77-V LE - 78.60 €
CPU: 3.4GHz Intel Core i5-3470 - 173.00 €
RAM: 8GB (2 x 4GB) G.Skill Ares 1600MHz 1.5V - 39.00 €
HD: 500GB Western Digital Caviar Blue - 55.30 €
Optical: Samsung 22X DVD Burner - 14.50 €
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 - 291.25 €

Total: 808.85 €

With that you can still add whatever monitor and anything else you might need, maybe even a better PSU at that.
November 20, 2012 11:35:05 AM

i'll stick with 7970
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