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I5 3570k Rig for ~900$?

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November 25, 2012 4:24:05 AM

Is it possible to make a rig using the i5 3570k around/under 900$? Here is my list I made on newegg.com. The on request I have is it to not go over 950$ and use an intel processor (preferably the i53570k). Is there anything I can do to this list to make it cheaper?


Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz- 219$
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HIS IceQ X H687QN1G2M Radeon HD 6870- 179$
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CORSAIR HX Series HX850 850W- 175$
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

COOLER MASTER HAF 912 - 55$
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

MSI Z77A-GD65 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 -145$
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Western Digital WD Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM -110$
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASUS 24X DVD Burner -20$
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus - 25$
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Windows 8 - 80$
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

TOTAL: 1,024.00$

Thanks in advanced! Forgot to mention I probably wont be OCing, but the i5 3570k is only 5$ then the i5 3570 so I thought I might as well leave the door open for the future...

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November 25, 2012 6:10:17 AM

Get lower power supply, that is overkill for you. Get the evo instead its 5 dollars more than the plus, but cools better on ivy bridge. You can find cheaper hard drives. You can spend a little more money on Gpu for a nicer one. Be wary of high profile ram and compatibility with the hyper series. You can downgrade mobo a bit of you are not going to overclock hardcore.

mobo:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... - save $15 @ 130

HDD:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

save $40 at 70

psu:


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... SAVE 115 at 60 even this is overkill for you.

Gpu:

saphire 7870 at 210 plus 20

http://www.compusa.com/applications/searchtools/item-de...

or

Saphire 7950 @ 280 plus 90

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

cooler:

212 evo

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... @ 25 plus 0

ram:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... @ 30 plus 5 not too worried about it though, I think your current would be fine.

Total with 7950 is or 940 US

Total with 7870 is or 870 US

My price is without tax.



You should be able to overclock any of those combos easily and all of the brands there are fairly good. With this set up you can easily overclock and or crossfire in the future if you want to all you would need to do is get more airflow in your case than you already do by adding aftermarket fans. The 7950 is a nicer card than the 7870 and will last you longer, but both are leaps above your original. I would advise you to get the 7950, but if budget is your concern get the 7870.

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December 1, 2012 11:13:29 PM

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