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December 4, 2012 8:47:45 PM

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CPU: Intel Core i5-3570k Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) Quad Core processor ($226.99 @ Newegg)

Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V LK ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($129.99 @ Newegg)


Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($79.49 @ Amazon)

Case:Cooler Master Elite 430 - Mid Tower Computer Case with All-Black Interior (RC-430-KWN1) ($54.97 @ Amazon)

Power Supply: SeaSonic 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($89.99 @ Newegg)

Optical Drive: LG GH24NS90 DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Newegg)


Video Card: EVGA 02G-P4-2670-KR GeForce GTX 670 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card ($369.99 @Newegg)

Memory: G.SKILL Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) (38.99 @ Newegg)

1006$ need it to be 1000 thanks.

Edit: changed my GPU to a slightley lesser 670 stilll an EVGA which means it will last long.

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December 4, 2012 8:56:46 PM

You are at about the limit for shaving, I can only see it coming off your GPU or maybe the MOBO, you could go for a non-z77 chipset but thats kind of a bummer for your CPU. You could maybe go a little lower on the PSU but to stay with a quality maker it will probably not save you much, you are at about the low-end limit of that build, you could try and wait for some holiday deals.
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December 4, 2012 9:07:55 PM

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/qWDV
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/qWDV/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/qWDV/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($214.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($24.98 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-D3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Patriot Intel Extreme Master, Limited Ed 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($31.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($359.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On IHAS324-98 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $971.90
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
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December 4, 2012 9:11:33 PM

Pretty much you could try to find a cheaper z77 mobo and/or psu to get the extra $26 off. Or find a cheaper 670, as I know there are cheaper 670's out there (which since your asking I assume you don't want to do).
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