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[New Build] What should I do with the remaining money?

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December 5, 2012 1:31:06 PM

Here is my current Parts Picker list
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($149.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: ASRock H77 Pro4/MVP ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($87.55 @ 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 ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Samsung 830 Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($109.00 @ B&H)
Video Card: HIS Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($219.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master Storm Enforcer ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($83.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($24.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $842.46
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-06 09:47 EST-0500)
My budget is $1000 dollars, I have an OS, a monitor, keyboard, mouse and cables already.
Should I buy better parts, or keep the extra money? This is a gaming build.
EDIT: Added a PSU, So I have an extra $150 for this

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December 5, 2012 1:41:33 PM

Why not spend more money on videocard
December 5, 2012 1:46:23 PM

Don't forget a PSU..Corsair, Seasonic, antec, xfx seem to be the recommended brands.
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December 5, 2012 1:48:40 PM

Or perhaps invest in a backup solution.

Most people don't even think about it, but I have built a cheap NAS server that I use to back up my SteamApp folder. So when I reformat I don't have to waste time re-downloading.
December 5, 2012 5:29:15 PM

larrym said:
Don't forget a PSU..Corsair, Seasonic, antec, xfx seem to be the recommended brands.


Oh yeah PSU definitely. I'd make sure to get a quality one and not a junk one.

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Most people don't even think about it, but I have built a cheap NAS server that I use to back up my SteamApp folder. So when I reformat I don't have to waste time re-downloading.


Not a bad idea - you could just buy another HD and run it in RAID 0 and then have automatic backups.
December 6, 2012 12:09:08 PM

larrym said:
Don't forget a PSU..Corsair, Seasonic, antec, xfx seem to be the recommended brands.

I feel like an idiot forgetting the psu, I'll look into that
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