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December 11, 2012 8:38:18 PM

For my son - any input would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

CPU Intel Core i5-3450 3.1GHz Quad-Core
$179.99 @ NCIX US
Motherboard

Biostar TZ77XE3 ATX LGA1155
$129.99 @ Amazon
Memory Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866
$51.51 @ Amazon
Storage

Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM
$64.99 @ NCIX US
Video Card

MSI Radeon HD 7850 2GB
$179.99 @ Newegg
Case NZXT Phantom 410 (Black) ATX Mid Tower
$99.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply

Corsair 650W ATX12V / EPS12V
$79.99 @ Newegg
Optical Drive

LG GH24NS72 DVD/CD Writer
$22.49 @ Amazon

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December 11, 2012 8:48:17 PM

Me again - is there any way I could shave $100 off this build?
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December 11, 2012 8:51:57 PM

You could go for the H77 Pro4/MVP motherboard from ASRock. That should save you some money.

Also, you can go for a cheaper power supply if you are only going to run one card. Something like the Antec NEO ECO 520W should do.
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December 11, 2012 9:02:18 PM

Thanks.

Is the processor and videocard a good combination?

Also, can I save money on a case?
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December 11, 2012 9:24:12 PM

Very good combo.

And the case is expensive, but its a matter of whether you like it or not. You are going to be the one looking at it every day, so I don't like to recommend cases.
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December 11, 2012 9:36:06 PM

This is for my son - just looking for a decent case.
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