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January 10, 2013 4:55:55 PM

Making my first PC this weekend. Made a list of parts, some with options between high and low end. I still want a really good gaming PC, and I already cut down the max price from $2,687 to $1,864, but I want to get it low as possible while still being able to run pretty much any game on high. Specs are:

RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws X 16GB - $88
CPU: Intel i7 3770 or 3770K (don't tell me to cut this one) - $300/$330
GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 (don't tell me to cut this one either) - $470
Motherboard: ASUS P8Z77 - $200
PSU: Corsair HX750 - $130
Case: Cooler Master HAF X - $180
SSD: ADATA 6510 or Intel 330 Series - $105/$160
Monitor: ASUS VS248H - $200
Keyboard: Logitech MK120 - $17
Mouse: V7 M30P10 - $10
HDD: Seagate Barracuda - $80

Any replacements non-CPU or GPU that I can cut down?

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January 10, 2013 4:57:36 PM

Get a case that only costs half what yours does.
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January 10, 2013 5:01:21 PM

By the way, full prices now are:
Low: $1,779
High: $1,924 (added a thermaltake frio overclocking ready fan)
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January 10, 2013 5:02:11 PM

I know you don't want to, but an i5-3570k gets the same performance in gaming as a i7, it's all quad cores, ht doesn't get used in games.

You can cut down the price of the mobo : http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asrock-motherboard-z77extr...

This one has even more power phases than the asus mobo, same features.
Get just 8GB of ram : http://pcpartpicker.com/part/crucial-memory-bls2kit4g3d...

Get cheaper, but good reliable ssd : http://pcpartpicker.com/part/crucial-internal-hard-driv...

Also a good case for half the price : http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-case-400r
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January 10, 2013 5:06:30 PM

You can get a 400R for a lot less, but that one is also good.
Also do you plan to do an SLI setup ?...if not, that psu is overkill for a single card.
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January 10, 2013 5:07:16 PM

djangoringo said:
I know you don't want to, but an i5-3570k gets the same performance in gaming as a i7, it's all quad cores, ht doesn't get used in games.

You can cut down the price of the mobo : http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asrock-motherboard-z77extr...

This one has even more power phases than the asus mobo, same features.
Get just 8GB of ram : http://pcpartpicker.com/part/crucial-memory-bls2kit4g3d...

Get cheaper, but good reliable ssd : http://pcpartpicker.com/part/crucial-internal-hard-driv...

Also a good case for half the price : http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-case-400r


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Do all of this.
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January 10, 2013 5:07:45 PM

Not doing SLI.
Also, I'm not only doing gaming. Occasional rendering as well.
BTW, new prices are:
High: $1,822
Low: 1,677
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January 10, 2013 5:08:34 PM

Also, is that SSD generally available everywhere? Out of stock on newegg..
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January 10, 2013 5:19:47 PM

It's seems so, yesterday it was on stock, get this : http://pcpartpicker.com/part/a-data-internal-hard-drive...
or http://pcpartpicker.com/part/intel-internal-hard-drive-...

There's also a good value intel ssd here : http://pcpartpicker.com/part/intel-internal-hard-drive-...

I think that was your choices for ssd.

Also since you don't plan to add another card, get a cheaper modular psu : http://pcpartpicker.com/part/rosewill-power-supply-hive...

650w is plenty, it's a good quality psu.
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January 10, 2013 5:29:42 PM

djangoringo said:
It's seems so, yesterday it was on stock, get this : http://pcpartpicker.com/part/a-data-internal-hard-drive...
or http://pcpartpicker.com/part/intel-internal-hard-drive-...

There's also a good value intel ssd here : http://pcpartpicker.com/part/intel-internal-hard-drive-...

I think that was your choices for ssd.

Also since you don't plan to add another card, get a cheaper modular psu : http://pcpartpicker.com/part/rosewill-power-supply-hive...

650w is plenty, it's a good quality psu.

Thanks so much! will check it out.

If anyone has any more tips, please, say something.
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January 10, 2013 7:35:34 PM

Is that PSU dependable?
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January 10, 2013 7:42:42 PM

No, the monitors doesn't require the psu at all.
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January 10, 2013 7:47:18 PM

No, I mean with my build, is that PSU going to provide enough wattage?
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January 10, 2013 7:49:53 PM

Yes, more than enough, your system won't pull more than 450w, that is the the cpu and gpu overclocked, 650w is plenty from a good psu.
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January 10, 2013 7:50:57 PM

Ok, thanks. Also, I didn't include any optical drives - any ones you recommend?
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January 10, 2013 7:52:30 PM

Any cheap dvd drive from brands like liteon, samsung, asus will do.
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