Can I cut down this price?

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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  1. Get a case that only costs half what yours does.
  2. By the way, full prices now are:
    Low: $1,779
    High: $1,924 (added a thermaltake frio overclocking ready fan)
  3. 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-z77extreme4

    This one has even more power phases than the asus mobo, same features.
    Get just 8GB of ram : http://pcpartpicker.com/part/crucial-memory-bls2kit4g3d1609ds1s00

    Get cheaper, but good reliable ssd : http://pcpartpicker.com/part/crucial-internal-hard-drive-ct128m4ssd2

    Also a good case for half the price : http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-case-400r
  4. Replaced the HAF X with this full. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119160

    Cut both prices down $30.
  5. 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.
  6. 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-z77extreme4

    This one has even more power phases than the asus mobo, same features.
    Get just 8GB of ram : http://pcpartpicker.com/part/crucial-memory-bls2kit4g3d1609ds1s00

    Get cheaper, but good reliable ssd : http://pcpartpicker.com/part/crucial-internal-hard-drive-ct128m4ssd2

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


    +1

    Do all of this.
  7. Not doing SLI.
    Also, I'm not only doing gaming. Occasional rendering as well.
    BTW, new prices are:
    High: $1,822
    Low: 1,677
  8. Also, is that SSD generally available everywhere? Out of stock on newegg..
  9. It's seems so, yesterday it was on stock, get this : http://pcpartpicker.com/part/a-data-internal-hard-drive-asp900s3128gmc
    or http://pcpartpicker.com/part/intel-internal-hard-drive-ssdsc2ct120a3k5

    There's also a good value intel ssd here : http://pcpartpicker.com/part/intel-internal-hard-drive-ssdsc2ct180a3k5

    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-hive650

    650w is plenty, it's a good quality psu.
  10. djangoringo said:
    It's seems so, yesterday it was on stock, get this : http://pcpartpicker.com/part/a-data-internal-hard-drive-asp900s3128gmc
    or http://pcpartpicker.com/part/intel-internal-hard-drive-ssdsc2ct120a3k5

    There's also a good value intel ssd here : http://pcpartpicker.com/part/intel-internal-hard-drive-ssdsc2ct180a3k5

    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-hive650

    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.
  11. You can also switch the monitor for an ips one : http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-monitor-vs239hp

    Same price, 5ms is enough for gaming, and it's an ips which is better than tn panels.
  12. Is that PSU dependable?
  13. No, the monitors doesn't require the psu at all.
  14. No, I mean with my build, is that PSU going to provide enough wattage?
  15. 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.
  16. Ok, thanks. Also, I didn't include any optical drives - any ones you recommend?
  17. Any cheap dvd drive from brands like liteon, samsung, asus will do.
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