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HELP making my first build cheaper!

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January 13, 2013 10:16:15 PM

I'm planning on buying these components to make my first gaming computer, how can I make this cheaper, but maintaining the same performance? I'm on a budget D:

-Intel Pentium Dual-Core G860, S 1155, Sandy Bridge, Dual Core 3GHz, 3MB Smart Cache, 30x Core Ratio, 65W, Retail £49.03

-MSI H77MA-G43, Intel H77, S 1155, DDR3, SATA III - 6Gb/s, SATA RAID, PCIe 3.0 (x16), D-Sub/ DVI-D, Micro ATX £56.12

-8GB (2x4GB) Corsair DDR3 Desktop PC3-12800 (1600), Non-ECC Unbuffered, CAS 11-11-11-30, 1.5V £32.16

-500GB Seagate ST500DM002 Barracuda SATA 6Gb/s, 7200rpm, 16MB Cache, 8.5ms, NCQ £40.78

-1GB XFX Radeon HD 7850 DD Core Edition with Ghost Thermal, 4800MHz GDDR5, 28nm, GPU 860MHz, 1024 Cores +Crossfire Offer £130.54

-450W XFX Pro Core Edition P1-450S-X2B9, 85% Eff', 80 PLUS Bronze, SLI/CrossFire, EPS 12V, Fan, ATX v2.31, PSU £35.34

-LiteOn IHAS124-04 24x DVD±R, 8x DVD±DL, DVD+RW x8/-RW x6, DVD-RAM x12, SATA, Black, OEM £12.98

-Coolermaster Elite 344 Black Midi Tower Case USB 3.0 w/o PSU £30.41

Thanks a bunch, any help appreciated! :D 

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January 13, 2013 10:18:05 PM

Could you list price next to components and budget?
January 13, 2013 10:20:22 PM

Hah I don't think you can make it cheaper while keeping the same performance. The only way is to wait for sales or prices to go down.

Looks like a solid build to me.

Also it might help to post how much each part costs so we know if the part is worth it or can be found elsewhere for cheaper.
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January 13, 2013 10:20:28 PM

you don't want to make it cheaper, you should knock down the graphics card and go quad core i5.
January 13, 2013 10:31:03 PM

Put the prices up now ;D I really don't want to loose performance D:
January 13, 2013 10:34:29 PM

-Intel Pentium Dual-Core G860, S 1155, Sandy Bridge, Dual Core 3GHz, 3MB Smart Cache, 30x Core Ratio, 65W, Retail £49.03

-MSI H77MA-G43, Intel H77, S 1155, DDR3, SATA III - 6Gb/s, SATA RAID, PCIe 3.0 (x16), D-Sub/ DVI-D, Micro ATX £56.12

-8GB (2x4GB) Corsair DDR3 Desktop PC3-12800 (1600), Non-ECC Unbuffered, CAS 11-11-11-30, 1.5V £32.16

-500GB Seagate ST500DM002 Barracuda SATA 6Gb/s, 7200rpm, 16MB Cache, 8.5ms, NCQ £40.78

-1GB XFX Radeon HD 7850 DD Core Edition with Ghost Thermal, 4800MHz GDDR5, 28nm, GPU 860MHz, 1024 Cores +Crossfire Offer £130.54

-450W XFX Pro Core Edition P1-450S-X2B9, 85% Eff', 80 PLUS Bronze, SLI/CrossFire, EPS 12V, Fan, ATX v2.31, PSU £35.34

-LiteOn IHAS124-04 24x DVD±R, 8x DVD±DL, DVD+RW x8/-RW x6, DVD-RAM x12, SATA, Black, OEM £12.98

-Coolermaster Elite 344 Black Midi Tower Case USB 3.0 w/o PSU £30.41
January 13, 2013 10:42:30 PM

Yea you really can't get it any cheaper other than downgrading GPU and HDD
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