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Buying tonight, need final help.

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February 1, 2013 4:17:45 PM

Basically, I'd like help finding any possible sales or better deals on certain components/upgrades. I am not interested in changing the case or the NZXT Hue. Everything else, feel free to help with.

I know I could probably find a bigger HDD for that price, and possibly a cheaper, more reliable PSU. Just need you guys to work with me to save some money without downgrading too much.

Thanks.


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CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($149.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($43.98 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($57.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card ($199.99 @ Microcenter)
Case: NZXT Tempest 410 Elite (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: OCZ ModXStream Pro 600W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($69.98 @ Outlet PC)
Other: NZXT HUE RGB Led Controller ($32.99)
Total: $694.89
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-01 13:14 EST-0500)

(No Microcenter near me, actually pricing is Base Total: $753.69 before MIR)

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February 1, 2013 5:06:37 PM

I don't want to drop the Hue, its something I thought was really cool, and I think it would look great in my room. I also play on a 720p 32" TV, so I really don't think I need to upgrade my GPU right now.

As for the mobo, I've been suggested the H77M for weeks now while initially trying to come up with this build. What would be the purpose of paying more for that Mobo when the one that is currently picked out has been highly suggested?
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February 1, 2013 5:16:36 PM

hexgame said:
I don't want to drop the Hue, its something I thought was really cool, and I think it would look great in my room. I also play on a 720p 32" TV, so I really don't think I need to upgrade my GPU right now.

As for the mobo, I've been suggested the H77M for weeks now while initially trying to come up with this build. What would be the purpose of paying more for that Mobo when the one that is currently picked out has been highly suggested?


The motherboard that was suggested is an mATX form factor. The motherboard I'm suggesting is the same thing but in a full ATX form factor. mATX limits your long term expansion options. The full ATX board doesn't, and if you plan on keeping your system for a while then you want to keep all your expansion possibilities open.
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February 1, 2013 5:18:12 PM

What sort of expansions do you think I would need in 2-3 years that this mobo can't already handle?
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February 1, 2013 5:23:05 PM

max budget ?

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February 1, 2013 5:24:01 PM

iceclock said:
max budget ?



$750 before MIR. I'm also keeping that case and the LED Controller.
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February 1, 2013 5:26:32 PM

hexgame said:
What sort of expansions do you think I would need in 2-3 years that this mobo can't already handle?


You know - if you want to add say extra hard drives, more RAM, maybe a faster CPU, a second video card, things of that nature.
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February 1, 2013 5:29:15 PM

g-unit1111 said:
You know - if you want to add say extra hard drives, more RAM, maybe a faster CPU, a second video card, things of that nature.


If I ever do need more RAM, I'd just buy 2x8GB. I don't plan on using SLI, I managed to keep a 500GB for 7 years without going lower than 100GB remaining.

So, I really don't think I need any of that. I appreciate you trying to help though.
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February 1, 2013 5:32:14 PM

^Yep. If you want to SLI, or have a sound card, or anything like that, then you're SOL.
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February 1, 2013 6:26:43 PM

Not going to SLI
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February 1, 2013 8:07:02 PM

Don't mean to bump, but since I will be making a purchase soon and haven't received much feedback, I think its necessary.
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