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Making ~$800 system around a 660Ti..

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February 10, 2013 7:56:02 AM

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/CABe

I have a picked a bunch of parts (minus ram) to go around a 660Ti and make it last, but the poor chap doesnt have enough cash to buy it.

What I should downgrade to make this build more ~800 dollars without compromising the performance of the GPU or the quality of the PSU.

Thanks all.
February 10, 2013 8:55:45 AM

There you go.
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock 970 PRO3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($77.55 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($76.83 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 660 Ti 3GB Video Card ($299.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Zalman Z9 Plus ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($65.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $780.33
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-10 05:54 EST-0500)

If you need to cut down even further you could get an FX-8320. Exact same chip as the 8350, just lower binned so likely wont overclock as far.
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February 10, 2013 11:52:47 AM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($149.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-D3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Green 1TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB Video Card ($259.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($52.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: SeaSonic M12II 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($95.17 @ Newegg)
Total: $748.11
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-10 08:52 EST-0500)
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February 11, 2013 12:03:20 AM

Thank you both.

Always good to know I can rely on Toms for some help!
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February 11, 2013 12:17:58 AM

CPU: AMD A4-3400 2.7GHz Dual-Core Processor ($44.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ECS A55F-M2(1.0A) Micro ATX FM1 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: A-Data 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung Spinpoint M8 160GB 2.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive
Case: Rosewill FBM-01 MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($34.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Antec EarthWatts Green 380W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($54.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $234.93
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-10 21:17 EST-0500)

no need to thank me.
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February 11, 2013 1:24:26 AM

The original build can go under $800if you
change the processor to an FX 6300 . In most games performance will be very close to the 8350

Change the PSU to a 500 watt unit which is all you will need

and change the low profile [ and not that great] cpu cooler to the Xigmatek 1283 GAIA which is as good as the CM hyper 212 and only $20 atNewegg
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