Buying very soon.

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/CXnp

That is the build I'm thinking about going with. Problem is I'm about 80$ over budget, which I can deal with but I'd like to stick to my budget.

The fat I'm thinking of trimming.
1.) The case - But it's so sexy and comes with a fan set-up I'm happy with.
2.) The PSU - I defiantly want modular and I don't want to cut corners with a PSU any quality cheapies you know of?
3.) The GPU - I have a 550ti I could SLI with. But I've heard 1 2GB is stronger than 2 1GB
4.) The CPU - I was originally going to go with a 3350p, though I'd like to have the extra CPU power.

I thought about going AMD but decided against it. So no AMD builds please.


List from the sticky.
I'd like to keep to under 750$ but the closer to 500$ the better.
I'll be buying in the next week.
Gaming will be the priority. I will be running multiple clients of the same game. I tend to have alot of background clutter running.
Don't need a monitor, OS is kinda optional I have a windows 7 upgrade that I can con Microsoft into a new key for.
I'm in upstate NY no microcenter.
I like Asus, Nvidia, Corsair the tried and tested brands..
I have no plans for overclocking.
SLI for sure if not now then later.
I'm running a full HD LED (1920X1080) but it's a low refresh 60 Hz if I'm not mistaken.
Don't need an optical drive.

Any advice is appreciated. Kinda anxious this will be my first solo build.
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  1. half of your partpicker list is from microcenter. i think at 750 closer to 500 you should be more open to AMD builds. They give you in my opinion more bang for your buck.

    here is a good amd build if you want to save more money go with the 7850.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($119.99 @ Microcenter)
    Motherboard: ASRock 970 Extreme3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($79.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Memory: Crucial 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($41.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($51.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($76.97 @ Outlet PC)
    Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($214.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Zalman Z9 ATX Mid Tower Case ($34.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Corsair CX 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($66.99 @ Amazon)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($22.98 @ Newegg)
    Total: $710.87
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-11 21:49 EST-0500)
  2. Best get a 265 bit card. The 660 is crap because of its 192 bit bus.
  3. Correct me if I'm wrong but microcenter does ship correct?

    I would also like to restate that I don't want AMD.

    I'm willing to put out some extra cash if need be. I was just hoping someone could come up with something better than me in the budget given.


    Also why does everyone here like ASrock MoBo's so much?
  4. So no other advice?
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