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Potential Build... buy it?

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February 12, 2013 3:47:38 AM

Hello! This is a build that I think will suit my needs quite nicely, and I plan to buy within 3-4 days. Just thought I'd ask for some opinions before I decide on anything:

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/Cv9k
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/Cv9k/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/Cv9k/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i3-3220 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor ($119.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock B75M-ITX Mini ITX LGA1155 Motherboard ($89.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($43.98 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 XT 2GB Video Card ($244.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 120 Advanced (Black) Mini ITX Tower Case ($39.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($22.98 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $756.87
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-12 00:41 EST-0500)

I don't want to go any higher than this price (in fact, if anyone can suggest how to lower the price, it would be much appreciated). And don't tell me to not go with mini-itx, because that is part of the fun of this build for me.

Thanks. Any suggestions are much appreciated

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February 12, 2013 3:55:55 AM

If you want to stay with a mini itx build, it's fine, though, i'd get the corsair CX500 for the 7870 tahiti le, it's not that much, 39.99$ after mir : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Cheaper dvd drive : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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February 12, 2013 4:00:52 AM

thanks. Do you think this is a good build for the price? Do you think I should go through with it?
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February 12, 2013 4:09:24 AM

Since you want a mini itx build, yes, it's good, the card fits the case, and it's a good card for the money.
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February 12, 2013 4:21:54 AM

Best answer selected by zehnman2.
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