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Looking For A Price Drop?

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February 21, 2013 11:31:36 AM

Hi all!

I have recently enquired into building my own pc.
I have found pretty much all of my parts.
But I am still not satisfied with the price, just wondering if the Tom's Hardware community can help me out?

Here are the specs:

Cpu - AMD FX6300 Black Edition 6 Core (3.5/4.1GHz, 8MB Level 3 Cache, 6MB Level 2 Cache, Socket AM3+, 95W, Retail Boxed)

Graphics - Asus GeForce GTX 650 Ti Nvidia Graphics Card (1GB GDDR5, HDMI, VGA, 2x Dual-link DVI-D, PCI Express 3.0, OpenGL 4.3, GPU Tweak, DIGI+ VRM with Super Alloy Power Technology)

Motherboard - ASRock 970DE3/U3S3 Motherboard (Socket AM3+, AMD 770, DDR3, S-ATA 600, ATX)

Case - Aerocool Syclone II Screwless Gaming Case with Blue LED Fan - Black/Blue

Hard Drive - Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB SATAIII 6Gb/s 16MB Cache 3.5 inch Internal Hard Drive OEM

Psu - Corsair Builder Series CX 600 Watt ATX/EPS 80 PLUS Bronze Power Supply Unit

Ram - Corsair (CML8GX3M1A1600C10B) Vengeance Low Profile 8GB DDR3 1600 Mhz CL10 Performance Desktop Memory Module Blue

Sound Card - Dynamode PCI 6 Channel Soundcard

Please no cheaper alternatives, just a price drop on these items.

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February 21, 2013 12:11:30 PM

im suggesting better alternatives even if it costs more or less. i never suggest junk

-remove the sound card. its not needed
-id sugest a asus m5a99x r2.0 board over the asrock. no more crap components
-get this ram instead. single modules are slow
-get this case instead. dont get junk
-much better psu. costs more but is more reliable
-better video card
-hard drive. its cheaper but is the same thing inside
February 21, 2013 12:12:09 PM

another thing id suggest getting is a coolermaster hyper 212 evo for overclocking. you will need it given fx doesnt perform that great
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February 21, 2013 12:26:45 PM

Not going to overclock the cpu just yet.
The motherboard is way over my budget at £92
The Sapphire is £158 way over my budget plus i want physx because i do blender and the rendering is a nightmare, with the much quicker particle effects.
Good choice on the psu
I will follow your advice on the ram
the hard drive's are identical, and i'm not interested in the seagate software
I'm keeping my case
I shall scrap the sound card

Thanks very much!

February 21, 2013 12:30:40 PM

A bargain isn't what you pay it's what you get.
February 21, 2013 12:53:12 PM

would have been nice to know right off the bat what you were paying for listed items, your actual budget and what your monitor size/res was and if you own an operating system and what it specifically was.