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Final Steambox build. What do you think?

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March 3, 2013 6:00:51 PM

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CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($149.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H77N-WIFI Mini ITX LGA1155 Motherboard ($99.98 @ Outlet PC)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($49.99 @ Microcenter)
Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($129.99 @ Adorama)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card ($392.98 @ Newegg)
Case: BitFenix Prodigy (Black) Mini ITX Tower Case ($104.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic G 550W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $1125.87
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-03-03 15:00 EST-0500)

Both the Radeon 7970 and 128GB Samsung 840 Pro SSD I already bought from my brother's friend for a total of $150 (he's building himself a new computer with an AMD processor and an NVIDIA Titan). So, for a grand total of around $750, what do you guys think?

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March 3, 2013 6:09:33 PM

Geeze I wish I had a friend like that.. but not a bad setup.
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March 3, 2013 6:30:34 PM

zooted said:
Geeze I wish I had a friend like that.. but not a bad setup.


I was originally planning on getting a 7850 but when my brother's friend mentioned he wanted to get rid of his 7970 and Samsung 840 Pro 128GB SSD for $150, I couldn't pass on that! He plans on building an AMD gaming machine with a Geforce Titan and a bigger SSD.
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March 3, 2013 7:50:11 PM

Oh boy. I sure hope the real Steam Box doesn't cost that much! Nice specs, especially the SSD and 7970.
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March 10, 2013 8:22:45 AM

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