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PC $3000 SGD Budget

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June 24, 2013 9:32:00 AM

Hello everyone. Im building a pc with a $3000 SGD budget here are the parts i have chosen so far.
Processor + Motherboard: Asus Sabertooth Z87 + i7 4770K
Graphics : GTX 770 x2
Ram: G.Skill RipJawsx C9 (8gb x 2) 1600mHz
Memory: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB Sata 6gb/s
Corsair Neutron GTX SSD 120Gb
Cooling : Antec Kuhler 920 CPU Cooler
PSY : Corsair AX 860W Modular 80+ Platinum
Drivebay:
Sound Card: Creative SB Audigy 7.1 Surround Sound Card
Wifi: TP-Link WDN 4800 PCI-E Wifi Card
Case: Nzxt Phantom 820
OS: Windows 7 Home Premium

I have calculated that my whole build without the graphics card is about 2.2k sgd does anybody have any suggestions on how to lower the price without giving up much performance? I still want to buy gtx770 x2

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June 24, 2013 10:44:21 AM

You can definitely do better than that for $3K. Lose the sound card and the Sabertooth. The Corsair Neutron is a decent choice but there's far better SSDs out there. You don't need 16GB of RAM or the i7 for a gaming rig.

Try this:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($239.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Swiftech H220 55.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($150.98 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD3H ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($169.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: OCZ Vector Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($139.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($663.98 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($663.98 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Switch 810 (White) ATX Full Tower Case ($169.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic X Series 850W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($176.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $2448.85
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-06-24 13:43 EDT-0400)

- Dropped the sound card
- Less expensive motherboard with no thermal armor
- Better SSD
- Better liquid cooler
- Dual 780s
- Better power supply

Add whatever monitor and OS you want and you're good to go.
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