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Can you help me cut costs on my budget pc?

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January 18, 2014 6:35:13 PM

I'm trying to build a cheap, reliable system for that can play modern games reasonably well, as well as support a photoshop addiction.

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2Dyvu

This is what I came up with, and I'm pretty happy with it, but I'm grateful for any advice for a better build or cutting corners while maintaining reliability.
Thanks!

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a b 4 Gaming
January 18, 2014 6:44:31 PM

All I would change is this:
1 you can find a cheaper case. My 430 elite was 30 bucks and it has a side window.
2 Do you really need wifi for your desktop? If you have to its fine, most people dont need one though.
a b 4 Gaming
January 18, 2014 6:55:20 PM

FX 6300 is better and cheaper? than the FX 6200? someone correct me if im wrong here. I would say get the FX 6300 instead. you can find 1600 Mhz RAM 2 x 4GB for cheaper, like Gskill ripjaws. Your GPU is costing close to a HD 7870, like 20$ more...and you will BLOW the 660 out of the water. don't get a USB wifi adapter. spend 20$ for the cheapest pci/pcie adapter from TP link instead. get a cheaper case too. and do you NEED a cd/DVD drive? you can install windows without it (on a USB flash drive instead). this is all I can come up with. The Corsair CX 430 power supply is 19.99 on newegg RIGHT NOW (after 20$ rebate)
a b 4 Gaming
January 18, 2014 6:56:17 PM

please do spend a bit more money, like 7$ I think, and get the FX 6300 its better
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