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Old 01-30-2013, 08:45 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Fianl Specs for high end game machine

Please forgive me for multiple posts here , but I think I have my final specs for my build. I am ready to place my order, but I'm way up on the price, maybe you all see some places I can save some money?
CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 229.99
MB: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 LGA 1155 134.99
GPU: EVGA 02G-P4-2670-KR GeForce GTX 670 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 369.99
RAM: G.SKILL Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory 47.99
Main Drive: Corsair Force Series GT CSSD-F180GBGT-BK 2.5" 180GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) 189.99
Back up Drive: Seagate ST310005N1A1AS-RK 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive 84.99
Power Supply: SeaSonic M12II 620 Bronze 620W ATX12V V2.3 / EPS 12V V2.91 SLI Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply 79.99
CPU Cooler: COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO RR-212E-20PK-R2 Continuous Direct Contact 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler 34.99
DVD Drive: ASUS 24X DVD Burner - Bulk 19.99
Total there puts me at $1200 without even my case yet.

So how does that look?
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Old 01-30-2013, 08:49 PM   #2 (permalink)
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You can drop quite a few things, but not sure you will want to do that.

For instance:
i5 3330
Extreme 3
Drop cooler.

That drops about 80 off your price. Other than that, not much can be dropped besides drive sizes or GPU power.
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Old 01-30-2013, 09:41 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I'd drop the 180GB SSD For maybe a slightly lower 128GB one, already with the downgrades PP Mguire suggested you're already shaving around 100+ Dollars From your build. If you don't mind shelling out 200 Dollars over your original budget then obviously Fine by us. I know that nobody necessarily want's to have to downgrade parts, but they're only minor downgrades. For example if you're wanting to keep the 3570k CPU, The Extreme 4 Motherboard, the extra Fans and stuff then a GTX 660Ti will obviously not be as good as the 670 But will do perfectly Fine, and From that one downgrade right there will shave at least 100 Dollars From your budget. However you can definitely downgrade that PSU, you don't necessarily have to downgrade in power but perhaps a lesser version.
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His PSU is fine at 79 bucks.
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His PSU is fine at 79 bucks.
I know, was just a suggestion in case he needed to drop the price
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I wouldn't run a 3570k/670 based machine on a lesser quality PSU honestly. As I've always said, the #1 thing you don't want to skimp on is the PSU.
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I wouldn't run a 3570k/670 based machine on a lesser quality PSU honestly. As I've always said, the #1 thing you don't want to skimp on is the PSU.
If I could afford any of this I wouldn't either, but if push comes to shove and you need to make some cuts then.. Yeah /: And as he said, it probably won't be a 3570k/670 since he needs to take off 200 Dollars.
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Most likely if he's smart he will only dip the CPU. I'd still want the Seasonic for the 670.
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Thanks for the help, I do want my I-5 3570K, and the GTX670. I won't OC right now , but I want the option later, which brings to question, if I don't OC, can I just save some now by using the Intel stock ZcPU cooler, if I OC later then I can upgrade the cooler.
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I mentioned in my first post you can drop the cooler

Overclocking that CPU isn't needed at all.
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