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Old 06-14-2014, 01:36 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Default Need some budget parts ~ $500

Hey guys, been a while since I built one, looking for the following parts with a $500 budget, maybe $600 if we push it. What would you guys recommend?

- PSU
- GPU
_ CPU
- RAM

Don't need:
- Case
- HDD
- SDD
- Drives
- OS

Used may be an option if I can get a significant improvement on budget. Don't need to keep SLI as an option.

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[edit]CAN dollars[/edit]
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Use of said machine?

Specs of items you don't need?
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An everything machine, every day general use and gaming: dota, lol, world of tanks, etc... gaming would be the most taking thing on the system.

I guess the only parts I have that stats would help on are HDDs: 2x750gb (WD black 7200) and 1 SSD: 120GB Vertex 3
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Thanks! I'd rep you but you were the last person I repped and it won't let me repeat! If you had to shave another $50 off that where would you do it?

Oh, I can't find that RAM around here for anything near that price, the rest was pretty close. Thanks!
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NCIX should price match any of that to keep it within budget. Only piece you can really slack on is the CPU to an i3 but I wouldn't.
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Yeah, but they'll only price match canadian stores/prices.
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Well you did say push budget to 600, and this is 550 with basically same parts. Just looks like they are priced about 10 bucks more on each part besides GPU.

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Ok, pulling the trigger in the next day or so. My only reservation is still the motherboard, something with 4 RAM slots would be preferred. What about this one?

http://www.ncix.com/detail/asrock-z9...97208-1264.htm

or maybe this one?

http://www.ncix.com/detail/asus-h97m...97032-1264.htm
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Instead of getting 2x4 gb ram sticks, just get one 8 gb ram stick, that way you'll have the option in the future to get another 8 gb stick of ram should something in the future change to require more ram and go with the suggested Asus board that PP Mguire posted

Edit: I think the Z97 board would be better than the H97 board
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