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Can anyone make this build cheaper without losing power or quality? I have everything that isn't included, even a DVD drive and hard drive but the old ones are IDE, and I can't find a LGA 1155 motherboard with even one IDE port.

And if it's not possible to make it cheaper, is it possible to make it more powerful for the same price?

it is currently $500.93 with all parts from newegg

thanks

CPU
Intel Core i3-2100 Sandy Bridge 3.1ghz dual-core $125:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115078

Motherboard
GIGABYTE LGA 1155 Intel Micro ATX Motherboard $90:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128473

Ram
G.SKILL Ripjaws 2X2 GB DDR3 1600 $50:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231277

PSU
Rosewill 600w PSU $55:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182032

Graphics Card
GeForce GTS 450 Fermi 1gb GDDR5 $120:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814261079

Hard Drive
Seagate Barracuda 7200rpm 500GB Hard Drive $40:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148701

DVD Drive
ASUS 24X DVD Burner $20:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135204
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post #2 of 14
I think that this PSU will be plenty.
A high-quality 450W will serve you well I think.
so yeah, you can save some money from PSU.

Check out this mobo : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813138308&cm_re=biostar_h67-_-13-138-308-_-Product
You will save $20 if you buy it now..it is a great mobo.
Edited by SethCohen - 5/5/11 at 3:19pm
    
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post #3 of 14
Instead of a GTS450 you could look for a used 9800GT - they're pretty much the same thing, except the 9800 will be cheaper.
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post #4 of 14
Your mobo and cpu have a combo deal
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post #5 of 14
Or you could get a new 9800GT for $50

(Don't know if that deal is still going)
post #6 of 14
Get a Athlon x4 for $30 less and get quad cores, plus amd has better mb's for cheaper than that 1155 mb

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103871&cm_re=athlon_x4-_-19-103-871-_-Product
post #7 of 14
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Originally Posted by CravinR1;13395799 
Get a Athlon x4 for $30 less and get quad cores, plus amd has better mb's for cheaper than that 1155 mb

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103871&cm_re=athlon_x4-_-19-103-871-_-Product


This.

You can get IDE - SATA adapters. Savew a few $ on the optical drive.

http://www.google.co.uk/search?q=ide+to+sata+converter&hl=en&prmd=ivns&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=tiTDTdXdG4SsugPh9oCiAQ&ved=0CE0QsAQ
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Edited by reezin14 - 5/5/11 at 3:58pm
 
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post #9 of 14
a HD5770 instead of that GTS450
its a little faster and cheaper [price starts at 109$ at newegg]
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Quote:
Originally Posted by CravinR1;13395799 
Get a Athlon x4 for $30 less and get quad cores, plus amd has better mb's for cheaper than that 1155 mb

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103871&cm_re=athlon_x4-_-19-103-871-_-Product

I'd agree unless your stuck on going with a Intel setup.Here's what I came up with.
 
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