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Ok real question can anyone help me save some money on this thing? It just keeps getting more and more expensive. I think the 570 is just a little too much for my build. =/ I mostly play WoW, LoL and soon SWtOR. Along with some lesser known MMORPG's like Allods online and Forsaken World along with some shooters if a 560 ti can handle that on high-max. So help me save some money to get this thing around $1000-1100. Because right now I'm getting closer to $1200-1300. which is kind of bad.
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Halp! D=
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The 560ti will be plenty for wow etc, You could also get a 650w psu as there's really no need for 750w
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That will help a bit thanks, what do you think of the Lanboy air case? I really like it though it's a tossup between that and the HAF 932. Also the CPU cooler, a noctua cooler or hyper 212 evo/plus? Really confused on that one. =/

Also should I get a 1gb or 2gb card?
post #85 of 159
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Hoping to work with this to save some money...Let me know if it's a good idea or if I should just save a couple hundred more bucks for a 570 and whatnot.

Here's what I'm planning to build right now.

Case: COOLER MASTER HAF 932/Antec Lanboy air Red Black/Red | $159.99

PSU: SILVERSTONE Strider Plus ST60F-P 600w | $109.99

MoBo: ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 | $124.99

CPU: Intel Core i5 2500K | $219.99

HSF: Noctua Nh-D14 CPU Cooler |$85.99

GPU: MSI N560GTX-Ti Twin Frozr II 2GB | $269.99

RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws X 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600MHz (Red) | $51.99

HDD: SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 1TB 7200 RPM | $59.99

ODD: LITE-ON iHAS-324 | $20.99

Total with shipping and taxes $1200.96
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How does this look now?
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I can easily shave off $100 to $150 w/ equal or better parts. At work can help you this evening.
post #88 of 159
(Warning: Opinion)

Honestly it seems unbalanced, money could be placed better.

$160 for a case seems too much for a $1200 build, if all you are going for is looks then by all means get it but remember it sits on your desk all day blowing air around. You can get an $80-$100 case that will do the job just fine.

The D14 will defiantly keep your CPU cool but now you’re only running a 560TI at this point so why bother with a D-14? People run 560TI and 570 SLI at 4.5GHZ all the time. With that video card there will be negligible difference between 4.5ghz and 5ghz and the 212+ can maintain good temps at 4.7ghz with proper case airflow which my $80 case has.

Get a nice $100 case and the 212+ and that should net you around $120 to put towards a more powerful GPU.

I don’t mean to keep hounding you on it but you can make your system a little more future proof if you juggle your money around a little differently.
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post #89 of 159
I would just get what you want to get, and make it work.

As for the D14, I personally wouldn't get one. I have one, and I had to remove the bottom clips from my fans because they touched the graphics card below it. I ultimately switched it back out for my TX3 simply because it was just too much in the way. It is flipping huge.

I would just get a 212+, it will be plenty for now.
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post #90 of 159
IMO, just pick up a cheapo case for now and spend more money on the things that really count, cpu, mem, mb, and gpu.
The other things are mostly cheaper and easier to aquire and upgrade later.
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