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Hopefully you guys can see this image. Anyway, I'm trying to work on a budget build for a friend who adamantly wants Intel. I'd like some advice as to what I can change about this rig to shave some cost off - the more the better, but I'd like it to still be decent. It'll be used for mild gaming and everyday concerns, and will connect to the Internet using Ethernet. Is there any additional hardware I'll need for that? And this wishlist is named Cutting Prices on Newegg, but isn't live yet, hence the picture.

Thanks so much for your help! thumb.gif
Edited by zzzzzzzzzz0 - 1/29/12 at 12:01pm
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post #2 of 18
its really hard to read.
 
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post #3 of 18
Well first of all you could remove one of those power supplies...
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Then here, this is the build.

Airolden, yes, I noticed redface.gif

SAPPHIRE Radeon 6870 1 GB 256-bit DDR5 - $164.99
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 - $47
NZXT Phantom 410 - $99.99
SAMSUNG USB 2.0 Slim External 8X DVD Burner - $32.99
Intel Core i3-2100 Sandy Bridge 3.1GHz LGA 1155 - $109.99
ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard - $121.99
COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus - $29.99
Western Digital Caviar Black WD1001FALS 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive - $159.99
CORSAIR Builder Series CX500 V2 500W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply - $59.99
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - OEM - $99.99

Subtotal: $926.90
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post #5 of 18
ASRock P67 PRO3 (B3) would save you about 20 bucks without sacrificing any performance.
A Seagate Barracuda would save you some as well, but some don't like their drives.
 
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post #6 of 18
Get rid of that XFX PSU.
Also a cheaper board if you want to cut costs. And also, the Phantom always goes on sale so if you wait a bit it might go down again.
    
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post #7 of 18
Looks good, no real need for the aftermarket cooler though since you can only overclock the cpu a little (locked multiplier).
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Since switching to the P67 board and dropping the cooler sounds like a good idea, should I get a different, perhaps cheaper, case?
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post #9 of 18
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Originally Posted by zzzzzzzzzz0 View Post

Since switching to the P67 board and dropping the cooler sounds like a good idea, should I get a different, perhaps cheaper, case?

Yea i would say get a cheaper case. there are lots of cheap but still good looking cases.... look at the NZXT Gamma.
    
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What about the Antec Three Hundred? I find the Gamma's appearance a bit garish.
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