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Final build, cheap ivy B

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Thoughts/criticisms?
Point of this build was to keep cost down. I feel that I have the bare minimum for now but plan to upgrade GPU + MOBO+SSD as soon as Haswell and HD 8000 series

I am not going to use Dual videocards most likely ever or need the speed of an SSD. Gpu still produces decent frame rate for now.

Case: Phantom 410 (seems like the best case for 100)$100
PSU: PC power and cooling MKIII 600w (seemed like a very high quality PSU for a good price)$70
RAM: G.skill sniper 2133 mhz 8 gb (got an awesome deal on this basically only reason I bought)$30
HDD: Caviar Black 1TB (no SSD to keep costs down so top end HDD)$110
MOBO: ASrock pro-4 (waiting for Haswell before I buy a decent board)$110
GPU: 560 ti (until Radeon HD 8000 series comes out + awseome deal because aunt works at Nvidia) $50
CPU: i5-3570K (cheapest unlocked Ivy Bridge CPU)$230
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Buy the PRO3 to save money. The PRO4's only improvement over a PRO3 is that it has 4 SATA 6GB/s and 1 extra phase for the memory. ALSO NOTE THAT THE PRO3/PRO4 Crossfire/SLI at x16/x4. Perhaps degrade to a Antec 300 (I had one, was a great budget case) and put more money towards a CPU, More RAM, Heatsink or a 64GB SSD boot drive. ALSO go to the i7 3570k and do a combo w/ it + the motherboard to save ~$17 You can also get a 520W Antec 80 PLUS PSU for $42 after using the promo code CollegeSave10. If you do all that you'll have an extra ~$80 towards a decent sized SSD, CPU Cooler, more RAM ect

http://www.asrock.com/mb/compare.asp?SelectedModel=Z77+Pro4&SelectedModel=Z77+Pro3&SelectedModel=Z75+Pro3

The biggest mistakes I made when I was building computers on a budget earlier on was that I would spend to much on my motherboards and cases.
Edited by M3T4LM4N222 - 9/11/12 at 6:51pm
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Buy from OCN marketplace and get cheaper.

Ill send you $50 from my paypal, you get me a 560ti? biggrin.gif
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