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post #11 of 23
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I'm a good 2 hours from the closest microcenter. I plan on using the stock cooler until I get over the sting of this whole purchase, then I'll probably buy the hyper 212 cooler that everyone always recommends. I would obviously wait till I get the cooler to overclock.
post #12 of 23
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Originally Posted by jtown98 View Post

What about this for a psu:

Power Supply: Raidmax 700W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($66.98 @ SuperBiiz)

Secondly, Are there any ways I could effeciently cut down the price of this build yet not lose too much performance, like I said I originally wanted to be around 500, but at this point I atleast want to get as far away from 700 as possible? I still want to be able to play any games I want for atleast the coming future on atleast mid-high settings.

I looked at it, $73 at newegg.... it has 2 6 pin connectors, so be careful what GPU's you get, make sure they only need one power cable.
post #13 of 23
99 bucks and a rebate at newegg, has 4 6pin cables

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151106

89 bucks at newegg, has 4 6pin cables

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817116018

89 bucks at newegg, has 4 6pin cables

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817153126
Edited by AbidNibBeE - 1/30/13 at 10:10am
post #14 of 23
PCPartPicker part list

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Pro3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($87.55 @ Newegg)
Memory: Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($37.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: HIS Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($199.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Source 210 Elite (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $682.47
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-30 13:10 EST-0500)

Also, I have to agree with the Tahiti LE recommendation, it costs slightly more but gives a nice performance boost. thumb.gif
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post #15 of 23
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Power Supply: Corsair Gaming 700W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($69.99 @ NCIX US)

Ok, then how about this one?
post #16 of 23
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The problem with the build you recommended is everyone is saying I need a better psu, so that will add probably 30, and then I am not sure if I could go to a microcenter to get the cpu, so I'd have to spend an extra 40ish and that puts me right back to where I am.
post #17 of 23
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As of right now, this is the modified build I have from your recommendations:

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/AtTI
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/AtTI/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/AtTI/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Pro3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($87.55 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($40.98 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7870 XT 2GB Video Card ($219.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Source 210 Elite (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair Gaming 700W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $735.46
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-30 13:26 EST-0500)

Although its going to be about 35 more because I'd be getting the processor from Newegg. Also I believe the XT is the Tahiti edition, correct?
And I'd still like any recommendations on corners to cut to get the price down.
post #18 of 23
Yes XT is Tahiti. I'd take the Viper 3 memory that's in my list too. thumb.gif

500W PSU is more than enough for the build.
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Intel Core™ i7 930 Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R 2.0 Gigabyte GTX 470 SOC G.Skill RX 2x4GB 1600C8 
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PNY Prevail Elite 120GB Hitachi 7K1000.C 1TB LG GH24LS50 Noctua NH-C12P SE14 
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post #19 of 23
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I agree its enough for the build now, but who knows what the future brings.
post #20 of 23
not to beat a dead horse, but I would focus more on connection options than overall power.

I think that looks great, you will be happy with it for a few years, and it will not be a big deal to upgrade some parts, or add a video card when you need it. I used my last system for 7 years with little upgrades along the way until I needed to do a major rebuild
Edited by AbidNibBeE - 1/30/13 at 11:25am
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