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decided this morning I am ready to buy the stuff, just trying to see where I can save a few bucks. For the time being I am just going to reuse a 1080p monitor for single screen gaming, I will buy the 3 IPS screens probably in the fall.

Other items that I could change to reduce costs?
Thinking of getting the Samsung 840 (non-pro) 250GB for $160 on the egg - nearly $70 cheaper than the pro. This would be my OS drive. Still debating on this - opinions?
I really don't want to drop to 8gb ram as I tend to leave alot of browser tabs open on a secondary screen as well. But with the way ram prices have been shooting up this last month I am unsure.
I dropped one of the 750gb 2.5" drives, I can always add a second later when I need the space but it is still alot more room than I have currently.
I am going to get teh Samual 17 as well for the cpu coller -

all in all I think I can get it to under $1300 maybe closer to $1250 which is way better than the nearly $1850 it would have cost. Hope to order tonight / tomorrow at the latest.
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OK final parts list - got them in my carts between Amazon / Newegg-

CASE - Silverstone SG05 450w
CPU - Intel Core i5-3570K
MOTHERBOARD - ASRock Z77e-itx
MEMORY - Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2x8GB) DDR3-1600
GPU - EVGA GeForce GTX 670 FTW
SSD - Samsung 840 250GB
STORAGE - Western Digital Scorpio Black 750GB
HEATSINK - Prolimatech Samuel 17
FAN - Prolimatech 120mm case fan

Total after combo discounts / promo codes(free shipping / no tax on all) - $1260.32

opinions....?
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Originally Posted by BahamutZer0 View Post

OK final parts list - got them in my carts between Amazon / Newegg-

CASE - Silverstone SG05 450w
CPU - Intel Core i5-3570K
MOTHERBOARD - ASRock Z77e-itx
MEMORY - Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2x8GB) DDR3-1600
GPU - EVGA GeForce GTX 670 FTW
SSD - Samsung 840 250GB
STORAGE - Western Digital Scorpio Black 750GB
HEATSINK - Prolimatech Samuel 17
FAN - Prolimatech 120mm case fan

Total after combo discounts / promo codes(free shipping / no tax on all) - $1260.32

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Looks good. Have you looked at 7950's though instead of a 670? They perform about the same with an extra GB of VRAM, and are around $70 less in your case.

Other than that, I hope you enjoy your new build!
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post #24 of 27
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7950's don't fit inside of the SG05
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Originally Posted by BahamutZer0 View Post

7950's don't fit inside of the SG05
Oh, well then in that case a 670 would be great for you.

But, if you're willing to wait a bit (no ETA), ASUS has announced a mini-GTX 670, with the same components, but a smaller cooler. smile.gif

It may be awhile until it releases though, but an EVGA 670 is a great card. I love mine!
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post #26 of 27
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I heard late April on the 670 mini - but they haven't announced a price yet.
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And.......

ordered thumb.gif

now the delivery waiting game tongue.gif
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