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Thanks Stu, he doesn't need a second HDD. Sorry about that. Can this build be improved either A) by lowering the price while maintaining the quality or B) getting more bang for buck, by switching out parts.
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Thanks Stu, he doesn't need a second HDD. Sorry about that. Can this build be improved either A) by lowering the price while maintaining the quality or B) getting more bang for buck, by switching out parts o

o_0 you edited the post as when i saw it you had a cavier black drive biggrin.gif

you could save a bit on the mobo by looking at a Gigabyte z77x-ud3h or ud4h. both are great mobos
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Great. Thanks. Any more advice? The guy is getting impatient.
    
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Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2x8GB) DDR3 1600 MHz (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory (CMZ16GX3M2A1600C10)
$129.29 - Quantity: 1
Sold by: Amazon.com LLC
Corsair Hydro Series Extreme Performance Liquid CPU Cooler H80i
$86.99 - Quantity: 1
Sold by: Amazon.com LLC
ASUS P8Z77-V PRO LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
$197.98 - Quantity: 1
Sold by: Amazon.com LLC
Samsung MZ-7TD250BW 840 Series Solid State Drive (SSD) 250 GB Sata 2.5-Inch
$171.70 - Quantity: 1
Sold by: Amazon.com LLC
Intel Core i5-3570K Quad-Core Processor 3.4 GHz 4 Core LGA 1155 - BX80637I53570K
$209.99 - Quantity: 1
Sold by: Amazon.com LLC

He doesn't need PSU, GPU (Asus GTX660), case, OS, second HDD or DVD drive.

Can anyone improve on this?
Thank you. He is about to check out all this on Amazon.

Can be improved greatly:

Memory: 16GB G.Skill DDR3 PC3-14900 1866MHz Sniper Series - $124.99 (@ Newegg.com)

Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme6 LGA 1155 - $154.99 (@ Newegg.com)

SSD: SanDisk Extreme SSD 240 GB - $164.00 (@ Amazon.com)

Better and faster memory, that also will be able to clock to 2133MHz with bump in voltage and VVT.

Motherboard that will provide the same features as the one chosen, except it's cheaper. Same great quality, except less money. You don't lose out on any special features with this board compared to the ASUS and overclockability is the same too maybe even better in some cases.

Much faster SSD, just as reliable. Regular 840 series SSD's are pretty underwhelming. The SanDisk gives you 550 read/write capabilities for even less money than the 840, which isn't nearly as fast.

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Edited by BiG StroOnZ - 6/14/13 at 11:27am
post #25 of 25
I would improved this this way :

Why 16GB of RAM ? RAM is more than enough ? You can have some nice sticks around 65$.
With the money saved upgrade to a 840 Pro 256GB, quite the fastest SSD out there right now.
Concerning the MOBO, for the same price (200$) you could have the MSI Mpower, if you want a cheaper but still good MOBO, you've the UD3, or the Extreme4 or 6 (from ASRock),

It should go like this :
SSD : 220$, MOBO : 150$, RAM : 70$, CPU : 210$, COOLER : 85$
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