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Case:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811139010

HDD:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822152185

GPU:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814127565

PSU:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139030

RAM:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231428

MB:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813157265

CPU:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115072

Cooling:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835181016

Let me ask this first, how does that build look? Any problems with it you guys can see?

As far as trying to save some money it's been pretty hard. I've already put the SSD on hold, I'm thinking about using the HDD I have in this one to cut a little bit off of it until I can get a new HDD.

I'm pretty fond of the MOBO and the case, I guess I could go with a non-modular PSU. I really don't want to change the MOBO as I've read a ton of great things about it.

I guess I could change to a modular power supply and save a bit? Maybe also put the liquid cooling on hold until I start getting deep into OCing?

I haven't shopped at newegg before and haven't used any discounts codes or anything like that. Really haven't found any combo deals that would be interested in.

Would appreciate some input.
 

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I think maybe a different case could shave some bucks off of it, also how about an h50 instead for cooling? Regarding PSU, you can definitely find a cheaper non modular equivalent.
 

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Let me ask this first, how does that build look?

Would appreciate some input.

Great parts, but horrible value. You can slice $100 off of the power supply. You can slice $80 off of the case. You can slice $40 off of the motherboard. You can slice $60 off of the cooler. With that $280 savings, buy a faster video card and an SSD. Honestly, you can easily find a $50 psu, a $100 motherboard, a $20 Hyper 212+ with a better video card and end up with a much faster gaming rig. You can even find that cpu for cheaper if you look around. It goes on sale at Fry's, Tiger, etc and is always cheap at MC.
 

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You want to save money?

Cases,
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811146061
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811133094

Change motherboard to ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3.
Change cooling to Corsair Hydro H60 or Hyper 212 EVO (I recommend you stick with 212 then go with custom water cooling loop later).
Change PSU to Rosewill Green RG630-S12
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817182200

You can save the most from picking a different case. Sure the case you picked is very good for water cooling but it is pricy.
 

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You would be fine with a 550W PSU, I did a PSU calculation for my build and it came out to needing 440W, but I wouldn't go quite that low.
You could hold off on the CPU cooling for a while too, SB is very fast even without any OCs.
You could also get a cheaper case, you don't need all that cooling, but its a pain to swap out cases later, and that Corsair is very nice.

I'd also recommend a 6950, you get 2GB of VRAM and in my experience better drivers. Not that the 560 TI is a bad card though, you'll be good either way, unless you play heavily modded games like I do.

I guess between using your old hard drive and getting a cheaper PSU(make sure to still buy a good brand.) you could fit your budget.
 

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Thanks for replies.

I did forget to mention I am getting another 560 for X-mas, which is the reason I was going for a higher watt PSU. This is the first PC I'm building but from everything I read I know it's very important to get a quality PSU.

If I get the hyper 212 instead of the corsair liquid cooling and I added a bit of a cheaper case here:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811139008

That brings me to around $1010 with shipping which is fine. I'll have to put the SSD on hold for a couple weeks but that's ok.

Who makes the best 560 ti? I did read people were having issues with the TF II as well.

I have seen the CPU cheaper at places like MC but that's for in store pick up only. TD is the same price right now.
 
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