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Noob build. Thoughts..

#1DyaLexPosted 5/31/2012 6:19:04 PM
Mobo: asrock.z77 extreme4
Cpu: i5 3570k
Gpu: 560 ti
Psu: corsair tx650
Ram: gskill ripjaws 8gb
Hdd: samsung spinpoint f3
Case: haf 912

On a 1100 dollar budget, what changes would you make? I have a monitor, os, kb and mouse. Im new to this so if something isnt compatible dont facepalm too hard.
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#2Snuckie7Posted 5/31/2012 6:21:19 PM
What does all that add up to right now? I have a feeling you have a little more you can squeeze out of your budget.
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#3DyaLex(Topic Creator)Posted 5/31/2012 6:29:56 PM(edited)
Roughly 1040$.. I have a microcenter nearby, they have a great deal on that asrok + 3570k combo. I can probably find other good deals there but I havent had time to go.

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#460secondAssasinPosted 5/31/2012 6:29:46 PM
I'd get a better case (something around $100) and a stronger video card.
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#5DyaLex(Topic Creator)Posted 5/31/2012 6:33:29 PM
Which case would you recommend? Im not picky about looks.
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#6BMANZZSPosted 5/31/2012 6:48:19 PM
I love my CM 690 II Adv. All black interior for a sexy look and was as smooth as silk assembling my system. The only thing I don't like about it is that it didn't come with front panel USB 3.0 ports. Not a big deal to me, at least.
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#7BMANZZSPosted 5/31/2012 6:52:10 PM(edited)
60secondAssasin posted...
I'd get a better case (something around $100) and a stronger video card.


Cost doesn't always mean quality.

Personally I would look for better options for every single component before looking at a more expensive case just for the hell of it. If you like the HAF 912, just roll with that. It's a good case.

EDIT: Like he said, definitely with your budget go with a better GPU. Either the GTX 570, HD 7850, or if you want to spend a bit more, go with a GTX 670. The 670 is one hell of a card.
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i5-2500k (@4.3GHz) Hyper 212+ | AsRock z68 Extreme3 | GTX 560 Ti 448 @(820/1980)
CM690 II Adv | G-Skill 2x4GB PC1600 | CM Silent Pro 700W
#8Solid LinkPosted 5/31/2012 6:54:48 PM
IMO, cases are one of the worst areas for getting ripped off. For the record, I have a HAF 912+ (check my sig =P), and I absolutely love it. Plus (see what I did there?) it was only $60.

(Actually wait, mine IS only a 912. I'm not changing what I said though: I like my plus joke, lol.)

I'm looking at an Antec Three Hundred for my next build. Again, it's $60-70, depending on whether you get the Illusion version.
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#960secondAssasinPosted 5/31/2012 7:15:09 PM
antec 300 is a downgrade. try and always do better when you go from one build to the next.
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#10DyaLex(Topic Creator)Posted 5/31/2012 7:48:46 PM
Just checked out microcenter, they have that i5 for 189.99 And the mobo for 89.99 paired with the 3570k. I should have enough to get a better gpu :)
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