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User Info: CoffeeNina

CoffeeNina
3 years ago#1
I'm new to building PC's and I've been screwing around with PCPartPicker for awhile now.

So far I've got this; http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1yaBs

My budget is $950 (excluding tax), and I need to find some way to lower the price of the build I have right now without suffering too much loss in performance (I still need to get a keyboard, mouse, and wireless network card).

Could someone help me out? Give me some suggestions?

User Info: 2Dhas_a_MIGRANE

2Dhas_a_MIGRANE
3 years ago#2
How much is a wireless network card? You can get a keyboard and mouse for $10 each that will work fine
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CoffeeNina
3 years ago#3
Yeah, the card will be $20 and with the mouse and keyboard I'll probably be throwing in another $50. However, the build I posted is $20 over my budget already (I can't include the mail-in-rebates as discounts, because I won't be able to get that money until after I buy the pieces).

That's $70 over, and $950 is stretching it for me already :[

User Info: 2Dhas_a_MIGRANE

2Dhas_a_MIGRANE
3 years ago#4
You can replace the 7970 with a 7950. It isn't that much loss

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202026&nm_mc=KNC-GoogleAdwords&cm_mmc=KNC-GoogleAdwords-_-pla-_-Desktop+Graphics+Cards-_-N82E16814202026&gclid=CLbikd3nprkCFdKj4Aod6U4AvA

You also don't need an aftermarket CPU cooler since that CPU isn't designed to be overclocked anyway.
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User Info: Fade2black001

Fade2black001
3 years ago#5
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1yd7t

New build
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User Info: CoffeeNina

CoffeeNina
3 years ago#6
I have heeded the advice of the above, thank you gentleman!

I have now come up with the following build (I included the keyboard, mouse, and network card this time);

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1ydwj


It seems great to me now, but I'm left wondering if I'm paying too much for the PSU. How great are modular PSU's? Would a non-modular one be too messy or difficult for a newbie?

And, if anyone notices any other parts I can replace with something cheaper, please let me know!

User Info: Fade2black001

Fade2black001
3 years ago#7
Looks fine but a comment on about cheap cases. I got a 50 dollar case for my build and within a year I already had the front USB 3, audio port and 1 case fan die on me already. You get what you pay for.
We're Americans! We don't quit just because we're wrong.
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CoffeeNina
3 years ago#8
Fade2black001 posted...
Looks fine but a comment on about cheap cases. I got a 50 dollar case for my build and within a year I already had the front USB 3, audio port and 1 case fan die on me already. You get what you pay for.

Alright, well I switched over to the Phantom 410 for my case now. So that should actually hold out, right?

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1yvFW

Besides that, I'm only left wondering if the motherboard I picked is good for my build... Maybe it's just because I'm only shelling out $50 for it, but is there any problem with the one I picked? It has everything I need to hook up the parts I'll be getting, but it's still bugging me.
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