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Any way to lower this builds price without sacrificing quality of the PC?

#1staticxtreme5Posted 10/2/2013 7:10:01 PM
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1KbUb

Price kind of seems high, but maybe I'm wrong. I can't say I have done a ton of shopping around for parts so it could just be my inexperience.

Also, how is the build overall? Any recommendations on things to change / add / remove? I kinda have an idea of what I want, but I don't know enough about brands to know whats good / bad / overly expensive for the majority of the parts. Any advice would be appreciated!
#22Dhas_a_MIGRANEPosted 10/2/2013 7:14:55 PM
You could skip the SSD and get a regular DVD R/W to save money or put it towards a better CPU or case or something
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#3staticxtreme5(Topic Creator)Posted 10/2/2013 7:20:22 PM
2Dhas_a_MIGRANE posted...
You could skip the SSD and get a regular DVD R/W to save money or put it towards a better CPU or case or something


Thanks for the recommendations, I am set on getting a SSD though, since it is a very nice improvement for Windows OS especially. I also need the Blu-Ray because I plan on using the PC to watch movies with on my living room TV.

Mostly, what I am unsure of is the RAM selection, the PSU, the GPU, and the Motherboard. I have no idea if these are good for the price, or if I should swap them for something else. There may be other areas I can save as well, but these are the areas I feel that my inexperience may have led me to buy more than I need.
#4OverlordBahamutPosted 10/2/2013 7:21:36 PM
Wait until Black Friday to buy everything. That's generally when parts are the cheapest. That way you can get the EXACT same thing, but at a cheaper price!
#5staticxtreme5(Topic Creator)Posted 10/2/2013 7:23:25 PM
I may be doing that, at least with some of the parts.
#6Nightmare2398Posted 10/2/2013 7:26:28 PM
can't think of any way you can get that cheaper other than obviously removing the ssd, i mean your mobo is extremely cheap, hdd is cheap, etc. you can wait until black friday and maybe save $50-$150 depending on whats on sale (although you might want to buy ram immediately, ram prices might be going up due to that fire)
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#7Flaktrooper123Posted 10/2/2013 7:29:49 PM
2133 maybe a little overkill, though I also have that kind of RAM just for some personal experimentation. But $56 is pretty cheap for 2133 so I don't think you want to change that.
If you wait for Black Friday, you may even be tempted to upgrade to 4670K + Z87 even.
#8TheFeshPincePosted 10/2/2013 7:30:47 PM(edited)
That SSD is too small. Also, unless you really need it, switch the BluRay Drive to a plain old DVD Drive. I would, also, suggest a better motherboard and CPU for that matter.

And get MX-4 instead of Arctic Silver 5 paste.
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#9MasterDonGeroPosted 10/2/2013 7:32:29 PM
Ew @ that mobo. If you're gonna overclock, get a better one.
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#10BowsaaPosted 10/2/2013 7:33:07 PM
Get an FX-6300 for $40 less and just overclock it yourself. Looks about as cheap as it will go otherwise.
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