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2 years ago#1
http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/1H9W6
http://www.gamefaqs.com/boards/916373-pc/67290896

The above is my gaming PC build for a sub-600 [$950'ish] budget, and the topic I posted ot refine the build.

Ignore the double hard-drives, I'll only be keeping the HDD not the SSD

However, I don't really want to spend so much money right now. Can anyone suggest how I can reduce the cost of the build on one or two components, so that I can keep most of the build intact for a future upgrade?
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2 years ago#2
No point in getting an overclocking motherboard (Z87) with a CPU that can't overclock. And you could save some money by just getting a 4570.
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2 years ago#3
Since it looks like you have a non K model Intel i5 you could get an H87, H81 or B85 model motherboard as I'm assuming you're not looking to overclock.
That will save somewhere between 10 - 25.
The H87 motherboards are pretty much identical to their z87 brothers just with out the overclocking options.
The H81 and B85 motherboards start to cut features to save costs like fewer PCI and PCIe slots, RAM slots, number of USB ports.

There are a couple 7950s that are about 6 cheaper than the GTX 760 you're looking at.
The 7950 and 760 are quite close in performance stock but the 7950 usually overclocks better giving it a slight leg up if you are looking to overclock your GPU.

You can likely find a case for 5 - 10 cheaper.

Past that you're about at the point where you're going to have to start sacrificing quality and / or performance.
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2 years ago#4
Snadados posted...
That will save somewhere between 10 - 25.The H87 motherboards are pretty much identical to their z87 brothers just with out the overclocking options.


No SLi H87 motherboards, either, if that is a factor.
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2 years ago#5
Sorry guys, change of plans. Thanks for the help though, I do appreciate it.
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