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Bit the bullet and bought my parts. How'd I do?

#1EnergistPosted 11/29/2013 6:54:33 PM
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2bCtH

(It's actually a Raidmax RX-635 PSU, but PCPartPicker doesn't have it listed.)

It actually cost me $680, plus a $20 rebate, so $660 when all is said and done. I have a copy of Windows 7 and a 24" 1080P monitor already.

So where did I screw up?

Looking forward to putting it all together, regardless! This will be my first time building my own PC (although I've done numerous upgrades in the past), and I'm pretty excited to get started on it.
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#2GarquillPosted 11/29/2013 7:15:27 PM
should have gone intel
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#3GTL581Posted 11/29/2013 7:22:59 PM
You probably could have saved a lot by going with a cheaper case. Microcenter has the same cpu/mobo combo for about $210. Newegg had the g skill ripjaw 2x4gb ddr3 1600 on sale for $50, but i'm not sure if the single stick is actually more efficient or just personal preference. Newegg also has 7870s for $10 less than that 7850. Not sure how much overall that would have saved you, but it might have gotten things down closer to $600 if not under. I just snagged an 8320/gtx670 build for about 650 after rebates, including a 1080p 24" monitor, but without a cpu cooler
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#4Ratchet611Posted 11/29/2013 7:26:53 PM(edited)
I pretty much agree with the other posters. I know you already bought everything, but, you could have done much, MUCH better. Also, a raidmax PSU? I've heard absolutley NOTHING but bad things about them.
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#5EStar999Posted 11/29/2013 7:27:18 PM
You should have posted here first before purchasing.

The PSU you picked is WAY overpriced and does not even have 80 Plus Bronze.
#6GTL581Posted 11/29/2013 7:31:14 PM
The corsiar tx 650w was on sale for $50, not sure if it still is, but the the cx600w is $30 and would have been plenty for that system
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#7JKatarnPosted 11/29/2013 7:55:03 PM
Generally you want to ask about components BEFORE you buy them, not after.
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#8SoulreaperX112Posted 11/29/2013 8:00:31 PM
JKatarn posted...
Generally you want to ask about components BEFORE you buy them, not after.


I have been asking but no one is responding :(

http://www.gamefaqs.com/boards/916373-pc/67974025
#9Energist(Topic Creator)Posted 11/29/2013 8:02:11 PM
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#10Energist(Topic Creator)Posted 11/30/2013 10:23:38 AM
Okay. Cancelled my order last night, so no harm done. I'm anxious to see a "much, MUCH" better build for around the same price now, though.

Although to be honest, I'm thinking about just putting the whole thing off for another year. That said, I currently have a E8400 with a HD 6870 GPU. Would it be worth it to upgrade the video card, or would my processor just be bottle-necking anything better to the point of irrelevancy?
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