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Help me improve my budget build!

#1JigSaw3Posted 2/9/2014 10:38:49 PM
I could use some suggestions to maybe lower my costs a bit.

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2Qw9T

I own the power supply unit and video card already so that is already saving me some $, but can I reduce my costs a little more by taking away the cpu cooler or getting a different motherboard? (or maybe a better one)

What do you guys think?
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#2SonyHoundDawgPosted 2/9/2014 10:45:03 PM
I dont think you really need a special CPU cooler in a budget build. Just use the stock one that comes with the CPU.
#3JigSaw3(Topic Creator)Posted 2/9/2014 10:48:36 PM
SonyHoundDawg posted...
I dont think you really need a special CPU cooler in a budget build. Just use the stock one that comes with the CPU.


thanks, I was thinking that the cooler would be useless for this build
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#4foodeater4Posted 2/9/2014 10:52:49 PM
There are some cases actually a bit cheaper.


http://pcpartpicker.com/part/thermaltake-case-vl80001w2z
#5JigSaw3(Topic Creator)Posted 2/9/2014 10:58:32 PM
foodeater4 posted...
There are some cases actually a bit cheaper.


http://pcpartpicker.com/part/thermaltake-case-vl80001w2z


I do like that case since it is cheaper, I chose the corsair 200r just because it had good reviews. Does it really matter how high or low quality the case is? or is it safe to say that a cheaper case gets the job done the same way.
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#6smelly_boobPosted 2/10/2014 8:04:15 AM
if not OC'ing, i would drop the cooler. I'd also try and find a 8gb kit for $65, i think corsair has a few offerings without the heat spreaders for that cheap... I'd also splurge and get a better video card unless you have ZERO interest in playing games.
#7Lonestar2000Posted 2/10/2014 8:13:24 AM
JigSaw3 posted...
foodeater4 posted...
There are some cases actually a bit cheaper.


http://pcpartpicker.com/part/thermaltake-case-vl80001w2z


I do like that case since it is cheaper, I chose the corsair 200r just because it had good reviews. Does it really matter how high or low quality the case is? or is it safe to say that a cheaper case gets the job done the same way.

Personally I would a spend a little more on a better case for when you upgrade in the future.
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#8skychanPosted 2/10/2014 9:29:04 AM
look good
just get the 200r since it have usb 3.0 (the thermaltake one just have 2.0)
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#9aak57Posted 2/10/2014 9:41:40 AM(edited)
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2QLVw

Removed heatsink, changed to cheaper RAM, switched HDD to 1TB (same price/bit cheaper after rebate). I'd personally stick with the 200R since a good case lasts a long time and will be useful for future upgrades.

Out of curiosity though, why'd you buy the R7 240?
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#10DragnfyrPosted 2/10/2014 9:53:53 AM
An R7 240 in a $600 build is really bad. Get a better graphics card before buying a CPU cooler.
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