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I challenge the PC Boards: Can you get better than this for same price/cheaper?

#1luigi33Posted 3/28/2014 12:25:57 PM
http://pcpartpicker.com/user/xcyper33/saved/4c8n
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Specs: [Intel i5 3570k] [16GB DDR3] [GA-Z77X-UD3H]
[CM Hyper 212+] [GTX 760]
Steam ID: xcyper33
#2ShubPosted 3/28/2014 12:30:47 PM
Well you're already shopping on pcpartpicker.com which aggregates various vendors to show you the lowest price you can buy a particular component for... so that's probably not going to happen.
That being said, I have comments:
- It's wasteful to get an i5-3570K with an H77 motherboard that won't let you overclock it.
- Cheap Hitachi Ultrastar drives are typically refurbs with a very short, limited warranty, so even though the Ultrastar series are enterprise drives, I wouldn't really touch that.
- If you're on a tight budget and don't mind swapping the case, I would say there's very little value in getting a $100 case such as the Antec Eleven Hundred, you can spend half that and still get a decent case (e.g. Fractal Design Core 1000, Corsair 200R, NZXT Source 210), and then put those ~$50 toward something else that yields a more tangible benefit.
- Which brings me to the PSU -- Antec Basiq units should be avoided. They're fine for basic builds like office-type computers that don't do anything intensive, but I don't recommend them for gaming builds. Shoot for a Rosewill Capstone or XFX 450/550W unit, for example. Those are good quality and usually cheap.
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#3luigi33(Topic Creator)Posted 3/28/2014 12:34:27 PM
Got a newegg wishlist or something better?
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Specs: [Intel i5 3570k] [16GB DDR3] [GA-Z77X-UD3H]
[CM Hyper 212+] [GTX 760]
Steam ID: xcyper33
#4DetectivPenguinPosted 3/28/2014 12:35:34 PM
There is always some ram thats on sale for 8 gigs for ~55 bucks on newegg, you could save probably 20 bucks there.
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#5KillerTrufflePosted 3/28/2014 12:36:13 PM
$10 more, but this PSU would be a crapload better than that Basiq you selected. Antec is a pretty solid brand, but stay away from their Basiq line.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151094
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#6datopgamerPosted 3/28/2014 1:14:25 PM
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3i6gN
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I5 3570k @ 4.5ghz, 12 gigs DDR3 memory, Asrock Z77 Extreme 4, 2x EVGA GTX 670 4gb SC sli, Seasonic 750w PSU, Monoprice 1440p monitor
#7SoulreaperX112Posted 3/28/2014 1:21:05 PM
if you need to save money you can get a cheaper case. I spent $60(i think it was this with a $10 rebate) on my corsair 200r case. Also you can prob find some ram for a cheaper price. You can save about $20-$30 if you don't need the 2tb hdd and instead get a western digital blue 1tb which was $60 when i got it. I think there is a seagate model that is around $60 as well.

with those changes you might be able to save around $50-$80.