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38 months ago

I'm finalizing components after around 4 months of planning, and I wanted to ask if anyone had any suggestions that would lower price without decreasing performance noticably? PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6500 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor $195.79 @ OutletPC
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $24.88 @ OutletPC
Motherboard Asus Z170-A ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $149.39 @ Amazon
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws 4 Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $76.99 @ Newegg
Storage OCZ TRION 150 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $46.10 @ OutletPC
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $49.49 @ OutletPC
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 6GB 6GT OC Video Card $249.00 @ B&H
Case NZXT S340 (Black/Blue) ATX Mid Tower Case $66.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA G2 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $82.99 @ SuperBiiz
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $84.89 @ OutletPC
Case Fan NZXT RF-FN122-RB 45.0 CFM 120mm Fan $8.99 @ Amazon
Case Fan NZXT RF-FN122-RB 45.0 CFM 120mm Fan $8.99 @ Amazon
Monitor Acer GN246HL 24.0" 144Hz Monitor $188.83 @ B&H
Keyboard AZIO MGK1-K Wired Gaming Keyboard $68.99 @ NCIX US
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1322.31
Mail-in rebates -$20.00
Total $1302.31
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-10-23 17:45 EDT-0400

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  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

You could get rid of the CPU cooler and change the motherboard to a non-overclocking chipset such as B150 or H170. Then change the RAM to the cheapest 16GB kit. That would shave off over $100 without losing anything.

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

So the stock cooler is fine enough for a non-OC CPU? Also, I thought of changing the motherboard but I wanted to have a lot of upgradability as I want to be able to upgrade to an i7 - K processor without buying a whole new motherboard. The cheapest RAM is only about $10 cheaper than this one and it doesn't match the color scheme, so I'm willing to pay the extra $10. Thanks for the help!

  • 38 months ago
  • 2 points

Yes, the stock cooler is fine. Wait until you upgrade to the i7 and then buy an aftermarket cooler.

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Alright thank you. Do you have any recommendations for a cheaper psu or is what I have right now the cheapest I can get while still maintaining reliability and necessary wattage for upgrading later?

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

I recommend you keep the current power supply. There are other units for a lower price but they are bronze rated instead of gold.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

So taking off the CPU cooler is pretty much the most I'll be able to take off? Thanks for all of your help

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