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Cutting back, need a cheaper mobo that works.

ekSpyr
  • 78 months ago

People keep on saying that I can cut back on my Mobo but I can't find one that's better/cheaper; that being said I'm not sure that the current one will work.

I just need one to support the current devices and possibly a crossfire settup in the future and a 64GB SSD.

Can anyone provide a link to a good place to read up on this stuff so I can figure it out in the future by myself.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4670 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor $214.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-B85-HD3 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $74.99 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $73.98 @ OutletPC
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $57.04 @ Amazon
Video Card Asus Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card $195.98 @ SuperBiiz
Wireless Network Adapter Asus USB-N13 802.11b/g/n USB 2.0 Wi-Fi Adapter $19.99 @ B&H
Case Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case $54.99 @ NCIX US
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $87.98 @ Newegg
Optical Drive Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer $16.98 @ OutletPC
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available. $796.92
Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-17 10:28 EST-0500

Comments

  • 78 months ago
  • 2 points

Yeah, you could but can't you cut down on that power supply? If you don't plan on Crossfire, you don't need it. Better yet, get this:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202062

The r9 270 is basically a 7870 but is slightly improved and runs better (many times) overclocked than an overclocked 270x. It also has only 150w TDP, so crossfiring will be less power hungry. (It also comes with Battlefield 4)

And, it only has 1 6 pin connector, so a power supply like this:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817341017

will work if you wanted to crossfire.

Saves you $20, and also has a $20 rebate card.

  • 78 months ago
  • 2 points

This is a great recommendation. Couldn't have said it better myself.

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks :)

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point
  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

Don't really think you can cut back on that mobo... Honestly I would leave your build as it stands now (except take firecracker's advice). It would be a really solid build that would be able to play any game on ultra/high with great frames for the next few years! Just a suggestion.

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks man, I was worried that this wouldn't turn out well... like blow up and kill my cat not well.

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

lol glad you can have some peace of mind! btw EVGA PSU's are really good, have one in my build and I love it, really quiet(can't hear it) and it's design is intuitive.

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