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bart1997
  • 73 months ago

Hello, I've just put together the parts i would like for my pc, the only problem is that, the total is above my budget and I have yet to add windows 8.1 pro as my operating system. Would anybody be able to make any suggestions or have any solution to this?Whether it be picking different parts or different name brands? Bellow is the link to the current build. Thank you.

http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/p/gRH9t6

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  • 73 months ago
  • 2 points

With some slight changes to your build I've managed to save about 200$. If it's strictly for gaming you don't need 2x8gb RAM, 2x4 (or 1x8) is enough. Also if you don't plan to OC your build you don't need K CPU it's few bucks for nothing then (but if might have plans to OC in the future go ahead and take K version). And a bit cheaper Motherboard.

Tough if you really wanted to save money it might be good idea to consider AMD CPU

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4670 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor $238.88 @ DirectCanada
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $36.98 @ Newegg Canada
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-H97M-D3H Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $108.98 @ Newegg Canada
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $86.48 @ DirectCanada
Storage Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $94.79 @ DirectCanada
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $59.99 @ DirectCanada
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 760 2GB TWIN FROZR Video Card $279.98 @ Newegg Canada
Case Cooler Master RC-912-KKN4 ATX Mid Tower Case $74.98 @ Newegg Canada
Power Supply Corsair CX 600W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $69.98 @ Newegg Canada
Optical Drive Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer $25.98 @ Newegg Canada
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available. $1077.02
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-06-05 17:55 EDT-0400
  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks a bunch for the reply, the 200$ makes a huge difference for me. The reasoning behind the 16gb of RAM was more or less future proofing as this is the pc I will be taking with me to university in two years (I'm currently in high school. The only things I would be using it for at the moment would be gaming, some light programming, Photoshop/light-room etc.

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

This topic has been moved from "General > General Discussion" to "Systems > Part List Opinions Wanted".

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Do you really need 16GB of RAM? If so, what for? Also, what is your budget?

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