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Need suggestions to reduce cost/improve performance. Critique.

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Ishanx    24

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($203.79 @ Amazon)

Motherboard: Asus P8B75-V ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($84.99 @ Newegg)

Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($64.99 @ Newegg)

Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($66.64 @ Amazon)

Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($268.07 @ Compuvest)

Case: NZXT Apollo Black NP ATX Mid Tower Case ($76.98 @ Newegg)

Power Supply: Corsair CX 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)

Monitor: Asus VE228H 21.5" Monitor ($134.99 @ Amazon)

Keyboard: Cooler Master Storm QuickFire Rapid Wired Gaming Keyboard ($64.99 @ Newegg)

Mouse: Razer DeathAdder Wired Optical Mouse ($43.99 @ NCIX US)

Total: $1059.42

(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-04-22 19:19 EDT-0400)

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matt4444    25

Get a HD 7850 OC. Brilliant graphics and card and fairly cheap. Also perhaps a cheaper keyboard and mouse?

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+Andre S.    1,891

I wouldn't buy a computer without an SSD these days. Think about it, the hard drive is several orders of magnitude slower than everything else in your PC and will massively slow it down. 95% of the time you'll be waiting for something, it'll be the hard drive.

Yes, the SSD is more expensive and has less capacity, but you can always add a storage hard drive later; they are cheap and easy to add to an existing build.

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YounGMessiah    38

You only plan on sticking with one video card?

Suggest getting a PS2 keyboard :p, but thats me

I prefer Seagate for harddrives, but I think they cost a bit more from what I saw

Might want to check these

http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/chipsets/performance-chipsets/z77-express-chipset.html

http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/chipsets/business-chipsets/b75-express-chipset.html

I would suggest a Z77 for your use

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AnotherITguy    142

I'm up for a new build and i'm looking to do an SSD for storage, so yea def get an ssd in there somehow

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Sandor    436

Hope you already have an SSD drive because if you're still only using mechanical drives in 2013 you need to do some reading.

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