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Anonymous asked in Computers & InternetHardwareDesktops · 8 years ago

Is there anything i can do to reduce(to about 750) the price of this PC build but keep the performance?

LITE-ON DVD Burner - Bulk Black SATA Model iHAS124-04

$18.99

Seagate Barracuda ST500DM002 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

$92.99

Rosewill CHALLENGER Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case, comes with Three Fans-1x Front Blue LED 120mm Fan, 1x Top 140mm Fan, 1x Rear 120mm Fan, option Fans-2x Side 120mm Fan

$59.99

GIGABYTE GA-970A-UD3 AM3+ AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard

$114.99

GIGABYTE Ultra Durable VGA Series GV-R685OC-1GD Radeon HD 6850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity

$154.99

Thermaltake TR2 TRX-650M 650W ATX 12V v2.3 / EPS 12V v2.91 Modular Active PFC Power Supply

$90.99

Patriot Viper Xtreme Series, Division 2 Edition 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model PXD38G1600LLK

$48.99

AMD Phenom II X4 970 Black Edition Deneb 3.5GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Desktop Processor

$144.99

Also i do have a Seagate 200gb Hard drive From an old pc with Windows xp 64 bit loaded on it...Could i use this instead of having to buy a new hard drive and Windows 7?

Update:

I forgot the gpu:

GIGABYTE Ultra Durable VGA Series GV-R685OC-1GD Radeon HD 6850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX ...

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$154.99

Update 2:

These ARE all parts that i found on Newegg.

Update 3:

ya Tax $71 and shipping is $29 it makes the price over $830!

Update 4:

For those of you who are giving me tips on good deals. Those are in the states which i do not derive from...Im from Canada

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  • 8 years ago
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    The price has dropped a bit, keep checking for discount.

    AMD Phenom II X4 970 Black Edition Deneb 3.5GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Desktop Processor HDZ970FBGMBOX $139.99 ($10 off with promo code EMCKJKG26, ends 1/9)

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N8...

    GIGABYTE GA-970A-UD3 AM3+ AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard $109.99

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N8...

    PSU can use a 500W 80+ certificate if you only use 1 GPU card. Trust me, i use the same build as

    yours. But if you plan to crosfire, 650W is a good choice. Your choice doesn't have 80+ certificate, only self claim.

    CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX650 V2 650W ATX12V v2.31/ EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC High Performance Power Supply $69.99 after mail-in rebate card

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N8...

    That already $35 cheaper with same or better parts also same source.

    Win XP was not efficient enough to manage 4 core. Yes you can use the old hard drive if it has sata connection.If its an ide connection, you can't.

    ADDED:

    Listen to PTRP's suggestion. i5-2500k with almost the same price is far better than X4-970 (almost double or even more). Intel has better performance with crossfire. The only thing that PTRP's miss is the PSU, 650W is a must for future crossfire. Use my suggestion for the PSU, other use PTRP's.

    PTRP always have good suggestion. ^___^

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  • 8 years ago

    The price comes to about $725.. do you mean after shipping? Well, you don't need a 650W power supply; at most a 600W would be good. Everything else is about as low as you can get without losing performance. You can reuse your old hard drive, but you would need to reinstall Windows, which would require the installation disc + the serial number, which I doubt you still have.

    @vbgolf00 The case isn't just about being fancy, though. The air flow, fans, and cable management are very important in a case.

    If you need to lower the price by $70, you're going to lose performance. So you might want to save up if you still want those parts.

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  • PTRP
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    8 years ago

    well, in a PC's performance(gaming and others), the processor, GPU, RAM (more than 8 gb is utter useless) are the essentials. here are my suggestions:

    G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL - $45

    COOLER MASTER HAF 912 RC-912-KKN1 Black SECC/ ABS Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - $60 (same price BUT coolermaster HAF is better =P)

    HITACHI HDS721050CLA362 (0F10381) 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive - $80

    The power requirement of the HD6850 is 500w so this will be more than enough :

    CORSAIR Builder Series CX600 V2 600W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply - $70

    TOTAL: less $38, newegg

    Hi again !!!

    I presume that the $750 is just for the tower, am I right?

    You might want to reconsider and look at this build (just a suggestion,he,he,he):

    Core i5 2500K LGA 1155 Boxed Processor - $180 at microcenter

    Link : http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results....

    GIGABYTE GA-Z68A-D3H-B3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard - $123

    G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL - $45

    SAPPHIRE 100315L Radeon HD 6850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity - $150

    CORSAIR Builder Series CX600 V2 600W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply - $70

    HITACHI HDS721050CLA362 (0F10381) 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive - $80

    LITE-ON 24X DVD Writer 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model iHAS-324-98B - $20

    OS : windows 7 home premium 64-bit OEM - $100

    TOTAL : $768, This build is basically much better than yours bec of the i5-2500k and z68 MOBO.

    all came from newegg except the 2500k (microcenter).

    EDIT : well friend, you should have stated on your question from the start that you are from canada so that I could've get the prices at newegg.ca (canada), basically the prices of newegg canada is a little higher like the HD6850 is $150 at the states and $160 at canada, while the 2500k is $220 at states and $230 st canada. sad to say, I think microcenter doesn't ship to canada.

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  • 8 years ago

    Do you need that big of a hard drive? Consider going 250GB or 320GB if you have an external drive or just won't be putting that many files and junk on your computer. Also, you may not need that nice of a case.

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  • 8 years ago

    Im sure you can find better prices and parts on newegg.

    And yes, you can use your old HD, but you may need to re-install the OS.

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