What should I sacrifice?

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#1 Posted by harrisi17 (4010 posts) -

So I will be making a new PC soon hopefully (between now and the end of the year) and I have my components picked out that comes to 1100 approx. Just curious what would be the best sacrifice to see the least amount of performance change? I would like to get the price under $1000 if not $900 (I am planning on reusing my case and PSU which is 610W) Also, if this matters, I maybe be hooking up to my 32" TV. Thanks for any suggestions!

Also, I know I can get that particular CPU for 50 dollars less elsewhere, just have the list on newegg.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157381

 

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102961

 

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116900

 

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820147192

 

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231571

 

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148834

#2 Posted by Grey_Eyed_Elf (4155 posts) -
Cut the HDD to 1TB and cut the RAM to 8GB.... Job done also get rid of the HD 7970 and wait for the 280X or 290X that are coming out this month.
#3 Posted by LordEC911 (9972 posts) -

Why are you getting a 4770(non-K) and a Z87?
4670k is the best bang for you buck.

Get 1600mhz DRAM, no need for highspeed ram unless you plan on using the APU.

If you shop now/right as the new cards drop, you can probably find some decent deals for AMD GPUs. 

Edit- Unless you plan on watercooling your GPU and need a reference card, I would probably go with a Gigabyte or MSI 7970OC, if you are buying right now rather than waiting.  

#4 Posted by The_Animator420 (262 posts) -

Why are you getting a 4770(non-K) and a Z87?
4670k is the best bang for you buck.

Get 1600mhz DRAM, no need for highspeed ram unless you plan on using the APU.

If you shop now/right as the new cards drop, you can probably find some decent deals for AMD GPUs. 

Edit- Unless you plan on watercooling your GPU and need a reference card, I would probably go with a Gigabyte or MSI 7970OC, if you are buying right now rather than waiting.  

LordEC911
It would be kind of pointless to buy a 7970 when the new AMD cards are released in 4 days.
#5 Posted by mastershake575 (8364 posts) -

In terms of cutting price, get 8GB as mentioned above and cut the harddrive to 1TB (that should save you $100).

The gigabyte edition (along with the Sapphire Dual X version) are cheaper than the 7970 you listed while offering better cooling. It seems like your not in a rush with this build so you will probably be looking at a 280X which comes out in the next few weeks (its basically a re-badged 7970ghz for $299).

#6 Posted by harrisi17 (4010 posts) -

Thanks all, and yeah this was a quick mash of parts that seemed good bang for the buck, but I haven't been following hardware since my last build. Looks like I'll be going with a 280X and possibly just get 8GB if the 16 won't really matter much. As for the hard drive, I already have 2.5TB in use, I probably don't even need to get one, but we'll see.