Need help lowering price on a new build.

Adarklight

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A friend of mine quit gaming and gave me his xfire 290s and I want to make a new build with it. I am trying to get the parts lower than $700 but I dont really know what I am doing and I would like help.

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/dXKpmG
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/dXKpmG/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/dXKpmG/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($233.98 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($33.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: MSI Z87-G45 Gaming ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($133.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($72.00 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($79.97 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: XFX Radeon R9 290 4GB Video Card (2-Way CrossFire) ($0.00)
Video Card: XFX Radeon R9 290 4GB Video Card (2-Way CrossFire) ($0.00)
Case: NZXT Phantom (White) ATX Full Tower Case ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA 1000G2 1000W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($149.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $796.88
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-06-10 20:05 EDT-0400)


Thanks!
 

jimthenagual

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In order to build a system for 290 crossfire, I wouldn't change anything. You've made some really good choices I'd say. I can't see where to shave anything off. I wouldn't change the PSU, you've already gone without an SSD (that's what I'd do with a budget too).
 

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