NEW BUILD I have some questions

arpium

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Oct 15, 2012
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First of all here is what I've thrown together on pcpartpicker, I didn't include drives, display, CPU Cooler or keyboard because I already own those parts being compatible with this new build.

Here is my budget build for the performance I desire:

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/sr9o

If you know of cheaper, better performance hardware for the money I'm open for ideas.
I made this build doing a lot of research through and through.

One more thing, I've never owned a PSU with modular options on it, would that be a lot more handy, or is it personal preference.
 

arpium

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Oct 15, 2012
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10,510
I call this build "Safe n Reliable"

Even though all kinds of various little problems could occur with ANYBODIES PC, this build is based off trusted long lasting brands, great customer service and out standing performance among tech benchmarks.
 
There are a few ways to drop the cost on this build.

Most immediate to me is the overkill PSU, you in no way need 750W on this system. I doubt that Crossfire/SLI is going to be a concern. I advise dropping down to this 550W unit.
XFX Core 550W. $70 ($10 rebate)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817207013&Tpk=xfx%20550W
Modularity is a useful feature, makes cleaning the PSU easier as you dont have to disturb any cable management. Though at this kind of budget, the extra $20 for modularity can be spent better elsewhere.

You cant overclock on that CPU, so a Z77 board is fairly pointless. Also you don't need some of the other features of that board (such as Crossfire/SLI support), so there is no point paying for them.
This board will do fine.
AsRock H77 Pro4. $80
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157302

With the roughly $60 you have saved, I advise sinking it into the GPU.
Sapphire HD7870. $210 ($15 rebate)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202010