Question New Present Build Help

Crzywhiteskata

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Hey all I just wanted some suggestions on save ways to reduce this builds price without losing the mostly white look and some rgb. I haven’t made a build for a while so I don’t want to mess it up. It’s going to mostly be for gaming and some drawing/animation but nothing to crazy. Here’s what I have so far. The closer I ca get to 800 the better.


PCPartPicker Part List: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/pRMjQ6

CPU: Intel Core i5-12400F 2.5 GHz 6-Core Processor ($166.98 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock B660M Pro RS Micro ATX LGA1700 Motherboard ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: TEAMGROUP T-Force Delta RGB 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 CL18 Memory ($62.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial P2 500 GB M.2-2280 PCIe 3.0 X4 NVME Solid State Drive ($47.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: MSI MECH 2X OC Radeon RX 6650 XT 8 GB Video Card ($249.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Montech AIR 100 ARGB MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($74.99 @ Newegg Sellers)
Power Supply: EVGA 700 GD 700 W 80+ Gold Certified ATX Power Supply ($99.99 @ Amazon)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 11 Home OEM - DVD 64-bit ($119.98 @ Amazon)
Total: $922.90
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2022-12-08 16:16 EST-0500
 

Crzywhiteskata

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First thing you might do is get Windows 10 from Kinguin and then upgrade to windows 11... I literally did this last night on my fresh build. You can even get pro for just a few bucks more..

https://www.kinguin.net/category/22175/windows-10-home-oem-key €20.99 (about 22.16 US)
https://www.kinguin.net/category/19429/windows-10-professional-oem-key €24.49 (about 25.85)

Tomshardware just did a piece on Kinguin recently that was quite favorable for a key seller. That will save you nearly a hundred bucks alone. But let me dig deeper to see what else you might save cash on.

How much more do you need to hit your budget?
Saving on the key alone would be great. I was wanting to spend around 800 on the whole thing, but 850-900 to make the build significantly better would be worth to me.
 

Eximo

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Well, not much to save. You did a pretty good job.

I found a cheaper case. For ten bucks got you a more black and white motherboard. A decent PSU with white cables (that alone is a pretty good savings if you would have looked at custom cables later on)

And I did add a heatsink, which is optional, but is a really good deal for such a large RGB heatsink.

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: Intel Core i5-12400F 2.5 GHz 6-Core Processor ($166.98 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Thermalright Peerless Assassin 120 SE WHITE ARGB 66.17 CFM CPU Cooler ($41.90 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock B660M Phantom Gaming 4 Micro ATX LGA1700 Motherboard ($109.99 @ GameStop)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro SL 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 CL18 Memory ($71.98 @ Amazon)
Storage: Crucial P3 Plus 500 GB M.2-2280 PCIe 4.0 X4 NVME Solid State Drive ($41.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: MSI MECH 2X OC Radeon RX 6650 XT 8 GB Video Card ($269.99 @ Newegg)
Case: BitFenix Nova Mesh SE ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.90 @ Newegg Sellers)
Power Supply: Corsair RM750 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($121.99 @ Best Buy)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 11 Home OEM - DVD 64-bit ($119.98 @ Amazon)
Total: $1004.70
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2022-12-08 16:50 EST-0500
 
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atomicWAR

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Well, not much to save. You did a pretty good job.

I found a cheaper case. For ten bucks got you a more black and white motherboard. A decent PSU with white cables (that alone is a pretty good savings if you would have looked at custom cables later on)

And I did add a heatsink, which is optional, but is a really good deal for such a large RGB heatsink.

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: Intel Core i5-12400F 2.5 GHz 6-Core Processor ($166.98 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Thermalright Peerless Assassin 120 SE WHITE ARGB 66.17 CFM CPU Cooler ($41.90 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock B660M Phantom Gaming 4 Micro ATX LGA1700 Motherboard ($109.99 @ GameStop)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro SL 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 CL18 Memory ($71.98 @ Amazon)
Storage: Crucial P3 Plus 500 GB M.2-2280 PCIe 4.0 X4 NVME Solid State Drive ($41.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: MSI MECH 2X OC Radeon RX 6650 XT 8 GB Video Card ($269.99 @ Newegg)
Case: BitFenix Nova Mesh SE ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.90 @ Newegg Sellers)
Power Supply: Corsair RM750 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($121.99 @ Best Buy)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 11 Home OEM - DVD 64-bit ($119.98 @ Amazon)
Total: $1004.70
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2022-12-08 16:50 EST-0500
Beat me to the punch as I just finished looking some stuff up myself...but yeah the OP did a solid job at keeping costs low.
 

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