Thread: build questions
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Old 02-01-12, 11:36 AM   #2
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Default Re: build questions

I know you're drawn in by the thought of having a super-mega-uber rig nate (trust me, we all are) but I think you can replace some of those parts with cheaper ones that will perform just as well, and then reinvest the savings in other areas (e.g. 2nd gpu).

For example, the EE chip you bought doesn't offer much of an advantage over a 3930K, which is $400 cheaper. Your motherboard can be replaced with this Gigabyte board to save you a couple hundred bucks.

Then, you can pickup two 7970's for about the same cost as the parts in the OP. You'll still have insane performance and a rig everyone can drool over.
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