Budget Intel System - 592$

starfall87

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Budget: 750-800$
Country: USA
Use: Games, Programming, Productivity, Internet
Purchase Date: ASAP
Purchase Locations: Newegg, Amazon (I have Prime), open to others to get price down (do not forget to include shipping), monitor from us.ncix.com only
Overclocking: Probably not
SLI/Crossfire: Probably not
Comments: First time piecing together entire system, have worked on prebuild ones before so if you see any problems let me know. I want it to be able to drive a 1920x1080 well. Is the i5 2300 worth the 50$ over a AMD PhenomII 955 system? The last desktop I have had was a P-4 so it has been a while (Laptops) so I hope I am in for a treat.

Other things I need input on: monitor, mouse, and keyboard

Processor + Memory - $221
Intel i5 2400 + PNY Optima 8GB (4x2)

Motherboard - $55
ASRock H61M-VS

Videocard - $156
XFX HD 6850

Power Supply - $45
Corsair Builder Series CX V2 430-Watt

Case - $40
Xigmatek ASGARD II

HD - $55
Seagate Barracuda ST31000524AS 1TB 7200 RPM

Optical - $20
LG CD/DVD Burner

Total - 592$
 
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^ Really? Isn't that what you get with more cost?

Also, DOES OP need it? As stated OP doesn't seem to need overclocking. With that said, he doesn't need the 2500K or the Z68 board. Programming especially doesn't really require the transcoding and ssd cache benefit (Even then, SSD caching isn't exactly great). Not only that The i5 2500K and i5 2400 offer similar performance at stock. The 2500K is only good if the user is going to overclock.

Also, note he says AFTER rebates. The PSU is $90 and GPU is $160 before it.

corsair cx 430 rated @30c

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rosewill 430 rated @40c


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008Rohit

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I don't really beleive Rosewill. I've seen a lot of their PSUs burning or bursting.

@ OP
I can suggest you a build. :)

Processor : Intel Core i5 2500K - $220
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115072

HeatSink : CoolerMaster Hyper 212+ - $30
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103065

Motherboard : ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard - $125
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157271&Tpk=asrock%20extreme3%20gen3%20z68

RAM : Gskill Ripjaws X Series 8(2x4GB) DDR3 1600 - $52
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231428

Graphics : XFX HD-685X-ZNFR Radeon HD 6850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 - $130
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150551

Power Supply : XFX Core Edition PRO650W (P1-650S-NLB9) 650W - $60
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817207014

Hard Disk : SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - $60
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152185&Tpk=Samsung%20Spinpoint%20F3%201TB

Case : Rosewill CHALLENGER-U3 Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - $60
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811147060

Optical Drive : LG CD/DVD Burner 22X DVD - $17
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827136238&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-RSSDailyDeals-_-na-_-na&AID=10521304&PID=4176827&SID=9237zpvk9pny


Total : $744 after rebates

Worth the extra money.
 

cbrunnem

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good build definitely worth every extra dollar spent



your right the original build is fine but almost every part that Rohit recommended is better then the original build AND its within budget.
 
^ Really? Isn't that what you get with more cost?

Also, DOES OP need it? As stated OP doesn't seem to need overclocking. With that said, he doesn't need the 2500K or the Z68 board. Programming especially doesn't really require the transcoding and ssd cache benefit (Even then, SSD caching isn't exactly great). Not only that The i5 2500K and i5 2400 offer similar performance at stock. The 2500K is only good if the user is going to overclock.

Also, note he says AFTER rebates. The PSU is $90 and GPU is $160 before it.
 
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cbrunnem

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how would you know the ivy bridge will not be that great. it will be a die shrink therefor should have a performance advantage so why not future proof yourself even for a little more now for a little more performance done the road. id rather have the option then not have it.
 

cbrunnem

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i guess we will have to wait and see but i have heard and seen numbers that say 10% better but with i die shrink overclocking should be better so you would have an increase in performance there as welll.

good discussion though