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New Build . Tight Budget of <$500

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March 17, 2013 5:56:07 PM

I would like to build a first desktop with a budget of < $500.
Time Period : 2 weeks from 3/18/2013
Used for : Stock market analysis ( charts, data analysis etc.). Not for Games
No need of Monitor and OS
Not sure about AMD or Intel

Thanks for your help

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March 17, 2013 6:09:41 PM

rchava said:
I would like to build a first desktop with a budget of < $500.
Time Period : 2 weeks from 3/18/2013
Used for : Stock market analysis ( charts, data analysis etc.). Not for Games
No need of Monitor and OS
Not sure about AMD or Intel

Thanks for your help


what resolution on your monitor and is your OS 64 bit?
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March 17, 2013 6:40:50 PM

Try this http://pcpartpicker.com/p/Kqc7

CPU: AMD A8-3870K 3.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($88.99 @ NCIX US) Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-A55M-DS2 Micro ATX FM1 Motherboard ($58.48 @ Outlet PC)
Memory: Corsair XMS3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($49.49 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Crucial V4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($94.68 @ SuperBiiz) Storage: Western Digital WD Green 2TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Gigabyte GZ-F5HEB ATX Mid Tower Case ($28.12 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 360W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($59.99 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ Outlet PC) Total: $485.72 (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.) (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-03-17 21:38 EDT-0400)
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March 17, 2013 6:46:00 PM
March 17, 2013 6:48:00 PM

If you need a professional workstation card, this is a cheaper build with one (roughly performance of 6670).
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3350P 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($175.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: MSI B75MA-E33 Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
Memory: Kingston Blu Red Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($43.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: ATI FireGL V7300 512MB Video Card ($62.27 @ Compuvest)
Case: Apex SK-393-C ATX Mid Tower Case ($24.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $478.17
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-03-17 21:46 EDT-0400)
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March 18, 2013 6:38:52 PM

Folks,
Thanks a lot for your responses. From all the posts, I was able to put together something as follows. My main focus was to get everything from Microcenter as it is close to my home. Please let me know whether a. compatible b. any issues that you see

1. Core i5 3570K 3.4GHz LGA 1155 Processor $205.20
2. Msi Z77A-G41 LGA 1155 ATX Intel Motherboard $48.60
3. Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB DDR3-1600 (PC3-12800) CL9 Dual Channel Desktop Memory Kit (Two 4GB Memory Modules) $58.30
4. Toshiba 1TB 7,200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive DT01ACA100 - OEM $64.7892
5. 01G-P3-1302-LR NVIDIA GeForce 8400 GS 1024MB DDR3 PCIe 2.0 x16 Video Card $35.6292
6. Diablotek EVO Mid Tower ATX Computer Case $41.0292
7. Inland Gold Series ILG-400-2 400 Watt ATX Power Supply $30.2292
8. LG 24x Super Multi Internal SATA DVDRW DL Drive - Bare Drive $18.3492

Total of 502 ( with taxes). Thanks for your help
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March 18, 2013 10:16:07 PM

for a low cost build as yours pick up the i5 3540 at micro center it 145.00. it only sightly slower at stock speeds of the 3570. use the savings to swap out the 8400 gs
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
it a better card but still not the best for gaming...myself i use the 30.00 from the video card for a good 500-600w ps and use the intel 4000 gpu till i could by a 7770 video card.
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