I3-i5 Build

hey guys, i am building a strictly business computer for a friend, and i was thinking i3 for the cost, power consumption, and most of all, on-board graphics. i was wondering also how much of a difference the turbo boost makes, since if its not much, i dont have to get the 650, but if it does, then i guess i might get the 650...butttt the 650 costs almost as much as the 750, and i would think, and have seen/heard the 750 is better, but in this, the i3s beat it:

http://www.anandtech.com/cpuchipsets/showdoc.aspx?i=3704&p=7

i think i will be going with i3s, but im not quite sure. the build with a monitor and os cannot exceed 1000$, but if it makes a massive difference, 1100$ can work. this thing needs to be rock solid, so i'm preferring corsair/ocz/asus/gigabyte for the major parts. obviously f3 1 tb, but just about anything else goes. im open to suggestions, but i already have a sub 1000$ good looking build, so you have to beat it :D :

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.320159

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116754

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145285

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16823109156

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139004

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824254040

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152185

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827106333

and then i cant decide between these two cases, i have used the azza before, so it is very high quality, but they are both very good:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811517007

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129066

either way its around 950$, so anybody beats that, you get a cookie :D
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  1. You can easily negate speed step with OC ing.

    The reason why the i3's match the more expensive CPU's is their high clock rate. Bear in mind, OCing any of the other CPU's to the same speed would result in them beating the i3's. From early reports it looks like the i3's have a similar OC ceiling as i5-750s/i7-920's.

    Um your build would be very easy to beat. The question is whether you're purchasing it soon enough to take advantage of the combo/deals we find.
  2. lol go ahead, i have already seen the lian li ocz 700 watt combo, but he doesnt need that at all, and a few others...he doesnt want any oc'ing at all, he want it to be stable as a rock, and want to keep the stock cooler.
  3. Well here's a build based on i3-540

    Componenets that are teh same

    HD
    Spinpoint f3 $89.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152185

    Monitor
    Hanns G $179.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824254040

    Keyboard
    MS $21.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16823109156

    RAM
    Corsair XMS3 $109.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145285

    OS
    Win 7 OEM $104.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116754


    Different COmponents

    Case
    Antec 300 $51.99 w/ code EMCYZNT57 Free shipping
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129042

    PSU/Optical
    OCZ Modxstream 500w + LG $73.98 w/ $25 MIR
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.323122

    CPU/Mobo
    GIGABYTE GA-H55M-S2H + i3-540 $221.98
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.320156

    Total $862.90 $25 MIR, but only $9.65 shipping to NYC


    $50 price diff btwn CPU's. Mine also has more MIR and cheaper shipping, $25 putting those 2 together :D

    so figure $887.90 for a comparison vs your original build.

    But remembers, it's all savings from combo deals , free shipping and codes that expire soon.
  4. You could also save another $30 by getting this MOBO + CPu combo, but I used a Gigabyte mobo per your request.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.324050
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