$500 Sandy Bridge's Build

Hello,
Looking forward to building a SB budget/gaming desktop.

Approximate Purchase Date: Next few weeks.

Budget Range: ($450-$500) After Rebates

System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming, movies, surfing

Parts Not Required: monitor, keyboard, mouse, os, speakers, hard drive, gpu(evga gtx 460), cd-drive.

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: (Amazon)

Country of Origin: US

Parts Preferences: Intel Sandy Bridge

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: no

Monitor Resolution: 1920*1200

Additional Comments: Hoping its doable.
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  1. OMG as if the word Sandy Bridge hasn't been abused on this forum, now it's Sandy Bridge's.

    Can someone help me with a new Propus build? How bout a Deneb build? Kentsfield build? lol

    Can't you people just call the cpu by it's model number?
  2. geekapproved said:
    OMG as if the word Sandy Bridge hasn't been abused on this forum, now it's Sandy Bridge's.

    Can someone help me with a new Propus build? How bout a Deneb build? Kentsfield build? lol

    Can't you people just call the cpu by it's model number?


    How is this at all constructive...
  3. The desirable 2500K is $220, decent P67 mobo is $140...; with only a $500 budget, I'd be looking into AM3 X4 cpus/890 chipset mainboards for 50% of that cost, leaving money for a good gpu such as 6950, and, actually having money for memory, drives, and, perhaps even a PSU.... :)
  4. mdd1963 said:
    The desirable 2500K is $220, decent P67 mobo is $140...; with only a $500 budget, I'd be looking into AM3 X4 cpus/890 chipset mainboards for 50% of that cost, leaving money for a good gpu such as 6950, and, actually having money for memory, drives, and, perhaps even a PSU.... :)


    like gkay09 just showed, it is perfectly within the budget.

    It would be more helpful if you read the post before replying.

    As to OP, what gkay09 suggest seems sound advice, just note that the motherboard is with only one full PCIe x16 slot
  5. gkay build is good but id probably change the psu to 1 of these.

    XIGMATEK 700W 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply $75 before rebate, $55 after rebate.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817815010

    XIGMATEK 600W 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply $60 before rebate, $40 after rebate.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817815009

    OCZ ModXStream Pro 600W 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply $70 before rebate, $55 after rebate.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817341017

    OCZ StealthXstream II 600W 80 PLUS Certified Power Supply $74 before rebate, $54 after rebate.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817341039
  6. mdd1963 said:
    The desirable 2500K is $220, decent P67 mobo is $140...; with only a $500 budget, I'd be looking into AM3 X4 cpus/890 chipset mainboards for 50% of that cost, leaving money for a good gpu such as 6950, and, actually having money for memory, drives, and, perhaps even a PSU.... :)



    Hmm... I already have a gpu, Evaga GTX460.


    lothdk said:
    like gkay09 just showed, it is perfectly within the budget.

    It would be more helpful if you read the post before replying.

    As to OP, what gkay09 suggest seems sound advice, just note that the motherboard is with only one full PCIe x16 slot


    That I dot mind, no plans for x-fire


    Anonymous said:



    Thanks, hbtw any more options for cases?
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