Sandy Bridge system advice Tags: New Build Systems Last response: April 12, 2011 11:28 PM in Systems Share Illbay April 12, 2011 10:24:39 PM Building a system for a friend. I've built PC's before, (last was Nehalem), but not a SB. Goal is great performance (see apps below). Purchase date: This week Budget: Up to $1000. $700-800 would be nice. Usage: Most important: photoshop pwr user, Lightroom, office apps, fast user experience (fast boot, qwik loads, etc), no games Not required: Monitor, speakers, keyboard, mouse Website for parts: Newegg Country: USA Parts preferences: Intel SB. No MB pref. Want an SSD for boot; probably 120G. Thinking 8G or more of DDR. 1 or 2 TB drive; no RAID. No graphics pref. Cheapo DVD writer OK. Any case, any PS. Overclock: Maybe, not essential SLI/Crossfire: No Monitor: Got one. Comments: Already have a copy of Win 7 64. This is a replacement for a 5 year old machine. Need to blow away owner with snappy perf. Thanks! ...bill More about : sandy bridge system advice | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Why_Me April 12, 2011 10:52:04 PM http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $89.99 Antec New Solution VSK2450 Black ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 450W Power Supply cheaper though if you get it through amazon http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003MQLRL0/ref=ox_sc_a... $82.67 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping Antec Cost-Efficient Mid Tower Case VSK-2450 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $99.99 FREE SHIPPING MSI H67MS-E43 (B3) LGA 1155 Intel H67 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s Micro ATX Intel Motherboard http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $184.99 FREE SHIPPING Intel Core i5-2300 Sandy Bridge 2.8GHz (3.1GHz Turbo Boost) 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $81.99 FREE SHIPPING Mushkin Enhanced Silverline 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model 996770 http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-Spinpoint-Cache-Desktop-H... $59.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping Samsung 1 TB Spinpoint 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.5 inch Bulk/OEM Desktop Hard Drive HD103SJ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $69.99 - $49.99 after mail-in rebate card EVGA 01G-P3-1430-LR GeForce GT 430 (Fermi) 1GB 128-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $21.99 FREE SHIPPING ASUS Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM | Report abuse Illbay April 12, 2011 11:23:03 PM Thanks for the fast response. How about an SSD? | Report abuse Why_Me April 12, 2011 11:28:28 PM Illbay said:Thanks for the fast response. How about an SSD? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $204.99 OCZ Agility 2 OCZSSD2-2AGTE120G 2.5" 120GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>Systems>Sandy Bridge system advice> Related ressources: ForumAdvice for ~$800 Sandy Bridge Gaming System ForumLooking for advice on (prebuilt) Sandy Bridge system ForumUpgrade Advice Needed - Stick with X58 or Go Sandy /Ivy Bridge ? ForumNew build to be based around Sandy Bridge -E, GPU Advice ? ForumSandy Bridge Build Advice Forum[SOLVED] First-time builder needs advice with sandy bridge build ForumNeed Advice : ~$2,000 Sandy Bridge Gaming PC ForumAdvice on i7 Sandy Bridge Build ForumBest Value Sandy Bridge Build-Seeking Advice /Insight ForumWait for Ivy Bridge , or build a new Sandy Bridge system now? ForumPlease review new day trading system with 6 monitors ForumAdvice Upgrade/Repair/Build System ForumAdvice and Recommendations ForumThoughts on new system Forum[Solved] System Beeps like the keyboard is stuck ForumAM3+ Based system, AMD Quad or 6-core Forum[Solved] ~$800 Gaming build advice and comments appreciated ForumBuild Advice for a Video Editing Rig, $1000 - $1500 ForumAdvice for ~$800 Sandy Bridge Gaming System ForumLooking for advice on (prebuilt) Sandy Bridge system More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !