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July 24, 2011 5:42:17 PM

I use it for school work (coding n stuff), movies, some games and graphics work. Budget around 500$. I have been looking through reviews, price and came up with this:

1. Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz
(3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52500K
LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

3. ADATA XPG Gaming Series 4GB (2 x 2GB)
240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model AX3U1600GB2G9-2G

4. Seagate Barracuda ST31000524AS 1TB
7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
5. HEC Blitz Black Steel Edition ATX Mid Tower Computer Chassis Gaming Case
w/ Front Blue LED 120mm Fan & Top 120mm Fan

6. Antec EarthWatts EA-500D Green 500W ATX12V v2.3 / EPS12V 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply

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July 24, 2011 5:55:01 PM

I think I wont OC (i5 2500 was just 10$ less). Not that much games, more of programs like photoshop, matlab, and few video editing stuff.

Also the monitor is ViewSonic VX2250wm-LED Black 21.5" 5ms Full HD LED Backlight LCD monitor Slim Design 250 cd/m2 DC 10,000,000:1 (1,000:1) w/Speakers

Please suggest any other options.
July 24, 2011 6:12:49 PM

That looks good but No gpu? No Dvd drive? Are you going to just be using the onboard graphics
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July 24, 2011 6:22:10 PM

andrew1795 said:
That looks good but No gpu? No Dvd drive? Are you going to just be using the onboard graphics

No GPU for now. will buy it in couple of months after checking how well it performs with onboard graphics.

I have an old dvd drive with me.
July 24, 2011 6:28:54 PM

Alright. Well in that case it will be nice and fast with a nice gpu in there you will be able to run through anything on a good budget too