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350$ system, need suggestions.

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September 13, 2011 12:12:39 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: within the next 2 months

Budget Range: 350$ after rebates

System Usage from Most to Least Important: surfing the internet.

Parts Not Required: mouse, os, monitor

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg if it is the best deal including CA taxes. mostly from amazon to avoid taxes.

Country of Origin: US, california

Parts Preferences: none

Overclocking: no

SLI or Crossfire: no

Monitor Resolution: 1600x900

Additional Comments: needs to be cheap, need speakers, keyboard, and mouse pad

i3 2100- http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004JEVGMO/ref=ox_sc_a... 125$

ASRock H61M-VS- http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004S9JXPW/ref=ox_sc_a... 55$

PNY 4gb 1333mhz- http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0026ZPTR6/ref=ox_sc_a... 28$

Western Digital 500gb hdd- http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00461G3MS/ref=ox_sc_a... 45$

Corsair CX 430w- http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004W2T2TM/ref=ox_sc_a... 35$

NZXT Gamma Mid Tower Case- http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002UDK9U6/ref=ox_sc_a... 36$

Logitech K120 keyboard- http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003ELVLKU/ref=ox_sc_a... 12$

Logitech S120 Speakers- http://www.amazon.com/Logitech-S120-2-0-Multimedia-Spea... 10$

3M Mouse Pad- http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0017D5Z40/ref=ox_sc_a... 6$

Total=352$

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September 13, 2011 1:10:38 AM

anyone? just want to see what you guys think, and do you think i can improve on anything?
September 13, 2011 3:39:36 AM

also can a cx 430 run a gtx 560 ti? with the setup above
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September 13, 2011 3:48:35 AM

In the next two months, there will be a black friday sale and AMD's new processors would be released. Ask again in the next 3months and 2 weeks. It's a waste to ask now since there would be major price changes in the months ahead.
September 13, 2011 3:57:46 AM

ervinelim said:
In the next two months, there will be a black friday sale and AMD's new processors would be released. Ask again in the next 3months and 2 weeks. It's a waste to ask now since there would be major price changes in the months ahead.

good point. has anyone seen anything on bulldozer? tomshardware just did something on sandy bridge extreme it seems that there needs to be some sort of stats out now.
September 13, 2011 4:02:23 AM

they are supposed to be released september 19th. there has to be leaked stats unless they get crushed by sandy bridge and dont want to show it.
September 13, 2011 4:06:31 AM

toneekay said:
Everything looks fine... here's some stuff that's cheaper.

-Intel Core i3-2100 ($108.24 after tax): http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml...

- G.Skill 4GB DDR3 1333 ($26): http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

- Seagate Barracuda SATA 6.0gb/s ($44): http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


* A GTX 560 Ti requires at least 500w psu, so the 430w will not work.

that ram is 12 cents less than the pny ram i posted after tax. it doesnt have heatsinks too. i know ddr3 does not need heatsinks but they look cool. and i just did the math on a psu calculator. you have to remember i am not running much stuff and it isnt oc'd. with a 560 ti it takes up about 280w a 430w psu should be fine. and i totally forgot about microcenter that will save me like 15$ thanks.
September 13, 2011 5:01:36 AM

If your primary need is to surf the internet, you might want to check out this...

AMD Llano CPU ($99): http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
FM1 Socket Motherboard ($75): http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

You'll end up with slightly less CPU power but vastly superior GPU power (equiv to Radeon HD 6530)... it's also a few bucks cheaper, too. The i3 and Llano CPUs are both overpowered for Internet browsing, so in my book, it's better to have a bit more bandwidth on the GPU side... the integrated Intel GPUs are barely enough to run a 1080p monitor and you can forget about BlueRay.

Of course, if you end up with a GTX 560, this is all moot.


Also, save $4 and get a $2 mouse pad from Walmart.
September 13, 2011 7:19:30 AM

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Parts Not Required: mouse, os, monitor


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Monitor Resolution: need a monitor. very cheap



This threw me off a bit, for internet browsing the i3 is kinda overkill. Hell an athlon x2 with igp should be plenty.
September 13, 2011 11:26:39 AM

yeah but I think he's going for integrated GPU on i3-2100. chekck out craigslist for used monitor or ebay
September 13, 2011 12:46:43 PM

with taxes $338
September 13, 2011 2:08:27 PM

zooted said:
Quote:
Parts Not Required: mouse, os, monitor


Quote:
Monitor Resolution: need a monitor. very cheap



This threw me off a bit, for internet browsing the i3 is kinda overkill. Hell an athlon x2 with igp should be plenty.

sorry about that i just found a good deal on a monitor and forgot to edit that out.
September 13, 2011 2:19:48 PM

i am not looking to upgrade this for about 3-5 years so i want to make it last. that is why i am taking the i3 2100. for its extra processing power
September 13, 2011 2:27:48 PM

mjmjpfaff said:
i am not looking to upgrade this for about 3-5 years so i want to make it last. that is why i am taking the i3 2100. for its extra processing power


Quad cores are better than the i3 if you plan on surfing the 2 extra cores will make your computer faster for multitasking. ^_^
September 13, 2011 6:43:59 PM

Just out of curiousity, you're looking to surf the web only... Why are you asking about the 560Ti?

Also... Are you into LOOKS, or performance?
September 13, 2011 10:22:48 PM

toneekay said:
Just out of curiousity, you're looking to surf the web only... Why are you asking about the 560Ti?

Also... Are you into LOOKS, or performance?

well i have a 560 ti in my gaming computer when i upgrade it i will put the 560 ti in the computer i want to build now
also performance/quality parts over looks
September 13, 2011 10:26:03 PM

ervinelim said:
Quad cores are better than the i3 if you plan on surfing the 2 extra cores will make your computer faster for multitasking. ^_^

in the same ballpark is the x4 955. i will not be overclocking because i do not have room for a cpu cooler (i think) and the i3 2100 is better at stock and you would have to oc the 955 a good amount to match the performance. remember the i3 2100 has hyperthreading which makes its 2 cores into 4 threads
September 13, 2011 10:28:23 PM

What is this about black friday sales? How good are they usually?
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