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September 14, 2011 2:36:22 PM

I have been researching and came to a decision of my new build. I would like some input about recommendations on my system. I am building a system for school, learning, and future work that will be upgradable and current technology. I have no intentions of overclocking the system. I decided on this so far:

Asus P8P67-M Pro
core i5 2500
4 GB ram
New Blue ray disc
windows 7
I currently have new PS from Antec earthwatts 650w
I have two older cd dvd players from an old system if they will work
I need a recommended video card for general purpose at mid grade price. Any other considerations will be appreciated.
I will be looking to use this for only farmville games or similar. How about cables and such? Do they come with the board?Thank you.
Robert

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September 14, 2011 2:41:12 PM

You would probably find better value from something like:

i3-2100
4GB 1600MHz RAM
Samsung Blu-Ray
Antec PSU 650w (good PSU, hold onto that :)  )
Windows 7 Home Premium (or better) 64-bit

Depending on your budget id recommend something like a 6570 for a graphics card. In all fairness, if you bought a z68 motherboard, the on-board graphics would be more than enough for games like farmville meaning you wouldn't need to buy a discrete GPU at all.

Check this link: http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/261222-13-build-adv... and fill out as much as you can :)  It will help get you much better, more accurate build advice.
September 14, 2011 2:44:13 PM

Farmville games O_O.

Get a a6 or a8 APU. Cheaper and has better upgradability than the i3 ^_^
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September 14, 2011 2:56:24 PM

a6 120
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GIGABYTE GA-A75M-S2V FM1 AMD A75 (Hudson D3) SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX AMD Motherboard

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

$85

G.Skill 4gb 24$
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$60

COOLER MASTER Elite 430 RC-430-KWN1 Black Steel / Plastic Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$40

Wow, 300 something dollars. =( With this you won't need to buy a discrete GPU at all and its quad core ^_^
September 14, 2011 7:18:28 PM

AdrianPerry said:
You would probably find better value from something like:

i3-2100
4GB 1600MHz RAM
Samsung Blu-Ray
Antec PSU 650w (good PSU, hold onto that :)  )
Windows 7 Home Premium (or better) 64-bit

Depending on your budget id recommend something like a 6570 for a graphics card. In all fairness, if you bought a z68 motherboard, the on-board graphics would be more than enough for games like farmville meaning you wouldn't need to buy a discrete GPU at all.

Check this link: http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/261222-13-build-adv... and fill out as much as you can :)  It will help get you much better, more accurate build advice.


Thank you but I really preferred the Core i5 otherwise will the motherboard be available in Microatx?
September 15, 2011 8:21:12 PM

ervinelim said:
a6 120
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GIGABYTE GA-A75M-S2V FM1 AMD A75 (Hudson D3) SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX AMD Motherboard

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

$85

G.Skill 4gb 24$
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$60

COOLER MASTER Elite 430 RC-430-KWN1 Black Steel / Plastic Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$40

Wow, 300 something dollars. =( With this you won't need to buy a discrete GPU at all and its quad core ^_^


thanks Ervine but I really am set on getting Intel
September 15, 2011 9:46:43 PM

Yes. Any Socket 1155 motherboard will work with i3, i5, i7 sandy bridge CPU's no matter what its form factor is (mATX, ATX or even E-ATX).

Just make sure you get z68 chipset if you plan to use onboard graphics, or p67/z68 if you plan to get a Graphics card.
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