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[Solved]$590 Intel i5 System. Seek Advice

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September 22, 2011 3:55:20 PM

Hi,

I would greatly appreciate answers for the following questions.

- Will the case have enough room for the CPU cooler I've picked ?
- Is the Power Supply adequate ? It'll never be used for gaming. Might have one or two hard drives added in the future, and may be another 4GB RAM

Thank you for your time and input.

SM

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Approximate Purchase Date: Sep 22 or 23, 2011


Budget Range: Around $600


System Usage from Most to Least Important: Running a database, and ETL software like Informatica. No gaming or movies or CAD or image processing.
Reliability, and stability are important


Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS


Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com


Country of Origin: NJ, USA


Parts Preferences: Intel i5 CPU. Ease of install, and maintenance is a must.


Overclocking: Most probably no.


SLI or Crossfire: Absolutely not


Monitor Resolution: 1024x768 or 1280x1024


Additional Comments: I'm building the system for my employer, and wish to stick with newegg.com due to fast delivery.
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Parts:
1) Case: Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

2) Motherboard : ASRock H61M-VS LGA 1155 Intel H61 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

3) PSU: Antec BP550 Plus 550W Continuous Power ATX12V V2.2 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

4) CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52500K
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

5) CPU Cooler: COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-G1 "Heatpipe Direct Contact" Long Life Sleeve 120mm CPU Cooler
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

6) RAM : G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

7) HD Disk : Western Digital RE4 WD5003ABYX 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

8) DVD Burner: ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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Total Price ~ $590
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September 23, 2011 11:07:18 PM

Okay, this computer seems fine. However, there are a few things I need to touch on:
1)The case and CPU cooler you have chosen should be fine. I read some reviews of the case that mention the 212 plus, and they all said that it fit, but just barely. Some said it had millimeters to spare, but you'll be fine (Not a single one of the many reviews I read mentioned it NOT fitting)
2)The power supply should be fine, even if you add more RAM.
NOTHING HAPPENED HERE PLEASE COMPLETELY DISREGARD THIS LINE OF TEXT
PLEASE COMPLETELY DISREGARD THIS LINE OF TEXT ALSO
4)The Hard drive you've chosen isn't bad, but you CAN get twice the disk space for cheaper with a Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB. It's really a great HDD, but if you want the 500 GB one you have, that's fine, considering that you'll probably be adding a few later on.

The tip's I've given you will raise the price by a bit, but you should be okay.
Hope I helped!
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September 23, 2011 11:51:39 PM

@ Afir

He doesn't need to buy a discrete GPU. Sandy Bridge processors have inbuilt HD Graphics on the processor die itself.

@ OP

Not a bad build.

If not for gaming, change the PSU with a Corsair CX430 V2 - $40
You dont need anything more than that.

Instead of the WD drive, get the Seagate (or Samsung) one. Cheaper and faster.

That case will surely fit the CPU Cooler you've chosen.
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September 24, 2011 3:04:54 PM

008Rohit said:
@ Afir

He doesn't need to buy a discrete GPU. Sandy Bridge processors have inbuilt HD Graphics on the processor die itself.


And THAT'S why everything I say should be taken with a grain of salt! xD
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September 24, 2011 3:40:39 PM

sm11 said:
Hi,

I would greatly appreciate answers for the following questions.

- Will the case have enough room for the CPU cooler I've picked ?
- Is the Power Supply adequate ? It'll never be used for gaming. Might have one or two hard drives added in the future, and may be another 4GB RAM

Thank you for your time and input.

SM

------------

Approximate Purchase Date: Sep 22 or 23, 2011


Budget Range: Around $600


System Usage from Most to Least Important: Running a database, and ETL software like Informatica. No gaming or movies or CAD or image processing.
Reliability, and stability are important


Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS


Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com


Country of Origin: NJ, USA


Parts Preferences: Intel i5 CPU. Ease of install, and maintenance is a must.


Overclocking: Most probably no.


SLI or Crossfire: Absolutely not


Monitor Resolution: 1024x768 or 1280x1024


Additional Comments: I'm building the system for my employer, and wish to stick with newegg.com due to fast delivery.
-----------

Parts:
1) Case: Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

2) Motherboard : ASRock H61M-VS LGA 1155 Intel H61 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

3) PSU: Antec BP550 Plus 550W Continuous Power ATX12V V2.2 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

4) CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52500K
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

5) CPU Cooler: COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-G1 "Heatpipe Direct Contact" Long Life Sleeve 120mm CPU Cooler
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

6) RAM : G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

7) HD Disk : Western Digital RE4 WD5003ABYX 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

8) DVD Burner: ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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Total Price ~ $590
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if you will not be overclocking then you don't need a i5-2500k or cpu cooler. go with the i5-2400 or 2300
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September 26, 2011 1:24:17 PM

Thank you all for your comments. I will be getting the following case.
COOLER MASTER HAF 922 RC-922M-KKN1
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

10" width should be plenty room for the cooler. Appreciate the comments on PSU and CPU.

I'll be ordering the parts today.

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September 26, 2011 2:06:50 PM

sm11 said:
Thank you all for your comments. I will be getting the following case.
COOLER MASTER HAF 922 RC-922M-KKN1
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

10" width should be plenty room for the cooler. Appreciate the comments on PSU and CPU.

I'll be ordering the parts today.

Intel Core i5-2400 Sandy Bridge
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Intel Core i5-2500 Sandy Bridge
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

keep stock cooling.
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