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New Build i3-2125 revised to i5-2500k

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November 22, 2011 1:20:45 AM

I previously posted a build based on the i3-2125 processor. Based on some suggestions I've revised the processor and some of the other components. How does this look?

Approximate Purchase Date: Cyber Monday
Budget Range: $600-$800) After Rebates
System Usage : Photo editing, Video editing Surfing the internet, watching movies
Parts Not Required: Hard drive,CD/DVD drive, keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS(Win 7 Home Premium), wireless NIC
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com, Micro Center, Amazon
Country: USA
Parts Preferences: by brand or type: INTEL CPU,everything else is up in the air.
Overclocking: Maybe.
SLI or Crossfire: No
Monitor/Resolution: Samsung SyncMaster 205BW,Optimal Resolution is 1680x1050
Additional Comments:
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What I have come up with so far: (Revised Build)

Intel Core i5 2500K LGA 1155 - $180
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml...

ASUS P8Z68-V PRO LGA 1155 Z68 ATX Intel Motherboard - $130 when bundled with a i5-2500k
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml...

CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) - $35
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CORSAIR Builder Series CX500 V2 500W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC PSU - $50
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Antec Three Hundred Illusion Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - $70
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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The Apps I use most often:
Windows7 - Ultimate
Norton Security Suite
Corel Paintshop Pro X4 - photo editing
Adobe Photoshop - photo editing
Picasa 3 - photo cataloging/editing
Roxio Creator - Video editing/Music editing/MP3 creation
November 22, 2011 2:32:56 AM

The antec 300 is a gaming case. The Illusion model has extra fans .

A system like yours can run with NO case fans in a 300 because what heat it makes just floats out the hole in the top of the case .
I would recommend you use a case designed for quiet office environments

Your RAM link looks to be incorrect . Out of stock and higher price .
With your build you should be looking for tighter timings too since that will pay off in your applications 1600 MHz at 8-8-8-24 [ or lower] would be a better choice . Remember too it should be 1.5 volt or less

Your motherboard is ridiculously expensive board designed to run multiple graphics cards for gaming . You can pay $70 less and have the exact same performance
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November 22, 2011 12:41:52 PM

Outlander_04 said:
The antec 300 is a gaming case. The Illusion model has extra fans .

A system like yours can run with NO case fans in a 300 because what heat it makes just floats out the hole in the top of the case .
I would recommend you use a case designed for quiet office environments

Your RAM link looks to be incorrect . Out of stock and higher price .
With your build you should be looking for tighter timings too since that will pay off in your applications 1600 MHz at 8-8-8-24 [ or lower] would be a better choice . Remember too it should be 1.5 volt or less

Your motherboard is ridiculously expensive board designed to run multiple graphics cards for gaming . You can pay $70 less and have the exact same performance



Thanks for taking a look at my build.
The price for memory is based on a promotion code from NewEgg, and I'm hoping it will be back in stock before the code expires. A mute point though since I'll look for a better choice.

What case would you recommend?
What motherboard would you recommend?
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November 22, 2011 1:57:43 PM

AsRock z68 extreme3 gen3 will be plentiful enough for your overclocking needs but you will need an aftermarket cooler for that.
If you are not looking into overclocking then GA-Z68MA-D2H-B3 and i5 2400 with it's stock heatsink.
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November 23, 2011 6:06:40 PM

Outlander_04 said:
The antec 300 is a gaming case. The Illusion model has extra fans .

A system like yours can run with NO case fans in a 300 because what heat it makes just floats out the hole in the top of the case .
I would recommend you use a case designed for quiet office environments

Your RAM link looks to be incorrect . Out of stock and higher price .
With your build you should be looking for tighter timings too since that will pay off in your applications 1600 MHz at 8-8-8-24 [ or lower] would be a better choice . Remember too it should be 1.5 volt or less

Your motherboard is ridiculously expensive board designed to run multiple graphics cards for gaming . You can pay $70 less and have the exact same performance


For the case what did you have in mind?
Could you please recommend a specific case?

Thanks for your input.
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