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I5 2500 Build

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March 6, 2012 10:46:30 AM

I am looking to build a new computer for browsing watching 420p-ish Videos. I prefer to shop at or if price+shipping to Canada is cheaper. Some of you may think this is a bit overkill for my needs but I want no lag and I want it to be future-proof. I have no need for a Graphics Card.

I need reccomdations to go with the following parts:

Intel core i5 2500 - Tigerdirect $189.99
Coolermaster Haf 912 - Tigerdirect $59.99
Corsair CX430 - Tigerdirect $19.99 w/rebates

If possible I would like the motherboard to have...
Integrated duel graphics (VGA&DVI) or (VGA&HDMI) or (DVI&HDMI)
USB 3.0
PCIE X16 - at least 1 for future use.

I don't need a blu-ray drive, a HDD more than 500gb, an SSD, graphics card.
Price includes $99.99 for Windows 7 Home Premium.

Any reccomendations on changing parts, better prices, or if necessary (i'm a 1st time builder), my utter stupidity, feel free to ask/comment.


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March 6, 2012 11:25:21 AM

I dont understand why you felt the necessity of suggesting him an i3 and an antec case.

Coolermaster haf series are pretty good. There is no reason to suggest something over it. I am not saying your suggestions are bad but it just complicates things for him.

I'll gladly give an +1 for the CM haf 912 since i used it and there are lots of positive comments about it all over the world

Same with i5 2500. I dont even need to say anything about this since %99 of the world suggests this cpu. Tho I'd suggest you to get the i5 2500K version which you can very easily overclock if you feel the necessity of doing so in the future . Doesnt matter if you are first time builder or not , it is easier than taking your t-shirt off.
March 6, 2012 2:51:22 PM

He wants to watch youtube videos...........

What does that have to do with anything he said...?
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March 6, 2012 3:13:04 PM

I'd move away from the 912 and get a case w/ a front USB 3 port

CX series PSU's garner a 9.0 on which isn't bad but the 430 is a bit undersized if ya going to use that PCI-E slot you reserving for future use.

RAM -|20-233-186^20-233-186-TS%2C20-233-199^20-233-199-TS%2C20-233-196^20-233-196-TS

HD -

Can't see matching a 2500k w/ a H67 MoBo

MoBo -
March 6, 2012 8:35:31 PM

I want it to be something that if I get into Gaming I can just add a Decent graphics card and do light-mid gaming.
March 6, 2012 8:38:14 PM

In other words, I want to know what the best thing I can do proformance-wise minus for $650-$700

March 6, 2012 9:26:39 PM

I meant to say minus the graphics card

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March 7, 2012 7:19:08 AM

logan77 said:
I want it to be something that if I get into Gaming I can just add a Decent graphics card and do light-mid gaming.

i5 2500 is the absolute choice for a gaming cpu, just dont even think about anything. go for it.

As for motherboard ,

ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

as you can see people are happy with it if you check the feedbacks.

Just buy Kingston HyperX , Corsair Vengeance or Gskill ripjaws , as rams. Doesnt really matter which one you pick.

tadaa. you have a budget-friendly gaming computer.

March 7, 2012 10:15:28 AM

Thanks alot to sinthoras. I will probobly buy within a week. Thaks for all of the reccomndations.
March 7, 2012 10:15:54 AM

Best answer selected by logan77.