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a budget build..
CPU: Intel Core i3-2100 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115078
MOBO: ASUS P8H61-M LE http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131724
RAM: Kingston 4GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820139046
HDD: Western Digital Caviar Blue WD5000AAKS 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136073
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remember.. it's a budget build!
have a good day..
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  1. For $3 more you could get the 2120. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115077

    I do not see case, optical drive, cpu cooler (if not stock), windows, etc. Assuming you have all of this already, looks fairly solid.
  2. Please fill this out because we don't know exactly what you want/need (a lot of things appear to be missing).
    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/261222-31-build-advice
  3. kelthic said:
    For $3 more you could get the 2120. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115077

    I do not see case, optical drive, cpu cooler (if not stock), windows, etc. Assuming you have all of this already, looks fairly solid.

    stock heatsink cause no gaming on this PC, Windows Ultimate 64bit,case doesn't matter that much, and a DVD burner, and about the CPU i thought to go with the famous one, p.s: it's a general workstation.
  4. andrewcarr said:
    Please fill this out because we don't know exactly what you want/need (a lot of things appear to be missing).
    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/261222-31-build-advice

    as i said it's budget and i well add this one too.. it's a budget workstation, and this is not a new build other wise i'l write in an other way :)
  5. Understood. For $3 you get 200 MHz more of a cpu. That's hard to argue with given the price is only $3. It's actually the same chip, only it's clocked higher. you also might consider upping your ram a tad for a workstation, depending on what you will be doing with this workstation.
  6. virtual machine, kind of dual boot, basically i want something cheap for the money i have and good software development.
  7. I would recommend upping your ram for that usage. 8GB would be better than 4GB. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231424 would be a good kit for your motherboard.
  8. kelthic said:
    I would recommend upping your ram for that usage. 8GB would be better than 4GB. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231424 would be a good kit for your motherboard.

    which is better 1600Mhz or 1333Mhz?? and for a value ram is the 1333Mhz good??
  9. Sandy bridge defaults to 1333MHz on the RAM. To get 1600MHz you have to enable XMP mode in your BIOS, which you should have no problem doing. Here's a little guide http://blog.corsair.com/?p=1977
  10. Here's a couple of low cost builds I posted in another thread:

    Intel build:

    Case: Cooler Master Elite 430 - $49.99 ($10.00 MIR)
    PSU: Corsair Builder Series CX500 - $59.99 ($20.00 MIR)
    Motherboard: Intel BOXDH67DLCB3 - $89.99
    CPU: 3.3GHz Intel Core i3-2120 - $127.99
    RAM: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB 1333MHz 1.5V - $42.99
    HD: 500GB Western Digital Caviar Blue - $79.99
    Optical: Lite On DVD Burner - $17.99

    Total: $469.93 - $30.00 MIR = $439.93

    AMD Build:

    Case: Cooler Master Elite 430 - $49.99 ($10.00 MIR)
    PSU: Corsair Builder Series CX500 - $59.99 ($20.00 MIR)
    Motherboard: Asrock A75 Extreme 6 - $89.99
    CPU: 2.7GHz AMD A6-3820K - $119.99
    RAM: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB 1333MHz 1.5V - $42.99
    HD: 500GB Western Digital Caviar Blue - $79.99
    Optical: Lite On DVD Burner - $17.99

    Total: $466.93 - $30.00 MIR = $436.93

    There's a few differences between the builds - the AMD will give you slightly better graphics. However the Intel is a far better CPU and will be better for upgrading when you can get a good GPU like a Radeon 7850. But on the other hand - the AMD has a rarity in its' price range with the unlocked multiplier which you can overclock using the Asrock's UEFI BIOS. That will give you a slight significant performance boost.
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