New cheap build

Hey all I was looking to build a system that is mostly for web surfing and some basic office type work. This wouldn't be for gaming except in very rare circumstances. Can I get away with an onboard video card that will run D3 or Civ5 on rare occasions?

I want to build this fairly cheaply and don't need a monitor. I was thinking about going with an i3 or similar and about 4 gigs of ram.

What motherboard would you recommend? I have built a lot of systems, but most of mine are for gaming, and I am a bit out of the loop on the casual gaming / office type machines.

Any help is appreciated,

Thanks!
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  1. Well since you're not looking for anything fancy just get the cheapest H61 board you can.
  2. Well what is the budget if it's around $550 or $650 i will throw something together for you if it's around $350 or $450 good luck i am sure somebody will be able to help you all the best!
  3. Thanks guys.. I was looking at this:

    ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135204
    $16.99

    Antec VP-450 450W ATX 12V v2.3 Power Supply
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371045
    $46.99

    G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231314
    $46.99

    ASRock H77M LGA 1155 Intel H77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157303
    $74.99

    Mushkin Enhanced Chronos Deluxe MX MKNSSDCR120GB-MX 2.5" 120GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820226318
    $114.99

    Intel Core i3-2100 Sandy Bridge 3.1GHz LGA 1155 65W Dual-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2000 BX80623I32100
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115078
    $119.99

    APEX TX-381-C Black Steel Micro ATX Tower Computer Case
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811154094
    $29.99

    With a copy of windows 7 for 99.99

    Total with tax and ship: $612.92

    I like the USB 3.0 on board and the SATA 6g/b on board. I was thinking about going with the H61, but the cheapest board I could find to go with was about $45 and doesn't have either. I think the lowest I can go would be to drop the SSD for a 70 dollar HD? Unless someone has a better suggestion? If I drop the i3 will I lose on-board video? This guy the build is for has windows XP but not Windows 7. If I drop the copy of 7 would XP handle everything correctly?

    Best budget would be right around $500... which this is -- except for the $99.00 for windows :ange:

    Thanks
  4. Get 4GB RAM if you arent gaming. :)
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