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Intel Celeron G540 2.5GHz Dual-Core Processor

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January 8, 2013 12:15:11 PM

Hey guys, i am building a computer on a budget this is what i have so far. I really want to go with the i5 3570k when i get the money, but i was wondering if it would be worth it to get this processor till i can afford the i5 so that i can get my computer set up at least, or should i just wait and get the i5 when i have the money for it?


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CPU: Intel Celeron G540 2.5GHz Dual-Core Processor ($44.99 @ Amazon) <------ DONT HAVE this yet!!
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($127.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($43.79 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Scorpio Black 160GB 2.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($48.21 @ NCIX US)
Case: Rosewill REDBONE U3 ATX Mid Tower Case ($51.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Thermaltake TR2 430W ATX12V Power Supply ($27.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Sony AD-7280S-0B DVD/CD Writer ($25.97 @ Newegg)
Keyboard: SteelSeries Zboard Wired Gaming Keyboard ($38.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $409.90
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
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January 8, 2013 12:37:00 PM

That would be good. Or you can get g630 or g860.they are very good at games
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January 8, 2013 12:41:58 PM

2736614,2,1434531 said:
That would be good. Or you can get g630 or g860.they are very good at games[/quotem

Thanks appreciate the input.
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January 9, 2013 9:31:06 AM

go with the basic H61 or B75 desk. Until you can afford i5 ivy there will be haswell already with different socket. and wait two weeks until they release new ivy bridge celerons and pentiums. these will beat sandy´s g5xx line. also you can buy cheaper ddr because sandy celeron can ride max 1066 and ivy 1333
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January 9, 2013 1:36:12 PM

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go with the basic H61 or B75 desk. Until you can afford i5 ivy there will be haswell already with different socket. and wait two weeks until they release new ivy bridge celerons and pentiums. these will beat sandy´s g5xx line. also you can buy cheaper ddr because sandy celeron can ride max 1066 and ivy 1333


The parts i listed i already have. i just do not have a processor, but i did end up going with the g540 it seems to be the cheapest option for me that will have decent performance, and i should be able to resell it for near the same price i purchased it at, then upgrade to the i5 3570k when i can.
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