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I have a processor but nothing else

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January 29, 2013 11:07:29 PM

I have an i5-2400, but NOTHING to put it in.

Using Newegg I figure I could buy:

micro atx case/400Wpsu combo = $70 (maybe about the same price if I look for these parts individually)
a mobo (micro ATX) = $50
8GB DDR3 = $50
250GB HDD = $50
(all prices are approximate)

$200-250 TOTAL Is this the cheapest, reasonable way I could build a new computer around this processor that I have lying around? I want the option of being able to add a decent graphics card, but don't need to get one right away. Any ideas?? Thanks!

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January 29, 2013 11:13:31 PM

Don't get the case psu combo, normally the psu they put in there are garbage. You can get a cheap case and psu for about that, and since you want to add "a decent graphics card" you will need a "decent" psu.

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January 29, 2013 11:14:20 PM

it covers all that :

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

Motherboard: ASRock B75M-DGS Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($58.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($37.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: NZXT Gamma Classic (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($31.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Antec Neo Eco 620W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $223.94
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
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January 29, 2013 11:49:38 PM

Awesome! Thanks guys. These parts look great.
February 6, 2013 1:03:02 AM

Best answer selected by kiwirider.