Solved

500$ intel i5 build (don't need GPU right away)

basically i want to build a 500$ computer without a video card (im willing to use the integrated one until next month). i'm planning to get a 200-300$ video card next month so the system you build with 500$ has to be able to handle it.


I was thinking about building around an i5. Thanks in advance guys!
11 answers Last reply Best Answer
More about intel build away
  1. If you're just wanting an i5, the 2300 sells for 120$ used on amazon.

    If you need a minimum of a 2500k or a 3570k, its going to get tight
  2. look at the rig in my sig. should cost you around 590-600 ish without the gpu
  3. Standard questions apply. building yourself, where are you ordering from, can you order online or do you need to goto a store, where do you live, do you need an OS, etc.
  4. getochkn said:
    Standard questions apply. building yourself, where are you ordering from, can you order online or do you need to goto a store, where do you live, do you need an OS, etc.

    i can order from newegg, amazon, etc, i can go to stores too. I live in NYC and i do not need an OS as the person who will put it all together for me has the OS already
  5. i5 3330
    8 gigs of corsair vengeance/ram you prefer
    gigabyte b75-d3h mobo
    1tb seagate barracuda
    corsair cx 500 v2
    case of your choice

    add a decent gpu down the road, and game on it like theres no tomorrow
  6. Best answer
    If the guy building your PC works in a shop or some place where he has acces to Sandy Bridge CPU's, buy this PC.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
    Motherboard: MSI P67A-GD80 (B3) ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($44.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Hitachi Ultrastar 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($65.85 @ Compuvest)
    Case: NZXT Source 220 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: Rosewill Green 630W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $528.79
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-13 15:28 EST-0500)

    The reason for this is because the motherboard needs a BIOS update before it can support the CPU.
    Otherwise great build.
  7. I really like that kamen. I think i'm going to go with that.


    I have never built a pc before and don't know much this is what i was thinking about:

    Motherboard: ASROCK Z77 PRO4: 90$
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007MHC6K6/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=A2L77EE7U53NWQ

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K :200$
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007SZ0E1K/ref=ox_sc_act_title_6?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=A2L77EE7U53NWQ

    RAM; Corsair Vengeance 8GB (1x8GB) DDR3: 50$
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005T63BJM/ref=ox_sc_act_title_7?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER

    HARD DRIVE: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500 GB: 59$
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00461G3MS/ref=ox_sc_act_title_4?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER

    CASE: Cooler Master Elite 430 - Mid Tower: 41$
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003O8J11E/ref=ox_sc_act_title_5?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER

    POWER: Rosewill Green Series RG630-S12 630W 59$
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182200&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_sp=&AID=10446076&PID=3938566&SID=


    some of those things are used though, how would this system perform? next month i could add a HD7870, would this thing even turn on though? :??:
  8. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($149.99 @ Microcenter)
    Motherboard: ASRock B75M-DGS Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($59.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Memory: G.Skill Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Storage: Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($99.99 @ Adorama)
    Case: Silverstone PS08B (Black) MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($34.90 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($65.99 @ Amazon)
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Total: $466.81
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-13 16:09 EST-0500)
  9. Kamen_BG said:
    If the guy building your PC works in a shop or some place where he has acces to Sandy Bridge CPU's, buy this PC.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
    Motherboard: MSI P67A-GD80 (B3) ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($44.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Hitachi Ultrastar 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($65.85 @ Compuvest)
    Case: NZXT Source 220 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: Rosewill Green 630W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $528.79
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-13 15:28 EST-0500)

    The reason for this is because the motherboard needs a BIOS update before it can support the CPU.
    Otherwise great build.



    You do know that if u get the 3570k from microcenter in store, you also get $50 off a motherboard right? So if u live near a microcenter u might as well go there and get your cpu and mobo from them.
  10. Kamen_BG said:
    If the guy building your PC works in a shop or some place where he has acces to Sandy Bridge CPU's, buy this PC.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
    Motherboard: MSI P67A-GD80 (B3) ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($44.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Hitachi Ultrastar 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($65.85 @ Compuvest)
    Case: NZXT Source 220 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: Rosewill Green 630W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $528.79
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-13 15:28 EST-0500)

    The reason for this is because the motherboard needs a BIOS update before it can support the CPU.
    Otherwise great build.



    You do know that if u get the 3570k from microcenter in store, you also get $50 off a motherboard right? So if u live near a microcenter u might as well go there and get your cpu and mobo from them.
  11. Best answer selected by randypayano.
Ask a new question

Read More

Build GPUs Graphics Cards Intel i5 Systems Product