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February 13, 2013 5:59:31 PM

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!

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February 13, 2013 6:04:05 PM

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
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February 13, 2013 6:06:15 PM

look at the rig in my sig. should cost you around 590-600 ish without the gpu
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February 13, 2013 6:06:29 PM

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.
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February 13, 2013 6:09:23 PM

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
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February 13, 2013 6:12:47 PM

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
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February 13, 2013 6:29:30 PM

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.
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February 13, 2013 6:47:06 PM

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_a...

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K :200$
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007SZ0E1K/ref=ox_sc_a...

RAM; Corsair Vengeance 8GB (1x8GB) DDR3: 50$
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005T63BJM/ref=ox_sc_a...

HARD DRIVE: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500 GB: 59$
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00461G3MS/ref=ox_sc_a...

CASE: Cooler Master Elite 430 - Mid Tower: 41$
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003O8J11E/ref=ox_sc_a...

POWER: Rosewill Green Series RG630-S12 630W 59$
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...



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? :??: 
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February 13, 2013 7:09:57 PM

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)
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February 13, 2013 7:26:40 PM

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.
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February 13, 2013 7:27:00 PM

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.
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February 13, 2013 7:57:36 PM

Best answer selected by randypayano.
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