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You know the drill, tell me if it's alright or if I'm being stupid, try to stay around $600 (OS/monitor/peripherals I've already got taken care of). This is a general purpose office work build, web/email/word/excel/etc:
CPU: Core i5 2400 ($190)
Motherboard: Not sure, there are many cheap ones, I just need the one that'll last me a while and has integrated graphics
RAM: Corsair XMS3 4GB ($51.99)
GPU: Integrated graphics
Storage HDD: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB ($64.99)
SSD (for OS and installed programs): Vertex 2 60GB ($140)
ODD: Lite-On DVD Burner/Writer combo ($20.99)

The build I'll be sticking on a box or something, unless you guys can find me a decent cheap techbench.
So yea, that leaves about $70 for the motherboard.

UPDATE: Just found out I need two video outs. Does there happen to be a mobo with two video outputs so I don't have to make room for a cheap GPU?
Edited by crazyap7 - 6/12/11 at 3:04pm
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Not to sway you away from your build, but couldn't you just get an AMD Brazos platform? It would be ~$110-$125 for the cpu/gpu/mobo. Seeing as it's only for general office applications and probably web surfing, that saves you quite a bit on money and can handle graphics better than SB can.

This model is fanless too, so it will be quiet: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...SUS-_-13131732

Edit: this model has a DVI and VGA output too. Other models have HDMI also.

I also see that you don't have a PSU, but I'm assuming you have one already?
Edited by Kokin - 6/12/11 at 3:18pm
    
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Ouuh that looks like quite a good deal actually, hadn't seen that before. Combined with an SSD and 4GB of RAM do you believe this'll feel quite snappy? The person I'm building this build for currently runs on a 7 year-old Sony Vaio PC with a breaking down XP install and 6+ minute boot time. He's sick as hell with it and basically asked me to make sure to fill out those $600 even if it's slightly overkill because he wants his computer to turn on and his stuff to open with the snap of his fingers.
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It's not going to be crazy fast, but it handles most of the simple applications for casual use and can handle 1080p video very well. Some reviews even used it to do photoshop (which can be demanding). This is for someone who isn't into encoding, gaming, but wants to keep up with the basic needs of current software. All you'll need is 4GB of DDR3 RAM (cheaper the better in this case), any SSD for OS/apps and maybe another HD for media files like videos or pictures, and finally a PSU, though any PSU will work as your whole setup will probably consume only 50-70W at full load.
    
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Good deal man, thanks for that, and looking around the reviews seem quite favorable. Thanks! rep+

Anybody else with some suggestions before I probably close on the Fusion board?
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for two video outs bear in mind the motherboard chipset you go for.

H67 - can use Intel GPU or discrete GPU (not both) Non-OC

P67 - can use discrete GPU only

Z68 - can use both (via software solution "supported by intel". people have been having problems running this well however.)
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Good deal man, thanks for that, and looking around the reviews seem quite favorable. Thanks! rep+

Anybody else with some suggestions before I probably close on the Fusion board?
Here are the cheaper 1333mhz 4GB RAM:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...CE&PageSize=20

Glad I could help! I was in Best Buy yesterday and these 2 parents were asking this BestBuy associate about a laptop for their son for a school laptop and I SO wanted to help them, but I didn't want to make the BestBuy employee feel bad. It'd probably be weird coming from a stranger.
    
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for two video outs bear in mind the motherboard chipset you go for.

H67 - can use Intel GPU or discrete GPU (not both) Non-OC

P67 - can use discrete GPU only

Z68 - can use both (via software solution "supported by intel". people have been having problems running this well however.)
It's just hard to fit in a decent SB board for $70, I wouldn't even look into SB for general computer use though. It's way overkill and most of the money would be wasted.
    
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Haha I've just given up on BestBuy entirely, too many times do I see misinformed personnel trying to recommend products.
If I have to walk in there I usually have to bring a baseball to swat those blue shirts away.
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get a cheaper SSD, C300 is damn good.
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