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Since I live in the barracks, I dont have to worry about the power bill. I just need a little help on what hardware to get to build a cheap yet decent folding farm. My budget is under $400 but max is $500. I prefer intel and would like to have on board video. I would just use SMP.
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Can you get an i5 2500k build in that budget? Because if so, do it.
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What would be a good build to go off a i5 2500k. Its needs to be low on budget. I will also probably have this system in my closet but its well ventilated
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Well since you said "farm" I'll assume that bare bones is alright.

CPU:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115072

RAM:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231427

Motherboard:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131773

PSU:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817371034

Cooler:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835103065

Open bench, plus a $10 flashdrive to run linux off of and you could do ~40k PPD if you ran dedicated bigadv in linux.
    
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Originally Posted by Klue22 View Post
Well since you said "farm" I'll assume that bare bones is alright.

CPU:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115072

RAM:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231427

Motherboard:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131773

PSU:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817371034

Cooler:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835103065

Open bench, plus a $10 flashdrive to run linux off of and you could do ~40k PPD if you ran dedicated bigadv in linux.
Pretty good. What if I were to add a cdrom onto it. Would the PSU be enough?

EDIT: Also, I will spend a little more for a small HDD.
Edited by Ryahn - 8/18/11 at 8:02pm
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PSU should be fine, a Z68 2600k rig will pull ~200w at full load which should be slightly more than a 2500k because of the hyperthreading.
    
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why do people keep recommending the LE version of that board. It has 4 phase power and bad vrm cooling. I wouldn't put any serious OCs on it.

I picked up an open box pro for the same price and I am awaiting it's arrival
    
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Originally Posted by SS_Patrick View Post
why do people keep recommending the LE version of that board. It has 4 phase power and bad vrm cooling. I wouldn't put any serious OCs on it.

I picked up an open box pro for the same price and I am awaiting it's arrival
I will look into that
post #9 of 9
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How is this for a bench case - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...2287&Tpk=Bench

Mid tower -http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119068
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