Overclock.net › Forums › Intel › Intel - General › $450 Budget build.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

$450 Budget build.

post #1 of 14
Thread Starter 
This is my first time building a intel system (My rig was prebuilt) and my budget is $450. I originally was going to go for a amd build but decided to go for intel since theirs not much of a price difference.

I will be going for a i5 2500K and all I need with that is the motherboard and ram since I'm going to be using the other parts of my current rig for a while.

I'm looking at getting 8gb of 1600mhz G.Skill Ripjaws since there cheaper then getting a 6gb kit.

So I need suggestions on ram and motherboards. Motherboard must support Crossfire and SLI which shouldn't be hard to find.

The sites I will be going threw are www.umart.com.au and www.msy.com.au.

Help would be greatly appreciated.
<(o_O<)^-^(>O_o)>
(21 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5 2500K @ 4.5GHz Asrock Z68 Extreme 3 Gen 3 Gigabyte GTX 970 Windforce 4GB 16gb G.Skill Ripjaws 1600mhz 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Samsung 840 EVO 250GB WD10EZEX 1TB DVD Multi Ram2 Corsair H100i 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 10 Pro LG 29EA73 Microsoft Sidewinder X4 Corsair HX-650 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Corsair A540 Logitech G502 Razer Goliathus Speed Extended Creative X-Fi Titanium 
AudioAudioAudioAudio
Beyerdynamics DT770 Pro 80Ω Kenwood RA-5000 Receiver + LS-V130-B Speakers Yamaha YST-SW030 Subwoofer FiiO E10K 
  hide details  
Reply
<(o_O<)^-^(>O_o)>
(21 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5 2500K @ 4.5GHz Asrock Z68 Extreme 3 Gen 3 Gigabyte GTX 970 Windforce 4GB 16gb G.Skill Ripjaws 1600mhz 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Samsung 840 EVO 250GB WD10EZEX 1TB DVD Multi Ram2 Corsair H100i 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 10 Pro LG 29EA73 Microsoft Sidewinder X4 Corsair HX-650 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Corsair A540 Logitech G502 Razer Goliathus Speed Extended Creative X-Fi Titanium 
AudioAudioAudioAudio
Beyerdynamics DT770 Pro 80Ω Kenwood RA-5000 Receiver + LS-V130-B Speakers Yamaha YST-SW030 Subwoofer FiiO E10K 
  hide details  
Reply
post #2 of 14
I would pick Asus for the motherboard.Buy the memory kit that you are looking at.I have the same one.


Have you checked if Newegg ships to Aus?
Thunderstruck!
(19 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7 7700k Asus Rog Maximus IX Hero Msi Geforce Gtx 1060 G. Skill Trident series DDR4 3200 8gb 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
G. Skill Trident series DD4 3200 8gb Samsung 840 pro 128gb[boot] Seagate 250 gb [games] Hitachi 500 gb [media] 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Samsung 840 evo 250 gb [ steam/origin] Crucial M4 64gb [apps] Lg Cooler Master 212 Evo 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
W7 64bit Dell s2440L compaq Corsair Hx750 
CaseMouse
Corsair Vengence C70 logitech 
  hide details  
Reply
Thunderstruck!
(19 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7 7700k Asus Rog Maximus IX Hero Msi Geforce Gtx 1060 G. Skill Trident series DDR4 3200 8gb 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
G. Skill Trident series DD4 3200 8gb Samsung 840 pro 128gb[boot] Seagate 250 gb [games] Hitachi 500 gb [media] 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Samsung 840 evo 250 gb [ steam/origin] Crucial M4 64gb [apps] Lg Cooler Master 212 Evo 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
W7 64bit Dell s2440L compaq Corsair Hx750 
CaseMouse
Corsair Vengence C70 logitech 
  hide details  
Reply
post #3 of 14
Oh could I suggest PC Case Gear as well?
Ol' Sandy
(28 items)
 
"Zeus"
(12 items)
 
Elite Preview
(6 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Xeon E3-1230v3 Gigabyte GA-Z97X-UD5H-BK MSI Gaming GTX 980 Kingston 32GB (4x8) 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Plextor PX-256M5S 256GB Samsung EVO 1TB Hitachi HDS721010CLA332 Hitachi HDS723020BLA642 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Hitachi HDS723020BLA642 Hitachi HUA722010CLA330 WDC WD10EARS-00Z5B1 TSSTcorp CDDVDW SH-S223B 
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
Phanteks PH-TC14PE with TY-140's Lamptron FCv5 (x2) Windows 8 Pro 64-bit Dell U2412M 
MonitorMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Dell U2412M Dell U2212HM Dell U2713HM Topre Realforce 87UB | Ducky DK9087 G2 Pro 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair AX-750 Corsair Obsidian 650D Logitech G700 XTRAC Ripper XXL 
AudioAudioAudioAudio
Beyerdynamic DT-770 Pro 250ohm Schiit Bifrost DAC Schiit Asgard 2 HiVi Swan M50W 2.1 
CPUMotherboardRAMHard Drive
Intel Xeon E5-2620 Super Micro X9SRL-F-B 128GB 1333MHz LSI 9271-8i 
OSPowerCase
VMware ESXi 5.5 SeaSonic SS-400FL2 Fractal Define R3 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5-3437U HP EliteBook Folio 9470m  Intel HD Graphics 4000  16GB DDR3 SDRAM 
Hard DriveOS
256GB SSD Windows 10 Insider Preview 
  hide details  
Reply
Ol' Sandy
(28 items)
 
"Zeus"
(12 items)
 
Elite Preview
(6 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Xeon E3-1230v3 Gigabyte GA-Z97X-UD5H-BK MSI Gaming GTX 980 Kingston 32GB (4x8) 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Plextor PX-256M5S 256GB Samsung EVO 1TB Hitachi HDS721010CLA332 Hitachi HDS723020BLA642 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Hitachi HDS723020BLA642 Hitachi HUA722010CLA330 WDC WD10EARS-00Z5B1 TSSTcorp CDDVDW SH-S223B 
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
Phanteks PH-TC14PE with TY-140's Lamptron FCv5 (x2) Windows 8 Pro 64-bit Dell U2412M 
MonitorMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Dell U2412M Dell U2212HM Dell U2713HM Topre Realforce 87UB | Ducky DK9087 G2 Pro 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair AX-750 Corsair Obsidian 650D Logitech G700 XTRAC Ripper XXL 
AudioAudioAudioAudio
Beyerdynamic DT-770 Pro 250ohm Schiit Bifrost DAC Schiit Asgard 2 HiVi Swan M50W 2.1 
CPUMotherboardRAMHard Drive
Intel Xeon E5-2620 Super Micro X9SRL-F-B 128GB 1333MHz LSI 9271-8i 
OSPowerCase
VMware ESXi 5.5 SeaSonic SS-400FL2 Fractal Define R3 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5-3437U HP EliteBook Folio 9470m  Intel HD Graphics 4000  16GB DDR3 SDRAM 
Hard DriveOS
256GB SSD Windows 10 Insider Preview 
  hide details  
Reply
post #4 of 14
CPU --> Intel i5 2500K --> $227 (You've already decided on that)
http://www.umart.com.au/pro/products...id=5&sid=71639

Motherboard --> ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 --> $137 (Out of stock ATM)
http://www.umart.com.au/pro/products...id=5&sid=80065

RAM --> G.Skill Ripjaws X F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL 8G Kit(4Gx2) DDR3 1600 --> $64
http://msy.com.au/product.jsp?productId=7262

$227 + $137 + $64 = $428 before shipping and any applicable taxes.
Misaka
(18 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5-3570K ASRock Z68 Extreme4 Gen3 Sapphire HD 7850 2 GB Samsung DDR3 16 GB (30 nm) 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Crucial M4 128 GB WD Caviar Blue 1 TB Lite-on DVD Burner Thermalright Venomous X 
OSOSMonitorKeyboard
Windows 7 Professional x64 (Host) Crunchbang Linux x64 (Guest) HP 2311x HP PS/2 Keyboard 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
Rosewill Capstone 450 W Rosewill Challenger Logitech M570 ASUS Xonar D1 
Other
Hauppauge HVR-1250 
  hide details  
Reply
Misaka
(18 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5-3570K ASRock Z68 Extreme4 Gen3 Sapphire HD 7850 2 GB Samsung DDR3 16 GB (30 nm) 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Crucial M4 128 GB WD Caviar Blue 1 TB Lite-on DVD Burner Thermalright Venomous X 
OSOSMonitorKeyboard
Windows 7 Professional x64 (Host) Crunchbang Linux x64 (Guest) HP 2311x HP PS/2 Keyboard 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
Rosewill Capstone 450 W Rosewill Challenger Logitech M570 ASUS Xonar D1 
Other
Hauppauge HVR-1250 
  hide details  
Reply
post #5 of 14
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the replys.

Quote:
Originally Posted by tompsonn View Post
Oh could I suggest PC Case Gear as well?
Yea sure.

Quote:
Originally Posted by trumpet-205 View Post
CPU --> Intel i5 2500K --> $227 (You've already decided on that)
http://www.umart.com.au/pro/products...id=5&sid=71639

Motherboard --> ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 --> $137 (Out of stock ATM)
http://www.umart.com.au/pro/products...id=5&sid=80065

RAM --> G.Skill Ripjaws X F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL 8G Kit(4Gx2) DDR3 1600 --> $64
http://msy.com.au/product.jsp?productId=7262

$227 + $137 + $64 = $428 before shipping and any applicable taxes.
I was looking at that board but wasn't sure about it as I've never had any experience with ASRock motherboards.

Edit:
Quote:
Originally Posted by Fishinfan View Post
I would pick Asus for the motherboard.Buy the memory kit that you are looking at.I have the same one.

Have you checked if Newegg ships to Aus?
They don't ship internationally only within the US.

Any specific models from Asus that I should be looking into?
Edited by Jaxlb - 10/10/11 at 12:43am
<(o_O<)^-^(>O_o)>
(21 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5 2500K @ 4.5GHz Asrock Z68 Extreme 3 Gen 3 Gigabyte GTX 970 Windforce 4GB 16gb G.Skill Ripjaws 1600mhz 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Samsung 840 EVO 250GB WD10EZEX 1TB DVD Multi Ram2 Corsair H100i 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 10 Pro LG 29EA73 Microsoft Sidewinder X4 Corsair HX-650 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Corsair A540 Logitech G502 Razer Goliathus Speed Extended Creative X-Fi Titanium 
AudioAudioAudioAudio
Beyerdynamics DT770 Pro 80Ω Kenwood RA-5000 Receiver + LS-V130-B Speakers Yamaha YST-SW030 Subwoofer FiiO E10K 
  hide details  
Reply
<(o_O<)^-^(>O_o)>
(21 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5 2500K @ 4.5GHz Asrock Z68 Extreme 3 Gen 3 Gigabyte GTX 970 Windforce 4GB 16gb G.Skill Ripjaws 1600mhz 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Samsung 840 EVO 250GB WD10EZEX 1TB DVD Multi Ram2 Corsair H100i 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 10 Pro LG 29EA73 Microsoft Sidewinder X4 Corsair HX-650 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Corsair A540 Logitech G502 Razer Goliathus Speed Extended Creative X-Fi Titanium 
AudioAudioAudioAudio
Beyerdynamics DT770 Pro 80Ω Kenwood RA-5000 Receiver + LS-V130-B Speakers Yamaha YST-SW030 Subwoofer FiiO E10K 
  hide details  
Reply
post #6 of 14
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jaxlb View Post
I was looking at that board but wasn't sure about it as I've never had any experience with ASRock motherboards.

Any specific models from Asus that I should be looking into?
For ASUS P8P67 PRO or P8Z68-V fits your criteria, but ASUS boards are pricy that it may overrun your budget.

So far I have positive experience ASRock. I'm using ASRock Z68 Pro3 and so far so good. If you can grab an ASUS motherboard within your budget do that. Otherwise ASRock is a perfectly fine choice.
Misaka
(18 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5-3570K ASRock Z68 Extreme4 Gen3 Sapphire HD 7850 2 GB Samsung DDR3 16 GB (30 nm) 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Crucial M4 128 GB WD Caviar Blue 1 TB Lite-on DVD Burner Thermalright Venomous X 
OSOSMonitorKeyboard
Windows 7 Professional x64 (Host) Crunchbang Linux x64 (Guest) HP 2311x HP PS/2 Keyboard 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
Rosewill Capstone 450 W Rosewill Challenger Logitech M570 ASUS Xonar D1 
Other
Hauppauge HVR-1250 
  hide details  
Reply
Misaka
(18 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5-3570K ASRock Z68 Extreme4 Gen3 Sapphire HD 7850 2 GB Samsung DDR3 16 GB (30 nm) 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Crucial M4 128 GB WD Caviar Blue 1 TB Lite-on DVD Burner Thermalright Venomous X 
OSOSMonitorKeyboard
Windows 7 Professional x64 (Host) Crunchbang Linux x64 (Guest) HP 2311x HP PS/2 Keyboard 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
Rosewill Capstone 450 W Rosewill Challenger Logitech M570 ASUS Xonar D1 
Other
Hauppauge HVR-1250 
  hide details  
Reply
post #7 of 14
post #8 of 14
P8Z68-V LE can only do some light OC.

And doesn't fit OP criteria for SLI or Crossfire (x16/x4 instead of x8/x8).
Misaka
(18 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5-3570K ASRock Z68 Extreme4 Gen3 Sapphire HD 7850 2 GB Samsung DDR3 16 GB (30 nm) 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Crucial M4 128 GB WD Caviar Blue 1 TB Lite-on DVD Burner Thermalright Venomous X 
OSOSMonitorKeyboard
Windows 7 Professional x64 (Host) Crunchbang Linux x64 (Guest) HP 2311x HP PS/2 Keyboard 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
Rosewill Capstone 450 W Rosewill Challenger Logitech M570 ASUS Xonar D1 
Other
Hauppauge HVR-1250 
  hide details  
Reply
Misaka
(18 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5-3570K ASRock Z68 Extreme4 Gen3 Sapphire HD 7850 2 GB Samsung DDR3 16 GB (30 nm) 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Crucial M4 128 GB WD Caviar Blue 1 TB Lite-on DVD Burner Thermalright Venomous X 
OSOSMonitorKeyboard
Windows 7 Professional x64 (Host) Crunchbang Linux x64 (Guest) HP 2311x HP PS/2 Keyboard 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
Rosewill Capstone 450 W Rosewill Challenger Logitech M570 ASUS Xonar D1 
Other
Hauppauge HVR-1250 
  hide details  
Reply
post #9 of 14
Quote:
Originally Posted by trumpet-205 View Post
P8Z68-V LE can only do some light OC.

And doesn't fit OP criteria for SLI or Crossfire (x16/x4 instead of x8/x8).
Says who? There are countless examples out there of outstanding OC's with the LE board (4.5GHz on the 2500k, etc.)...

You're exactly right about the dual GPU support though; glanced over that in the OP. Getting the P8Z68-V would push the price up to near $500.
post #10 of 14
Quote:
Originally Posted by jlells01 View Post
Says who? There are countless examples out there of outstanding OC's with the LE board (4.5GHz on the 2500k, etc.)...
Sorry, I mean if OP wants to push it into 4.8 GHz or above on LE it'll be difficult.
Misaka
(18 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5-3570K ASRock Z68 Extreme4 Gen3 Sapphire HD 7850 2 GB Samsung DDR3 16 GB (30 nm) 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Crucial M4 128 GB WD Caviar Blue 1 TB Lite-on DVD Burner Thermalright Venomous X 
OSOSMonitorKeyboard
Windows 7 Professional x64 (Host) Crunchbang Linux x64 (Guest) HP 2311x HP PS/2 Keyboard 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
Rosewill Capstone 450 W Rosewill Challenger Logitech M570 ASUS Xonar D1 
Other
Hauppauge HVR-1250 
  hide details  
Reply
Misaka
(18 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5-3570K ASRock Z68 Extreme4 Gen3 Sapphire HD 7850 2 GB Samsung DDR3 16 GB (30 nm) 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Crucial M4 128 GB WD Caviar Blue 1 TB Lite-on DVD Burner Thermalright Venomous X 
OSOSMonitorKeyboard
Windows 7 Professional x64 (Host) Crunchbang Linux x64 (Guest) HP 2311x HP PS/2 Keyboard 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
Rosewill Capstone 450 W Rosewill Challenger Logitech M570 ASUS Xonar D1 
Other
Hauppauge HVR-1250 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Intel - General
Overclock.net › Forums › Intel › Intel - General › $450 Budget build.