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I have come to Intel for a preferred build for my friend, the MAX budget is $600. Staying around $500 is better. He already has a GPU (GT 520 2GB), and a monitor. I am thinking of an i3 build, 1155 obviously.

What he needs:
CPU
Board
Optical disk drive
RAM
CPU cooler
PSU
HDD

I might sell him my old NZXT M59, if I do we will need a few fans for intake/exhaust.

He will be doing light gaming basically. KOTOR, Gmod, San Andreas, Oblivion, The Old Republic. He won't be doing any video editing. Just the gaming and internet, video viewing.

If you want to point me back to AMD, a Phenom II, thats fine by me. I just want this build to be a solid first build for my friend.

He does NOT need keyboard, mouse, or Windows

Thanks
Edited by NuclearSlurpee - 1/20/12 at 10:21pm
post #2 of 24
Even for light gaming I would still go with i5 2500k on an Asus or ASRock board, better for overclocking. If he ever considers SSD a z68 chipset board would be better however p67 is probably just fine in this case. Ram you can get very cheap for quality 1600mhz, he would only need 4GB (2x2GB) but I recommend 8GB (2x4GB) which at today's prices isn't that much different. Optical drive generally is around $20 for your basic DVDRW and the Blurays start around $50, some people don't even use an optical drive anymore. Cooler I use a CM Hyper 212+ but there's also Evo which is very cheap considering the performance. PSU get something like a quality 650W. HDD is very expensive right now, the prices are inflated for the time being, so if he has an older drive that could suffice for the time being, I wouldn't go crazy on this one. SSD is a way better investment in terms of a quality drive not to mention they offer amazing performance on Sata III.
post #3 of 24
In 10 mins, I came up with this:

246

Here it is with 2500k, cheaper board, 1TB drive, Antec PSU, and 8GB RAM:

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^ pretty good build thumb.gif
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Originally Posted by tompsonn View Post

In 10 mins, I came up with this:
246

He doesn't need Z68. We could cut that down.

But of course a Hyper 212+ is good. Just wondering about the board w/ an i3.

Overkill with that PSU, don't need a $120 PSU.
Edited by NuclearSlurpee - 1/20/12 at 10:46pm
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Not meaning to advertise, but look at my sig. He'll just need a HDD since he has the GPU. I'm close by so I could possibly deliver as well biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by NuclearSlurpee View Post

He doesn't need Z68. We could cut that down.
But of course a Hyper 212+ is good. Just wondering about the board w/ an i3.
Overkill with that PSU, don't need a $120 PSU.

It's 80 plus gold wink.gif But yep, check out my edited post, much cheaper PSU there. You could just use that PSU with the original build. I included the second one with 2500k so you could mix and match things.

H67 board:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131783

But you did say max $600, and it was in the $500's, so nerr tongue.gif
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Originally Posted by tompsonn View Post

It's 80 plus gold wink.gif But yep, check out my edited post, much cheaper PSU there. You could just use that PSU with the original build. I included the second one with 2500k so you could mix and match things.
H67 board:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131783

Honestly, I don't think a 2500k will be for him. Also thats quite expensive, $600 is max budget.

@Gunfire, thanks for the offer, I'll show him this offer.
post #9 of 24
Well there's some unknown variables like what will your existing case cost him out of that budget? Everyone's basing the build on a $600 budget anyway, half going to the CPU, RAM, Mobo, and Cooler the other half going to the other stuff.
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Originally Posted by NuclearSlurpee View Post

Honestly, I don't think a 2500k will be for him. Also thats quite expensive, $600 is max budget.
@Gunfire, thanks for the offer, I'll show him this offer.

I knew you wouldn't go for it, but I did it because it means I compensated for the higher 2500k price by dropping other components, which you could use in the i3 build to get the price down further.
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