Overclock.net › Forums › Intel › Intel - General › New SB build for my father-in-law: Need some advice!
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

New SB build for my father-in-law: Need some advice!

post #1 of 17
Thread Starter 
I am going to build my father-in-law a new computer and was looking for some advice. I've created a wishlist on NE for an i3 2105 build (going with HD3000 IGP). How does this look and what changes would you guys suggest? I'm looking to keep it under $500 (though with Windows this is close to impossible). For the most part he web-browses and plays WIndows games like solitaire so I doubt he'd need a video card....

242

Thanks for any suggestions you guys may have!
Edited by Majin SSJ Eric - 2/5/12 at 12:34pm
post #2 of 17
u could try to find a cheaper mobo. a h61 board would only need 1333 ram so you could just get 1 4gb chip for about $20.
here's what i configured before for someone.
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/4m7g
 
Compact Gamer
(11 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5 2300 P8H61-I RX 460 G Skill Sniper 
Hard DriveCoolingOSKeyboard
Western Digital Black H60 Windows 7 64-bit Rii RK300 
PowerCaseMouse
Seasonic M12II 520 Silverstone SG13b Sensei 
  hide details  
Reply
 
Compact Gamer
(11 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5 2300 P8H61-I RX 460 G Skill Sniper 
Hard DriveCoolingOSKeyboard
Western Digital Black H60 Windows 7 64-bit Rii RK300 
PowerCaseMouse
Seasonic M12II 520 Silverstone SG13b Sensei 
  hide details  
Reply
post #3 of 17
Thread Starter 
Wouldn't I lose dual channel if I used just one DIMM...
post #4 of 17
do u really need dual channel ram to surf the web and play solitare?
 
Compact Gamer
(11 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5 2300 P8H61-I RX 460 G Skill Sniper 
Hard DriveCoolingOSKeyboard
Western Digital Black H60 Windows 7 64-bit Rii RK300 
PowerCaseMouse
Seasonic M12II 520 Silverstone SG13b Sensei 
  hide details  
Reply
 
Compact Gamer
(11 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5 2300 P8H61-I RX 460 G Skill Sniper 
Hard DriveCoolingOSKeyboard
Western Digital Black H60 Windows 7 64-bit Rii RK300 
PowerCaseMouse
Seasonic M12II 520 Silverstone SG13b Sensei 
  hide details  
Reply
post #5 of 17
at that price he will have a nice rig.. even tho he just surfs the web and plays games like solitare.. its solid so i would go for it, he will apreciate for sure thumb.gif
Going to be chaep
(16 items)
 
Wife's Rig
(12 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-3770k Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UP5 TH MSI GTX460 G.Skill TridentX 2400 2 x 4GB 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Plextor M5p 128GB 2 x WD 500GB Blues LG Prolimatech Megahalems Rev C 
CoolingOSMonitorPower
Arctic F12 CO PWM x 2 Push/Pull Windows 7 64 bit Ultimate LG IPS235V Corsair AX850 
Case
Coolermaster HAF 912 advanced (Asia version) 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
I5-3570K Gigabyte Z68X-UD3H-B3 Inno3D Ichill GTX660 8GB G.Skill RipjawsX 1600 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Samsung 830 128GB WD black 500GB Liteon Coolermaster Hyper 212+ EVO 
OSMonitorPowerCase
Win 7 ultimate Samsung Syncmaster 932gwe+ OCZ ZT series 550W Coolermaster 410 
CPUMotherboardRAMHard Drive
1.67Ghz Atom stock 1GB DDR2 2 x 500GB Western Digital Cavier Blacks [RAID 1] 
CoolingOSPowerCase
stock DSM3.2 [built on linux] stock stock 
OtherOther
Synology DX510 Expansion unit 5 x 1TB WD Cavier Blacks in a RAID 6 
  hide details  
Reply
Going to be chaep
(16 items)
 
Wife's Rig
(12 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-3770k Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UP5 TH MSI GTX460 G.Skill TridentX 2400 2 x 4GB 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Plextor M5p 128GB 2 x WD 500GB Blues LG Prolimatech Megahalems Rev C 
CoolingOSMonitorPower
Arctic F12 CO PWM x 2 Push/Pull Windows 7 64 bit Ultimate LG IPS235V Corsair AX850 
Case
Coolermaster HAF 912 advanced (Asia version) 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
I5-3570K Gigabyte Z68X-UD3H-B3 Inno3D Ichill GTX660 8GB G.Skill RipjawsX 1600 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Samsung 830 128GB WD black 500GB Liteon Coolermaster Hyper 212+ EVO 
OSMonitorPowerCase
Win 7 ultimate Samsung Syncmaster 932gwe+ OCZ ZT series 550W Coolermaster 410 
CPUMotherboardRAMHard Drive
1.67Ghz Atom stock 1GB DDR2 2 x 500GB Western Digital Cavier Blacks [RAID 1] 
CoolingOSPowerCase
stock DSM3.2 [built on linux] stock stock 
OtherOther
Synology DX510 Expansion unit 5 x 1TB WD Cavier Blacks in a RAID 6 
  hide details  
Reply
post #6 of 17
For your HDD, go with this one instead:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136769

Extra 250Gb of space and barely any more money. smile.gif
post #7 of 17
I would go cheaper on the chassis the Antec 300 is old and showing age.. even at $69 thats quite expensive
SlowGrow
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 3930k  MSI X79-GD65 (8D) MSI 7850 in CrossfireX G-skill RipJaws 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Seagate Barracuda ST500DM002 ASUS DVD/CD Burner Combo CoolerMaster Hyper 412 PWM Windows 7 Home Premium x64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
ASUS 23.6 LCD Moniter 1920x1080 Resolution Logitech 920 Ultra Thin Illuminated Keyboard Thermeltake 750W Modular Power Supply Cooler Master HAF 912 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Logitech M215 Umm Mouse pads are useless and obsolete IMO Logitech 5.1 Surround  
  hide details  
Reply
SlowGrow
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 3930k  MSI X79-GD65 (8D) MSI 7850 in CrossfireX G-skill RipJaws 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Seagate Barracuda ST500DM002 ASUS DVD/CD Burner Combo CoolerMaster Hyper 412 PWM Windows 7 Home Premium x64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
ASUS 23.6 LCD Moniter 1920x1080 Resolution Logitech 920 Ultra Thin Illuminated Keyboard Thermeltake 750W Modular Power Supply Cooler Master HAF 912 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Logitech M215 Umm Mouse pads are useless and obsolete IMO Logitech 5.1 Surround  
  hide details  
Reply
post #8 of 17
Quote:
Originally Posted by shiftwig113 View Post

I would go cheaper on the chassis the Antec 300 is old and showing age.. even at $69 thats quite expensive

it comes with a PSU tho. on budget builds like this, thats a pretty good deal.
 
Compact Gamer
(11 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5 2300 P8H61-I RX 460 G Skill Sniper 
Hard DriveCoolingOSKeyboard
Western Digital Black H60 Windows 7 64-bit Rii RK300 
PowerCaseMouse
Seasonic M12II 520 Silverstone SG13b Sensei 
  hide details  
Reply
 
Compact Gamer
(11 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5 2300 P8H61-I RX 460 G Skill Sniper 
Hard DriveCoolingOSKeyboard
Western Digital Black H60 Windows 7 64-bit Rii RK300 
PowerCaseMouse
Seasonic M12II 520 Silverstone SG13b Sensei 
  hide details  
Reply
post #9 of 17
How far are you from the Microcenter in Georgia?Save some more by getting the CPU there and get the i3 2125 for $120 or add another $15 on top of that $135 newegg price and get the quad core i5 2400 for $150 thumb.gif and that will last him a really long time.You can offset that price by getting a cheaper board like this.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157233


And that HDD theloneplant suggested is a really good deal for only $5 more.
post #10 of 17
Have to agree with itsmenara on the motherboard. All you really need is a 75 dollar motherboard for websurfing and solitaire. To be honest though, i would really suggest an AMD build. Would probably be cheaper.
My PC
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
AMD Phenom ii 1090T GIGABYTE GA-990FXA-UD3 AM3+ HIS radeon hd 6770 MSI Hawk hd 5770 
RAMHard DriveCoolingOS
8gb G skill sniper Western Digital 500GB caviar blue Noctua NH-D14 Windows 7 Home Premium 
PowerCase
Antec Earth Watts Series 750W Thermaltake Element G 
  hide details  
Reply
My PC
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
AMD Phenom ii 1090T GIGABYTE GA-990FXA-UD3 AM3+ HIS radeon hd 6770 MSI Hawk hd 5770 
RAMHard DriveCoolingOS
8gb G skill sniper Western Digital 500GB caviar blue Noctua NH-D14 Windows 7 Home Premium 
PowerCase
Antec Earth Watts Series 750W Thermaltake Element G 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Intel - General
Overclock.net › Forums › Intel › Intel - General › New SB build for my father-in-law: Need some advice!