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What about replacing mb for http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157296 if he decide to overclock if not i will choose one of those. How does the i3-3220 compare to the i5200k ?

The basic differences between between the i5-2500K and the i3-3220 are as follows:

i5-2500K: 4 physical cores w/o "hyper-threading", previous-gen Sandy Bridge model, overclockable if used w/ Z77 chipset motherboard. The current-gen Ivy Bridge successor is the i5-3570K.

i3-3220: 2 physical cores w/ "hyper-threading", current-gen Ivy Bridge model, not overclockable at all.

Here's the problem: You can't get any kind of overclocking if you want to keep your budget to $600 and not have crappy el-cheapo components for the rest of the rig.

To upgrade from my example rig, you'd have to pay $41 more for that lower-end ASRock Z77 motherboard, $70 more after rebate ($90 up-front) for the i5-2500K, and then another $20 ($30 up-front) for that HSF you originally linked (since there's no way you should overclock with the stock one included with the CPU). So you're looking at about $150 extra up-front, which can't realistically be offset by downgrading other components.
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I see so hmmm , so he can just use the stock heatsink and save money on he CM heatsink correct? Also no point in getting the z77 if hes not planning to overclock or upgrade cpu in the future correct?

Is there any good Asrock MB choices beside the gigabyte one ?
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If not overclocking or upgrading, then getting a Z77 is overkill; a B75 will do just fine. Same goes with not needing an aftermarket HSF if sticking to stock clocks.

As for alternate motherboard choices, I guess a decent one would be MSI's B75MA-P45 ($63 AR, $73 up-front). I prefer the Gigabyte model that I originally outlined, but it's your call.

Whichever one you choose, make sure it has 4 RAM slots so that you can upgrade that later without having to throw out the existing sticks.
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To be honest I am leery of the build quality of ASRock's low-end boards such as those, as well as their support infrastructure.

That said, the H77 board in question won't serve any purpose that a B75 couldn't and only has 2 RAM slots anyhow. It's not worth it, really.

The Z75 board is far more interesting, as it does support overclocking (but is missing some of Z77's relatively unimportant functions like SSD caching) and has 4 RAM slots. The thing is that you'd still have to pay about $100 more compared to the i3-3220 in order to get the i5-2500K / i5-3570K plus an aftermarket HSF to take advantage of such overclocking functionality.
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let me try to convince you about my suggestion....

here it is an AMD APU...

CPU : AMD A10-5800K 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor = $119.99 (much better this APU because this having an OC'ng potential compare to i3 CPU's)

CPU Cooler : Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO = $29.99 (bang for the buck CPU cooler with great performance &review's)

RAM : G.Skill Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 = $62.98 (for an APU you must have a high speed RAM like 1866 Mhz or above because your iGPU will mostly depend on your Ram speed)

Motherboard : Gigabyte GA-F2A85X-D3H ATX FM2 Motherboard = $97.99 (Great motherboard for OC'ng your APU)

HDD : Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive = $89.99 (Great Hard drive for gaming)

GPU : XFX Radeon HD 6670 1GB Video Card = $94.99 (This great graphic card for a Hybrid crossfire to your iGPU Radeon HD 7660D to attain the same performance of an HD 7770 thumb.gif )

PSU : XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply = $69.99 (Great power supply and sufficient enough for your power needs)

Optical Drive ; Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer = $19.96

Case : Thermaltake Commander MS/I Snow Edition (White/Black) ATX Mid Tower Case = $43.99 (i have the same cheap case but im very satisfied with it biggrin.gif )

Total Cost = $629.87 - (Mail-in Rebates) $35.00 = $594.87

For me i choose this set up than to have an i3 because you can overclock it .........

Hope i help you for my suggestion on your given budget $600 smile.gif

here's the link http://pcpartpicker.com/p/LPB6
Edited by xd9denz - 3/24/13 at 5:32am
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post #27 of 91
here is a updated one of mine Total: $624.89 after Mail-in Rebates: $579.89
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/LQ3n

CPU- The i3 is good value it should be fine in most games

Motherboard- The mother will do the job and ASRock uses good Capacitors

RAM- It is fast and you will not need more than 8gb

HDD- A 1Tb hdd is fine it is 7200rpm so it shouldn't be too slow

GPU- The hd 7870 is the gpu i use i have maxed out every game i have played a good frame rates if hthey need to save money get a gtx 650ti or a hd 7850

Case- The NZXT Tempest 210 is well ventilated so it will keep every thing cool but it might be a bit loud

PSU- The CX430 is grate value for money it is 80+ bronze and has more than enough power for this rig

ODD- Just got the cheapest DVD writer i could find
Edited by BURNINGchicken3 - 3/24/13 at 6:18am
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My apologies. The link has been updated now.
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i say you pick your video card and build the rest of the sytem around that ...


I have a 660GTXm and it runs the 1080p screen everything maxed out no problems... So imho unless you are doing multi screen set up or what ever you don't need anything else... other then a 7770 to a 7850 or a 660. And you can keep your whole build under 500$ ...
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I'm wondering why everyone is suggesting him ATI instead of Nvidia? Hmmm any suggestion on a few gtx beside the one svenge recommended? Thank you for all of your guys efforts thumb.gif

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here is a updated one of mine Total: $624.89 after Mail-in Rebates: $579.89
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/LQ3n

CPU- The i3 is good value it should be fine in most games

Motherboard- The mother will do the job and ASRock uses good Capacitors

RAM- It is fast and you will not need more than 8gb

HDD- A 1Tb hdd is fine it is 7200rpm so it shouldn't be too slow

GPU- The hd 7870 is the gpu i use i have maxed out every game i have played a good frame rates if hthey need to save money get a gtx 650ti or a hd 7850

Case- The NZXT Tempest 210 is well ventilated so it will keep every thing cool but it might be a bit loud

PSU- The CX430 is grate value for money it is 80+ bronze and has more than enough power for this rig

ODD- Just got the cheapest DVD writer i could find
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