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Hey guys. I need a little help here. I will be building a budget build for a Co-worker next week and I've not been following latest gear much lately... I'd prefer to stick to Intel. Unless someone can put together a good rig with AMD. I have about $600 to spend TOTAL for this. (His mac laptop just died)

I have a Western Digital 1.5TB Green Drive for the HD. a DVD Optical Drive, and the PSU. So everything else is what I'm looking for suggestions on

Only requirement is the Graphics card needs some video, display port or HDMI out! Thanks! I wonder if sandy bridge low end would be good enough for light gaming, video work
Edited by xguntherc - 1/7/11 at 4:40pm
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I see an i3 530, with a budget H55 mobo and A HD5770?
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I've not done much with the i series..

i like the idea you've mentioned. could be a good build. or maybe a older Q9 series build.
or What about a new H67 Sandy-Bridge. Integrated graphics and HDMI output. that would save me $150 on the graphics card and I could probably build the budget H67 build for $600 since I already have the HD and the PSU.

Basically I need a build that will do some video work and photo editing here and there for a casual user, that can also hdmi out to his TV and watch movies.
Edited by xguntherc - 1/5/11 at 7:39pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by xguntherc View Post
What about a new H67 Sandy-Bridge. Integrated graphics and HDMI output. that would save me $150 on the graphics card and I could probably build the budget H67 build for $600 since I already have the HD and the PSU.
Will you be overclocking or not? Right now, there are only two chipsets available:
H67: integrated graphics but no overclocking
P67: overclocking but no integrated graphics

Granted, an i5-2400/2500 at stock with Turbo will likely perform better than a Core i3 oc'ed to ~4GHz.
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No overclocking. and new UPDATE. I now have $600 to spend TOTAL. and I don't need a monitor. I have an AMD build with the 1090T 6 core for about $560, but I still would rather do a Quad core Intel build.

So $600 for a system, minus the HD, DVD Drive
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New hard drive is needed, grab a samsung spin pointer caviar black from. Get a 7200rpm drive at the minimum.
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Quote:
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New hard drive is needed, grab a samsung spin pointer caviar black from. Get a 7200rpm drive at the minimum.
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I have a brand new 1.5TB for it.. so I don't need a HD. but thanks!
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I would say a nice H67 board and whatever sandy bridge cpu fits in your budget would be pretty sweet. i5 2400 maybe?
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So what parts do you need? Just the following?
  • Case:
  • MB:
  • CPU:
  • RAM:
  • GPU:

My suggestion (assuming no OC required)
  • Case: Antec 300, $60 (Illusion is just $55 right now, I think)
  • MB: H67 motherboard, $100
  • CPU: Intel Core i5-2400 3.1 GHz, $180~190
  • RAM: G.Skill Ripjaws 2x2GB DDR3 1333, $44
  • GPU: GTX 460 1GB, $200
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