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post #1 of 8
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Ok I'm working on a budget build and heres my idea copy/past from newegg shopping cart.

COOLER MASTER Centurion 5 CAC-T05-UB Black /Blue Aluminum Bezel , SECC Chassis ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Item #: N82E16811119047
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
$54.98


SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Item #: N82E16822152181
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$49.99

Antec VP-450 450W ATX 12V v2.3 Power Supply
Item #: N82E16817371045
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
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$43.99

Open Box: ASUS P7P55 LX LGA 1156 Intel P55 ATX Intel Motherboard
Item #: N82E16813131604R
Return Policy: Open Box Refund Only Return Policy
-$40.00 Instant
$119.99
$79.99

Intel Core i3-560 Clarkdale 3.33GHz LGA 1156 73W Dual-Core Desktop Processor BX80616I3560
Item #: N82E16819115068
Return Policy: CPU Replacement Only Return Policy
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$149.99


ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 7 Pro Rev.2 92mm Fluid Dynamic CPU Cooler
Item #: N82E16835186134
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Choking Hazard: Small parts. Not for children under 3 years.
$29.99

This build is mainly going to be used for working with linux and experimenting with overclocking. I am hoping to get a some linux certs and getting into programming things for Linux. It's not going to be for gaming or anything super important thats what my sig rig is for. Mainly something cheap to mess around with.

I already have GTX460 that I'll use for than and an extra 1x4gb stick of crosair vegeance ram (might get one more for dual channel performance but 4gb is enough).

The budget is under and up to $500 max.
Edited by cavallino - 3/6/11 at 6:22pm
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post #2 of 8
I had that case, good pick. Good job going with the open box. I got mine open box too, works perfect. As far as the cooler I think you should get the hyper 212+. Everything else looks good so far. And you might want to look into a small SSD for a boot drive, they honestly help alot.
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post #3 of 8
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How's the size on the case. I was looking for something smaller than my 922. I don't need as much interior space for this one and the sig rig already takes up most of my desk.

Also considering this case it's a axt mini tower

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811119195
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post #4 of 8
No reason to spend the extra on the 560. Just get the cheapest i3. Microcenter sells the 550 for 99 if your around one.

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post #5 of 8
yeah it's definitely smaller than the 922 by quite a bit.
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post #6 of 8
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No reason to spend the extra on the 560. Just get the cheapest i3. Microcenter sells the 550 for 99 if your around one.

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Good call the frys near me has the 550 for cheaper than the newegg 560.

Still trying to decide on a case. I'm thinking I might go with a 912 it's a bit smaller than my 922 still and it will have better airflow than the centurion 5. Probably going to be tough to find a place to put either one anyway. The 912 is only $5 more.
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post #7 of 8
Yeah go with the 912, the Centurion 5 is old and dated.
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post #8 of 8
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Everything came today minus the Processor I had misread the tracking and thought it was talk about a let down for the impatient.

The mobo has a refurbished seal on it. Didn't realize openbox items could also be refurbished probably doesn't matter I guess. I saved a nice bit of cash and all the accessories are there.
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