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I'm looking to get a nice desktop for (max) $650.
I don't do much gaming anymore (any of the gaming I do now is through OnLive) so I don't need a GPU.
I wanted to get a SSD for speed benefit, plus to keep the noise down.

Once I upgrade the RAM a bit more, I want to start running a few VMs on it as well.

One thing I am worried about is if that CPU cooler is going to be able to cool it. I don't plan on doing any overclocking. (Is that CPU Cooler hard to install?)

Any suggestions?
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post #2 of 20
The factory heat sink is excellent. It even overclocks decently if you had a k chip.

That takes 32.99 off. I would make more concessions somewhere else so you can get 2500k, P67, and a cheap video card.

Also, Crucial C300 64mb on SATA 6.0 smashes the OCZ Agility 2 for about the same price.
 
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post #3 of 20
The stock HSF is fine if you're not overclocking, so the Scythe HSF you picked out should be perfect.

I wouldn't go with an OCZ SSD, they're having a lot of trouble switching from their old 34nm manufacturing process to their new 25nm manufacturing process.
Edited by thisischuck01 - 3/22/11 at 5:10pm
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post #4 of 20
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Why would I need a video card? Isn't there one onboard on the CPU now?
Would the stock Intel Heatsink meet the height requirements for the board?
I don't see why I would need to upgrade the CPU, I'm not going to be overclocking it.
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post #5 of 20
That looks okay but it seems your spending a lot of money and not getting enough. I could be wrong though. I'll give it a second look again but I'm pretty sure my sig rig was around that much money and I feel I got a lot of performance for how much money was put into it.
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post #6 of 20
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Originally Posted by chris062689 View Post
Why would I need a video card? Isn't there one onboard on the CPU now?
You don't. Yes there is.

Quote:
Originally Posted by chris062689 View Post
Would the stock Intel Heatsink meet the height requirements for the board?
I don't know what you mean by a "height requirement", but yes, the stock HSF would fit just fine.

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Originally Posted by chris062689 View Post
I don't see why I would need to upgrade the CPU, I'm not going to be overclocking it.
You don't need to.

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Go with one of these SSDs:

Sandforce 1200 Controller:
(285MBps Seq. Read/275MBps Seq. Write/50K IOPS in Random 4K Write)
  • Mushkin Enhanced Callisto Deluxe
  • Corsair Force Series
  • G.Skill Phoenix Pro Series.
  • A-DATA S599

Crucial Controller:
(355MBps [SATA III] or 265MBps [SATA II] Seq. Read/75MBps Seq. Write/60K IOPS in Random 4K Write)
  • Crucial RealSSD C300

The Crucial drive is the best for an OS.
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post #7 of 20
Here's something I threw together. Onboard Nvida graphics as well. Still enough money for a descent GPU if you want one. Maybe a 430 for 60 or 70 bucks.

Attachment 201494

EDIT:

592.93 with a Nvidia GT 430 (Fermi) will give you a bit of better performance.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814187132

That gpu has a rebate as well.

Edited by XanderDylan - 3/22/11 at 5:19pm
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post #8 of 20
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Interesting. I'd go with an AMD build but from what I heard the Intel i series is the best price / performance right now, is this true? Or would you suggest an AMD X6?
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post #9 of 20
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Interesting. I'd go with an AMD build but from what I heard the Intel i series is the best price / performance right now, is this true? Or would you suggest an AMD X6?
Intel is very good but I honestly think you'd be saving money going AMD and still getting awesome performance with that build I made. I've always heard AMD was the best bang for the buck. You're getting a lot of stuff for cheaper than what you put together. It's just my opinion it's your build I can't say "Hey, buy this now!" or anything I'm just trying to help and show you there are different options. Plus, your getting a dedicated GPU as well which will make things a lot snappier than using the integrated graphics. The 430's are perfect for everyday plus some little gaming here and there.
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post #10 of 20
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Here's something I threw together that would make a good AMD system.
I like the prospect of having more cores, and it is a little bit cheaper with more RAM.
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