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Working on a build for a friend. He does not game or OC at all. He just wants a FAST computer with a good sound card, as well lots of storage space. I've come up with this list, however still some uncertainties:

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EDIT: Advice taken, changes made!

CPU: i5 2400 ($185)

MB: Asus P8H67-M LE ($100)

RAM: G.Skill Ripjaws X F3-10666CL7D-4GBXH ***Is this compatible with the H67 board?

Sound: Asus Xonar Essence STX ($170)

GPU: ***using the onboard from the 2400

PSU: Seasonic S12II 520W ($70)

SSD: Intel 320 Series GEN3 80GB ($165)

HDD: WDC Green 2TB ($75)

Case: CM 690 II Advanced ($80)

Optical: Asus DRW-24B1ST ($20)

Wireless: TP-Link TL-WN722N ($20)

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Comes to about $1050 after taxes, slightly over his $1000 flexible budget.

Any advice?

Thanks!
Edited by reyo - 4/16/11 at 10:55am
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post #2 of 10
I see no point to go to the i7's yet...

I think a LGA775 C2Q is the way to go, and cheaper..
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post #3 of 10
You might want to go for the i2500k just for the fact that it has the HD3000 integrated graphics. Its not that much more, and you get a CPU and GPU upgrade.
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I see no point to go to the i7's yet...

I think a LGA775 C2Q is the way to go, and cheaper..
i7...?

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Originally Posted by pangolinman View Post
You might want to go for the i2500k just for the fact that it has the HD3000 integrated graphics. Its not that much more, and you get a CPU and GPU upgrade.
2400 has the HD 2000?
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hd2000 and hd 3000 aren't very different. If he transcode videos a lot then hd 3000 may be the better option, if not, stick with hd 2000 on the 2400. You don't need 650w for a rig without a graphics card, a 430w from antec would be more than sufficient.
    
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Go with the cheaper motherboard too if there is going to be no overclocking or anything like that. Drop the WD blue for storage and pick up a 2TB green, plenty fast for storage and everyday use since you've got an ssd for the os and heavy use programs.
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hd2000 and hd 3000 aren't very different. If he transcode videos a lot then hd 3000 may be the better option, if not, stick with hd 2000 on the 2400. You don't need 650w for a rig without a graphics card, a 430w from antec would be more than sufficient.
Yea no need for that much wattage, agreed on the 430w
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Originally Posted by robwadeson View Post
hd2000 and hd 3000 aren't very different. If he transcode videos a lot then hd 3000 may be the better option, if not, stick with hd 2000 on the 2400. You don't need 650w for a rig without a graphics card, a 430w from antec would be more than sufficient.
What do you mean by transcoding?

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Go with the cheaper motherboard too if there is going to be no overclocking or anything like that. Drop the WD blue for storage and pick up a 2TB green, plenty fast for storage and everyday use since you've got an ssd for the os and heavy use programs.
I will look into it the WDC Green, thanks!

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Yea no need for that much wattage, agreed on the 430w
I will drop the PSU, thanks!
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How about the Antec High Current Gamer 400W?
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The build logs section is usually for on-going logs with pictures and so on, rather than build advice. Just a heads up
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