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i5-i7 rig for $550 budget

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Im selling my current rig and im looking into building a new one

i5-i7 rig for $550 budget Possible?

this doesn't include like monitor keyboard mouse and stuff just primary

case
motherboard
CPU
PSU
memory
Harddrive
GPU <--only if poissible



i been looking around and it seems newegg has some great deals on CPU+motherboard combos

Intel Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor MSI P67A-G43 (B3) ATX Intel Motherboard for $339

ram
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-438-_-Product

but id like the community input on this
post #2 of 9
I think you could manage this fairly enough. That CPU and mobo combo looks nice, the ram adds a bit more, just snag a 550w PSU and you'll be right as rain. ^^

I've seen 500GB HDDs for $40 on newegg as of late. They aren't top of the line but they'll do whatever you want. The NZXT Gamma is a good low cost case with good expandability too. Just transfer over your 9800 for the GPU for the time being. ^^
     
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256GB SanDisk M.2 SSD 1TB HGST 7.2k HDD Custom Cooling by Dell Solutions Windows 10 Home 64-Bit 
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15.6" 1920x1080 IPS Screen Dell 130w PSU Logitech G602 Wireless 
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for a case get a haf
ur cpu combo is good if u want upgrade click here:
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/ComboDe...t=Combo.632748

also mobo if bought seperatly:


psu should be around 550-650

samsung spinpoint 1 tb for like $60

u can use built in video card or like 100 doller video card like gtx460 from nividea
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2TB Barracuada 64mb ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner Windows Ultimate 64-Bit LG 22" LCD 
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post #4 of 9
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thanks for the info guys @ukieman thats a hell of a deal i didnt even see that thanks
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1. Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz
+
2. Patriot Gamer 2 Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
+
3. Futuremark Gift - Shattered Horizons - The Last Stand Pack

1. Intel BX80623I52500K: $224.99
2. Patriot Memory PGD34G1600ELK: $51.99
3. Futuremark Shattered Horizons: $29.99
Combo Discount: -$44.99
Combo Price: $261.98

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboD...t=Combo.623052

1. GIGABYTE GA-P67A-UD3-B3 LGA 1155 Intel P67
+
2. HITACHI Deskstar 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s

1. GIGABYTE GA-P67A-UD3-B3: $122.99
2. Hitachi Global Storage Technologies HDS721010CLA332: $54.99
Combo Discount: -$20.00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboD...t=Combo.636560

Antec BP550 Plus 550W Continuous Power ATX12V V2.2 80 PLUS Certified Modular - $60
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817371016

NZXT GAMMA Classic Series GAMA-001BK Black Steel - $40
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811146061

ASUS EN210 SILENT/DI/512MD2(LP) GeForce 210 512MB (open box) - $26
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...2E16814121385R

Grand Total:* $545.93

use that card until you save up for a good one, and you´re missing an opitical drive

hey u can squeeze in that optical drive if you use the video card in your sig rig meanwhile
Edited by antmiu2 - 4/20/11 at 6:07pm
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post #6 of 9
Keep in mind that you should also run a good quality cooler to run that i5-2500k if you're going to do anything with it. If I were you, $550 seems quite low so I would go for an i3-2100 which is a dual core with HyperThreading. Although its not 4 cores, most games today run on dual-cores still and unless you're doing heavy multitasking, a dual-core shouldn't be a problem. For motherboards, you have two paths.

You can either go with a H67, but then if you would possibly upgrade to a i5-2500k or even an i7-2600k it would be useless. H67 boards are cheap though, and provide good quality for its price. If you choose this path, you will be able to get a better video card such as a 460 1GB. Its all up to you for your parts. Also if you go this build, you can keep it for maybe a year to three years and do a whole new system and sell of this one possibly. With $550 it should be a good path.

If you decide to go for a i5-2500k, you would need at the very least in my opinion $800 to do good with it. The i5-2500k is around $225 by itself and the a good P67 board at the very cheapest would be around $120 but with no good features at all. You also need a cooler for overclocking your i5 so expect to add another $40 at the very least. I've already gone to $400. You can maybe get a good deal somewhere and get a 500-650w for lets say $50-60. That leaves you with a case, OS, optical drive, data drive, graphics card, RAM, and a graphics card. OS is $100 for Windows 7 Home Premium, unless you already have a version of it or decide to run Linux. RAM is $40 for a 4GB kit (going low.) You would HAVE TO have a graphics card since P67 doesn't run integrated. You can keep your 9800, but that would be a really bad bottleneck to your processor. Optical drive you can scrap from old build or $20. HDD would be $40 for a 500GB, and finally a case you should expect $50.

Overall the price to performance would be way better going to the H67 with the i3-2100. You can always upgrade the graphics card later, or build a whole entire new system for $500 in the near future and sell this one off. Trust me, you really don't want to go with the i5-2500k with that kind of budget. Unless you get great combo deals and somehow get it like the guy above me then that's great. The H67 build would still give you better performance for the money. Oh and by the way, you didn't mention OS so you if you do need Windows 7 above wouldn't work. Keep in mind that sales tax is not included so expect to add another $50 to your price. And shipping so another $15-30.

Goodluck with your build.
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Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
WD Blue 500GB. Windows 7 Home Premium. hp f2304 @ 1980x1200. Old DELL @ 1280x1024 Corsair HX850. 
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post #7 of 9
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Quote:
Originally Posted by antmiu2 View Post
1. Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz
+
2. Patriot Gamer 2 Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
+
3. Futuremark Gift - Shattered Horizons - The Last Stand Pack

1. Intel BX80623I52500K: $224.99
2. Patriot Memory PGD34G1600ELK: $51.99
3. Futuremark Shattered Horizons: $29.99
Combo Discount: -$44.99
Combo Price: $261.98

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboD...t=Combo.623052

1. GIGABYTE GA-P67A-UD3-B3 LGA 1155 Intel P67
+
2. HITACHI Deskstar 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s

1. GIGABYTE GA-P67A-UD3-B3: $122.99
2. Hitachi Global Storage Technologies HDS721010CLA332: $54.99
Combo Discount: -$20.00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboD...t=Combo.636560

Antec BP550 Plus 550W Continuous Power ATX12V V2.2 80 PLUS Certified Modular - $60
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817371016

NZXT GAMMA Classic Series GAMA-001BK Black Steel - $40
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811146061

ASUS EN210 SILENT/DI/512MD2(LP) GeForce 210 512MB (open box) - $26
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...2E16814121385R

Grand Total:* $545.93

use that card until you save up for a good one, and you´re missing an opitical drive

hey u can squeeze in that optical drive if you use the video card in your sig rig meanwhile
wow you nailed a damn good build thanks dude
post #8 of 9
550 is kinda low, you would need 700 to 800 for a decent one without hardcore bottleneck. Decent gpu is going to cost you 150
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Originally Posted by lazi punk View Post
550 is kinda low, you would need 700 to 800 for a decent one without hardcore bottleneck. Decent gpu is going to cost you 150
Exactly why the H67 would be a much better option giving you a decent GPU atleast.
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Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
WD Blue 500GB. Windows 7 Home Premium. hp f2304 @ 1980x1200. Old DELL @ 1280x1024 Corsair HX850. 
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