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$600 BUDGET i5 SANDY BRIDGE BUILD!

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hello everyone, i wanted to build a nice gaming rig. My Max budget is $600. I cant go any higher than that. What i plan to do is buy sandy bridge, and get a weak graphics card, so i can just upgrade my graphics card later in the future, instead of the other way around. here are the parts. i wont be overclocking it,since im getting the core i5 2500 anyway.
everything total shipping and tax=$600

CPU=
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...2&sku=I69-2500
GPU=
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...&sku=P450-0255
CASE=
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...&sku=C283-3122
MOBO=
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...&sku=M452-6214
HARDDRIVE=
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...ku=TSD-250AAKX
PSU=
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817371034
MEMORY/RAM=
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231179

is there anything i should change?? remember i plan to upgrade the gpu anyway, so i dont need a powerful gpu at the moment. i rather have a powerful cpu that wont bottleneck in the future. thank you
post #2 of 10
Now double check here, I'm not a SB owner but I think it would be safer to get ram that's rated at a solid 1.5 rather than 1.5 - 1.65.

Something with low voltages like the eco's.

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...-320-_-Product
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Why buy something that won't OC when something that can OC would cost anywhere between $0-20 more (and most SB LGA1155 processors that do OC, do so ridiculously well)

Get the i5 2500k, not the 2500; in fact I wouldn't even consider any non-k processor

I agree with the RAM change but only because it is generic 1333 CL9 requiring more than 1.5V... such RAM should NEVER require more than 1.5V as a rule of thumb
How bout this one... takes 1.6V (probably 1.5 capable - even then I've hear 1.5 vs 1.65V not an issue on even LGA1155), decent, cheap, good 1600Mhz settings, and don't be fooled by the lack of heatspreaders
Edited by xd_1771 - 4/20/11 at 10:46pm
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If you're not overclocking go for a H67 board and you can use the on board GPU
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Quote:
Originally Posted by xd_1771 View Post
Why buy something that won't OC when something that can OC would cost anywhere between $0-20 more (and most SB LGA1155 processors that do OC, do so ridiculously well)

Get the i5 2500k, not the 2500; in fact I wouldn't even consider any non-k processor

I agree with the RAM change but only because it is generic 1333 CL9 requiring more than 1.5V... such RAM should NEVER require more than 1.5V as a rule of thumb
How bout this one... takes 1.6V (probably 1.5 capable - even then I've hear 1.5 vs 1.65V not an issue on even LGA1155), decent, cheap, good 1600Mhz settings, and don't be fooled by the lack of heatspreaders
Well, if you are going with the K processors you would have to buy a P67 board which you would need to spend $150 to get a considerably good board.
I'd rather make it an i3-2100 never upgrade it, except for the graphics card.
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post #6 of 10
Well I didn't read the thread at all lol.
 
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post #7 of 10
Yeah, If your not going to be OCing and you're going with an H67 board, why would you buy a Graphics Card in the first place?
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post #8 of 10
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well if i did buy the 2500k i need to buy a good board right?thatll cost too much. also would the board im the getting, the msi one, provide me with onboard graphics?? sry dont know alot of SB
post #9 of 10
Yes, the H67 chipset is for Onboard GFX overclocking. The P67 is for CPU overclocking.
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post #10 of 10
But the integrated graphics aren't even that good you guys realize..
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