Go Back   Tech Support Forum > Hardware Support > Building

Core i5 build for under 600. Suggestions?

This is a discussion on Core i5 build for under 600. Suggestions? within the Building forums, part of the Tech Support Forum category. I want to build this for under $600. Just want some suggestions on the parts and stuff. Do not have


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 12-08-2011, 05:31 AM   #1
Registered Member
 
Ph1l0z0ph3r's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 172
OS: Vista Ultimate

My System


I want to build this for under $600. Just want some suggestions on the parts and stuff. Do not have a video card selected as I plan on dropping my old 9800 GT into it for now till I decide what I want. Case is not final and as I'm still looking for a good case that also is easy on the eyes. Kind of want the White case on the cover of Maximum January 2012 issue but haven't found it yet. Mostly looking for a fast computer with some decent gaming output.

APEVIA X-PLORER2 Series X-PLORER2-BK Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Newegg.com - APEVIA X-PLORER2 Series X-PLORER2-BK Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case


OCZ ModXStream Pro 700W Modular High Performance Power Supply
OCZ ModXStream Pro Power Supply - 700-Watt, Modular, Dual +12V Rails, SATA, 80Plus at TigerDirect.com


G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1066 (PC3 8500) Desktop Memory Model F3-8500CL7D-8GBRL
99
Newegg.com - G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1066 (PC3 8500) Desktop Memory Model F3-8500CL7D-8GBRL


ASUS P8H67-M LX (REV 3.0) LGA 1155 Intel H67 SATA 6Gb/s Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
Newegg.com - ASUS P8H67-M LX (REV 3.0) LGA 1155 Intel H67 SATA 6Gb/s Micro ATX Intel Motherboard


Intel Core i5-2320 Sandy Bridge 3.0GHz (3.3GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W
Newegg.com - Intel Core i5-2320 Sandy Bridge 3.0GHz (3.3GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2000 BX80623I52320

ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 7 Pro Rev.2 92mm Fluid Dynamic CPU Cooler
Newegg.com - ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 7 Pro Rev.2 92mm Fluid Dynamic CPU Cooler


OCZ Onyx Series OCZSSD2-1ONX32G 2.5" 32GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
Newegg.com - OCZ Onyx Series OCZSSD2-1ONX32G 2.5" 32GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

__________________
Ph1l0z0ph3r is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-08-2011, 06:18 AM   #2
Team Manager - Hardware
 
Tyree's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Illinois
Posts: 51,263
OS: XP Pro-7



SSD's are not a good value at this time and offer little more than faster boot times. An SSD shouldn't be a consideration in a $600 budget.
I would suggest a better quality PSU. SeaSonic-XFX-Corsair (not the CX or GS Series) are top quality.
Memory Standard for the ASUS P8H67-M LX is DDR3 1333/1066.

__________________



All PC's are not the same. Posting your PC specs will help us to assist you quicker and effectively.
Tyree is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-08-2011, 06:28 AM   #3
Registered Member
 
Ph1l0z0ph3r's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 172
OS: Vista Ultimate

My System


Hmm would these be better options. Also I already have an older 500GB HDD from my old PC. Would it be fine to reformat that one? Or just buy new?

XFX Core Edition PRO650W
Newegg.com - XFX Core Edition PRO650W (P1-650S-NLB9) 650W ATX12V 2.2 & ESP12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply

G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB
Newegg.com - G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL7D-8GBXH
__________________
Ph1l0z0ph3r is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-08-2011, 08:52 AM   #4
Team Manager - Hardware
 
Tyree's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Illinois
Posts: 51,263
OS: XP Pro-7



Excellent PSU and good quality RAM.
You can use your old Hdd if it is SATA.
__________________



All PC's are not the same. Posting your PC specs will help us to assist you quicker and effectively.
Tyree is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-08-2011, 01:06 PM   #5
Registered Member
 
Ph1l0z0ph3r's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 172
OS: Vista Ultimate

My System


Would I still be good to go if I got this motherboard and case instead.

ASUS P8H61-M LX
ASUS P8H61-M LX PLUS REV 3.0 Intel H61 Motherboard - Micro ATX, Intel H61 Express, Socket H2 (LGA1155), 1333MHz DDR3, SATA 3.0 Gb/s, 8-CH Audio, Gigabit LAN, Intel HD Graphics at TigerDirect.com

M59 Gaming Tower
NZXT M59-001BK M59 Gaming Mid Tower Case - ATX, mATX, Baby AT, Black at TigerDirect.com
__________________
Ph1l0z0ph3r is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-08-2011, 02:07 PM   #6
Team Manager - Hardware
 
Tyree's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Illinois
Posts: 51,263
OS: XP Pro-7



The second Mobo is MATX. If that's what you want then yes it's fine.
Personally, I don't care for wither of the cases but I'm not the one who has work in or live it. I do not like doors or windows on cases primarily because the doors are easily broken and the windows look like crap in a short time.
__________________



All PC's are not the same. Posting your PC specs will help us to assist you quicker and effectively.
Tyree is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-08-2011, 02:26 PM   #7
Registered Member
 
Ph1l0z0ph3r's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 172
OS: Vista Ultimate

My System


Would I need the newer fan if I don't have plans of overclocking?
__________________
Ph1l0z0ph3r is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-08-2011, 07:14 PM   #8
Registered Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 49
OS: windows 7


You won't be overclocking with that processor. There is still benefits to a aftermarket CPU cooler but it's by no means a necessity.
__________________
Shaynk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-09-2011, 05:28 AM   #9
Team Manager - Hardware
 
Tyree's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Illinois
Posts: 51,263
OS: XP Pro-7



AS above ^
OC'ing a 3GHZ CPU will not gain anything except heat, stress and voided warranties.
OEM CPU heatsink/fans are fine for normal use.

__________________



All PC's are not the same. Posting your PC specs will help us to assist you quicker and effectively.
Tyree is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Suggestions on $500 AMD build
I am in need of a new computer and I have been looking at a few different computer builds and threads on the forums and I like the $500 amd build sticky in this forum. I don't know a lot about computer building and the actual hardware but can anyone suggest a similar quad core build in the sub $600...
redmonte85 Building 8 02-21-2011 10:31 PM
First build, shouold I wait for sandy bridge or go ahead with 1st gen core i5/i7?
Hi all, I'm building my first computer. I'm aiming to make a mid-range gaming PC. I already have most of my parts picked out, but I can't decide on the cpu and mobo. Should I go with a core i5 760 chip, a low range core i7, or wait a couple months for sandy bridge to be available again? Here is...
tua79344 Building 3 02-15-2011 04:39 PM
Intel to build strong password authentication into Sandy Bridge Core processors
Looking to help customers strengthen data security, Intel said it will include stronger one-time password authentication in its upcoming 2nd Generation Intel Core Processor platforms. The system, known as Intel Identity Protection Technology (IPT) features built in two-factor authentication...
Glaswegian Computer Security News 0 02-11-2011 01:19 PM
All you need to know to play the latest games on a Low End PC [updated:07/02/2011]
UPDATE: "3 games Benchmark Added: Dirt 3, Red Faction Armageddon, FEAR 3 NOTICE: I have Upgraded my CPU from a Dual Core E2200 to a Core 2 Duo E7400, so the old benchmarks are based on a Dual Core E2200, but starting from July 2011, all benchmarks will be based on the Core 2 Duo E7400 and the...
RockmasteR PC Gaming Support 2 11-12-2010 07:00 AM
Want to Build a New Intel or AMD System / Revised 2012 and updated regularly
http://i.imgur.com/puBh9u1.png http://i.imgur.com/TTntwDe.pngPlease note that this post is out of date! Please review our newest and always up-to-date thread here: http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f255/tsf-hardware-teams-recommended-builds-2013-a-668661.html
linderman Building 1 01-11-2010 05:08 AM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is on
Smilies are on
[IMG] code is on
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Post a Question


» Site Navigation
 > FAQ
  > 10.0.0.2


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 07:13 PM.


Copyright 2001 - 2014, Tech Support Forum

Windows 7 - Windows XP - Windows Vista - Trojan Removal - Spyware Removal - Virus Removal - Networking - Security - Top Web Hosts