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  • Started 1 year ago by george44
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george44
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I'm considering building a new box to replace my aging Dell 530s . I don't do any gaming but I've always had a separate video card. I used to build my own years ago but haven't done so in 15 years. I just wanted a computer with the right parts for a change.
I felt I should get a mobo with USB3 because that seems to be the coming thing. Any advice is appreciated.
George

CPU: Intel Core i3-3220 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77-DS3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($109.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($77.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Storage: OCZ Vertex 4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($99.98 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GT 620 1GB Video Card ($46.98 @ NCIX US)
Case: Corsair 400R ATX Mid Tower Case ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: NZXT HALE82 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($90.88 @ Amazon)
Total: $791.77
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

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raphoenix
raphoenix
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Get Core i5 CPU with on-board Video 4000 and drop $90 Video card as is not needed for your type of Build.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/.....6819116504

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george44
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The i5 you recommend is a "K" chip which means it can be overclocked. I would probably not do that. Did you choose this because it has the HD 4000 graphics?

Thanks,
George

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Lighthouse
Lighthouse
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If you don't do gaming, do you do any system intensive stuff ?
If not, an i5 is ideal.

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george44
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Nope, I'm not a gamer at all and I don't overclock. Just looking for a fast, new, pc with an Intel chip. Why is an i3 not as ideal as the i5?

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raphoenix
raphoenix
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The i5 CPU was selected as (Standard) with 4000 Video so you can use without extra video card.

The K model was selected because it automatically goes to 3.8 clock when needed under full load as per intel spec.
Is NOT considered over clocking but is an Intel multi-clock feature.

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ronniesonora
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george44, check here http://www.buzzle.com/articles/i3-vs-i5.html

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raphoenix
raphoenix
Posts: 14920

Intel Comparison Chart

http://www.intel.com/content/w.....chart.html

Choose System Type, Expand CPU Models and then select model versions to compare.

All Should Book Mark This Link.

Rick P.

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george44
Posts: 4

Thanks, I understand now!

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