March 2013 budget build

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March 2013 budget build

Postby barristan » Sat Mar 09, 2013 6:48 am

Hello all,

I am not looking to build a gaming machine; I haven't gamed on a computer since the original Half-life, but you never know so I would like to have the possibility in the future. We need it mostly for just surfing the internet.
My current computer is a tiring AMD64 X2 5400+.

All of my research points to Intel being the way to go. This is what I have so far:
Trying to keep it cheap. I also need Windows 7.

TSD-500AZEX ::WD Black 500 GB Internal Hard Drive - 3.5" Form Factor, SATA III 6Gb/s, 64MB Cache, 7200 RPM, RoHS Compliant (WD5003AZEX)
$74.99

T925-3018 ::Thermaltake V3 Black Edition Mid Tower Case - ATX, Micro ATX
$49.99

C13-6165 ::Corsair CMX8GX3M2A1333C9 XMS 8GB DDR3 RAM - PC10666, 1333MHz, 2x 4GB
$56.99

I69-3220 ::Intel BX80637I33220 Core i3-3220 Processor - Dual Core, 3MB L3 Cache, 3.30GHz, Socket H2 (LGA1155), 55W, 650-1050 MHz, Fan
$119.99

B450-1155 ::BIOSTAR TZ77XE3 Intel 7 Series Motherboard

$119.99

Total $422
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Postby Mr T » Sat Mar 09, 2013 8:50 am

If you are on a budget and aa much as you do at the moment is surf the web, stick with AMD, you will save.. Intel may be the slightly more powerful, but that is outweighed in price of CPU and motherboard...
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Postby barristan » Sun Mar 10, 2013 4:57 am

The low-end AM3+ CPU seem to be about the same price as the low-end i3.

Perhaps I should rephrase my question.

I plan on building a budget Intel system. How do these parts look?
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Postby Mr T » Sun Mar 10, 2013 8:40 am

A decently budgeted AMD CPU will cost you about $75... A decent budget motherboard for said CPU will cost you about $60... A saving of around $150 on a low end i3 setup... AMd gives you more 'bang for buck'... Intel is better on stuff like CAD and Photoshop... Otherstuff, I would look at AMD... To your question though,I would call an i3 mid range and not budget (G series of intel and Celeron are budget), but your choices are ok for mid range...
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Postby evasive » Mon Mar 11, 2013 1:00 am

Yep G610/Asrock H61M-DG3/USB3 for instance would be Intel budget.
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