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Referring to this topic here: http://forums.overclockersclub.com/index.php?showtopic=184476

 

I started buying new parts for my old computer to test what was wrong. In the end it seems like it is the motherboard that has failed on me now and I am looking to get a new computer. However I am not sure what I should be buying for the Motherboard, RAM and the CPU. It would be great if someone could provide some input.

 

Here is what I have and looking for:

 

Case:

Cooler Master CM690 Advanced II

PSU:

Corsair GS600

Graphics Card:

Sapphire Radeon HD 5670

 

(this is what I am looking for in parts that I do not have at the moment)

CPU:

Intel Core i5 (not sure which one I should be getting)

Memory:

6GB DDR3 (recommendations please)

Motherboard:

Something within $150 range

 

Any help would be great.

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for $150 dollars you'd be lucky to get an athlon II CPU, Motherboard and RAM :blink:

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I think he meant only the mobo for $150.

 

By the way, the P67 chipset uses dual channel memory, so you can get 2GB, 4GB, 8GB, or 16GB.

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I think he meant only the mobo for $150.

 

By the way, the P67 chipset uses dual channel memory, so you can get 2GB, 4GB, 8GB, or 16GB.

yeah I guess you're right, but what's the build's total budget?? Sandybridges cant fit every budget

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yeah I guess you're right, but what's the build's total budget?? Sandybridges cant fit every budget

In terms of budget... I am aiming somewhere around 1000 dollars.

 

As for motherboards, do you have any other recommendations besides ASUS? I find ASUS tech support terribad.

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Para - a $1,000 budget is plenty to build a decent i5 rig considering what you've already got to start with. Please let us know your locale. If you're in the US here are my recommendations;

 

Motherboard

ASRock P67 EXTREME4

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157229

159.99 + 8.50 shipping = 168.49

 

CPU

Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115072

224.99 + free shipping :)

 

Memory

G.SKILL Ripjaws DDR3 1600

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231314

94.99 + free shipping :)

 

That comes to a total of $488.47

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Para - a $1,000 budget is plenty to build a decent i5 rig considering what you've already got to start with. Please let us know your locale. If you're in the US here are my recommendations;

 

Motherboard

ASRock P67 EXTREME4

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157229

159.99 + 8.50 shipping = 168.49

 

CPU

Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115072

224.99 + free shipping :)

 

Memory

G.SKILL Ripjaws DDR3 1600

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231314

94.99 + free shipping :)

 

That comes to a total of $488.47

Im in Canada.

 

While my budget is $1000, are there parts where I can skim on money?

 

Also some of these brands are new to me, are there any reviews or opinions on these brands?

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Our Canadian brothers can come to the rescue for retail resources. Every recommendation I made was a "best buy for the buck" recommendation. I see a lot of our Canadian brethren mentioning NCIX as a good parts source for Canada.

 

I can't explain why you haven't heard of ASRock or G.Skill though.

 

Everything I recommended also has plenty of online reviews available, whether it's user reviews (like at NewEgg or Amazon) or professional reviews. Just google them :)

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I went to Canada Computers and got this quote:

 

Intel Core i5 2400

189.99

 

G.Skill Ripjaws X series DDR3 1600MHz (F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL)

84.99

 

Gigabyte GA-P67A-UD3-B3

119.99

 

Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB

84.99

 

Asus DRW-24B1ST Black Sata 24x DVD-writer

24.99

 

Cooler Master CM 690 II Advanced

89.99

 

Sapphire Radeon HD 5670 1GB GDDR5

74.88

 

Corsair GS600 600W PSU

79.99

 

for a total after taxes: $859.49

 

Opinions?

 

Also what is the difference between the ripjaws u outlined and the one I was quoted for?

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Will you be overclocking?? That CPU cannot overclock, and I have changes I'd make depending on your answer!

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Hmm I do not intend to overclock really but Im to listen to opinions.

Also addendum to my previous post: what does the Xseries and Non x series for ripjaws do?

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