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Cheap Sandy Bridge Build,
01-15-2011, 11:56 AM,
#1
Cheap Sandy Bridge Build,
I want to build a cheap sandy bridge build here are the parts any issues or other suggestions??


Intel Core i5-2500-$209
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.as...6819115073

ASRock H67M LGA 1155-$88.99+$2.99 Shipping
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.as...6813157220

Mushkin Enhanced Essentials 4gb-$39.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.as...067296&SID=

Rosewill Blackbone-$39.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.as...6811147023

SeaSonic S12II 520W-$69.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.as...6817151094

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium-$99.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.as...-_-Product

ASUS VH222H-P-$159.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.as...6824236100

Total~$700

I have an external DVD drive and an old HDD, saving for a nice SSD.

Thanks for any replies.


Desktop: CPU: Intel Core i5 2500 3.30GHz RAM: G.Skill 8GB MOBO: ASRock P67 Extreme4 Gen3 Video Card: SLI MSI Nvidia GeForce GTX 460 768 SSD: Corsair Force 3 60GB HDD: Samsung F3 1TB Sound: Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium Mouse: Storm Sentinal Z3RO-G Keyboard: Das Keyboard Silent/Filco Majestouch 2 Speakers: Behringer MS-16 Headphones: Alessandro MS-1/Shure SRH440 modded Router: D-Link Xtreme DIR-655 Monitor: Dell Ultrasharp U2312HM De-anti-glared Laptop: Lenovo Thinkpad X120e/Thinkpad T430
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01-15-2011, 10:53 PM,
#2
RE: Cheap Sandy Bridge Build,
Here are some thoughts to consider:

Old HDD: Is it an IDE HDD? Because the motherboard only supports SATA drives.

PSU: Unless you intend to add a dedicated card in the future, it's way overkill if you intend to go with the IGP. An Antec Basiq 430W (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.as...6817371023) would do the job for $44.95+$2.99 shipping.

Out of curiosity, what do you intend to do with the build?
Laptop: MSI GS30 Shadow-045 Dimensions: 12.6" x 8.9" x 0.8" 2.65lbs CPU: Intel Core i7-4870HQ Quad-Core + Hyper-Threading OC 2.5-3.9GHz RAM: 16GB DDR3 1600MHz Video Card: Intel Iris Pro 5200 Storage: 2x128GB SDD RAID0 Audio: ASUS Xonar U3 USB Sound Card + Audio-Technica ATH-M50 headphones Screen: 13.3" - 1920 x 1080 IPS + 27" Dell P2715Q IPS 3840 x 2160 Keyboard: Filco Majestouch MX Cherry Blue Mouse: Logitech MX518
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01-16-2011, 12:07 AM,
#3
RE: Cheap Sandy Bridge Build,
(01-15-2011, 10:53 PM)MathieuB Wrote: Here are some thoughts to consider:

Old HDD: Is it an IDE HDD? Because the motherboard only supports SATA drives.

PSU: Unless you intend to add a dedicated card in the future, it's way overkill if you intend to go with the IGP. An Antec Basiq 430W (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.as...6817371023) would do the job for $44.95+$2.99 shipping.

Out of curiosity, what do you intend to do with the build?

The HDD is SATA, I'm pretty sure it still works.
Sorry I didn't add the info, yes I plan to add a dedicated card in the future. I just need a desktop right now with a nice processor to process my scanned film. The scanned film are around 200 Megapixels therefore are 200+ mb each. Later this year when Skyrim and hopefully Diablo 3 comes out I will be adding a video card to play those games. I don't intend to play FPS on this desktop as I prefer FPS on the PS3.

One Question: It's possible to install an OS through a USB External DVD Drive correct?
Desktop: CPU: Intel Core i5 2500 3.30GHz RAM: G.Skill 8GB MOBO: ASRock P67 Extreme4 Gen3 Video Card: SLI MSI Nvidia GeForce GTX 460 768 SSD: Corsair Force 3 60GB HDD: Samsung F3 1TB Sound: Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium Mouse: Storm Sentinal Z3RO-G Keyboard: Das Keyboard Silent/Filco Majestouch 2 Speakers: Behringer MS-16 Headphones: Alessandro MS-1/Shure SRH440 modded Router: D-Link Xtreme DIR-655 Monitor: Dell Ultrasharp U2312HM De-anti-glared Laptop: Lenovo Thinkpad X120e/Thinkpad T430
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01-16-2011, 05:14 PM,
#4
RE: Cheap Sandy Bridge Build,
Yes, I believe it is possible to install an OS through a USB powered external DVD Drive, so long as the motherboard supports it. Connect the drive, and in the BIOS you would select to boot from that external drive, and then it would be the same process of installation as you would do on any other system.
Case: Antec Illusion 300 l Motherboard: ASUS P7P55D-E Pro l CPU: i7-870 Quad Core l Cooling: Corsair H50 - 3x120mm - 1x140mm l RAM: 4 GB G.Skill l GPU: MSI GTX 460 Hawk l Sound: Integrated l Storage: 1 TB HDD l PSU: Seasonic 620W l Monitor: ASUS 21.5" 1080p l Keyboard: Logitech G110 l Mouse: Logitech M705 l Speakers: Logitech S-220

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01-16-2011, 05:16 PM,
#5
RE: Cheap Sandy Bridge Build,
Yes it is possible to install an OS via the usb external dvd drive Smile
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01-16-2011, 06:48 PM,
#6
RE: Cheap Sandy Bridge Build,
Thanks guys that makes me feel better about not buying an internal DVD drive.
Desktop: CPU: Intel Core i5 2500 3.30GHz RAM: G.Skill 8GB MOBO: ASRock P67 Extreme4 Gen3 Video Card: SLI MSI Nvidia GeForce GTX 460 768 SSD: Corsair Force 3 60GB HDD: Samsung F3 1TB Sound: Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium Mouse: Storm Sentinal Z3RO-G Keyboard: Das Keyboard Silent/Filco Majestouch 2 Speakers: Behringer MS-16 Headphones: Alessandro MS-1/Shure SRH440 modded Router: D-Link Xtreme DIR-655 Monitor: Dell Ultrasharp U2312HM De-anti-glared Laptop: Lenovo Thinkpad X120e/Thinkpad T430
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