Thread: i3 Build
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Old October 8, 2012, 02:03 PM
BrianAtHC BrianAtHC is offline
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Default i3 Build

1. What YOUR PC will be used for. That means what types of tasks you'll be performing.
The PC is for my Aunt. It will be used for basic web browsing, e-mail and general MS office tasks.

2. What YOUR budget is. A price range is acceptable as long as it's not more than a 20% spread
Budget is $500.

3. What country YOU will be buying YOUR parts from.
Ordering parts from Calgary AB.

4. IF YOU have a brand preference.
This will be an Intel i3 build.

5. If YOU intend on using any of YOUR current parts, and if so, what those parts are.
Currently have Windows XP, a monitor and peripherals.

7. IF YOU plan on overclocking or run the system at default speeds.
No overclocking

8. WHEN do you plan to build it?
In the next few weeks.

9. What resolution and settings do you use?
This is not a gaming machine, but would prefer 1080p res.

Here is a list of parts I have currently spec'd out:
Intel Core™ i3-3220T Processor, 2.8 GHz w/ 3MB Cache BX80637I33220T

MSI Z77A-G41 w/ DDR3 2800, 7.1 Audio, Gigabit Lan, 2 Way CrossFireX

G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 4GB PC3-10666 Dual Channel DDR3 Kit (2 x 2GB)

Hard Drive
Seagate 1TB Barracuda SATA III w/ 64MB Cache

Samsung SH-222BB 22x DVD-Writer SATA, Black, OEM

Bitfenix Outlaw ATX Mid Tower Case

Power Supply
Corsair Builder Series CX430 V2 Power Supply

Canon PIXMA Wireless All-In-One Inkjet Printer (MX432)

Total: $440.16

How's this processor vs the i3 3240? Should I pay $20 more for the 3240?
Is this MB good? I found it to be one of the cheapest 1155 boards at Memory Express. I'm not buying a dedicated graphics card, will basic video playback be sluggish?
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