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Old April 30, 2013, 04:45 PM
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My brother is looking for all new parts so second-hand parts aren't an option at all.

I was wondering if an i3 would be good enough to last him quite a few years as the cheapest i5 I can find is the i5 3350P.

He also probably won't be caring much for usb3, pic-e3. Not quite sure what sort of SSD I can squeeze into the budget, here is what I have so far:

Intel Core i5 3350P 187$
MSI B75MA-P45 mATX LGA1155 B75 DDR3 70$
Kingston HyperX Blu Black Series 8GB 2X4GB DDR3-1600 CL9 DIMM Dual Channel Memory Kit 60$
Corsair CX Series CX430M 430W ATX 12V 80 Plus Bronze Modular Power Supply 50$ (would love to find a cheaper option)
Seagate Barracuda 1TB 7200RPM 64MB SATA 6Gbps 3.5IN Internal Hard Drive - OEM 68$
Gigabyte GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost OC 1098MHZ 2GB 6GHZ GDDR5 2xDVI HDMI DisplayPort PCI-E Video Card 175$ (maybe go with a 650 Ti to lower costs a bit)
Bitfenix Prodigy mITX MINI-ITX Tower Case Arctic White 1X5.25EXT 5X3.5INT No PS Top USB3.0 HD Audio 60$

Total: 670$ before taxes and rebates, slightly 70$ over high limitof budget (600$)

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