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Old 12-30-2010, 03:10 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Need help deciding PC case, MOBO, Power supply for Intel i5-661

I am in the learning, research stage to build a decent PC.
I want fast, multitasking, video and photo editing. internet browsing, downloading. I have never play games in my computer, but like to be able to do it in the future.

This is what I am considering so far:
CPU: Intel Core i5 Processor i5-661 3.33GHz 4MB LGA1156 $209.99 (amazon)

Case: Antec LifeStyle Solo ATX Quiet ATX Mini-Tower Case - $94.82 (amazon)
Antec Sonata Elite Case - $93.99 (amazon)
Antec Sonata Proto ATX Mid Tower 3/2/(4) Bays USB - $139.38 (list)
Antec P183 Advanced Super Mid Tower Shell Case - $161.99 (amazon)
- This one is a little out of my price range, but I love it for future upgrades.

MOBO: Intel BOXDP55KG - Desktop Board $159.99 (axiontech.com)
Intel Core i7/i5 Motherboard GA-P55A-UD3 - $159.99 (axiontech.com)
Intel Media Series ATX Motherboard BOXDH55HC $94.99 (amazon)
Intel Desktop Board BOXDP55KG LGA1156
ATX Motherboard - $199.99 (directron.com)

Power Supply:Antec TP 650 Watt ATX Power Supply - $109.00
(digilinkcomputers.com)
Antec - Signature 850w - $229.99 (amazon)
Corsair Professional Series Gold High Performance 850-Watt
Power Supply CMPSU-850AX $189.99 (amazon)

Any advice on the best combination?

This is the begining. Other item in the system later. Thanks in advance.
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I am in the learning, research stage to build a decent PC.
I want fast, multitasking, video and photo editing. internet browsing, downloading. I have never play games in my computer, but like to be able to do it in the future.

This is what I am considering so far:
CPU: Intel Core i5 Processor i5-661 3.33GHz 4MB LGA1156 $209.99 (amazon)

Case: Antec LifeStyle Solo ATX Quiet ATX Mini-Tower Case - $94.82 (amazon)
Antec Sonata Elite Case - $93.99 (amazon)
Antec Sonata Proto ATX Mid Tower 3/2/(4) Bays USB - $139.38 (list)
Antec P183 Advanced Super Mid Tower Shell Case - $161.99 (amazon)
- This one is a little out of my price range, but I love it for future upgrades.

MOBO: Intel BOXDP55KG - Desktop Board $159.99 (axiontech.com)
Intel Core i7/i5 Motherboard GA-P55A-UD3 - $159.99 (axiontech.com)
Intel Media Series ATX Motherboard BOXDH55HC $94.99 (amazon)
Intel Desktop Board BOXDP55KG LGA1156
ATX Motherboard - $199.99 (directron.com) $159.99 (amazon)

Power Supply:Antec TP 650 Watt ATX Power Supply - $109.00
(digilinkcomputers.com)
Antec - Signature 850w - $229.99 (amazon)
Corsair Professional Series Gold High Performance 850-Watt
Power Supply CMPSU-850AX $189.99 (amazon)

Any advice on the best combination?

This is the begining. Other item in the system later. Thanks in advance.
After going back and reviewing the motherboards, I really like the INTEL DP55KG.
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Default Re: Need help deciding PC case, MOBO, Power supply for Intel i5-661

I would avoid the Intel motherboards. Your paying more for the name, other brands will give you more performance per dollar.

I highly recommend shopping at NewEgg

If your wanting to do video, photo, multi-tasking and possibly a little gaming then you should look at a quad core cpu and a video card. What is your budget? We have some pretty good shoppers around here that would love to set you up with the best bang for your buck
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