|16 Jun 2015||#11|
Computers & Tablets, Desktop & All-in-One Computers, Desktop Computers, ASUS, DELL, Lenovo, Intel Core i5, Celeron, Celeron D, Pentium 4, Celeron Dua... - Newegg.com
Above is a revised link to "gaming PCs"; all Intel i-5, $500 and up, from decent brands. I just chose "Intel" from the earlier "gaming PCs" link and then further filtered by i-5 and price. This link is what's left after those filters.
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|16 Jun 2015||#12|
If you want to build your own:
Here's my ideas for the parts you need, with links to each category.
I stayed with what I thought were the best brands in each category.
All of these parts should be compatible.
All are today's prices at Newegg.
Check back with any possible configuration that further interests you.
649 at the low end to 751 at the high end; includes $20 DVD drive which you may not need. Excludes graphics card, so you have to pick one with remaining budget.
Operating system; 100 to 140; depending on which version of 7 or 8.1 you want.
Software, Operating Systems, Home, Professional, $100 - $200 - Newegg.com
Case; 85 to 100; ATX mid-tower
Computer Hardware, Computer Cases, Computer Cases, Fractal Design, NZXT, Corsair, Antec, Cooler Master, ATX Mid Tower, No, Newegg, $75 - $100 - Newegg.com
Motherboard; 101 to 112; with H97 chipset
Computer Hardware, Motherboards, Intel Motherboards, GIGABYTE, ASRock, ASUS, LGA 1150, Intel H97, New, $100 - $200, ATX, Micro ATX - Newegg.com
RAM; 51 to 74; 8 GB. DDR3, 2 x 4 GB kit
Computer Hardware, Memory, Desktop Memory, Corsair, G.SKILL, Crucial, Kingston Technology Corp., 8GB (2 x 4GB), 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM, DDR3 1600 (PC3 12... - Newegg.com
CPU; Intel i-5 4690; 225; the top i5 now available.
Intel Core i5-4690 Haswell Quad-Core 3.5GHz LGA 1150 84W BX80646I54690 Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4600 - Newegg.com
DVD drive 20
Pick most any or omit if you have one.
Solid state drive; 67 to 80; 120 GB to 128 GB
Computer Hardware, Hard Drives, SSDs, Internal SSDs, Intel, Crucial, 120GB, 128GB, $50 - $75, 2.5", MLC, New, $75 - $100, Newegg - Newegg.com
I’d also consider any other Crucial SSD in this size category.
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