just bought a haswell pentium for second computer system---

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  1. anf

    anf Active Member

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    I just bought a haswell pentium for new system that will be used for basic stuff..
    If i have a budget of around 500- what other components should i use to get the most out of this processor...Thanks...:bang:
     
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    You bought a Haswell Pentium ? :D

    A Haswell or a Pentium ?
     
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    Care to share model number and price?
     
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    yasamoka Ancient Guru

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    What? What's wrong? That is a Haswell Pentium he linked to.

    Haswell architecture (LGA1150), Pentium series (2 cores with no HT).
     
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    WHAT??!!??


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    Yep, I did some reading up on it, my bad, I didn't know there was such a chip
     
  8. thatguy91

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    Motherboard, RAM etc would be a good start :D

    What have you already got?

    Don't shoot me down by saying this, but if I got a budget end computer:
    - AMD A6-3400K (about the same price as the Haswell Pentium)
    - an A88X chipset based FM2+ motherboard (upgradeable to Kaveri APU's next year)
    - DDR3-2133 RAM
    - a SSD of some description

    That would be a quite decent performing budget system that is also upgradeable to the Steamroller core APU's next year if you so wish :)

    In terms of the Haswell Pentium, what do you want to do with it? Much the same recommendation for it but with a H87 motherboard.
     
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    CPU Cooler: Corsair H55 57.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($44.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: ASRock H87M Pro4 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($95.55 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($61.20 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($99.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Corsair 350D Window MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($109.98 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic 450W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($80.98 @ Newegg)
    Total: $492.69

    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1DMZ8

    I made this real quick you can tweak around for other parts but this kinda shows you what to get. The CPU does have onboard video so in terms of using it as a "basic" pc you can use onboard, if you want dedicated then probably have to shift all the other models a little lower or change some of the parts to cheaper ones to compensate.

    The H55 can be turned to cheaper air alternative.
    The RAM can be 4GB (from 8GB)
    The motherboard can be lowered to a different model.
    Case can be changed
    SSD for HDD
    etc...
     
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    I'd go SFF with that mini ITX and all.
     

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    Intel never abandoned the Pentium name. They've been using it for the low end models since the Pentium days and are part of every CPU generation since.
     

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