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Advise Needs for Non-gaming Work Computer - $800 Budget

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April 5, 2013 10:53:15 AM

I am going to be building a new computer that is going to be used as point-of-sale computer as well as run general office-type applications. And since there isn't going to be any huge video card in this build I was thinking of going with a mini ATX board and case.

I like Intel processors and I think I'm already sold on the i7-3770K because Microcenter has such a good price on it ($229.99). If you think I'd be better off with a different processor please let me know!

Also, I have always had very good luck Asus motherboards and I would like to use them for this build if at all possible.

Memory, PSU, hard drive are all up in the air. I just want the best performance I can get so this computer will hopefully last a while.

Thanks in advance!

JP
April 5, 2013 11:06:48 AM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD A10-5800K 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor ($99.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: Asus F2A55-M LE Micro ATX FM2 Motherboard ($69.98 @ Outlet PC)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($62.68 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($124.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Silverstone PS08B (Black) MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($34.90 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($30.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ Outlet PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $609.46
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-04-05 14:27 EDT-0400)


PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i3-3220 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor ($114.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: Asus P8B75-M LE Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($74.98 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($56.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($124.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Silverstone PS08B (Black) MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($34.90 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($30.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ Outlet PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $623.77
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-04-05 14:33 EDT-0400)
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April 5, 2013 11:23:52 AM

I7 is a complete overkill
For what you are looking for, nothing more then an I3 maybe even an Pentium G630
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