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Office build PC UK £500

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April 9, 2013 1:48:09 AM

Approximate Purchase date: Hopefully within the week.

Budget: Around £500 can go above if it is value for money.

System usage: Office work, light photo editing, occasionally playing Football Manager.

Are you buying a Monitor: Ideally yes, will be using 2 monitors so maybe buying 2.

Do you need to buy OS: Yes, Windows 7 most likely

Preferred websites: Amazon.co.uk as I like the returns policy and free delivery, any other UK based site can be used.

Location: Warwickshire, specifically Stratford Upon Avon.

Parts Preference: I don’t really have any preference for either intel or amd.
Overclocking: Maybe

SLI/Crossfire: No

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Why are you upgrading? The build is for my father in-law who is using a build that is over 7 years old. He often has 3 or 4 browser windows open, each with several tabs and this is causing major strain on his very outdated system. Ideally it needs two matching full hd monitors as he is currently using a 15” and a 17”. I know he could just buy a Dell system or a cheap off the shelf; however it was suggested that he would get more bang for his buck and longevity out of a self-build. So far I have done some research and came back with the parts below, totaling £439.12 but excluding monitor.

Addtional Questions: Will this setup work? Will i need to buy a GFX card if i were to want 2 monitors? Is there anything that can be upgraded or degraded to make an overall better balanced build? Thermal Comp, does the CPU come with some already on it? Or do i need to buy some? SSD, is it worth it for a bootdrive? The person who will be using this build might not be the most reliable person to change the installation directory of programs.

CPU: Intel Core i3-3225k 3.3GHz
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Intel-Socket-3-30GHz-Cache-Brid...

CPU Cooler: Stock with CPU

Mobo: ASRock 1155 Socket
http://www.amazon.co.uk/ASRock-Z75-Motherboard-Socket-I...

RAM: Corsair XMS3 8GB
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Corsair-CMX8GX3M2A1333C9-XMS3-M...

HDD: WD Cavair Green 1TB
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Caviar-Green-SATA-Internal-Driv...


CASE: Coolermaster Elite 334 Mid
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Coolermaster-Elite-334U-Tower-C...

PSU: Corsair Builder Series 430W
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Corsair-Builder-Series-Bronze-S...

Optical: take out of current machine

OS: Windows 7 home premium 64bit
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Microsoft-Windows-software-inte...

Monitor: Samsung 21.5 inch 1920x1080
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B006Z5GGN4/ref=noref...

OPTIONAL

2nd Monitor
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B006Z5GGN4/ref=noref...

SSD: Samsung 840 120gb
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Samsung-Series-120GB-Solid-Stat...

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April 9, 2013 8:11:47 AM

That build looks pretty good, but I would consider at least an i5, it is so cost efficient for what it delivers and often I wish I got an i5 instead an i3.

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