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New Super Budget Build (400$ ish) to browser web, do excel and play videos from an external (for my business)

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August 8, 2013 3:18:42 AM

Hello Everyone!

I'm building a new PC for my business but, as with all new business, I want to save as much money as possible. I was thinking something like the following:

Case/PSU : XION Micro with 300psu $40
CPU: Intel Pentium G2020 Ivy Bridge 2.9GHz $70
MOBO: AsRock $54
DVD Burner $18
HD: SSD 128 gig SanDisk $100
Memory: 8 gigs PNY $59

Total 341.

This will need to run multiple apps at once, no gaming, just word, excel, a media player, firefox with lots of tabs, that kind of thing. I will have it hooked up to an external HD for more storage. On the external I will have videos for the store, some instructional, some entertaining but I will need to spread it over 4 TVs (cloned).

What do you think, I wanted something small form factor so I can easily bring it from work to home and continue working. Thanks in advance.

EDIT: I will also be loading quickbooks onto this for my taxes.
August 8, 2013 3:38:54 AM

How do you plan on splitting to the 4 TV's?
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August 8, 2013 3:49:26 AM

getochkn said:
How do you plan on splitting to the 4 TV's?


Using a simple HDMI Splitter. Or i could grab a 50$-75$ video card for the pc.
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August 8, 2013 3:50:08 AM

talimore said:
Hello Everyone!

I'm building a new PC for my business but, as with all new business, I want to save as much money as possible. I was thinking something like the following:

Case/PSU : XION Micro with 300psu $40
CPU: Intel Pentium G2020 Ivy Bridge 2.9GHz $70
MOBO: AsRock $54
DVD Burner $18
HD: SSD 128 gig SanDisk $100
Memory: 8 gigs PNY $59

Total 341.

This will need to run multiple apps at once, no gaming, just word, excel, a media player, firefox with lots of tabs, that kind of thing. I will have it hooked up to an external HD for more storage. On the external I will have videos for the store, some instructional, some entertaining but I will need to spread it over 4 TVs (cloned).

What do you think, I wanted something small form factor so I can easily bring it from work to home and continue working. Thanks in advance.

EDIT: I will also be loading quickbooks onto this for my taxes.


you will need HD4000 for smooth movies playback..

I have a cool solution for you but is in the 450$

1- get this : http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=...

$ 299 , has wifi , i3 ulv at 1.9G and with HD 4000 , and just needs to add SSD and Memory

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

2- get this memory 8G: 66$

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...(Notebook%20Memory)-_-Mushkin%20Enhanced-_-20226351&cm_sp=&AID=10440897&PID=3938566&SID=

3- and get this SSD Msata : 97$

http://www.adorama.com/CT128M4SSD3.html?utm_term=Other&...

Total : $462 , with wifi , Ultra low voltage 18 watt PC that fits in your pocket :)  , 1.8 G i3 with HD4000 ...

deep silent , 18 watts all machine , and has USB3 , HDMI , and HD4000 and 128G SSD aaand a WIFI :)  , in your pocket :) 





29.9 x 107.9 x 114.6 mm
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August 8, 2013 3:57:10 AM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Celeron G1610 2.6GHz Dual-Core Processor ($42.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Biostar B75MU3B Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($51.97 @ Newegg)
Memory: Patriot Signature 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($52.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Sandisk Ultra Plus 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($87.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
Case: Fractal Design Arc Mini MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($74.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $390.90
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-08 06:56 EDT-0400)

how about this ?

EDIT : I thought You needed it for work only.

this should serve your needs better :) 

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Celeron G1610 2.6GHz Dual-Core Processor ($34.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: Biostar B75MU3B Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($51.97 @ Newegg)
Memory: Patriot Signature 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($52.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Sandisk Ultra Plus 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($87.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 6670 1GB Video Card ($53.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Rosewill R103A ATX Mid Tower Case w/350W Power Supply ($44.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $386.89
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-08 07:27 EDT-0400)
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August 8, 2013 3:59:50 AM

Rafeed Iqbal said:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Celeron G1610 2.6GHz Dual-Core Processor ($42.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Biostar B75MU3B Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($51.97 @ Newegg)
Memory: Patriot Signature 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($52.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Sandisk Ultra Plus 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($87.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
Case: Fractal Design Arc Mini MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($74.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $390.90
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-08 06:56 EDT-0400)

how about this ?


A $80 case for a $400 build? I wouldn't put 1/5th of the budget just on a case.


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August 8, 2013 4:03:07 AM

I would go AMD APU for this purpose. It blows away the Intel HD graphics and can handle any type of streaming.

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

Add your $40 case/psu you linked above and you end up about $350. You can bump up the CPU if you want to get closer to your $400 budget.
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