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New Build for Office PC, Opinions wanted

im building a new office pc. i would like the price to be as low as possible. I have 2 things im not sure about, the CPU, case, and mobo.

This is what ive picked out.
Mobo: ASRock H81M-ITX $65
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157451

Question: is the b85 chipset good enough or should i look at other chipsets?

Case: LIAN LI PC-Q07B - $50
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811112394

Question: just looking for something smaller maybe

CPU: Intel Core i3-4130 Haswell 3.4GHz - $130
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116946

Question: I was looking at the G3420 but after reading some reviews it seemed that the i3 is worth the extra money. is this the case?

RAM: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB - $67
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148544

SSD: Kingston SSDNow V300 Series - $90
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820721107

PSU: CORSAIR CX series CX430 430W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS BRONZE - $20 after MIR
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139026&nm_mc=EMC-IGNEFL110813&cm_mmc=EMC-IGNEFL110813-_-EMC-110813-Index-_-PowerSupplies-
_-17139026-L019B

Total: ~422, I would like to keep my cost as low as possible. I already have the software and monitor, mouse, keyboard.

just want to make sure i found the best hardware for my budget.

Thank you for your feedback.
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    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD A8-6600K 3.9GHz Quad-Core Processor ($109.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: Asus A85XM-A Micro ATX FM2 Motherboard ($61.49 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport XT 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($56.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Intel 335 Series 180GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($129.99 @ NCIX US)
    Case: Fractal Design Core 1000 USB 3.0 MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Microcenter)
    Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($19.99 @ Microcenter)
    Total: $393.44
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-09 00:10 EST-0500)

    This would be my recommendation:

    1. Larger intel SSD
    2. Better GPU performance
    3. Overclockable down the road


    Your build looks good as well.
  2. mastrom101 said:
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD A8-6600K 3.9GHz Quad-Core Processor ($109.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: Asus A85XM-A Micro ATX FM2 Motherboard ($61.49 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport XT 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($56.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Intel 335 Series 180GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($129.99 @ NCIX US)
    Case: Fractal Design Core 1000 USB 3.0 MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Microcenter)
    Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($19.99 @ Microcenter)
    Total: $393.44
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-09 00:10 EST-0500)

    This would be my recommendation:

    1. Larger intel SSD
    2. Better GPU performance
    3. Overclockable down the road


    Your build looks good as well.



    Thanks,
    how does the amd chip compare to an i3?
  3. The Intel chip has better performance in programs that only use one core, for multi-core applications, both CPUs should perform similarly. The APU has a better GPU and is overclockable, and is also cheaper.
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