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I would love some opinions on this build, mainly work computer

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April 11, 2014 2:43:42 PM

I just wanted to know if these parts are all compatible?

We are looking to build some computers for work, and I think I can get a much better performing computer by building them (I have built a couple computers already). Our budget is under $700.00, so if you have any better options let me know. I would like to stick with a SSD, and an Intel Processer.

The Build:

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3pCzm
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3pCzm/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3pCzm/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($179.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($35.98 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI Z77A-G43 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($115.00 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($74.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($139.99 @ Best Buy)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 650 1GB Video Card ($99.99 @ Micro Center)
Case: Cougar Solution (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($36.99 @ Mwave)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $687.92
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-04-11 17:38 EDT-0400)
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April 11, 2014 2:48:18 PM

What kind of work are you looking to do with these systems?
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April 11, 2014 2:50:46 PM

logainofhades said:
What kind of work are you looking to do with these systems?


Mainly a lot of Microsoft office. But we also run Adobe for marketing/design. Will be running dual monitor. Possible lunch time fun (games). Would like it to be sufficient for the next 4 years.
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April 11, 2014 2:56:39 PM

This should work for you. You get the longevity of an i7, and can still enjoy some of that lunch time fun. I like this build better.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4570 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock B85 Pro4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($64.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial M500 240GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($119.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: PNY GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB Video Card ($154.65 @ Amazon)
Case: NZXT Source 220 ATX Mid Tower Case ($44.99 @ TigerDirect)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $679.59
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-04-11 17:56 EDT-0400)
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April 11, 2014 2:58:25 PM

logainofhades said:
This should work for you. You get the longevity of an i7, and can still enjoy some of that lunch time fun. I like this build better.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4570 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock B85 Pro4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($64.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial M500 240GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($119.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: PNY GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB Video Card ($154.65 @ Amazon)
Case: NZXT Source 220 ATX Mid Tower Case ($44.99 @ TigerDirect)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $679.59
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-04-11 17:56 EDT-0400)


Thanks for your suggestions, I'm definitely going to look into this.
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April 11, 2014 3:16:50 PM

logainofhades said:
This should work for you. You get the longevity of an i7, and can still enjoy some of that lunch time fun. I like this build better.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4570 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock B85 Pro4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($64.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial M500 240GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($119.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: PNY GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB Video Card ($154.65 @ Amazon)
Case: NZXT Source 220 ATX Mid Tower Case ($44.99 @ TigerDirect)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $679.59
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-04-11 17:56 EDT-0400)


Kind of a dumb questions. Are all these parts are definitely compatible (aside from any defective products)? Have you put a similar build together? I just want to make sure that I reduce the likely-hood of issues, since this is for work.
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April 11, 2014 3:33:40 PM

I messed up my sentence a bit. I originally intended to go with a Xeon 1230 v3, but backed off since I didn't know what kind of games you were talking about and went with an i5 and went with a faster, but more efficient GPU. These parts are all compatible. PCpartpicker has a built in compatibility filter. I have not put this particular system together, but been building my own for 13yrs. :) 
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