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May 2, 2014 12:18:22 PM

I will use
i7 4770
Integrated Graphics
GA-B85M-D3H board
any 8 gb 1.6ghz ram,
corsair cx 750W
any standard 1TB HDD
any $50 case

I live in Toronto, Ontario, if that affects pricing
Forgot to add, I will use integrated temporarily until I can afford a high end video card

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May 2, 2014 12:30:19 PM

I think you were told that a hugely powerful PSU is just about sufficient for an 84w Intel Core i7 CPU. Whoever you listened to was a fool. Plus, that board is unnecessary for something to do office work on. Anyway, here is my recommended build

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-4770 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($329.98 @ Amazon Canada)
Motherboard: Asus H81M-A Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($65.99 @ Canada Computers)
Memory: Patriot Viper 3 Low Profile Black 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($78.99 @ NCIX)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ DirectCanada)
Case: Silverstone PS10B ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Memory Express)
Power Supply: Antec High Current Gamer 400W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($54.99 @ Memory Express)
Total: $639.93
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-05-02 15:28 EDT-0400)

This is cheaper and better for your selected setup. The case is silence optimized, so it won't irritate you whilst doing some work on it. The Power Supply Unit is also very good. It's made by a reputable brand, it is modular (No cable clutter) and is just right for your system. There's no need for that much power for a low wattage setup. Enjoy.
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May 2, 2014 12:34:01 PM

dottorrent said:
I think you were told that a hugely powerful PSU is just about sufficient for an 84w Intel Core i7 CPU. Whoever you listened to was a fool. Plus, that board is unnecessary for something to do office work on. Anyway, here is my recommended build

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-4770 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($329.98 @ Amazon Canada)
Motherboard: Asus H81M-A Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($65.99 @ Canada Computers)
Memory: Patriot Viper 3 Low Profile Black 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($78.99 @ NCIX)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ DirectCanada)
Case: Silverstone PS10B ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Memory Express)
Power Supply: Antec High Current Gamer 400W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($54.99 @ Memory Express)
Total: $639.93
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-05-02 15:28 EDT-0400)

This is cheaper and better for your selected setup. The case is silence optimized, so it won't irritate you whilst doing some work on it. The Power Supply Unit is also very good. It's made by a reputable brand, it is modular (No cable clutter) and is just right for your system. There's no need for that much power for a low wattage setup. Enjoy.


Thanks for the advice, but the thing is I want this to be a gaming setup later in the future. I want to use a single high end video card and maybe that 400W power supply won't be enough. I will use integrated temporarily because I want to save up money
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May 2, 2014 12:43:12 PM

What in the world are you doing needing a cpu so fast, but no video card? I agree that 300-400w is more than enough, but I would get the B85 chipset over the H81 for more sata III and USB 3.0 ports.

This is my take

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

CPU: Intel Core i7-4770 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($329.98 @ Amazon Canada)
Motherboard: ASRock B85M-GL Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($69.00 @ Vuugo)
Memory: A-Data XPG V1.0 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($76.36 @ DirectCanada)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ DirectCanada)
Case: Cougar Solution (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($46.99 @ NCIX)
Power Supply: Antec EarthWatts Green 380W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($49.98 @ Newegg Canada)
Total: $632.30
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-05-02 15:40 EDT-0400)


or for just a bit more graphics power for about the same price


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

CPU: Intel Xeon E3-1230 V3 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor ($267.33 @ Newegg Canada)
Motherboard: ASRock B85M-GL Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($69.00 @ Vuugo)
Memory: A-Data XPG V1.0 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($76.36 @ DirectCanada)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ DirectCanada)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GT 630 2GB Video Card ($59.00 @ Vuugo)
Case: Cougar Solution (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($46.99 @ NCIX)
Power Supply: Antec EarthWatts Green 380W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($49.98 @ Newegg Canada)
Total: $628.65
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-05-02 15:42 EDT-0400)

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May 2, 2014 12:46:38 PM

CTurbo said:
What in the world are you doing needing a cpu so fast, but no video card? I agree that 300-400w is more than enough, but I would get the B85 chipset over the H81 for more sata III and USB 3.0 ports.

This is my take

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

CPU: Intel Core i7-4770 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($329.98 @ Amazon Canada)
Motherboard: ASRock B85M-GL Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($69.00 @ Vuugo)
Memory: A-Data XPG V1.0 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($76.36 @ DirectCanada)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ DirectCanada)
Case: Cougar Solution (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($46.99 @ NCIX)
Power Supply: Antec EarthWatts Green 380W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($49.98 @ Newegg Canada)
Total: $632.30
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-05-02 15:40 EDT-0400)


or for just a bit more graphics power for about the same price


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

CPU: Intel Xeon E3-1230 V3 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor ($267.33 @ Newegg Canada)
Motherboard: ASRock B85M-GL Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($69.00 @ Vuugo)
Memory: A-Data XPG V1.0 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($76.36 @ DirectCanada)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ DirectCanada)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GT 630 2GB Video Card ($59.00 @ Vuugo)
Case: Cougar Solution (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($46.99 @ NCIX)
Power Supply: Antec EarthWatts Green 380W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($49.98 @ Newegg Canada)
Total: $628.65
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-05-02 15:42 EDT-0400)


Thank you for your insightful suggestion, but as I said, I want to add a high end video card later in the future so before that I will temporarily use integrated. I want to be sure that my power supply will be enough, and a lot of high end cards suggest a 750w PSU, so I considered that just in case.
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May 2, 2014 12:48:08 PM

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Thanks for the advice, but the thing is I want this to be a gaming setup later in the future. I want to use a single high end video card and maybe that 400W power supply won't be enough. I will use integrated temporarily because I want to save up money



Ok after hearing this

This is what I recommend

PCPartPicker part list: http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/p/3CF2e
Price breakdown by merchant: http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/p/3CF2e/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/p/3CF2e/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Xeon E3-1230 V3 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor ($267.33 @ Newegg Canada)
Motherboard: ASRock B85 Pro4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($78.00 @ Vuugo)
Memory: A-Data XPG V1.0 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($76.36 @ DirectCanada)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ DirectCanada)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GT 630 2GB Video Card ($59.00 @ Vuugo)
Case: Cougar Solution (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($46.99 @ NCIX)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA NEX750B BRONZE 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($79.98 @ Amazon Canada)
Total: $667.65
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-05-02 15:46 EDT-0400)



The i7 4770 is not a good value. The Xeon e3-1230v3 offers 99% of the performance for $70 less. The little GT630 would be much stronger than the i7's igpu until you could save up enough to get a high end card. Then you could sell the GT630 for $30-40 later.
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