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May 21, 2014 2:12:44 PM

Hello everyone,

I have put together a build for multitasking. The main use of this build will be for college work, software testing, streaming media, very little gaming, and OS testing/Learning. Won't need to handle super resource num num software : )

Max Budget: $1400. Cheaper the better as long as it can multitask.

http://pcpartpicker.com/user/PCH/saved/4Lbp

HDD: 1st HDD is for the main OS (Win 8.1)
2nd is for Ubuntu 14.04
3rd is for Linux Distro (yet to decide
4th is a dump HDD
I have tried Dual Booting on my laptop and it doesn't allow it.

Extra fans are to keep it cool since my house gets warm pretty fast.
Thanks in advance.

Questions are welcome and encouraged :) 

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May 21, 2014 2:21:05 PM

If you dont already have it I would spend the few dollars more and get an fx-6300, or even better an fx-8320 when on sale for $130-140.

PSU is vast overkill if not gaming, a 450-500 watt is more then enough, even for multiple hard drives.

I would do an SSD drive for the OS.

I have the Fractial R4 case as well, very nice. Dont need all of the nocturnal fans, one or two more of the fractial silentX fans at half the price per fan is plenty.

Good choice on mobo

Would go with GSKILL sniper series ram when on sale over crucial, but that is user preference.
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May 21, 2014 2:31:35 PM

boosted1g said:
If you dont already have it I would spend the few dollars more and get an fx-6300, or even better an fx-8320 when on sale for $130-140.

PSU is vast overkill if not gaming, a 450-500 watt is more then enough, even for multiple hard drives.

I would do an SSD drive for the OS.

I have the Fractial R4 case as well, very nice. Dont need all of the nocturnal fans, one or two more of the fractial silentX fans at half the price per fan is plenty.

Good choice on mobo

Would go with GSKILL sniper series ram when on sale over crucial, but that is user preference.


Originally I thought about the fx 8320 but thought it might of been over kill. I was thinking of an SSD but I'm not to picky on the boot time. space is more needed than speed for me. Each OS will have software saved on the drive, the little gaming that may be played on it would most likely stay on the Win OS drive. I'm not for the huge plastic thingy on the GSkill rams. I'll look into those fans for sure, will check out to see if pcpartpicker has them, if not ill add them to the order once it's placed.

I'll look into a lower wattage PSU. I chose that one because for $100 for that many watts didn't seem to bad. Looking at the efficiency going down over time.
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