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I am planning on selling my 2008 13.3 Inch MacBook and building a brand new computer myself. I've never done it before and I want it mainly to be for programming/coding and doing other programs that my MacBook struggles to run.


Approximate Purchase Date: Mid-June

Budget Range: 500-700

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Workstation tasks, music, gaming

Parts Not Required: Monitor, Mouse

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Amazon or Newegg

Country: United States

Parts Preferences: No preference

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Monitor Resolution: Already have monitor

Additional Comments: I need a computer that can run all of my programs for programming/coding/applications as well as being a functional computer for gaming/movies (not necessarily high end)
Primarily it is being used as a workstation because I have an old MacBook and want to upgrade.
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  1. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Xeon E3-1230 V3 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor ($249.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Motherboard: ASRock B85M Pro4 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Amazon)
    Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($129.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Mushkin 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($65.98 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Seagate Constellation ES 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($50.00 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 750 1GB Video Card ($109.99 @ Amazon)
    Case: Diablotek CPA-0170 ATX Mid Tower Case w/400W Power Supply ($29.99 @ Micro Center)
    Total: $705.92
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-05-27 13:37 EDT-0400)
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    Gutless wolverine has listed the worst psu in the market... If it does not work well it can screw up your system by over volting thus killing your components.. I have included the gtx 650 for mostly CUDA.. This build is 800 dollars if you don' t want the gpu you can save the money but this has much more reliable parts

    Here is a better one...
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Xeon E3-1230 V3 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor ($249.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: Asus B85M-G Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($74.99 @ Amazon)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($141.99 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Kingston SSDNow V300 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($59.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($56.99 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 650 1GB Video Card ($92.98 @ Newegg)
    Case: Rosewill FBM-01 MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($29.99 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: Corsair CX 430W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($29.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $766.88
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-05-31 02:53 EDT-0400)
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