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May 31, 2014 10:04:46 PM

Hi I'm trying to build a computer for work with $900 Out the door. (aka tax included)

Im going to be using adobe programs mainly.
From what I hear I should get a i7 cpu, idk 3770 or 3770k
and SSD is not required but would be nice.
Also im debating between 8,12, or 16 GB ram (using 2 monitors)
I currently use at least 5 of the USB slots on the back of the computer, so a motherboard that has a lot of slots.
I'm not too sure what kind of PSU and if I have to get a graphics card or not.

All feedback would be appreciated. Thank You!

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May 31, 2014 10:39:07 PM

Do you need to buy windows, monitor, and/or peripherals? What size build do you prefer? ATX, mircroATX, miniITX, etc...?
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May 31, 2014 11:07:57 PM

CTurbo said:
Do you need to buy windows, monitor, and/or peripherals? What size build do you prefer? ATX, mircroATX, miniITX, etc...?


Im looking for a mid tower and im going to install windows 7.
Im not too sure of the difference between ATX, micro ATX, etcc
I currently have been running ATX, is that the norm?
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May 31, 2014 11:16:10 PM

ATX is bigger, microATX is medium, and miniITX would be considered portable. Do you already have a copy of windows 7 or do you need to buy it?
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May 31, 2014 11:20:19 PM

CTurbo said:
ATX is bigger, microATX is medium, and miniITX would be considered portable. Do you already have a copy of windows 7 or do you need to buy it?


ahh i see, i already have a optical drive and windows 7 cd and key.
I need everything else
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May 31, 2014 11:59:26 PM

This should come in under $900 after tax. Also no pesky rebates to fool with.

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2z93Hx
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2z93Hx/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2z93Hx/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Xeon E3-1230 V3 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor ($249.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: ASRock H97 PRO4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($89.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($72.00 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial M500 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($69.98 @ OutletPC)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.44 @ Amazon)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB Video Card ($139.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Corsair 400R ATX Mid Tower Case ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($51.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $818.35
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-06-01 02:58 EDT-0400)



Same build with rebates on if you're interested

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2z93Hx
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2z93Hx/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2z93Hx/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Xeon E3-1230 V3 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor ($249.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: ASRock H97 PRO4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($89.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($72.00 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial M500 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($69.98 @ OutletPC)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.43 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB Video Card ($139.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Corsair 400R ATX Mid Tower Case ($89.99 @ Micro Center)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($26.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $793.34
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-06-01 03:00 EDT-0400)
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June 1, 2014 12:10:43 AM

CTurbo said:
This should come in under $900 after tax. Also no pesky rebates to fool with.

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2z93Hx
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2z93Hx/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2z93Hx/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Xeon E3-1230 V3 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor ($249.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: ASRock H97 PRO4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($89.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($72.00 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial M500 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($69.98 @ OutletPC)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.44 @ Amazon)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB Video Card ($139.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Corsair 400R ATX Mid Tower Case ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($51.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $818.35
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-06-01 02:58 EDT-0400)



Same build with rebates on if you're interested

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2z93Hx
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2z93Hx/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2z93Hx/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Xeon E3-1230 V3 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor ($249.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: ASRock H97 PRO4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($89.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($72.00 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial M500 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($69.98 @ OutletPC)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.43 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB Video Card ($139.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Corsair 400R ATX Mid Tower Case ($89.99 @ Micro Center)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($26.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $793.34
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-06-01 03:00 EDT-0400)


Awesome! Thank you for the build! This is extremely helpful.
I just have one question, why do you recommend that CPU or an i7?
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June 1, 2014 12:17:58 AM

Because that Xeon is an i7 for the price of an i5. It's a great value.

That motherboard supports up to 12 USB ports.

I chose that case because it is very highly rated. You could probably find a different one you like if you want.
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June 1, 2014 12:24:02 AM

CTurbo said:
Because that Xeon is an i7 for the price of an i5. It's a great value.

That motherboard supports up to 12 USB ports.

I chose that case because it is very highly rated. You could probably find a different one you like if you want.


I see, thank you very much for your helpful. You are amazing! :) 
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