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Building a computer for work, need some help please!

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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  1. Do you need to buy windows, monitor, and/or peripherals? What size build do you prefer? ATX, mircroATX, miniITX, etc...?
  2. 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?
  3. 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?
  4. 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
  5. Best answer
    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)
  6. 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?
  7. 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.
  8. 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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