New Computer Workstation - Need Advice!

I'm in the process of ordering the parts to build a computer that will primarily be used as a workstation. Coding and programming are going to be the main focus but i plan on running lots of unique software on it and want it to be able to run all of it flawlessly and efficiently. I don't plan on doing a lot of gaming on it at all, but if it could run a few like Starcraft 2 and stuff that would be a plus.

I've never built one before but my friend is helping me and he is very experienced so that won't be an issue assembling it. I want to keep it under $1,000 and ideally in the $800-$900 range.

This is the list someone else has suggested to me and i want some feedback as i am still learning about this stuff and im not sure if this build will meet my needs.

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  1. do u need monitor+windows?
  2. iceclock said:
    do u need monitor+windows?

    Actually yea if you can include those in there just to give me a full estimate, thanks.

    This is the build my friend recommended.
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    [PCPartPicker part list]( / [Price breakdown by merchant](

    **CPU** | [AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor]( | $149.98 @ OutletPC
    **CPU Cooler** | [Zalman CNPS7000V(AL)-1-PWM CPU Cooler]( | $9.99 @ Mwave
    **Motherboard** | [Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3P ATX AM3+ Motherboard]( | $74.99 @ Newegg
    **Memory** | ( | $79.99 @ Newegg
    **Storage** | [PNY XLR8 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive]( | $59.99 @ NCIX US
    **Storage** | [Seagate Barracuda ES 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive]( | $55.26 @ Amazon
    **Video Card** | [MSI GeForce GTX 650 1GB Video Card]( | $86.98 @ Newegg
    **Case** | [Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case]( | $39.99 @ Newegg
    **Power Supply** | [XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply]( | $55.98 @ SuperBiiz
    **Optical Drive** | [Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer]( | $14.99 @ Newegg
    **Operating System** | [Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit)]( | $89.98 @ OutletPC
    **Monitor** | [BenQ GL2460HM 60Hz 24.0" Monitor]( | $134.99 @ Amazon
    | | **Total**
    | Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available | $853.11

    would work well
  4. Alright awesome thanks I'll check the list out. Down the line if i wanted to upgrade the computer at all can i just swap out parts for newer ones? Like say I wanted a faster CPU for example, can you just swap out the parts?

  5. u wont need a faster cpu for a long time thats an 8core cpu.
  6. iceclock said:
    u wont need a faster cpu for a long time thats an 8core cpu.

    Well i mean for any part in general. If you wanted to upgrade change a particular part is it as simple as taking it out and putting the new one in? I'm fairly new to the process and my friend is going to teach me a little but I'm trying to get a grasp on how the process works 100%

  7. yes u can upgrade it sir. i chose the best of quality parts for the budget

    yes upgrading parts is pretty simple
  8. lmk if u require more help

    Is this part compatible with the build you gave me? My friend had an extra and he gave me this.
  10. yes and its the best budget cpu cooler out there too
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