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July 8, 2014 8:52:29 AM

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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July 8, 2014 8:54:57 AM

do u need monitor+windows?

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July 8, 2014 8:55:53 AM

iceclock said:
do u need monitor+windows?



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

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/WhVrmG

This is the build my friend recommended.
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July 8, 2014 9:05:43 AM

[PCPartPicker part list](http://pcpartpicker.com/p/tVf8bv) / [Price breakdown by merchant](http://pcpartpicker.com/p/tVf8bv/by_merchant/)

Type|Item|Price
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**CPU** | [AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/amd-cpu-fd8320frhkbox) | $149.98 @ OutletPC
**CPU Cooler** | [Zalman CNPS7000V(AL)-1-PWM CPU Cooler](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/zalman-cpu-cooler-cnps7000...) | $9.99 @ Mwave
**Motherboard** | [Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3P ATX AM3+ Motherboard](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/gigabyte-motherboard-ga970...) | $74.99 @ Newegg
**Memory** | [G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/gskill-memory-f312800cl9d8...) | $79.99 @ Newegg
**Storage** | [PNY XLR8 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/pny-internal-hard-drive-ss...) | $59.99 @ NCIX US
**Storage** | [Seagate Barracuda ES 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/seagate-internal-hard-driv...) | $55.26 @ Amazon
**Video Card** | [MSI GeForce GTX 650 1GB Video Card](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/msi-video-card-n650md1gd5o...) | $86.98 @ Newegg
**Case** | [Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-case-200r) | $39.99 @ Newegg
**Power Supply** | [XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/xfx-power-supply-p1550sxxb...) | $55.98 @ SuperBiiz
**Optical Drive** | [Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/samsung-optical-drive-sh22...) | $14.99 @ Newegg
**Operating System** | [Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit)](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/microsoft-os-wn700615) | $89.98 @ OutletPC
**Monitor** | [BenQ GL2460HM 60Hz 24.0" Monitor](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/benq-monitor-gl2460hm) | $134.99 @ Amazon
| | **Total**
| Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available | $853.11

would work well

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July 8, 2014 9:08:46 AM

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?

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July 8, 2014 9:09:24 AM

u wont need a faster cpu for a long time thats an 8core cpu.

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July 8, 2014 9:13:10 AM

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%

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July 8, 2014 9:13:54 AM

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

yes upgrading parts is pretty simple

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July 8, 2014 9:18:54 AM

lmk if u require more help

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July 8, 2014 9:23:56 AM

yes and its the best budget cpu cooler out there too

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