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May 23, 2009 12:41:17 PM

Need advice on a good office rig. Would I do better to just buy one from dell or is it worth building myself? I built a highend rig which I knew that was the best way to go but not sure on this one. budget under $1000. I will do spread sheets, light cad work, major multitasking,while on the net, will need an office suite but that would not be in the build's budget. I guess office 2007 also I have 2 22" screens it will need to run

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May 23, 2009 12:52:32 PM

Well i recently suggested a 4 monitors office rig set up based on our very own forum's test done earlier here:,17...
Feel free to remove the discrete as with the DVI + VGA ports one could run 2 monitors just off the integrated video fine for office applications hehe Oh and dunno if u really need 2TB space for HDD :p 

If u worried about office space this rig is in a small footprint mATX casing with a Earthwatts 380 80% efficient PSU chugging along
May 23, 2009 1:22:08 PM

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May 23, 2009 1:28:36 PM

^ good but i'd switch the e8400 and P5Q pro for a 720 BE and 790GX motherboard with some 1066mhz ram instead of 800mhz.

then swap the 4850 X2 for a 4890 as it outputs less heat but is just as powerful.

edit: actually drop the OS and use win7 instead and use a 4870 X2 not a 4890.
May 24, 2009 12:25:37 PM

I looked for windows 7 but couldn't find it any suggestions?