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December 13, 2009 11:43:58 AM

Starting another build for my son in law,
This rig will be used solely for his business, Microsoft office suite, accounting software, etc.

I want to stay with Intel cpu and Asus mobo, I have built numerous I7 gaming rigs but no office type rigs.
He would like to keep it rather cheap, but I do not want to build something that he will throw away next year.

I was thinking of the I5-750,,, http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

but the price of the rig is going to get a little high.

I was also considering on of the older/cheaper cpu's, but they are not quad core, only dual core, my gut says quad core for future use apps.
Would I be kicking myself for going with something like this? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Any thoughts?

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Ken

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December 13, 2009 12:34:50 PM
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Have you ruled out an Athlon II X4 620? It is a quad core for under $100 and has more than enough power for Office work. A build using this CPU will last a few years or more for his type of applications.

Here is a good combo to build off of... http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
December 13, 2009 12:53:36 PM

just built a budget gaming rig for a friend with that cpu, but went with the gigabyte mobo, I never worked with a micro mobo, Is it allot smaller? , how hard is it to work on with big fingers? any advantage of micro over just atx?

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December 13, 2009 1:53:36 PM

XRWKEN said:
just built a budget gaming rig for a friend with that cpu, but went with the gigabyte mobo, I never worked with a micro mobo, Is it allot smaller? , how hard is it to work on with big fingers? any advantage of micro over just atx?

tx
Ken

The M-Atx motherboard is not hard to work with. It is basically the same size of an ATX board with less expansion slots, so all the connector areas, CPU and etc are just as easy to work with. No advantages over one or the other. It is just more about size of the case which drives the need for one or the other.

The ATX motherboard you've list is nice. I would still go with the M-ATX board do to the combo sayings. You can get an idea of working with a M-ATX board by reviewing my Step-by-Step guide in my sig. I used one for that build in an Antec 300 Illusion.
December 13, 2009 2:12:21 PM

tx tecmo, will do
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