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June 8, 2011 1:01:53 AM

It's that time again! Time to update the Tom's Hardware BestConfigs! Once again, we are opening the field to user recommendations to get the best consensus for the absolute best of the best in each category. Post the best configuration you can put together for the following build category and our editorial team will pick 5 of the best to be put up to a public vote right here in the Systems forum. The top-ranking build will go on to become one of Tom's Hardware BestConfigs and you'll get the credit for having put together a brilliant build with a special credit in the feature article.

Post your entries to this thread for the category of:
AMD-Based Office PC

Stay within $500 (without shipping) and no need to include OS, monitor, mouse/keyboard. Please be sure to format your list of components as follows:

Joe's Office Chug-along Rig
Processor: Component Name and Component Price
Motherboard: Component Name and Component Price
RAM: Component Name and Component Price
Graphics Card: Component Name and Component Price
Hard Drive: Component Name and Component Price
Case: Component Name and Component Price
Power Supply: Component Name and Component Price
Cooling: Component Name and Component Price
DVD Burner: Component Name and Component Price

See below for quick-copy/paste text of the BBcode.

  1. [b]Joe's Office Chug-along Rig[/b]
  2. Processor: [urlExt=http://Link to Component for Sale]Component Name and Component Price[/urlExt]
  3. Motherboard: [urlExt=http://Link to Component for Sale]Component Name and Component Price[/urlExt]
  4. RAM: [urlExt=http://Link to Component for Sale]Component Name and Component Price[/urlExt]
  5. Graphics Card: [urlExt=http://Link to Component for Sale]Component Name and Component Price[/urlExt]
  6. Hard Drive: [urlExt=http://Link to Component for Sale]Component Name and Component Price[/urlExt]
  7. Case: [urlExt=http://Link to Component for Sale]Component Name and Component Price[/urlExt]
  8. Power Supply: [urlExt=http://Link to Component for Sale]Component Name and Component Price[/urlExt]
  9. Cooling: [urlExt=http://Link to Component for Sale]Component Name and Component Price[/urlExt]
  10. DVD Burner: [urlExt=http://Link to Component for Sale]Component Name and Component Price[/urlExt]


You can also use the Tom's Hardware System Builder to build your recommendation and use the BBCode export option at the bottom of the build. If you do, be sure to include a link in your post to your build on the app for quick viewing.

Good luck, and may the best builds win!
June 8, 2011 4:30:17 AM

jpishgar said:
It's that time again! Time to update the Tom's Hardware BestConfigs! Once again, we are opening the field to user recommendations to get the best consensus for the absolute best of the best in each category. Post the best configuration you can put together for the following build category and our editorial team will pick 5 of the best to be put up to a public vote right here in the Systems forum. The top-ranking build will go on to become one of Tom's Hardware BestConfigs and you'll get the credit for having put together a brilliant build with a special credit in the feature article.

Post your entries to this thread for the category of:
AMD-Based Office PC

Stay within $500 (without shipping) and no need to include OS, monitor, mouse/keyboard. Please be sure to format your list of components as follows:

Joe's Office Chug-along Rig
Processor: Component Name and Component Price
Motherboard: Component Name and Component Price
RAM: Component Name and Component Price
Graphics Card: Component Name and Component Price
Hard Drive: Component Name and Component Price
Case: Component Name and Component Price
Power Supply: Component Name and Component Price
Cooling: Component Name and Component Price
DVD Burner: Component Name and Component Price

See below for quick-copy/paste text of the BBcode.

  1. [b]Joe's Office Chug-along Rig[/b]
  2. Processor: [urlExt=http://Link to Component for Sale]Component Name and Component Price[/urlExt]
  3. Motherboard: [urlExt=http://Link to Component for Sale]Component Name and Component Price[/urlExt]
  4. RAM: [urlExt=http://Link to Component for Sale]Component Name and Component Price[/urlExt]
  5. Graphics Card: [urlExt=http://Link to Component for Sale]Component Name and Component Price[/urlExt]
  6. Hard Drive: [urlExt=http://Link to Component for Sale]Component Name and Component Price[/urlExt]
  7. Case: [urlExt=http://Link to Component for Sale]Component Name and Component Price[/urlExt]
  8. Power Supply: [urlExt=http://Link to Component for Sale]Component Name and Component Price[/urlExt]
  9. Cooling: [urlExt=http://Link to Component for Sale]Component Name and Component Price[/urlExt]
  10. DVD Burner: [urlExt=http://Link to Component for Sale]Component Name and Component Price[/urlExt]


You can also use the Tom's Hardware System Builder to build your recommendation and use the BBCode export option at the bottom of the build. If you do, be sure to include a link in your post to your build on the app for quick viewing.

Good luck, and may the best builds win!




Joe's Office Chug-along Rig

Processor:
AMD Phenom II X2 555 Black Edition Callisto 3.2GHz Socket AM3 80W Dual-Core Desktop Processor - C3 Revision HDZ555WFGMBOX $87.99
Item #: N82E16819103846

Motherboard:
ASUS M4A89GTD PRO/USB3 AM3 AMD 890GX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard
Item #: N82E16813131631 $139.99

RAM:
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL9D-8GBRL $79.99
Item #: N82E16820231311

Graphics Card:
On Board

Hard Drive:
SAMSUNG EcoGreen F2 HD103SI 1TB 5400 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Item #: N82E16822152173 $54.99

Case:
LIAN LI Lancool PC-K57 Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Item #: N82E16811112318 $59.99

Power Supply:

CORSAIR Builder Series CX430 V2 430W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply
Item #: N82E16817139026 $44.99

Cooling:
Stock

DVD Burner:

LITE-ON CD/DVD Burner - Bulk Black SATA Model iHAS124-04 - OEM
Item #: N82E16827106289 $20.99


Subtotal: $488.93

June 8, 2011 11:47:58 AM

Michxymi's AMD Office Build

Processor: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... AMD Athlon II X4 640 Propus 3.0GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache Socket AM3 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor ADX640WFGMBOX $99.99

Motherboard: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... GA-880GA-UD3H AM3 AMD 880G HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard $102.99

RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Mushkin Enhanced Silverline 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model 996770 $79.99

Graphics Card: On Board

Hard Drive: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive $64.99

Case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... COOLER MASTER Elite RC-310-BWN1-GP Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case $39.99

Power Supply: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... CORSAIR Builder Series CX430 V2 430W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply $44.99

Cooling: Stock

DVD Burner: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... ASUS Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM $20.99

453$ WITHOUT MIR

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June 8, 2011 3:58:14 PM
June 13, 2011 1:37:54 PM

SADAMS04's AMD Office PC

Processor: AMD Phenom II X4 955 BE 3.2GHz - $112

Motherboard: GIGABYTE AM3+ SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 - $100

Graphics Card: Onboard HD 4250

RAM: CORSAIR XMS3 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1600 1.5v 9-9-9-24 - $40

Hard Drive: SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 1TB 7200 RPM - $55

Case: APEX Black Steel mATX Tower - $25

Case Fan: KINGWIN 120mm 40CFM @ 19dBA - $7

Power Supply: Antec EarthWatts Green 430W - $45

DVD Burner: ASUS 24X DVD Burner Black - $20

-AM3+ motherboard for a future CPU upgrade.
-Two open memory slots.
-Fast, reliable hard drive.
-Plenty of room and power to upgrade as needed.

$404 before rebates.
June 21, 2011 5:02:41 PM

THX Basic Office Machine
Processor: AMD Phenom II X2 555 3.2GHz 80W Black RevC3 Boxed - 87.99
Motherboard:ASUS M4A78LT-M LE AM3 2XDDR3 - 59.99
RAM:G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3 - 37.99
Graphics Card: 780L On Board
Hard Drive: Samsung HD322GJ/U 320GB SATA 3Gb/s - 42.99
Case: Xigmatek Asgard II B/O CPC-T45UE-U01 - 29.99
Power Supply: Antec Green EA380D - 44.99
Cooling: Stock included with boxed CPU
DVD Burner: Lite-On 24x DVD Burner SATA iHAS 124-04 - 18.99
Total: 324.93

Motherboard will automatically unlock cores if possible. Mine got 3 from the Phenom II X2 555. Stock cooler is sufficient for 3 active cores.

Graphics sufficient to run Windows Aero.

4GB RAM is for 32-bit OS for office environment. Double it for 64-bit OS although this won't do a typical office user much good.
June 24, 2011 8:47:33 PM

I'm very surprised how you guys have handled this so far. I've built several of these this year and used a quad core in each case.... but then I used some combo deals and such.

Office users have a tendency to load up their comps with foistware (google it) and do a lot of multi-tasking.
July 3, 2011 9:30:04 PM

Ice's Llano office Rig
Processor: AMD A8-3850 Llano 2.9GHz = $139.99
Motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-A75M-D2H FM1 AMD A75 = $99.99
RAM: G.SKILL Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 = $74.99
Graphics Card: AMD Radeon HD 6550D on CPU.
Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda ST31000524AS 1TB 7200 RPM = $59.99
Case: Antec Three Hundred + BP430 Black Steel =$84.95
Power Supply: Antec 430w comes with case.
Cooling: Stock
DVD Burner: ASUS 24X DVD Burner = $19.99

Final Price = $479.90
July 7, 2011 6:38:36 PM

1. ksampanna's productivity Office Rig
2. Processor: AMD Athlon II X4 630 Propus 2.8GHz $79.99
3. Motherboard: ASUS M5A97 AM3+ AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 $94.99
4. RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB DDR3 1066 MHz $64.99
5. Graphics Card: XFX HD-667X-ZHF3 Radeon HD 6670 1GB $83.99
6. Hard Drive: SAMSUNG EcoGreen F4 HD204UI 2TB $79.99
7. Case: COOLER MASTER Elite RC-310 $39.99
8. Power Supply: COOLER MASTER eXtreme Power Plus RS-460-PMSR-A3 460W $39.99
9. Cooling: Component Name and Component Price
10. DVD Burner: Sony Optiarc CD/DVD Burner $19.99

TOTAL - $503.92 without rebates

1) Entry level quadcore sufficient for office number crunching
2) AM3 + ready board
3) decent graphics for 720p gaming (while taking a break from work)
4) 2 TB storage
July 9, 2011 3:20:52 AM


1. AMD A8-3850 Llano 2.9GHz Socket FM1 100W Quad-Core Desktop 139,99$
AD3850WNGXBOX
2. ASRock A75M-HVS FM1 AMD A75 (Hudson D3) SATA 6Gb/s USB3.0
HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS 69,99$

3. RAM: Kingston HyperX Blu 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 1600 35,99$
(PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model KHX1600C9D3B1K2/4GX
4. VGA: XFX HD-667X-ZHF3 83,99$
5. Hard Drive: Seagate ST31000524AS 1TB 59,99$
6. Case: NZXT CS-NT-BETA-B 39,99$
7. Power Supply: COOLER MASTER eXtreme Power Plus RS-460- 39,99$
PMSR-A3
460W
8. DVD burner LG CD/DVD Burner Black SATA Model GH22NS70 19,99$
______________________________________________________________
TOTAL: 489,92$
+

9. Fan: GELID Solutions Ltd. FN-SX12-10 8,99$
______________________________________________________________
TOTAL: 498,91$

All at www.newegg.com

I think that everybody would love this PC in their office :wahoo: 
August 1, 2011 3:27:00 PM

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