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September 2, 2011 6:43:20 PM

Hi guys thank you for taking your time to reply to this, I need some suggestions as to what components I want for this new rig. From the start I am look at a Micro-ATX case/build due to the space being limited. From there i was looking at the i3's or the Phenon II's x4 and motherboard's that contained a onboard VGA. Most likely my PSU will be a 430W Corsair or a 350 Antec. This is mostly just for Microsoft Word and the likes, also the faster the retrieval/exchange of data would be great!. Not including Window's 7 to the price, but if you can help me build a rig lower then $400 but will last longer then 4-5 years, would be greatly appreciated. Thank you again.
September 2, 2011 7:30:19 PM

Processor: Core i3 2100 $125
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Motherboard: ASRock H61M-VS $60 (55 if bought in sept)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM: Kingston DDR3 1333 ValueRam 4GB $26
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Graphics Card: Radeon HD 4650 1GB $45
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Hard Drive: SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ $65 (can be 49.99 with promo code EMCKBGK32 until 9/5/11)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case: APEX TX-381-C Black Steel Micro ATX Tower $35 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Power Supply: XIGMATEK NRP-PC Series ACXTNRP-PC402 $35
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Cooling: Stock Heatsink+Fan (dont forget to buy thermal paste ($5-10)for connecting the CPU to the heatsink)

DVD Burner: SONY Black DVD-ROM Drive $17
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Total: $408 (before tax)
Total: ~$445 (after tax)
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September 2, 2011 7:35:14 PM

Thank you so much
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September 2, 2011 7:38:33 PM

Since this build isnt for gaming surely you would be better to get a z68/h67 motherboard, use the onboard graphics, and scrap the GPU all together? Save yourself some money.
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September 2, 2011 7:46:45 PM

AdrianPerry said:
Since this build isnt for gaming surely you would be better to get a z68/h67 motherboard, use the onboard graphics, and scrap the GPU all together? Save yourself some money.


Yes I was thinking of that, could you help me find one?

Probably will buy these

RAM sticks:G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) $27.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU: CORSAIR Builder Series CX430 $44.99 ($24.99 MIB)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CD Driver: LG CD/DVD Burner Black $21.98
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

what was listed by cgleckman:

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Processor: Core i3 2100 $125
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6819115078

Hard Drive: SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ $65 (can be 49.99 with promo code EMCKBGK32 until 9/5/11)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] kk69bq4hxc
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September 2, 2011 7:55:48 PM

You could probably get a much cheaper PSU as well if you wont be running a graphics card. A small 320w Unit would probably be plenty.
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September 2, 2011 8:35:02 PM

sparkz89 said:
Thank you so much


Not a problem.

Anyway, looks like adrian picked up where i left off for lunch :D  haha. Anyway I only threw in the graphics card just incase, feel free to scrap it to save some money.

Also I dont think you need to get the 430W PSU u listed. I would say the most you will need is 400W (the one i put in my original post is 400W).. You could probably go down to 320W like Adrian pointed out.
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September 2, 2011 8:39:11 PM

sparkz89 said:
well if i go with that board, and i havent really been able to find another board that fits that criteria, i plan to go with this case,

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

but it already comes with a PSU


The maximum power draw from a i3-2100 is, according to Intel's website, 65w. The PSU that comes with that case is more than likely fairly questionable in terms of performance, however since your not running a GPU i cant see why it would be an issue.
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September 2, 2011 8:39:38 PM

cgleckman said:
Not a problem.

Anyway, looks like adrian picked up where i left off for lunch :D  haha. Anyway I only threw in the graphics card just incase, feel free to scrap it to save some money.

Also I dont think you need to get the 430W PSU u listed. I would say the most you will need is 400W (the one i put in my original post is 400W).. You could probably go down to 320W like Adrian pointed out.


Lunch :o  9:40pm here :)  Vodka time :) 
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September 2, 2011 8:43:48 PM

AdrianPerry said:
Lunch :o  9:40pm here :)  Vodka time :) 


its only 1:45 PM here, but vodka does sound good :D 
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September 2, 2011 8:44:09 PM

haha.

I just have not heard of it and don't want the computer to burn out due to PSU being faulty and I figured if I buy a well known brand for $27 USD that its not a loss and I can continue to use it for future uses. But other than that you guys think this is a good build? Thanks for your time and input
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September 2, 2011 8:45:59 PM

Makes sense, and I am not sure what your final build actually is lol!
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September 2, 2011 8:48:18 PM

well, if your just using it for office programs, you may not even have to build unless you wanted the usual benifits, but i got a 300$ laptop (much better space saver than desktop and perfect for office tasks) from tiger direct, its an ASUS k52f-bbr5, its a great little machine, 15.6'' screen, dual core pentium cpu (2ghz) and it is just powerful enough for playing games like minecraft, i know you dotn game but if it can do some gaming it should be enough for office tasks. if you really want to build a desktop thats fine but sometimes a nice laptop is a great choice, onboard vga/hdmi 320gb storage, 3gb ram, 720p 15 inch screen, easy to change settings so you can close it and use a monitor/keyboard/mouse the same way you use a desktop. also the screen is decent enough to use for dual monitors :p 
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September 2, 2011 8:49:22 PM

^ and its an asus, you cant get much better quality (in my opinion) unless you build, but it costs more and laptops make you much more mobile.
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September 2, 2011 8:51:40 PM

Mildgamer has a point however, I dont see a laptop lasting 4-5 years, however, a well taken care of desktop thats made with good parts can easily last that long
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September 2, 2011 8:54:43 PM

Personally i HATE using laptops, trackpads are awful, keyboards are too small, battery life deminishes very quickly, performance degrades - So ill recommend you stick with the desktop option :)  Unless of course the portability would be useful, in which case you could always buy a keyboard and mouse for desktop use, and then use the laptop for portability.

I have a feeling an i3-2100 laptop would cost slighlty more than a dekstop?
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September 2, 2011 9:02:55 PM

No I agree Adrian lol I dislike Labtops myself, TBH if i had the option and if it wasn't a pain as much as it is now I would drag my PC tower around with me, but its a FULL TOWER. lol

but final build is:

Computer Case: Sentey Slim 2420 Slim Flex Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Harddrive: SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU: CORSAIR Builder Series CX430 V2 430W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU: Intel Core i3-2100 Sandy Bridge 3.1GHz
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

DVD/CD Burner:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

Mobo: ASRock Z68M/USB3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Total (after tax) : $425.97
Total (after tax + rebate): $405.97
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September 2, 2011 9:03:36 PM

sparkz89 said:
No I agree Adrian lol I dislike Labtops myself, TBH if i had the option and if it wasn't a pain as much as it is now I would drag my PC around with me. lol


Haha! I couldn't agree more with this!
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September 2, 2011 9:06:04 PM

LITE ON... despise it! had so many fail on me and doing the return forms suck for newegg lol.
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September 2, 2011 9:08:20 PM

sparkz89 said:
LITE ON... despise it! had so many fail on me and doing the return forms suck for newegg lol.


Oh, my apologies. I see people in the US constantly buying LiteOn, i presumed they were pretty good :o 
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September 2, 2011 9:22:03 PM

sparkz89 said:
No I agree Adrian lol I dislike Labtops myself, TBH if i had the option and if it wasn't a pain as much as it is now I would drag my PC tower around with me, but its a FULL TOWER. lol



You could go with this micro case.. it has a handle :D 

Its also a pretty nice case

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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September 2, 2011 9:25:06 PM

Are you getting that drive purely for the free cds?
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September 2, 2011 9:25:37 PM

cgleckman said:
Are you getting that drive purely for the free cds?


LOL'd a little xD
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September 2, 2011 9:40:16 PM

AdrianPerry said:
LOL'd a little xD


already on that vodka? haha
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September 2, 2011 9:40:59 PM

cgleckman said:
already on that vodka? haha


Hours ago :)  Id say we're about half a Litre down now, although im running out of mixers :o 
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September 2, 2011 9:44:18 PM

LOL well no not really just cause its a LG and the reviews weren't that bad
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September 2, 2011 9:46:35 PM

LG is a fairly reputable brand :)  Cant argue with that.

ANNNNND.....YOU GET SOME FREE TAPES :D 
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September 2, 2011 9:50:05 PM

LOL who uses mixers? Embrace some sort of russian side and chug!

Im serious about the case with the handle. If you really want to carry it around i mean :D 
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September 2, 2011 9:50:07 PM

well what i was saying with the laptp is you can configure setting sso when you close the lid with a MONITOR connected (and EXTERNAL keyboard and mouse) it will still have the screen on the monitor, this way you have similar performance on a much more mobile platform, its cheaper, and some brands can last 4-5 years if taken good care of. and you can just connect everything and store it away at the desk like a regular desktop, but smaller, more functionable, and mobile if needed. not trying to push anything on anyone but it should really be a consideration.
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September 2, 2011 9:51:05 PM

also if you want a desktop then you can get the type of case (i cant remember the actual name right now) that is small enough to put under the monitor itself, saves a lot of space and seems to work well.
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September 2, 2011 9:53:05 PM

what case? cost? lol tell me when you remember :X
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September 2, 2011 9:56:57 PM

i have a old desktop that uses one, google compaq evo and it will be a flat box basicly, its like a "small footprint"case but on its side like a dvd player and has a larger footprint than a mid tower but it has very little space taken up verticly, looks good though. also they are a little harder to find nowadays, people usuially want to either show off their computer or hide it under their desk, not so common to have it under the monitor, but it works well for tall desks in offices and things
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September 2, 2011 10:05:57 PM

cgleckman said:
LOL who uses mixers? Embrace some sort of russian side and chug!

Im serious about the case with the handle. If you really want to carry it around i mean :D 


Neat vodka is rough. I dont think i could neck it straight :(  Although ive heard apple-smirnoff is pretty nice. and lmao, that handle would provide the same sort of portability as a laptop!!! RESULT!
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September 2, 2011 10:15:39 PM

I use an ASUS board for my own build and am very happy with its performance. Id certainly recommend ASUS products.
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September 2, 2011 10:18:12 PM

yeah I am mostly EVGA but then i fall back onto ASUS > MSI > GIGA
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September 2, 2011 10:51:23 PM

ScrewySqrl said:
for a basic office, why not this:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

$345 for a complete system. It'll do everything you ever need in the way of an office computer. for $100 less than the i3 system posted above.


It is not a bad rig for its price but because the case is not a Mini Micro and a mid case, that would probably the only problem that I see right now.
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September 3, 2011 3:01:33 AM

Processor : Intel Core i3 2100 - $125
MoBo : ASRock H61M-GE - $70
RAM : 2x2GB Corsair DDR3 1333 Dual Channel Memory - $28
Hard Disk : Seagate Barracuda SATAIII 500GB - $40
Optical Drive : LG DVD R/W - $19
Case : Any Decent MicroATX - $30
PSU : Corsair CX430 - $24.99 after mail-in rebates (www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681713902...)

Total : $337 after rebates (newegg)
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September 3, 2011 8:14:32 PM

by the way if you decide to make one of the earlier suggested builds that used gskill ropjaws, those are expencive, get crucial 2x2gb or if you want heat spreaders crucial ballistix sport, nice RAM and its only 30$ for 4gb, like the corsair 008rohit suggested, but you will also get high performance and low heat. just my opinion, but go crucial.
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September 3, 2011 8:18:04 PM

also youcould use much cheaper components with more than enough performance for what you want to use it for, why spend all the money on an i3 when you can get similar office-setting performance with a pentium, or an AMD Athlon II x2/3 for much less and still more than what you would need. AMD's onboard is also much better than intel so you dont have to spend all the money on a GPU untill you want one. (by the way i am no AMD fan in particular, i dotn even own an AMD system, but it may be just perfect for your build)
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