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Office Build: $600 Budget

Approximate Purchase Date: No set date. Will wait for value (Cyber Monday?).


Budget Range: $600 After Rebates


System Usage from Most to Least Important: Productivity software, multitasking


Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, speakers, OS


Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com


Country of Origin: U.S.A.


Parts Preferences: Intel is my preference but a good AMD deal won't be passed up. 60gb+ SSD. Dual monitors. 8 gb RAM.


Overclocking: No


SLI or Crossfire: No


Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080


Additional Comments:

Kind of just getting a feel for what is out there right now for this kind of build. I will probably hold off until Thanksgiving for deals as the buyer is a cheap SOB and will want the best value. This PC is for a home office for someone who runs a (very) small business. Multiple productivity software applications (MS Office) and websites will be in use so multitasking is the most important thing. Dual monitors (19" or larger) are also a requirement so take that into consideration (both for price and build considerations). The buyer wants a SSD (at least 60 gb) and if an additional HDD is needed that can be cannibalized from elsewhere. 8 gb RAM is requested. Also, the case should not have lights shooting out of it or look too crazy.

Thanks in advance :)
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  1. =( dual monitor and a ssd on a $600 budget. I am sorry but if anyone were to make a working computer, it would be a really crappy one.

    The only thing left after buying those ssd n monitors would be about 250- 350 dollars.
  2. my PC (see my sig) cost $600 in April, about $560 now.

    the dual 1920x1080 monitors: are you buying them or do you already have them.
  3. ervinelim said:
    =( dual monitor and a ssd on a $600 budget. I am sorry but if anyone were to make a working computer, it would be a really crappy one.

    The only thing left after buying those ssd n monitors would be about 250- 350 dollars.


    Well the dual monitors can go as low as 19" which seem fairly cheap (under $100 each) nowadays. A can find 60gb SSD for $60 recently (suspect quality?) and take into account I am not asking for an OS nor need a dedicated GFX card for this machine. Keep in mind this isn't going to be used for gaming/video at all.
  4. Processor : AMD Athlon II X3 445 - $75
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103872

    Motherboard : ASRock 760GM-GS3 - $48
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157215

    Hard Drive : Seagate Barracuda ST500DM002 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s - $45
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148767&Tpk=Seagate%20Barracuda%20500GB

    SSD : OCZ Vertex Plus OCZSSD2-1VTXPL60G 2.5" 60GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) - $70
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227738

    RAM : G.SKILL Value Series 4GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 - $23
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231421

    Optical Drive : LG or any other DVD R/W - $19

    Case : GIGABYTE gz-ph1a3 Black SGCC ATX Mid Tower - $20
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811233061

    Power Supply : CORSAIR Builder Series CX430 V2 430W (Currently out of Stock) - $45
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139026&Tpk=Corsair%20430

    Monitors : 2x (HannsG 23") - $320
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824262012

    Total : $632 after rebates (overbudget, I know)
  5. Best answer
    bam! I got it!

    AMD A6 3650 2.6 GHz quad + AS Rock A75M mobo: $181.98
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.729349

    OCZ Vertex Pluss 60 GB SSD (SATA II): $69.99 w/ $10 MIR
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227738

    G.Skill Sniper 8 GB DDR3-1600: $49.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231416

    Antec Basiq BP350: $29.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371003

    Rosewill R102 case: $29.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811147111

    2x Acer 21.5" 1920x1080 monitors, $239.98 ($119.99 ea)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824009306

    total: $601.48
  6. ScrewySqrl said:
    bam! I got it!

    AMD A6 3650 2.6 GHz quad + AS Rock A75M mobo: $181.98
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.729349

    OCZ Vertex Pluss 60 GB SSD (SATA II): $69.99 w/ $10 MIR
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227738

    G.Skill Sniper 8 GB DDR3-1600: $49.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231416

    Antec Basiq BP350: $29.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371003

    Rosewill R102 case: $29.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811147111

    2x Acer 21.5" 1920x1080 monitors, $239.98 ($119.99 ea)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824009306

    total: $601.48


    Wow, I thought iwas gonna be a sucky build but it's pretty nice. Wait a minute, you don't have a motherboard.
  7. ervinelim said:
    Wow, I thought iwas gonna be a sucky build but it's pretty nice. Wait a minute, you don't have a motherboard.



    it has a mobo: the AS Rock in the combo.

    It does lack a DVD burner and a mechanical HDD. Ifg you have SATA ones, you can cannibalize.


    Alternately, you can use the triple-core Llano with this Gigabyte Mobo:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.734949 ($169.98)
    and add a $18-20 DVd burbner ($608-610)
  8. @ ervinelim

    Mobo is included in the combo.

    @Screwy

    Do you think the OP doesn't need a HDD? Great job finding that pair of monitors btw..
  9. ScrewySqrl said:
    it has a mobo: the AS Rock in the combo.

    It does lack a DVD burner and a mechanical HDD. Ifg you have SATA ones, you can cannibalize.


    Oh yeah, I didn't see that. It's a pretty good build.
  10. 008Rohit said:
    @ ervinelim

    Mobo is included in the combo.

    @Screwy

    Do you think the OP doesn't need a HDD? Great job finding that pair of monitors btw..



    he did say he has a drive he can cannibalize from an old build.
  11. Best answer selected by roll_right.
  12. ScrewySqrl said:
    bam! I got it!

    AMD A6 3650 2.6 GHz quad + AS Rock A75M mobo: $181.98
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.729349

    OCZ Vertex Pluss 60 GB SSD (SATA II): $69.99 w/ $10 MIR
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227738

    G.Skill Sniper 8 GB DDR3-1600: $49.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231416

    Antec Basiq BP350: $29.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371003

    Rosewill R102 case: $29.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811147111

    2x Acer 21.5" 1920x1080 monitors, $239.98 ($119.99 ea)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824009306

    total: $601.48



    This looks pretty good. I like the look of the case. I might even be able to do smaller, cheaper monitors as the buyer is used to a 17" at the moment and I don't think they really want anything that big.
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