Office PC

Hey all,

I'm trying to put together a new Office PC. I'm more then willing to build one, but I was asked to get a quote for a prebuilt instead. Below is an outline of what I had in mind. The build needs to include at least a dual monitor setup with resolutions at 1920x1080. The monitors alone will suck up at least a 1/3 of the price for the new system. So again, I would prefer to build a machine knowing that I'll prob get better overall performance vs a prebuilt Dell. Dell overall over charges for things like HDD's and monitors. I saw the poll going for the office PC and I'm just not impressed with the quality. I strongly prefer not to use AMD processors and I don't like Radeon cards (They didn't offer Nvidia and the only other option was onboard Intel HD 2000).

Looking at the list below picking those options, approx how much would I save from a prebuilt (sorry for bloated copy/paste)?


Processors Intel® Core™ i5 2500 Processor (3.3GHz, 6M) edit
Operating System(s) Genuine Windows® 7 Professional, 64-bit, English, No Media edit
Removable Media Storage Device 16X DVD-ROM SATA, with Cyberlink Power DVD™ No Media edit
System Recovery None edit
OptiPlex 990 MT OptiPlex 990 Minitower for up to 90 Percent Efficient PSU edit
Productivity Software Microsoft® Office Starter: reduced-functionality Word and Excel with ads. No PowerPoint or Outlook edit
Security Software Trend Micro Worry-Free Business Security Services, 30-days edit
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Hardware Support Services 3 Year Basic Hardware Service with 3 Year NBD Limited Onsite Service After Remote Diagnosis edit
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Additional Monitors Dual Dell E Series E2311H 23in Wide Monitor, VGA/ DVI (Qty 2) edit
Video Cards 512MB AMD RADEON HD 6350 (2 DVI), Full Height edit
MISC. Cables & Display Accessories None edit
Boot Hard Drives 250GB 3.5 6.0Gb/s SATA with 8MB DataBurst Cache™ edit
Memory 4GB DDR3,Non-ECC,1333MHz Dual Channel SDRAM,2x2GB edit
Second Hard Drive Options None edit
Hard Drive Mode No RAID edit
Systems Management Mode Intel® Standard Manageability edit
Wireless None edit
1394 FireWire Adapter None edit
Keyboard Dell KB212-B USB 104 Quiet Key Keyboard,English edit
Mouse Dell MS111 USB Optical Mouse edit
Speakers Internal Dell Business Audio Speaker edit
Energy Efficiency Options Dell Energy Smart Power Management Settings Enabled edit
Network Adapters (NICS) None edit
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  1. Monitors:
    $149 x2 Acer V233HAJbd Black 23" 5ms Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 ACM 80000:1
    $20 GIGABYTE GZ-KF03B Black SGCC ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
    $45 Antec EarthWatts Green EA-380D Green 380W Continuous power ATX12V v2.3 / EPS12V 80 PLUS BRONZE
    $55 BIOSTAR H61MLC LGA 1155 Intel H61 Micro ATX
    $180 Intel Core i5-2300
    $20 Rendition by Crucial 4GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333
    $45 Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3500413AS 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb
    $17 SAMSUNG CD/DVD Burner 22X
    $65 XFX GT-430X-ZAF2 GeForce GT 430
    $30 APEVIA KIS-COMBO-BK Black 104 Normal Keys 22 Function Keys
    $140 Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit

    Total: $915 + S&H (not counting MIR, or special/combo deal)
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