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$750 build - productivity / internet

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October 19, 2011 1:10:46 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: Within the next few days

Budget Range: 600-750 Before Rebates

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Java development (multiple apps running, Eclipse or Netbeans, Tomcat, etc), surfing the internet

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers

Preferred Website(s) for Parts:, amazon

Country of Origin: USA

Parts Preferences: by brand or type: No Preference

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: No

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: I've reviewed the specs on all builds from the September System Builder Marathon and compiled the following list of parts. I'm interested in using good quality parts. I would like to run dual monitors, so maybe you could recommend an inexpensive graphics card with dual DVI. This might be a bit of overkill, but I'm thinking of using the following parts:

Motherboard Gigabyte GA-Z68XP-UD3: LGA 1155 Intel Z68 Express $150
Graphics Integrated
Processor Intel Core i5-2500K $220
Memory G.Skill DDR3-1600 4 GB x 2 (8 GB) $52
Hard Drive Samsung Spinpoint 1TB, 7200 RPM HDD $60
Optical Asus DRW-24B1ST $19
Case Antec Three Hundred $60
Power OCZ ModXStream Pro 600W $75

What do you think?
October 19, 2011 4:04:05 AM

make sure the memory is 1.5 volt [ or less]

the antec 300 is a very good budget gamer case .
For office and productivity work there are better quieter choices .

Or only plug in one of the fans , and turn it to low .
October 19, 2011 5:49:37 AM

Get this

i5-2500k use the promo code okay! $205

Asrock z68 motherboard + 8gb patriot gamer ram ddr 1600 $150

Get this Corsair CX 500w for only $54

Get this Haf 912 case + DVD burner combo for only $67 save $10

Samsung Spinpoint F3 $60

Video card recommendations (all of them have 2 DVI ports).

Get a 6770 $100 ( Med most games and High at some games)

Total : $636

Get a 6790 $140 (Med to High most games)

Total : $676

or a 6870 $180 (Worth the money if you want to play games at great settings)

Total : $716
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October 19, 2011 5:58:06 AM

I dont know why you would need a 2500K since its not for gaming wouldnt it be better to get just a 2500?
October 19, 2011 6:02:16 AM

Emelth said:
I dont know why you would need a 2500K since its not for gaming wouldnt it be better to get just a 2500?

He plans on overclocking the 2500k
October 19, 2011 7:11:46 AM

I dont know much about the question I'm gonna ask next but what would be the point of OC'ing a productivity computer? And also he would need to buy a cooler as well now
October 19, 2011 7:18:24 AM

Maybe, he plans to game :D  If he doesn't plan to game. The 8 core series would be better.
October 19, 2011 7:23:07 AM

^+1 lol
October 19, 2011 7:27:16 AM

Lol anyway the i5-2500k is cheaper right now than the non k since they have promo codes
October 19, 2011 7:59:46 AM

Many work stations are heavily OC'ed . Encoding times shorten , applying image effects shorten .
Maybe not such a big issue for a software developer , but nice to have the option .

Where OC'ing seems really dumb is for gamers . When the graphics card is the limiting factor [ for most people with high resolution monitors] speeding up the processor is a pointless waste of a warranty and some electricity .