$750 build - productivity / internet

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: newegg.com, 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?
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  1. 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 .
  2. Get this

    i5-2500k use the promo code okay! $205
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115072

    Asrock z68 motherboard + 8gb patriot gamer ram ddr 1600 $150
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.741512

    Get this Corsair CX 500w for only $54
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139027

    Get this Haf 912 case + DVD burner combo for only $67 save $10
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.743728

    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)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161387

    Total : $636

    Get a 6790 $140 (Med to High most games)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150564

    Total : $676

    or a 6870 $180 (Worth the money if you want to play games at great settings)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150561

    Total : $716
  3. I dont know why you would need a 2500K since its not for gaming wouldnt it be better to get just a 2500?
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. Maybe, he plans to game :D If he doesn't plan to game. The 8 core series would be better.
  7. ^+1 lol
  8. Lol anyway the i5-2500k is cheaper right now than the non k since they have promo codes
  9. 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 .
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