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November 2, 2011 1:07:23 AM

This is a prebuild that I'm doing for him. He doesn't know it yet though but I wanted to see what you guys think. This would be used for home/office use only, no gaming at all. He's an accountant so he'll be using Word, Excel and all that plus Peachtree and other accounting programs.

Case- COOLER MASTER Elite 335
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Motherboard-GIGABYTE GA-Z68XP-UD3
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU- I5 2400
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM- 8 Gigs of regular Corsair ram

Seasonic 520W psu
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

OS Windows 7-64bit OEM

HDD- 1TB Barracuda 7200RPM

Optical Drive- Asus OEM

Video Card- Radeon 5570
November 2, 2011 1:31:42 AM

Do you have a budget amount you are working with.
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November 2, 2011 1:36:53 AM

Not that I know of but I'm guessing 700 or 800 dollars is probably already starting to push the limit. I don't think he wants or needs a 1000+ dollar computer just for office use.
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November 2, 2011 1:54:25 AM

I do realize this will be an office computer an as such there are things that games take advantage of and there are things that office use takes advantage of. The one thing that comes to mind is hyperthreading , gameing does not take advantage of it yet but in an office environment with a lot of things open at once on a screen you would utilize that feature. If when you are adding up your final cost for this computer and you just happen to have an extra $100 you could consider this cpu;

Intel Core i7-2600 Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I72600
$299.99

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

It is one of the few Sandybridge cpu's that has the hyperthreading feature.

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