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Help Finish Budget Home Office Build

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November 14, 2011 7:16:35 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: 1-2 weeks for remaining parts

Budget Range: sub $500

System Usage from Most to Least Important: MS Office applications, internet

Parts Not Required: Keyboard, mouse, speakers, OS, monitors

Preferred Website(s) for Parts:, amazon

Country: U.S.A.

Parts Preferences: Intel

Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire: No

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: Home office build that will be mainly be used for MS Office applications and internet use. Even though tasks are relatively light the person requesting wants it to be able to be pretty fast for a long time and specifically requested a SSD. Dual monitors will be used (new 19 - 21.5" TBD and old 17"). Looking for mobo with lots of USB (at least 8 would be nice, doesn't have to be 3.0). 90 gb SSD should be enough space for awhile. Mainly looking for PSU and Mobo recommendations and general advice for a new builder. Also, would a cheap GPU be advised for a dual monitor setup? Cannibalized wireless network card will also take up a PCI slot.

*Already purchased parts with asterisks*

*Case: Antec TWO HUNDRED S Black ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - $25

*RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL9D-8GBRL - $34

*CPU: Intel Core i3-2100 Sandy Bridge 3.1GHz LGA 1155 65W Dual-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2000 BX80623I32100 - $115

*SSD: Corsair Force Series 3 CSSD-F90GB3-BK 2.5" 90GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) - $100

Mobo: MSI Z68MA-G45 (B3) LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS - Currently $115 but will be Shell Shocker soon.

PSU: Antec EarthWatts Green EA-380D Green 380W Continuous power ATX12V v2.3 / EPS12V 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply ~ $50 with shipping atm
November 14, 2011 7:41:50 PM

Looks like the mobo won't be good as it won't allow me to utilize the integrated graphics. Having some issues finding H67 chipsets that will support SATA III and have a lot of USB ports. Any suggestions?
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November 16, 2011 9:40:10 PM

Just so you know, the SSD you have listed is $150, not $100
November 17, 2011 4:42:22 PM

roblaw42 said:
Just so you know, the SSD you have listed is $150, not $100

Yeah I bought it on sale with rebate and it will be $100 assuming it goes through.
November 26, 2011 2:22:13 AM

Best answer selected by roll_right.