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November 17, 2011 1:51:44 PM

edit:wrong title thread from password thingy in browser, sorry, fixed

Approximate Purchase Date: now. yesterday?

Budget Range: as speced unless we can come down

System Usage from Most to Least Important: quickbooks, all data, whatever else is clever else

Parts Not Required: handing him a case. monitor/kb/mouse later

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: amazon.com(mom's affiliate link), newegg business

Country: US of A baby

Parts Preferences: fractal case, corsair ps, patriot mem, ocz ssd, wd if mechanical. sourced over seas, but us based so a little chedder stays here

Overclocking: no(little down clock for heat/noise/longevity?)

SLI or Crossfire: TRIPLE 580's. no jk, integrated

Monitor Resolution: 22 inch flat panel, whatever

Additional Comments: in an mechanic shop office, so a little brake dust, grease, etc will be around. his xp system his old partner built has sat and run for 3 years without a single update/virus removal/etc. tried to clone the system drive and it failed due to read errors. his business is on this, i ned this system to him asap.

picked the parts, tell me what you would change.

Fractal Design Core 1000 Micro ATX Computer Case w/ 1 x 120mm fan

CORSAIR Builder Series CX430 V2 430W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply
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OCZ Agility 3 AGT3-25SAT3-120G 2.5" 120GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

OR

Western Digital Caviar Blue WD3200AAKS 320GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive(Mechanical Drive) x 2 RAID 1

MSI H67MA-E35 (B3) LGA 1155 Intel H67 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard

Intel Core i3-2100 Sandy Bridge 3.1GHz LGA 1155 65W Dual-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2000

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory

win 7 home premium 64(go pro?)

ohh, need a good optical, whatever runs well, all my plextors keep dieing.

thank you.
November 17, 2011 10:58:07 PM

Wait...You're going to be running 3 GTX580's with a 430W PSU? That's like saying "I'm going to lift a aircraft carrier with a Chinook Helicopter..."(not gonna happen bro)
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November 17, 2011 11:04:54 PM

r0aringdrag0n said:
Wait...You're going to be running 3 GTX580's with a 430W PSU? That's like saying "I'm going to lift a aircraft carrier with a Chinook Helicopter..."(not gonna happen bro)


He was joking bro. It's pretty good. Don't get the 8gb. The most he would need is 4gb ram.
November 17, 2011 11:08:19 PM

Oh, I read it as: triple gtx580s, no joke. As in I'm not joking, i'm going to be running 3 580s. But other than that I see no problem other than the RAM (being too high, just like cutebeans said) and the SSD, you don't need it. An SSD might be the biggest waste of money on a Desktop computer...ever.
November 17, 2011 11:10:22 PM

You might want to invest on a good paid antivirus protection though. LOL.
November 17, 2011 11:12:08 PM

The more important question is why would you need a tri-SLI for Quickbooks and similar programs, or are you just joking? :pt1cable: 

Try this build:

Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 - $59.99
PSU: Corsair Builder Series CX600 - $69.99
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z68XP-UD3 - $149.99
CPU: 3.30GHz Intel Core i3-2120 - $139.99
Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 - $25.99
RAM: G.Skill Ripjaw 8GB (4 x 2GB) PC 12800 1600MHz RAM 1.5V - $42.99
HD: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 7200 RPM - $119.99
Optical: Lite On Bulk DVD Burner - $19.99
Video Card: EVGA Geforce GTX 560 - $249.99
Monitor: Asus VH243H 24" 1080p - $179.99
OS: Windows 7 Home Premium - $99.99

Total: $1176.99
November 17, 2011 11:20:07 PM

g-unit1111 said:
The more important question is why would you need a tri-SLI for Quickbooks and similar programs, or are you just joking? :pt1cable: 

Try this build:

Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 - $59.99
PSU: Corsair Builder Series CX600 - $69.99
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z68XP-UD3 - $149.99
CPU: 3.30GHz Intel Core i3-2120 - $139.99
Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 - $25.99
RAM: G.Skill Ripjaw 8GB (4 x 2GB) PC 12800 1600MHz RAM 1.5V - $42.99
HD: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 7200 RPM - $119.99
Optical: Lite On Bulk DVD Burner - $19.99
Video Card: EVGA Geforce GTX 560 - $249.99
Monitor: Asus VH243H 24" 1080p - $179.99
OS: Windows 7 Home Premium - $99.99

Total: $1176.99


DUUUDE, This guy is going to use this comp for business uses, NO GRAPHICS CARD NEEDED!!!!! Although with the money saved from the graphics card, you can upgrade to the i5 2500k, which will deliver better performance.
November 18, 2011 1:00:47 AM

Did you even read what his intended use, g-unit? He's going to use office files only with that build.

An i3 or Llano build would be more than enough.
November 18, 2011 1:35:28 AM

Thank you all.

re: ssd
I was looking at a raid 1 with some western digitals, but with the price spike due to the flooding, it was like 50$ difference.

So, yeah, why not. this thing will SCREAM. lolzbbq

Thank you all for the valuable input.

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November 18, 2011 2:05:43 AM
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r0aringdrag0n said:
DUUUDE, This guy is going to use this comp for business uses, NO GRAPHICS CARD NEEDED!!!!! Although with the money saved from the graphics card, you can upgrade to the i5 2500k, which will deliver better performance.


But if you don't need a graphics card - what's the point of using an i5-2500K? :sarcastic: 

Maybe go with an Intel manufactured board that has integrated video and run it off an i3-2120.
November 18, 2011 2:16:45 AM

The build he listed is already pretty good. No need to change anything except the ram.
November 18, 2011 3:22:32 PM

chedderslam1976 said:
Thank you all.

re: ssd
I was looking at a raid 1 with some western digitals, but with the price spike due to the flooding, it was like 50$ difference.

So, yeah, why not. this thing will SCREAM. lolzbbq

Thank you all for the valuable input.


Yeah get a cheap SSD for now - I highly suggest the 64GB Crucial M4 - if you need the extra storage go with an external HD or wait for the prices to drop.
November 18, 2011 4:17:32 PM

But i like big fast and fancy ssds :( 
November 18, 2011 8:05:12 PM

You, sir, could have gotten yourself a gtx 580 and have the system more future proof.
December 22, 2011 6:11:02 PM

went with the mushkin chronos advanced. top pick on the last best ssd for the money. just booted and set up the bios, about to do win 7 install. any tips?

using tweakhounds win 7 install guide.
January 1, 2012 7:44:51 PM

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