Hello, I am building a PC for everday general use my main goal is a reliable stable system. I have selected a list of components from newegg and would appreciate any comments or suggestions regarding compatibility, performance, etc.
Approximate Purchase Date: Need to order parts this week
Budget Range: around $800 before shipping and tax
System Usage from Most to Least Important: reliability, email, internet, MS Office suite 2010, PC runs 14 hours a day
Second Drive (already have this leftover form the one other build I did in January 2011)
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM SATA
3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Item #: N82E16822152185
Hello my friend. Your build is not very good for your uses. It is too much.
I can easily save you money with a cheaper build and more or less the same performance with the tasks you will do.
AMD LLano Build FM1 Motherboard doesn't include any USB 3.0 ports on the mobo, you would have to loop the front panel cable to the back of the case, which most mobo's require to get USB 3.0 to the front panel. Just keep that in mind. If you want more USB 3.0 ports than make sure the mobo has more USB 3.0 ports on it. Otherwise a decent option combo
A6-3650 + FM1 Motherboard $182 http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
Thanks for the great suggestions - I have to wait until tonight to research the components you have suggested. I was worried I was overbuilding for my needs - I guess i was overweighting the reliability factor and was specifiying more exprensive components without really knowing any better.
The whole reason for a Llano build (AMD A6-3650 CPU/GPU) is that it has a dedicated GPU built into the same chip as the CPU. Intel does this with it's Sandy Bridge CPU's, but is quite weak when it comes to GPU capabilities, so the AMD setup with Llano CPU/GPU (known as an APU) is a better choice. Since you state that your doing basic office PC work, the Llano based PC fits those types of jobs well. You get good CPU power and better GPU power all rapped up into one nice little package.
Intel (One you selected)
Total cost for CPU/GPU/Mobo ~$370. Obviously you can tweak the mobo selection down to lose some $, but this is just an example.
AMD Llano build
Total cost for CPU/GPU/Mobo ~$182.
Now I just listed the 3 main components of the build for an example. The Intel CPU will perform CPU tasks a bit better, but will have less GPU power than the Llano based system. For most of the CPU tasks that you'll perform in an office environment you won't see any difference between the Intel build and the Llano build, IMHO. Your buying the parts and building the system, so it's ultimately up to you on what you want to do.