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Building A Matching Pair of Office PCs.. Your Input Please

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January 18, 2012 3:50:04 AM

$129.99 ASRock z68 Extreme 3

$124.99 I3-2100

$84.99 Seagate Barracuda 320gb SATA6

$49.99Corsair Vengeance 8/1600

$59.99 Rosewill Case w/ PSU

$19.99 ASUS 24x DVD Burner

$119.99 HANNspree 21.5"


My only other consideration is a GPU that would allow me to run a multiple monitor setup (eyefinity?) Just for productivity purposes such as excel in one and firefox on another... do I need another GPU or can the i3 pull it off alone?

$581.93 a pop doesn't seem too bad to me..? Please let me know what you would do different while keeping the price similar... say $600.00 w/o a gpu.


thanks!
January 18, 2012 4:14:20 AM

Don't need 1600MHz RAM and z68 mobo (H61 should be ok). Also, what you need is not eyefinity, it is just multi screen support and Intel IGP can do that (up to 2).
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January 18, 2012 4:17:53 AM

Why the expensive motherboard? I'm sure an office PC can get by on a $70 H61 motherboard. And yes, there are H61 boards that can run dual monitors. If you want to go for 3, consider buying a cheap card such as a HD5450 for around $30.
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January 18, 2012 4:19:38 AM

A Dell optiplex from their outlet store will get you in the ball park with a legal OS and a three year warranty.

Office PC right?, fleabay 2 "nvs 295s" on an optiplex 790 and a quad monitor i3-2100 setup is yours for x< $600 + monitors.

btw, its January, its two/three months before the new models will come out....
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January 18, 2012 4:21:01 AM

Pyree said:
Don't need 1600MHz RAM and z68 mobo (H61 should be ok). Also, what you need is not eyefinity, it is just multi screen support and Intel IGP can do that (up to 2).


I was actually planning on splitting the ram up between the 2 computers giving them each 4gb for a mere $25 per... seems kinda petty to downgrade there for a 2$ savings or whateva.. but I get your point.

I am a fan of z68....
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January 18, 2012 4:23:16 AM

but I am looking into the h61

if someone could point out a specific board that would support multiple monitors I would love them forever... I gotta get to bed but Ill be back tomorrow .. thanks guys!
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January 18, 2012 5:12:32 AM

HDD:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... <same price for 500GB but limited to 1 per customer so someone have to buy it for you. You are building 2 so you can get the other person using the other computer at the office to buy it.

Mobo:

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

RAM can save $14 in total, but I guess saving is too small?

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

If you get bigger HDD for the same price, the H61 mobo and the cheaper RAM, each cost $497.92.

Add this:

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

and you can even game a bit and have 3 screen eyefinity (when you have your 3 screens and 1 attach to the GPU via displayport directly or with active adapter) at the office for $602.91
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January 18, 2012 4:26:57 PM

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January 18, 2012 4:28:22 PM

thats what I am doing... thank you all very very much. I will add the 6770 when we decide to add more displays. much love to the best forum on the web!
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