New Build for Business Office ($1000-$1300)

Approximate Purchase Date: 2 Weeks

Budget Range: $1000-$1300

System Usage: Work computer for Office Apps + Email, 700-1000 Page PDFs, Multi-Tasking BIG, No Games, Occasional use of AutoCad, AutoDesk, PhotoShop.

Country: Canada

Monitor Resolution: I enjoy 1920X1080.

Random thoughts: Three monitor set-up. Email, excel, web is really all I use 95% of the time. This is my first build. Here's what I have in mind. I just need things to very responsive.


CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor ($179.99 @ Microcenter)

CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($23.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($39.99 @ Newegg)

Motherboard: ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($129.86 @ Newegg)

Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($84.99 @ Newegg)
Corsair XMS3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($34.99 @ Newegg)

Hard Drive:Crucial RealSSD C300 64GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($124.99 @ Newegg)
Crucial m4 64GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($104.99 @ Newegg) + Existing 1 TB HDD

Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 6870 1GB Video Card ($187.86 @ Newegg)

Case: Antec Nine Hundred Two V3 ATX Mid Tower Case ($114.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Rosewill Challenger-U3 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)

Power Supply: Corsair 650W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Antec 380W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($41.99 @ SuperBiiz)

Optical Drive: HP 1270i DVD/CD Writer ($24.99 @ Newegg)

Monitor: Acer S211HLbd 21.5" Monitor ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Acer S211HLbd 21.5" Monitor ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Acer S211HLbd 21.5" Monitor ($119.99 @ Newegg)

Total:$1301.62 $966.76
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  1. asrock h61 motherboard instead... overkill on the z68
    i3-2100 cpu = plenty of cpu for office.
    bigger ssd or add some hdd, autocad & windows wont both fit on a 64.
    4gb ram is plenty, 8 is max.
    ditch the video card. sandy bridge gfx will do just fine for you.
  2. Quote:
    Overclocking: If someone helps.


    I don't think it's needed for a business PC and you certainly don't want any room for error.

    Quote:
    asrock h61 motherboard instead... overkill on the z68
    i3-2100 cpu = plenty of cpu for office.
    bigger ssd or add some hdd, autocad & windows wont both fit on a 64.
    4gb ram is plenty, 8 is max.
    ditch the video card. sandy bridge gfx will do just fine for you.


    I'll second the recommendation of the i3-2120 and adding an HD but I don't agree with ditching the video card or cutting back on motherboard and RAM.

    This is the build I use (a few parts are recycled so I'll post equivalents below) and I've been really impressed with how it turned out. I recycled a few parts (GPU, HD, RAM, PSU) to cut costs but overall it's probably been my favorite computer I've ever used.

    Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 - $59.99
    PSU: Corsair TX 750 - $104.99 (recycled)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z68XP-UD3P - $174.99
    CPU: 3.30 GHz Intel Core i3-2120 - $124.99
    Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212+ - $39.99
    RAM: CORSAIR XMS3 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 - $77.99
    SSD: 64GB Crucial M4 - $104.99
    HD: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB - $169.99
    Optical: LG Black BD-R Burner - $64.99
    Video Card: EVGA Geforce GTX 470 (recycled but card has been discontinued, substitute: EVGA Geforce GTX 550TI - $139.99
    OS: Windows 7 Pro - $139.99
    Monitor: Acer H243H (discontinued - substitute Hanns G SL231DPB 23" True HD Monitor) - $159.99

    Total: $1287.89
  3. Adjustments made including removing 6870.. Do I need to add a cheap video card to run the 3rd monitor now?
  4. businesscomp said:
    Adjustments made including removing 6870.. Do I need to add a cheap video card to run the 3rd monitor now?


    No don't ditch the video card - that assumption is very incorrect especially if you run multiple displays. You will need at least a 6850 or 6790 for running multiple displays. Eyefinity makes setting them up a breeze and running off the built-in video won't get you the same results.

    And the PSU you've chosen is *EXTREMELY* underpowered especially if you're going to be overclocking (IMO, pointless for a business build) you want at least a 600W. This would be a better choice: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139028
  5. I'm using my build for basically the same purpose for business.except dual monitors.
    This build is beast and I love it its so fast.
    I5 2500k
    Cooler master hyper 212 evo
    Raidmax 238wu
    G skill rip jaws DDR3 2*4gb 2133 Xmp
    Gigabyte z68a d3h b3(I think its called)
    Raidmax hybrid 2 730ss
    Ocz agility 3 60gb sad
    Seagate 7200 barracuda 1tb

    All from new egg.ca for $926 including 5percent tax and purolator express and ups expedited shippingto canada
  6. Going to buy tomorrow. One final check.. what do you think? The three monitors don't have HDMI, what is the best/cheapest way to hook them all up?


    CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ Newegg Canada)

    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($30.66 @ NCIX)

    Motherboard: Asus P8Z68-V LE ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($132.08 @ DirectCanada)

    Memory: G.Skill Value Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($35.49 @ Newegg Canada)

    Hard Drive: Crucial M4 64GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($109.69 @ DirectCanada)

    Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 6870 1GB Video Card ($179.99 @ NCIX)

    Case: Cooler Master CM690 II Advanced ATX Mid Tower Case ($99.99 @ Newegg Canada)

    Power Supply: OCZ 700W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($59.99 @ NCIX)

    Optical Drive: HP 1270i DVD/CD Writer ($23.99 @ Newegg Canada)

    Monitor: Acer V243HAJbd 24.0" Monitor ($164.99 @ Buy.com Canada)
    Monitor: Acer V243HAJbd 24.0" Monitor ($164.99 @ Buy.com Canada)
    Monitor: Acer V243HAJbd 24.0" Monitor ($164.99 @ Buy.com Canada)

    Total: $1396.84
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