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March 6, 2012 12:23:04 AM

Approximate Purchase Date:( e.g.: tonight, tomorrow

Budget Range: 500 or less

System Usage from Most to Least Important:using online management site, word, excel, email

Parts Not Required:Monitor, mouse, keyboard,

Preferred Website(s) for Parts:newegg

Country:( e.g.: India) USA

Parts Preferences:i3, willing to go amd if you feel i can get more for my money

Overclocking: no

SLI or Crossfire: no

Monitor Resolution: low, 2 small 19 inch monitors

Additional Comments: some might say why dont you just buy a computer, problem is the person wants it ASAP, dell will take at least a week to ship.

also need dual monitors
found this geforce 9600 gt for 39 bucks, just need the 2 dvi ports
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

saw this newegg deal, figured id go for it since its the same price as a comparable dell

let me know what you think or if i should sub out some parts

thanks



Antec Sonata III 500 Black 0.8mm cold rolled steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 500W Power Supply (Model:Sonata III 500)

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

$119.99



ASUS P8H61-M LE/CSM (REV 3.0) LGA 1155 Intel H61 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard (Model:p 8H61-M LE/CSM (REV)

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

$69.99



Intel Core i3-2100 Sandy Bridge 3.1GHz LGA 1155 65W Dual-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2000 BX80623I32100 (Model:BX80623I32100)

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

$124.99



G.SKILL NS 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL9D-4GBNS (Model:F3-10666CL9D-4GBNS)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

$22.99



Seagate Barracuda ST31000524AS 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive (Model:ST31000524AS)

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

$139.99



maybe i should spend more and get a mobo with usb 3.0? let me know what you think
March 6, 2012 12:34:10 AM

I think you made some very good choices. I doubt you need a 1TB drive. All HDDs are at premium right now due to Taiwan floods. Just get a 500GB Barracuda.

Yes, USB 3.0 is a very nice feature and should be part of the build.

I think the case and PSU are a bit overkill.

I have used this CM case in many office builds. It's classy, easy, and cheap:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Corsair CX430V2
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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March 6, 2012 12:44:16 AM

PSU - $17 (After $8 off code EMCNHHB34, ends 3/5 and $20 MIR) - CORSAIR Builder Series CX430 V2 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case - $40 - Cooler Master Elite 360 ATX Mini Tower (Fits full size ATX mobo) - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU - $125 - Phenom II X4 960T (possible unlock to 6 physical cores) - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Mobo - $95 - ASUS M5A97 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM - $45 - CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HDD - $85 - HITACHI HDS721050CLA362 (0F10381) 500GB 7200 RPM - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ODD - $17 - Samsung 22X DVD Burner - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GFX - $65 (After $15 MIR) - XFX HD-667X-ZNFQ Radeon HD 6670 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

TOTAL = $489 (Before Taxes and Shipping)

==OPTIONAL==
HSF - $29 - Cooler Master Hyper 212 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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March 6, 2012 1:42:24 AM

came up with this

case
NZXT Source 210 S210-001 Black - 39.99 + 7.99 shipping = 47.98
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

mobo
ASRock H61M/U3S3 LGA 1155 - 69.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ram
G.SKILL NS 4GB (2 x 2GB) - 22.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

processor
Intel Core i3-2100 Sandy Bridge 3.1GHz LGA 1155 - 124.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Graphics
XFX HD-667X-ZNFQ Radeon HD 6670 - 65 + 6.98 shipping = 71.98
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

psu
CORSAIR Builder Series CX430 V2 (CMPSU-430CXV2) 430W - 24.99 after MIR
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

DVD
SAMSUNG 22X DVD - 16.99 + 4.99 shipping - 21.98

HDD
gonna stick with an old 250gb sata drive i have to save some money

Thats 384.90

Does that seem good enough for a decent build? The thing im not too sure about is the case or mobo.
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March 6, 2012 3:54:16 AM

That does seem like a good case, I just have no personal experience with it.

That's quite a bit of GPU actually. Enough to play most games on high settings on one of those little monitors. I'm sure you could find a less expensive one.
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March 6, 2012 4:45:08 AM

Rosewill R218-P-BK Black SECC Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - 29.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CORSAIR Builder Series CX430 V2 (CMPSU-430CXV2) 430W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply - 24.99 After MIR
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Intel Core i3-2120 Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz LGA 1155 65W Dual-Core Desktop Processor - 127.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Intel BOXDH67BLB3 LGA 1155 Intel H67 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard - 89.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

G.SKILL NS 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory - 22.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

XFX HD-667X-ZHF3 Radeon HD 6670 1GB 128-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card - 59.99 After MIR
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

LG 22X Super-Multi DVD Burner - 17.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

TOTAL: $373.93 (after MIR and using your old 250G HD for now until prices come back down)
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March 6, 2012 5:21:59 AM

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

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

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

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

CPU/DVD Burner - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Total is $234.94 (Could be more due to shipping)

This build should be more than enough for your client's uses. Definitely not for gaming, though.

If one of your monitors has a DVI and the other a VGA, then the video card should suffice.

This build is with your current 250GB HDD. If you want a bigger one, then the build would be 100 dollars more.

This is my first build, so please don't hate lol
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March 6, 2012 9:15:58 AM

xpeh said:
Case/PSU - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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

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

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

CPU/DVD Burner - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Total is $234.94 (Could be more due to shipping)

This build should be more than enough for your client's uses. Definitely not for gaming, though.

If one of your monitors has a DVI and the other a VGA, then the video card should suffice.

This build is with your current 250GB HDD. If you want a bigger one, then the build would be 100 dollars more.

This is my first build, so please don't hate lol


I won't but you really need to have a look at the PSU guide linked in my signature before you start recommending builds :) 
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March 6, 2012 9:56:31 AM

cm 700w+cm 450rc= 133.98$>113.98$ after rebate
amd a6-3500+msi a55m=119.98$>114.98$ after rebate
seagate barracuda 500gb 7200rpm=84.99$
G.SKILL ram 4gb (2x2gb) = 25.99

364.94$> 339.94$


going to look at tigerdirect and see if they got better deals
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March 6, 2012 12:46:15 PM

Intel Pentium G620 Sandy Bridge
2.6GHz LGA 1155 65W Dual-Core
Desktop Processor Intel HD
Graphics BX80623G620
www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681911639...

ASRock H61M-VS LGA 1155 Intel
H61 Micro ATX Intel
Motherboard
www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681315724...

PowerColor Go! Green AX5450
1GBK3-SH Radeon HD 5450
(Cedar) 1GB 64-bit DDR3 PCI
Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready Low
Profile Ready Video Card
www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681413133...

COOLER MASTER Elite 360
RC-360-KKN1-GP Black Steel /
Plastic ATX Mini Tower Computer
Case
www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681111919...

OCZ Agility 2
OCZSSD2-2AGTE60G 2.5" 60GB
SATA II MLC Internal Solid State
Drive (SSD)
www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682022754...

G.SKILL NS 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin
DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3
10666) Desktop Memory - 22.99
http://www.newegg.com/
Product/Prod [...] 6820231396

SeaSonic SS-300ET Bronze 300W
ATX12V V2.3 80 PLUS BRONZE
Certified Active PFC Power
Supply - OEM
www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681715108...

total 320 usd before combo:D 
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March 6, 2012 12:50:15 PM

hey use quality parts :I
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March 6, 2012 1:09:43 PM

Proximon said:
I won't but you really need to have a look at the PSU guide linked in my signature before you start recommending builds :) 

I believe the power supply should be more than adequate for such a low-end build.

The 8400GS runs fine on a cheap 300w PSU. In fact, I have a computer with a 7,200 1TB HDD, a 95w tdp CPU, and a 7300GT that have been running fine on a Bestec 300w for the past year.
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March 6, 2012 2:22:06 PM

Pezcore27 said:
For a pure office build I would actually look into something like this instead:

Pentium G850/H61/4GB/500GB SuperCombo LE - 260.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboBundleDetails.aspx?I...

XFX HD-667X-ZHF3 Radeon HD 6670 1GB 128-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card - 74.99 (59.99 after MIR)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

TOTAL: $335.98 ($320.98 After MIR, shipping not included)


Have to factor in a power supply as well, because that Logysis isn't very safe. :lol: 

I was about to recommend the NZXT Source case, but someone beat me to it.
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March 6, 2012 2:39:24 PM

SingingThroughTheStorm said:
Have to factor in a power supply as well, because that Logysis isn't very safe. :lol: 

I was about to recommend the NZXT Source case, but someone beat me to it.


OK so then add in the Corsair CX430.

CORSAIR Builder Series CX430 V2 (CMPSU-430CXV2) 430W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply - 24.99 After MIR
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

@ 44.99 w/ a 20.00 MIR, you are still at only 355.98 and this includes a new HD.
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March 6, 2012 3:03:11 PM

Pezcore27 said:
OK so then add in the Corsair CX430.

CORSAIR Builder Series CX430 V2 (CMPSU-430CXV2) 430W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply - 24.99 After MIR
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

@ 44.99 w/ a 20.00 MIR, you are still at only 355.98 and this includes a new HD.



Good point.

I think a G620 should eve fulfill all of the needs of the office PC he is proposing.
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March 6, 2012 7:36:33 PM

This thread has certainly generated a lot of interest.
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March 6, 2012 7:41:08 PM

These kinds of threads can be entertaining as well as informative. Causes you to think outside of the box to try to find the best price/performance ratio.

My wife told me since I built my first computer and having friends and family come to me to work/build them computers now, that I have a new expensive hobby, because I am always looking up and creating builds now. :) 
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March 6, 2012 8:02:37 PM

I enjoy seeing these threads. I can never picture myself spending over $1000 on a computer in the near future,
so I find these threads more relatable and informative.
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March 6, 2012 8:08:35 PM

I have spent right at 900 on my computer to get it to where I wanted a good computer. I never thought I would spend even this much, but without grabbing some of the deals I got ( Windows 7 Ultimate for 60 bux or a 64gb Crucial M4 SSD for 65 bux anyone :)  ) I would never spent this much.

(ok granted the 560ti was a gift :D )
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March 6, 2012 11:03:59 PM

Pezcore27 said:
I have spent right at 900 on my computer to get it to where I wanted a good computer. I never thought I would spend even this much, but without grabbing some of the deals I got ( Windows 7 Ultimate for 60 bux or a 64gb Crucial M4 SSD for 65 bux anyone :)  ) I would never spent this much.

(ok granted the 560ti was a gift :D )


I had no intent to spend roughly $600 I did on my PC, but it just sort of happened. :lol: 
Got an i3-2100 build with Sapphire 6850 though, and that $600 is counting OS.

Slightly beat out the price of Prebuilt Dell/HP/Lenovo overall (AFAIK).
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March 14, 2012 3:46:33 AM

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