Help pick parts on 900$ office workstation PC Tags: New Build Workstations Systems Product Last response: April 4, 2012 9:40 PM in Systems Share metalfolks April 4, 2012 8:51:38 PM Hey Tom's Hardware, I appreciate you've taken the time to try and help me! I'm choosing (and building) my relatives workstation, and he's tight on money. main use: AutoCAD, Excel with a bunch of "heavy" schematics (pictures), by heavy I mean 2MB each, by a bunch I mean up to 15. my main passion is programming, but I know nothing of hardware, and so no favourite brands or anything. 2-3 Monitors for working with detailed schematics are needed, higher resolution is bester resolution NO NEED FOR OS. You guys, in the tutorialsdhere mention that I should be probably thinking about OCing, I don't know, what do you think? Since we're short on money, an important point is the durability of the computer, hopefully 3-6 years? Thank you for reading my post, this forum is essentially my last hope, I really need to buy this goddamn computer already and I am lost. Daniel. More about : pick parts 900 office workstation aznshinobi April 4, 2012 9:09:25 PM Check out my $650 here: http://www.squidoo.com/electronicandmore Drop the graphics card, then use that money to get this CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Get this graphics card though to use 2-3 monitors: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... The build I provided would cost $650 but give you amazing performance for your production usage. The build I suggest doesn't allow you to overclock but honestly you really don't need it. The chips perform pretty solid already. If you do want overclocking switch to this CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... and to this motherboard: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... As for something extra, get an SSD really will boost productivity shortening loading times and boot times and much more. I suggest this one http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... m 0 l metalfolks April 4, 2012 9:40:06 PM fantastic, I'll look over everything, and comeback to you m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Workstation + Office PC , <=$900 Forum SolvedCan someone help me pick out parts for a gaming pc. Forum SolvedNeed help choosing parts for Workstation PC Forum Solved1,500$ to spend on a gaming PC, help me pick parts Forum SolvedCan someone please help me pick out parts for a gaming PC build? Forum SolvedHelp with parts choice for home office PC build, $600 to $800 or so Forum $1500-$1750 Workstation/Office PC! Please Help! Forum SolvedHelp Picking Pc Parts Forum SolvedNeed some help picking parts for my first pc build Forum Come and help pick parts for a gaming pc Forum SolvedNeed help with picking parts for Gaming PC! Forum SolvedNew!! Need help picking parts for gaming PC? Forum SolvedHelp me pick my parts Forum SolvedNeed help picking parts for a video editing/gaming PC Forum SolvedNeed help picking parts for my first pc build Forum SolvedNeed help picking parts for Gaming PC Forum Building my first gaming PC, on a low budget. Help me pick the parts? Forum Help me pick parts for budget gaming PC Forum SolvedNeed advice what parts to upgrade on this office pc Forum SolvedHelp picking parts for ~$800 Gaming PC Build Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !