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... metalfolks April 4, 2012 9:40:06 PM fantastic, I'll look over everything, and comeback to you Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumHigh-End personal Workstation Guidance ForumBuild workstation w/ gaming parts ? ForumBudget Workstation for Father ForumPick me a Motherboard ForumCan you help me with parts for my build? ForumParts Check for New Builder's Workstation ForumAdvice Speccing High-end, quiet, efficient workstation . Forum3D Workstation Parts Compatibility Check + Picking PSU ForumNeed help to build WORKSTATION PC for Solidworks ForumWorkstation PC ForumNew build: quality workstation on a budget ForumAdvice on $1500-$2000 Gaming/ Workstation Build ForumHelp Building New Desktop for Photography Editing under $ 900 Forumbest CPU for a dedicated homebuilt workstation ? ForumHTPC Mobo+CPU ~$150 ForumBuilding my 2nd computer and need help ForumJust built a beast... but having booting problems.... help !! Forum1500-2500 3d/2d Animation workstation Build ForumLinux built system, need help ForumBuild my 2nd computer and dont know what to buy first help please More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !