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$1100 Business Build- comments?

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May 7, 2012 3:57:38 AM

The build I have in mind is the one below. If you think I can change ANYTHING for something better within a good $5-15 price range please post

Wesbite: Any that will ship to Canada, Newegg,tigerdirect,canada computer, directcanada, ncix, vuubo. etc!

Budget: under $1100 with GST 5% and Cheapest shipping option!

My Location: I live in Medicine Hat Alberta. so i doubt there is local pickup here.

MY USES: Quickbooks, Starcraft 2 without Graphics card!, Word, Business ***,

Ill be using this computer for a NComputing Box host. So I can connect multiple users with there seperate periphials on 1 host pc.

Should I get 16gb,12gb,or 8gb. I like 16 because more of something is usually better.

Will my PSU have enough power? : How much wattage will I need to run this: What is some good but cheap PSU for about 50-100 more watts available on the websites I listed.



PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/ca/p/7Cid
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/ca/p/7Cid/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/ca/p/7Cid/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor
CPU Cooler: Thermalright Silver Arrow CPU Cooler ($69.99 @ Memory Express)
Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V LK ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($154.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Z Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($83.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Hard Drive: Mushkin Chronos 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($114.99 @ NCIX)
Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($99.49 @ Vuugo)
Case: Azza Spartan CSAZ-102E ATX Mid Tower Case ($44.99 @ NCIX)
Power Supply: Corsair 600W ATX12V Power Supply ($63.99 @ Canada Computers)
Total: $632.43
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-05-01 22:37 EDT-0400)

May 9, 2012 2:49:38 PM

I would skip the third-party cooler and try the stock Intel cooler first. If it's too loud then switch it out. Likely, it will be ok.

The power supply is actually overkill for what you have in there. You'd be better off with a 400W power supply rated 80+ or better. This is a very good power supply: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681... and it appears to be on sale. This one is also one to look at: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681... with a CAD$20.00 rebate.

Even at 400W you still have enough power to support a decent discrete graphics card if you choose to put one in later on.

This is my favorite "office build" case: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681.... It comes with an excellent 380W 80+ bronze power supply. Antec makes very good cases and power supplies. I would choose a micro-ATX board for it even though it's ATX because ATX is a very tight fit. See my review here: http://www.amazon.com/Antec-Black-Silver-Computer-Suppl...
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May 9, 2012 4:02:48 PM

I liked tee azza spartnn because iit looks really cool and is wider for my cooler.
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May 9, 2012 4:24:22 PM

I think the CPU and RAM are both overkill for quickbooks and office.

If we are trying to stay within budget, try an i5-2500K, no need to go ivy bridge for this. use a SB cpu and mobo (z68). you can even use the savings to get a cheap graphics card for better graphics on starcraft or movies...
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May 9, 2012 7:01:00 PM

I save money anyways because of the ivybrige have good graphics built in. and 16gb ram is good
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