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June 10, 2012 8:06:04 AM

I've never built a computer before, did a little research, and do not need a graphics card. I use powerful business software and surf the web mainly, but may use this build as a media center. Intel HD 4000 will be more than enough. I do not need a keyboard or mouse.


ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM $18.99

Antec Three Hundred Two Black Steel ATX Mid Tower $64.99

nMEDIAPC ZE-C68 All-in-one USB 2.0 Card Reader w/ USB Port $12.99

Antec 30300 Three Hundred 5.25" To 3.5" Drive Bay Adapter Assembly $12.99

Antec VP-450 450W ATX 12V v2.3 Power Supply $37.99

Seagate Barracuda 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive $99.99

Patriot Viper Xtreme Division 4 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) $87.99

GIGABYTE GA-Z77-D3H LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard $119.99

Intel Core i7-3770 Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz LGA 1155 Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 $314.99

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit $99.99

Total comes out to $881

Or I could buy this for $899
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Key difference is 2TB at 5400 RPM, and terrible stock power supply.

So should I build buy? If you believe I should buy the ASUS, what would you change with my build? I know i7 is overkill for what I need, but I want it!

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June 10, 2012 8:48:51 AM

The one you built is cheaper and better. There is no question :lol: 

I'd try and add a SSD to that, cheapest 120 GB ones are now less than $100.
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June 10, 2012 9:52:52 AM

FinneousPJ said:
The one you built is cheaper and better. There is no question :lol: 

I'd try and add a SSD to that, cheapest 120 GB ones are now less than $100.

+1 :bounce: 
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