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Augmenting New Build Template - looking for suggestions!

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June 18, 2012 1:17:38 AM

Hey everyone, I'm looking to make this purchase in the next three/four hours. Trusting the greater wisdom of these boards, I've decided to pick the $1000 template found in the suggested builds sticky. The purpose of this desktop will be an office computer running excel and some billing software (nothing strenuous, no gaming).

My question to the board: My budget for this PC is $1500, including a monitor and windows software -- is there any item in this build that you think should be upgraded? I want this computer to last for some time. Also, do you think this computer is powerful enough to potentially, down the road, run dual monitors (I'm thinking excel on one window, and internet/email on the other)?

I appreciate all the help. I've come to this board before, and have always found your advice invaluable!

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The template I'm using is as follows:

$1000 - Budget - $984.91 w/o Rebates $974.91 w/ Rebates


CPU : Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 BX80623I52500K $230
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6819115072


Motherboard : ASUS P8Z68-V PRO LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS $160
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 813131730R


RAM : G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory $47
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6820231314


CPU Cooler : COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO RR-212E-20PK-R2 Continuous Direct Contact 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler $45
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6835103099


HDD : Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3500413AS 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive $95
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6822148701


PSU : Antec EarthWatts Series EA-750 Green 750W ATX12V v2.3 SLI Certified CrossFire Certified 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified $100
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6817371051


GPU : EVGA SuperClocked 01G-P3-1567-KR GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card $250
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6814130651


Case : Rosewill CHALLENGER-U3 Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Case, comes with Three Fans, front mounted dual USB 3.0 $50
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6811147060


Case Fan : COOLER MASTER R4-L2R-20AC-GP 120mm Blue LED Case Fan $8
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6835103060

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June 18, 2012 2:52:27 AM

You don't need a 560ti for simple web browsing with 2 monitors.

I would get a 7750 and a 500 watt power supply. Also, a i5-3570k with a Z77.

Might want to get a 7770 if you want to last a little longer.
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June 27, 2012 2:10:51 AM

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June 28, 2012 12:21:27 AM

Oops sorry forgot to enable email notifications for this thread, yes that is what I was talking about.

All you need is a PCI express 2/3 for it to work and the motherboard does have it.

If you haven't purchased the processor yet then you might want to go with an i3, it's perfectly fine for the stuff you're doing.

If you have the 3570k, get a cpu cooler (other than the stock one) so you can overclock it later.
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