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July 9, 2012 3:27:45 AM

Hello,

I am planning to build a new computer for myself. Here are the details


Approximate Purchase Date: this week (the closer the better)

Budget Range: ($600-$1000) After Rebates; After Shipping

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Software Development (running IDEs and C++ compilation), surfing the web, packet sniffing using Wireshark, watching youtube videos, watching movies, word processing, spreadsheets, presentations

Are you buying a monitor: No. Already bought one

Parts to Upgrade: Not applicable

Do you need to buy OS: No (I'll be running Ubuntu or Mint)

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: None

Location: Chicago, IL, USA

Parts Preferences: I am inclined towards getting Intel core i5 2500k, but if it is an overkill for my requirements then may be not

Overclocking: Yes, but if it is an overkill for my requirements, then No

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe (I don't think that is really needed in my case)

Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: 1. I leave a lot of applications open at the same time. 2. I do not have much storage requirements and so I am considering getting a 128 GB SSD and not buying a hard disk. 3. I might connect an additional monitor with my system.

Why Are You Upgrading: Not Applicable

Include a list of any parts you have already selected with descriptively labeled links for parts : ASUS VH242H Black 23.6" 5ms HDMI Full 1080P Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 ASCR 20000:1 (1000:1) W/Speakers


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Sanket

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July 9, 2012 4:53:12 AM

Processor: Intel Core i7-3770K Ivy Bridge 3.5GHz (3.9GHz Turbo) $349.99
Motherboard: Asrock Z77 Extreme 4 - $134.99
RAM: CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) - $89.99
Graphics Card: Intel HD 4000
SSD: OCZ Vertex 4 VTX4-25SAT3-256G 256GB SSD - $219.99
Power Supply: CORSAIR Builder Series CX500 V2 500W - $59.99
Case: Corsair Carbide Series 300R Windowed - $89.99

Total: $944.94

This build should last you for a very, long time, especially since you're not doing any gaming and such. The 256GB SSD should be more than enough for you and then some. The 16GB of RAM will allow you to do whatever you want while you're doing lots of other things. All the parts were listed from Newegg. Enjoy your new PC! :) 
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July 9, 2012 4:55:01 AM

Thanks a lot!
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July 9, 2012 4:57:44 AM

santaclaws said:
Processor: Intel Core i7-3770K Ivy Bridge 3.5GHz (3.9GHz Turbo) $349.99
Motherboard: Asrock Z77 Extreme 4 - $134.99
RAM: CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) - $89.99
Graphics Card: Intel HD 4000
SSD: OCZ Vertex 4 VTX4-25SAT3-256G 256GB SSD - $219.99
Power Supply: CORSAIR Builder Series CX500 V2 500W - $59.99
Case: Corsair Carbide Series 300R Windowed - $89.99

Total: $944.94

This build should last you for a very, long time, especially since you're not doing any gaming and such. The 256GB SSD should be more than enough for you and then some. The 16GB of RAM will allow you to do whatever you want while you're doing lots of other things. All the parts were listed from Newegg. Enjoy your new PC! :) 



Isn't Intel Core i7-3770K Ivy Bridge 3.5GHz (3.9GHz Turbo) $349.99 an overkill?
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July 9, 2012 5:02:51 AM

It's great for what you're doing, as it'll allow you to get everything done faster. Like compiling your code faster etc. The SSD will also help in that regard.
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July 9, 2012 5:27:50 AM

santaclaws said:
Processor: Intel Core i7-3770K Ivy Bridge 3.5GHz (3.9GHz Turbo) $349.99
Motherboard: Asrock Z77 Extreme 4 - $134.99
RAM: CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) - $89.99
Graphics Card: Intel HD 4000
SSD: OCZ Vertex 4 VTX4-25SAT3-256G 256GB SSD - $219.99
Power Supply: CORSAIR Builder Series CX500 V2 500W - $59.99
Case: Corsair Carbide Series 300R Windowed - $89.99

Total: $944.94

This build should last you for a very, long time, especially since you're not doing any gaming and such. The 256GB SSD should be more than enough for you and then some. The 16GB of RAM will allow you to do whatever you want while you're doing lots of other things. All the parts were listed from Newegg. Enjoy your new PC! :) 



In the suggested build, shall I replace the OCZ Vertex 4 VTX4-25SAT3-256G 256GB SSD with SAMSUNG 830 Series 2.5-Inch 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) MZ-7PC128B/WW? My storage requirements are really low. My current machine (Macbook) has 250GB of storage out of which only 63 GB is used.

Also, is i7-3770K's inbuilt graphics good enough to completely forgo a graphics card?
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July 9, 2012 5:41:04 AM

The i7-3770K's graphics are considerably better than last year's iteration (HD 3000), since you won't be gaming, it'll be more than enough. You can always put in a graphics card if you do eventually decide to start gaming.

It depends on you whether or not you want the additional storage, I simply chose it so the machine will last you for as long as possible.
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July 9, 2012 4:22:08 PM

santaclaws said:
The i7-3770K's graphics are considerably better than last year's iteration (HD 3000), since you won't be gaming, it'll be more than enough. You can always put in a graphics card if you do eventually decide to start gaming.

It depends on you whether or not you want the additional storage, I simply chose it so the machine will last you for as long as possible.



i7-3770K can be overclocked. What about the heatsink? If I am spending $349 on the processor then I would like to overclock it.
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July 10, 2012 4:56:17 AM

If you wanna cut down on storage, it depends on you because you know what you'll be using it for, just think about wether or not you need the additional storage.
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July 10, 2012 4:58:45 AM

I would get a hard drive for more space and A 212 EVO CPU Cooley
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July 10, 2012 5:39:20 AM

212 evo is a good low budget cooler... id advise against an ocz ssd, they have reliability issues
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July 10, 2012 6:35:17 AM

I've never had a problem with mine....
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July 10, 2012 6:38:40 AM

Everything is different haha
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July 20, 2012 3:08:49 PM

santaclaws said:
Processor: Intel Core i7-3770K Ivy Bridge 3.5GHz (3.9GHz Turbo) $349.99
Motherboard: Asrock Z77 Extreme 4 - $134.99
RAM: CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) - $89.99
Graphics Card: Intel HD 4000
SSD: OCZ Vertex 4 VTX4-25SAT3-256G 256GB SSD - $219.99
Power Supply: CORSAIR Builder Series CX500 V2 500W - $59.99
Case: Corsair Carbide Series 300R Windowed - $89.99

Total: $944.94

This build should last you for a very, long time, especially since you're not doing any gaming and such. The 256GB SSD should be more than enough for you and then some. The 16GB of RAM will allow you to do whatever you want while you're doing lots of other things. All the parts were listed from Newegg. Enjoy your new PC! :) 



What about the optical drive?
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July 20, 2012 3:10:02 PM

Just find the cheapest DVD/RW Combo drive you can find, they sell for around $20.
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July 21, 2012 4:25:25 PM

Best answer selected by sank.
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