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July 17, 2012 1:16:26 AM

Hey! Thanks for taking a look. So I'm building a computer for a co-worker, that will mainly be used for browsing the web, media, lots of videos and just all around simple stuff.

I think $335 might be a bit overkill but this is what I came up with. I'm open to any ideas, and AMD motherboards/processors.

Please let me know what you think! Even if it's just to give me some confidence... I need to purchase it tonight. Thank you!

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Pentium G620 2.6GHz Dual-Core Processor ($63.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock H61M/U3S3 Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($73.97 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill NS 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($23.99 @ Newegg)
Hard Drive: Mushkin Chronos 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Rosewill R101-P-BK MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($25.50 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Antec 350W ATX12V Power Supply ($32.98 @ Newegg)
Keyboard*: Lite-On SK-1788/BS Wired Standard Keyboard ($14.97 @ Newegg)
Other: Logitech S120 2.3 Watts (RMS) 2.0 Speaker System - OEM
Total: $335.23
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
*Keyboard comes with a mouse!

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July 17, 2012 1:19:35 AM

No need for an operating system?

I'm surprised you could make a basic build for so little, though, other than accounting for the OS.
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July 17, 2012 1:21:12 AM

I have an extra windows 7 I'll put on it :) 

Could definitely build it for cheaper, but I wanted to use quality parts! I'm going to sell my co-worker a monitor for 50 dollars as well.
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July 17, 2012 2:10:05 AM

Does anyone have any ideas or does it look okay?

Thanks!
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July 17, 2012 3:07:17 AM

That Antec is not 80 Plus Certified. As a minimum, the PS should have this certification....I prefer Bronze or better myself. Look at one of these: http://www.anandtech.com/show/6013/350450w-roundup-11-c...

You can probably find a cheaper H61 mobo to offset the above...up to $20-$25 cheaper.

Dave
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July 17, 2012 3:30:03 AM

locla micro center has cpu and mb combo deals.
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July 17, 2012 3:33:26 AM

I really wish I lived next to one. Unfortunately, I live in Florida.
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July 17, 2012 3:47:50 AM

the only thing I'd suggest if a very low-end GPU -- 6450 or 5450, if they plan to watch videos. the HD graphic in the 620 is pretty weak.


PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Pentium G630 2.7GHz Dual-Core Processor ($63.99 @ Mac Mall)
Motherboard: ASRock H61M/U3S3 Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.98 @ Outlet PC)
Memory: Mushkin Essentials 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($22.98 @ Outlet PC)
Hard Drive: Mushkin Chronos 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: HIS Radeon HD 6450 1GB Video Card ($37.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Rosewill R101-P-BK MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($25.50 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Antec 380W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($37.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS90 DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $365.40
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)

630 is the same price
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July 17, 2012 3:57:09 AM

Thanks for your help Screwy =)

Good find on the G630!

Unfortunately, the RAM is sold out everywhere. I'll be using an optical drive I have laying around, and I think what I'll probably do is buy a video card if the onboard isn't performing enough.
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July 17, 2012 4:01:03 AM

basically, the HD3000 in the i3-2105, i5-2500K, i7-2600Ki/2700K roughly matches an HD 5450, with 12 proccessing units. the HD 2000 in other i3/i5/i7 has only 6, and the HD graphics in the Celeron/Pentium class has only 4 units.

the latter will struggle with HD video, thus the suggestion of 5450/6450
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July 17, 2012 4:21:10 AM

That's good to know, thank you.
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