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July 30, 2012 12:08:09 AM

Hello, I'm looking at building my own computer for Work and have done some research and I'm probably overdoing it, but I want a system that will preform better than the $450 Dell I'm being offered that I would have to upgrade in 2-3 years. so I would like to know what you think.


Intel Core i5-3570K Quad-Core Processor 3.4 GHz $214.99
Asus P8Z77-M PRO LGA1155/ Intel Z77/ Quad CrossFire $139.99
Corsair Vengeance buying 8 have 8 GB :  $44.99
Intel 520 Series Solid-State Drive 120 GB SATA 6 Gb/s $133.99
Have a 1 TB External Drive to pair with it.
Raidmax HELIOS ATX Mid Tower Case ATX-819WB $70.99
Corsair Builder Series CX V2 500-Watt 80 Plus $49.99
Asus 24xDVD-RW Serial ATA Internal OEM Drive DRW-24B1ST $16.99

Total $671.93

Thanks in advance

Tony D

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July 30, 2012 12:16:06 AM

thats way overdoing it imo if you just want a computer for work. But it looks good.
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July 30, 2012 12:16:14 AM

What kinda work is that?

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July 30, 2012 2:15:22 AM

Thanks for the help. I thought so. I have an insurance agency Insurance sales. We have three displays and I have acrobat open constantly as well as Explorer and Chrome and have several tabs in each open simultaneously to quote the 44 companies we represent. I also have government sites for tax roll info, permitting history, Bing maps for aerial photos,our agency management software, Pandora and CBS Sporstline for my Fantasy Football, Options Express for Trading, MLS for real-estate, several Excel spreadsheets at a time and whatever news outlet I happen to be following. A.D.D. I think I need one more screens. I have Comcast Business and I get 50 mbps down 10 mpbs up, but I think i may need more, Right now I get bogged down alot.

Would this system help or am I just throwing my money away?

Thanks again.

Tony D
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July 30, 2012 2:33:22 AM

whats your current system?

from what you are listing, all you'd need is probably 8gb of ram and a low end i5.

i5-2400 and a cheaper motherboard can save you $150. But if money isn't a problem then what you choose should have no problem handling what you need except you'd need a graphics card if you want to run more than 2 monitors.
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July 30, 2012 2:33:45 AM

it sounds like a good build how ever dont forget to add the OS OEM version or retail .. windows 7 pro would be better ..for you any way unless you have an instillation laying around some where i wouldnt sugjest using vista or xp though.. and make sure you get the 64 bit version other wise 8gb of ram is useless
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July 30, 2012 2:45:09 AM

What you have is great, will last years, however, I would get Windows 7 Professional.
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July 30, 2012 2:53:02 AM

esrever said:
whats your current system?

from what you are listing, all you'd need is probably 8gb of ram and a low end i5.

i5-2400 and a cheaper motherboard can save you $150. But if money isn't a problem then what you choose should have no problem handling what you need except you'd need a graphics card if you want to run more than 2 monitors.


I have a dual core AMD 3.1GHZ with 8 GB of RAM. OK, but bogs down at times. I will look into the i5 2400 and a lower end MB. $150 is $150. No need to piss it away. Thanks a bunch.
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July 30, 2012 2:59:14 AM

goodguy713 said:
it sounds like a good build how ever dont forget to add the OS OEM version or retail .. windows 7 pro would be better ..for you any way unless you have an instillation laying around some where i wouldnt sugjest using vista or xp though.. and make sure you get the 64 bit version other wise 8gb of ram is useless



Hey GoodGuy,

Thanks for the help. I have one license left on Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit and I was planning on taking advantage of the Ivy Bridge on-board graphics and putting 16GB of RAM to help handle the 3 displays, but maybe i should leave it at 8 GB and but a video card. Any suggestions?
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July 30, 2012 3:01:00 AM

Video card, because that CPU will get H.O.T. and slow running 3 monitors.

8GB and a nice GPU (:
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July 30, 2012 3:05:41 AM

yes buy a video card. The onboard graphics will only run with max of 2 displays.
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July 30, 2012 9:51:23 AM

This topic has been moved from the section CPU & Components to section Systems by Mousemonkey
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July 30, 2012 10:15:18 AM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-2400 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($184.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Pro4-M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($117.55 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($40.99 @ Newegg)
Hard Drive: Samsung 830 Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($134.95 @ B&H)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GT 640 2GB Video Card ($104.98 @ NCIX US)
Case: Antec Three Hundred Illusion ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair 500W ATX12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $690.43
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-07-30 06:12 EDT-0400)

This build will work for you. It is $18.50 more then yours but includes a 2MB video card that will have no problem running a multi monitor set up.

Hunt
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July 30, 2012 5:33:16 PM

huntrik said:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-2400 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($184.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Pro4-M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($117.55 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($40.99 @ Newegg)
Hard Drive: Samsung 830 Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($134.95 @ B&H)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GT 640 2GB Video Card ($104.98 @ NCIX US)
Case: Antec Three Hundred Illusion ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair 500W ATX12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $690.43
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-07-30 06:12 EDT-0400)

This build will work for you. It is $18.50 more then yours but includes a 2MB video card that will have no problem running a multi monitor set up.

Hunt


Thanks a million Hunt/all. I appreciate all the help.
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July 30, 2012 5:36:05 PM

No problem, GL on your build!!
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