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September 7, 2012 10:15:34 AM

Hi, I am assembling for the first time a new computer to be used for office work in word, excel, internet and viewing photos. I would like to know if the configuration below it is alright. My budget is $350 approximatelly. Not Required: hard drive, keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS.


http://pcpartpicker.com/p/gN5M


I will appreciate any help/suggestions!
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September 7, 2012 11:01:48 AM

cheapened up the build a bit but has the same performance overall.

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/gNfk

you dont need a graphics card. the intergrated should be good enough for you
September 7, 2012 1:55:42 PM

I just build a half dozen of these for a small office last month (I put a 128GB SSD in them and re-used their 500gb drives)
the intel HD IGP is sufficient for home office work. they wanted small and powerful on a budget.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

$312.71 shipped

if you want a discrete GPU, the HD 6670 low profile is the best will give you light gaming capability ($90)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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September 8, 2012 2:40:05 AM

I would like to thank both of you since based on your recommendations I am trying to maximizing my $350 budget. I have chosen the following configuration ( I want to make sure that these are compatible)

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/gQSs

Thanks again for all your help and suggestions
September 8, 2012 5:14:03 AM

That's WAY more power than you're going to use, even if you decide to add a fairly burly video card down the road. Why not save $25 and get the 430w version of the same PSU? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

While there's nothing wrong with that case, it's pretty large for the amount of stuff you're going to have in it (and that micro board). You could go with something smaller if you are concerned with space. Here's an example: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

And while there's nothing wrong with the 2120, you could get the newer generation for another $12. It will be a little faster, have a little better graphics built in, and should use a little less power. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
September 8, 2012 7:04:22 AM

I have to agree with dankev on the PSU. 600W is overkill. the system as designed will only use about 100W. even adding a powerful GPU will not break 350w. Save some money and go with a lesser PSU
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