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$945 Work System - final thoughts before purchase

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September 12, 2012 1:02:25 AM

With some help from the community ($1100 build for Telecommuting )I came up with this parts list for my first build. The computer is mainly for telecommuting for work - Office, cloud file sharing, minor Adobe CS, tons of multitasking. I will also use it for surfing and some video streaming/movie watching after hours.

Phantom 410
NZXT Hale 650W M PSU,
8 GB Skills Ripjaws (2x4 at 1600)
Spent: $230 (purchased previously)

OCZ Vertex 4 64 GB SSD $65
Samsung 830 128 GB SSD $100
Asus DRW-24B3ST $25
Subtotal: $190

i5-3570K $205
ASRock Extreme 4 $92
CM Hyper 212 Evo $28
Subtotal: $325

Windows 7 $92
MS Natural Ergo 7000 combo $70
Asus USB N53 $38
Subtotal: $200

Total: $945

I am almost settled on this build with the exception of the Vertex 4 since
I could pick up an Agility 3 90 GB SSD for $56.

What does the forum think about the proposed components and build?


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September 12, 2012 1:50:33 AM

I would want more storage space than 128Gb.

Otherwise it looks ok.
September 12, 2012 2:00:22 AM

Thanks Z1NONLY

Most work product is stored in the cloud and I have very little music and movies on my system. On my current computer I have only reached 60GB on the hard drive in over 8 years and rarely delete the crap I should. I also have a 160GB external hd I can use for back ups. Worst case scenario is adding an HDD several years down to road but I doubt I will reach 100GB before it is time for a new system.