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Office build small budget help?

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September 26, 2012 5:46:05 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: e.g.: A.S.A.P

Budget Range:265 I Have mouse, keyboard, monitor, 750watt psu (yes i know its overkill), and case (I have 3 old ones laying around)

Will need an optical drive to install programs off cd.

System Usage from Most to Least Important: quickbooks, microsoft office, filermaker pro, some internet research

Are you buying a monitor: no

Do you need to buy OS: no

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: none

Location: Ashland, OR USA

Parts Preferences: none

Overclocking: no

SLI or Crossfire: no

I would like to be as upgradable as possible for future add ons. preferable a mobo that will keep it running well for the next 3-5 years with what im using it for. Thank you so much for any and all help. : )
September 26, 2012 8:28:57 PM

This is a great little office build with an intel i3-2100.
If you want more storage space, I could cut corners on the CPU to get more storage.
You could add another 4GB stick of RAM if you wanted in the future to get 8GB.
There is space for a graphics card and there are 3 more expansion slots for any cards you might want to add.
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September 30, 2012 9:54:49 AM

Both builds look good. I like the AMD one better though.
The HDD on the AMD is better too @ 7200RPM.

Here, changed some things:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock 960GM/U3S3 FX Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($61.97 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($58.88 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $263.82
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
September 30, 2012 6:12:33 PM

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