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December 17, 2012 12:11:56 PM

Greetings and happy holidays all, I am needing to build a new computer for my small business, this PC will be dedicated to business use only. I would like a rock solid stable system, It only needs to run Quickbooks Pro 2011 (+ future versions of quickbooks) and a couple online apps like stamps.com. and email I use a bunch of older printers like an epson lq-590 impact printer (not much support for it from epson for modern OS) a dymo 400 label printer, a UPS 2442 thermal printer can also be configured as zebra (the mfg) thermal printer as i'm not using UPS apps right now, brother mfc 7420.

I have a couple spare components from older computers I could use in the build but not absolutely married to that idea. I have an amd 9150e 1.8 ghz cpu and two sticks of nanya ddr2 2G 400mhz memory (4 gig total)

my thought is to run windows 7 professional 32 bit version so hopefully that OS has better compatibilty with my older printers.

I'm thinking two HDD. a smaller (80 to 120 gig) ssd hdd and a larger conventional HDD (500 gig) for storage.
I would also like the buses, components etc to work in harmony at rated speeds.
Start with a bare bones or do individual components? Any thoughts?

thanks mike



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December 17, 2012 12:22:13 PM

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December 17, 2012 12:49:09 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: within 1 month

Budget Range: $500 us dollars

System Usage from Most to Least Important: dedicated business use Quickbooks Pro 2011 + future releases, online apps Stamps.com

Are you buying a monitor: No

Parts to Upgrade: new build,with two possible used components i have amd phenom II 9150e 1.8 ghz 65 watts and two sticks nanya ddr2 400mhz 2 g each stick total 4 gig memory

Do you need to buy OS: Yes

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: tiger-direct, newegg, ebay

Location: City, State/Region, Country - Reno, Nevada usa

Parts Preferences: no preference

Overclocking: no

SLI or Crossfire: no

Your Monitor Resolution: not sure

Additional Comments: need at least 8 usb ports for all the printers
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December 17, 2012 1:29:45 PM

You won't need to use old components, just sell them on a local craigslist or smth.

So here's my proposed build

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i3-3220 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor ($109.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper Low Voltage Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($43.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 6670 1GB Video Card ($56.97 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Source 210 Elite (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($37.49 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($41.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.89 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $443.29
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-17 10:29 EST-0500)

Mobo has:

- 6 x Ready-to-Use USB 2.0 Ports
- 2 x Ready-to-Use USB 3.0 Ports
December 17, 2012 1:59:20 PM

i would mod bute build drop the video card...if you need one you can add one later. the i3 intel 2500 ipgpu will be fine for web and bookkeeping. use the 60.00 for an ssd or better mb.
look at antec one gaming case or an xp case if the pc going to be on top of a desk.
try buying a mid side case if this your first build. the larger case give you more room to work on parts and cables.
i would also toss in an after market heat sink one that had a mounting plate and screws. the intel heat sinks use plastic legs and are cheaply made if the legs are not pushed in all the way wont lock and can cause the cpu to over heat. the aftermarket ones like the evo 212 (30.))) online when not onsale. has a nice backplate and screws to hold it on to the cpu nice and tight.
December 18, 2012 5:21:15 PM

Thanks for the responses, I will look at the recommended board and cpu, drop the graphics card, add the aftermarket heatsink/fan and only need 4 gig memory as I'm intending to run 32 bit OS which needs to be purchased also.
December 18, 2012 8:08:38 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i3-3220 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor ($109.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: NZXT Source 210 Elite (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($37.49 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 350W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($37.14 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.89 @ Outlet PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (32-bit) ($98.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $461.46
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-18 17:08 EST-0500)
December 18, 2012 9:40:48 PM

mike your work pc last longer with 8g and a 64 bit os. most apps are going 64 bits and with more ram in a pc the person using it can muilt task more. most video cards now can run two monitors. the user now can set the desktop up so that the stamp program always running on one screen and the accounting software on another screen.
December 25, 2012 2:29:02 PM

H'mmm didn't know 4g memory and 32 bit operating system was harsher on a computer, i thought i saw somewhere an all 32 bit system was more efficient than a 64 bit when the 64 bit was trying to do both 32 bit applications and 64 bit applications together. My concern is some of my older printers which I do not want to replace at this time, especially the epson lq590 dot matrix ( just load a box of 1000 forms, no ink or toner issues either) still researching everything but thanks for the helpful input from all.
June 18, 2013 4:55:56 PM

Took a while but I now have new components on the way:

MSI A55-p33 FM1 amd a55 motherboard
AMD a4-3400 APU dual core/ radeon HD 6410D graphics
2 x centon 4G ddr3 1333mhz memory (8G total)
LG 24x DVD burner
samsung 840 128G SSD
western digital black 500G HDD
Thermaltake VM54521N2U mid tower case
software bundle Window 7 professional 64 bit full version, acronis true image 2013, eset NOD32 antivirus6


components, software, shipping less rebates total $488.30
first new build ever for me, i've added/removed all these type components before but never a start from scratch build, any tips?
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