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December 19, 2012 12:52:23 AM

I need to build two computers to be used in a store to take/process/record payments.

These computers need a quality power supply and parts.

Here is what I'm looking for:
-Any CPU will do, honestly. Even a Dual-Core Pentium should be fine.
-2GB RAM is fine. I'll probably buy 2 2GB sticks and use one in each PC, if possible.
-Any 7200RPM hard drive is fine. Try and get a quality WD. Storage space doesn't matter, no more than 60GB will be used.
-No operating system. I already own Windows 7 Professional, legit.
-Small sized case. the smaller, the better. Hey, maybe I can get a little tiny HTPC case in?
-DVD Reader, of course.

These machines will be running 24/7 with the highest uptime possible. I need something that won't fail in a couple years. They won't be used any anything close to "demanding".

I don't care if the CPU is Intel or AMD, at all. I use both. However, it needs to support 64-bit. Do any CPUs NOT support 64-bit?

Budget: $250 (can go a bit higher)

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December 19, 2012 12:58:21 AM

Colton127 said:
I need to build two computers to be used in a store to take/process/record payments.

These computers need a quality power supply and parts.

Here is what I'm looking for:
-Any CPU will do, honestly. Even a Dual-Core Pentium should be fine.
-2GB RAM is fine. I'll probably buy 2 2GB sticks and use one in each PC, if possible.
-Any 7200RPM hard drive is fine. Try and get a quality WD. Storage space doesn't matter, no more than 60GB will be used.
-No operating system. I already own Windows 7 Professional, legit.
-Small sized case. the smaller, the better. Hey, maybe I can get a little tiny HTPC case in?
-DVD Reader, of course.

These machines will be running 24/7 with the highest uptime possible. I need something that won't fail in a couple years. They won't be used any anything close to "demanding".

I don't care if the CPU is Intel or AMD, at all. I use both. However, it needs to support 64-bit. Do any CPUs NOT support 64-bit?

Budget: $250 (can go a bit higher)


250$ the both computers or each one?
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December 19, 2012 1:07:14 AM

Here is what I have came up with. Feel free to modify my build.

CPU - AMD A4-3300 Llano 2.5GHz Socket FM1 65W Dual-Core Desktop APU (CPU + GPU) with DirectX 11 Graphic AMD Radeon HD 6410D - $39.99

Motherboard - MSI A55M-P33 FM1 AMD A55 (Hudson D2) Micro ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS - $51.97

Memory -Crucial Ballistix 2GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model BLE2G3D1608DE1TX0 - $7.99

Case - DIYPC DIY-5823BK Black SECC ATX Mid Tower Computer Case with 1 x 80mm Fan - $25.98

SSD - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
---It doesn't really matter. I'm stuck between a 320GB HD or a 32GB SSD. Windows 7 uses 19GB, right? I doubt we will use more than 32GB.

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



loresr97 said:
250$ the both computers or each one?


$250 each, sorry I did not make this clear.
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December 19, 2012 3:01:09 AM

I would personally rather have 320GB HDD than 32GB SSD. If this is the main computer for the business, they are not going to want to run out of storage, and 32GB does not give you much. Presumably they want to be around for a long time and who knows what kind of storage they might need in the future.

Here is a Celeron G540 build for $245. This includes a DVD drive. You don't mention this, but again it will probably come in handy at some point in your business's future. I have a more expensive case that looks a bit more durable than the one you picked, offset by a cheaper PSU. This is a bit of a risk but this build should not strain your PSU and personally I have never had a PSU issue in 20 years of using computers.

I also have 4 GB memory. Not a big deal, but 2GB is a little light these days, and 4GB would be more likely to keep you from needing an upgrade in the future.

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/tbe6
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/tbe6/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/tbe6/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Celeron G540 2.5GHz Dual-Core Processor ($45.35 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock H61M-DGS Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($44.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Crucial 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1066 Memory ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung Spinpoint F4 320GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Fractal Design Core 1000 MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($39.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Antec Basiq 350W ATX12V Power Supply ($24.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Optical Drive: Lite-On IHAS324-98 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $245.29
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-18 23:55 EST-0500)
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December 25, 2012 11:09:39 PM

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