New Dedicated Build Tags: New Build Systems Product Last response: December 31, 2012 10:52 PM in Systems Share blazure December 31, 2012 9:10:30 PM Approximate Purchase Date: Sometime in the next couple weeks Budget Range: 750-900 System Usage from Most to Least Important: Specialized software (ArcGIS, MATLAB, etc.), browsing the web/word processing Are you buying a monitor: Yes Parts to Upgrade: All new parts Do you need to buy OS: No Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg Location: USA Parts Preferences: N/A Overclocking: No SLI or Crossfire: Maybe Your Monitor Resolution: Not picky Parts list: Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 Quad-Core (includes fan+heatsink) ASUS P8Z77-V LK LGA 1155 Intel Z77 G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 1600 Antec EarthWatts Series EA-750 Green 750W ATX12V v2.3 SLI Certified CrossFire Certified 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Continuous Power Supply 2 x ASUS VH242H Black 23.6" 5ms HDMI Full 1080P Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 ASCR 20000:1 (1000:1) W/Speakers ZXT Source 210 S210-001 Black “Aluminum Brush / Plastic” ATX Mid Tower Computer Case (PSU bottom mounted?) ASUS CD/DVD burner Edit: Forgot the hard drive Western Digital WD Blue WD5000AAKX 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive Does this build seem about right? More about : dedicated build COLGeek December 31, 2012 10:36:42 PM Are you going to use the integrated video or would you prefer a dedicated video card (for better performance)? Also, for this rig, you could save a few $$$ by getting a 500w PSU. Unless you plan to install multiple GPUs (or other additional devices), the chosen 750w is a bit of overkill. m 0 l boulbox December 31, 2012 10:52:37 PM you don't really need a GPU for the work he is doing. using onboard is just fine but i think going with an AMD build is also an option if you want to take that route you will be using 2xmonitors and you should have a dedicated card for those two, even something along the lines of a 7770 will do the job if you are not gaming. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($179.99 @ Amazon) Motherboard: ASRock B75M-DGS Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($61.97 @ Newegg) Memory: Patriot Intel Extreme Master, Limited Ed 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($31.99 @ Amazon) Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ NCIX US) Video Card: Asus Radeon HD 7770 1GB Video Card ($89.99 @ NCIX US) Case: Cooler Master Elite 311 (Blue) ATX Mid Tower Case ($34.98 @ NCIX US) Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg) Optical Drive: Sony AD-7280S-0B DVD/CD Writer ($18.99 @ Newegg) Monitor: Acer G236HLBbd 60Hz 23.0" Monitor ($109.99 @ Newegg) Monitor: Acer G236HLBbd 60Hz 23.0" Monitor ($109.99 @ Newegg) Total: $757.87 (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.) (Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-31 19:52 EST-0500) if you want to spend a bit more, i would upgrade the GPU to something that has 2GB vram m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources New i7 2600k build without dedicated gpu Forum New Build: Dedicated Game Server Forum SolvedMy New pc wont recognize dedicated gpu Forum SolvedNeed Help Planning My First Dedicated Gaming Build Forum SolvedGTA IV Lagging on brand new Dell Inspiron 17R 2GB Dedicated Graphics Forum SolvedToo good to be true? New $419.99 laptop with discrete/dedicated gt 640m le & SSD Forum SolvedOld dedicated graphics card vs new integrated graphics. Forum SolvedProcessor-centric budget build (dedicated transcoding machine) Forum dedicated graphics on new i7 machines Forum SolvedYes or no: Dedicated cards for new motherboard Forum Looking to build a HTPC/Emulation dedicated system that can play up to PS2/Gamecube Forum SolvedDedicated Gaming Build ~$1300. Also a few questions... Forum Which build is better? AMD APU vs. Amd CPU with Dedicated GPU Forum SolvedWhat size SSD for windows 7 xbmc dedicated htpc build? Forum SolvedNew Integrated GPU or Slightly Older Dedicated GPU? Forum New laptop, Adobe CS6, dedicated graphics or no? Forum Building dedicated streaming PC Forum Get a Dedicated sound card for a gaming build? Forum SolvedEcono build dedicated to iRacing $300 Forum SolvedDedicated HTPC build - $600ish Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !