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BestConfigs Poll - Intel-based Office PC

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Which build do you like best?

Total: 59 votes (25 blank votes)

  • It Just Works
  • 12 %
  • nix327's Build
  • 32 %
  • INoHome's Office G34R
  • 18 %
  • Sing's "Time is Money Performance Box."
  • 9 %
  • Gold Intel Office Rig
  • 32 %
  • Jay's Current Office Configuration
  • 0 %
January 15, 2013 6:16:58 PM

It's time to vote on your favorite build for this category!

Please see below for a list of the choices available.

It Just Works

Processor: Intel Pentium G630T - $75
Motherboard: ASRock B75M-DGS - $55
RAM: G.SKILL ECO Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1333 (8-8-8-24) - $29
Graphics Card: None, Intel HD Graphics
SSD: Crucial M4 CT128M4SSD2BAA 128GB - $119
HDD: Western Digital WD RE4 WD5003ABYX 500GB 7200 RPM - $100
Case: Corsair Carbide Series 200R - $60
Power Supply: SeaSonic SS-300ET Bronze - $40
Cooling: Stock Cooler
DVD Burner: ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - $20

Total: $494

nix327's Build

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

CPU: Intel Core i3-3225 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor ($136.32 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($33.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Crucial M4 64GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($66.48 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda Green 1TB 3.5" 5900RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B3ST/BLK/G/AS DVD/CD Writer ($29.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $476.73
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

INoHome's Office G34R

Processor: Intel Core i5-3570 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor $199.99
Motherboard: Asus P8B75-M/CSM Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard $79.99
RAM: G.Skill Value Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 $33.99
Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $63.11
Case: Cooler Master Elite 311 (Blue) ATX Mid Tower Case $39.99
Power Supply: SeaSonic 300W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply $39.99
DVD Burner: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer $17.99

Total: $475.05

Sing's "Time is Money Performance Box."

Case: Fractal Design 1000 ($39.99)
Power Supply: Seasonic 300W PSU ($39.99)
Optical Drive: Lite On DVD Burner ($17.99)
SSD: Intel 330 60GB SSD ($)
Motherboard: AsRock B75M ($54.99)
Hard Drive:Seagate 1TB ($49.99)
CPU: Intel G2120 ($94.99)
RAM:Kingston 2 X 4GB DDR3-1600 ($29.99)
Video Card:7750 Sapphire ($99.99)

All at the price of $497.91

Gold Intel Office Rig

MB - GIGABYTE GA-B75M-D3V - $65
CPU - Intel Core i3-3220 - $120
MEM - Crucial 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1600 CL8 1.5v - $16
SSD - Samsung 840 250GB - $179
DVD-RW - Samsung 24x - $16
PSU - SeaSonic Gold 360w - $60
CASE - Rosewill FBM-02 - $30

$486

Jay's Current Office Configuration

Processor: [URL =http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115090
]Intel Core i3-2105 3.1GHZ 65W $104.99[/URL]
Motherboard: ASRock Z77E-ITX $149.99
RAM: Kingston HyperX 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1600 $39.99
Graphics Card: Built-In Intel HD3000 Graphics
Hard Drive: Intel 330 Series SSD 120GB $109.99
Case: In Win BQ656 Mini-ITX case w/ 80W PSU $49.99
DVD Burner: [http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
]Samsung Slim 8X DVD writer $21.99[/URL]
January 18, 2013 5:31:25 PM

It Just Works: CPU way too slow for a multi-tasking office box.
Nix327: PSU made with inferior Samxon capacitors. SSD a little small. Good CPU/mobo choice though.
INoHome: CPU is probably overkill, but other than the Coolermaster case, this is a nice office build but lacks a SSD.
Sing: SSD a little small, CPU a little weak (especially given the name).
Gold: May need a HDD also, but otherwise similar to one I just built.
Jay: Dead-end case, dependent on external or LAN storage (may be ok) and supports zero expansion; no fan; will it even fit the stock Intel cooler? Appears to be designed for Atom boards.

I went for the Gold build.
February 22, 2013 3:06:21 PM

http://lb.hardwareversand.de/articledetail.jsp?aid=7273...
8GB Corsair Vengeance Low Profile schwarz PC3-12800U CL9-9-9-24|€43.91
http://lb.hardwareversand.de/articledetail.jsp?aid=4919... FRACTAL DESIGN Gehäuse Define Mini|€84.00
http://lb.hardwareversand.de/articledetail.jsp?aid=6744... Samsung SH-224BB bare schwarz|€16.99
http://lb.hardwareversand.de/articledetail.jsp?aid=6635... Core i3-3225 Box, LGA1155|€115.57
http://lb.hardwareversand.de/articledetail.jsp?aid=5085... Super Flower 400W Golden Green Pro 80plus|€58.99
http://lb.hardwareversand.de/articledetail.jsp?aid=5930... ASRock B75 Pro3-M, Sockel 1155, mATX|€58.79
http://lb.hardwareversand.de/articledetail.jsp?aid=4611... Crucial M4 256GB SSD 6,4cm (2,5")|€173.24
Shipping|€18.99
Total €570.48

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