Need help on a new build

Hey guys, my sister had asked me to build her a computer just for regular use. She's not gonna be gaming a lot or at all. Just the kids playing occasional online games. Her primary use will be just surfing the internet and saving photos and videos of her kids. She would like this pc to be fast for multi tasking and transferring photos and videos. With lots of storage. thanks in advance

Approximate Purchase Date: This Week

Budget Range: 600-750


Are you buying a monitor: No


Do you need to buy OS: Yes


Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg


Parts Preferences: Intel


Overclocking: No


SLI or Crossfire: No
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  1. Hi. If you and you sister have decided to build a PC instead of buying one, then the build below should be a good starting point. An i3 dual-core with 8GB of RAM should be more than sufficient for everyday use. I added an optional 120GB SSD as a boot drive but you can replace it with another 2TB hard drive for more storage. I didn't include a graphics card because I'm not sure what online games we're talking about here or if the CPU's integrated graphics processor is enough. The case depends on personal taste. And I'm not sure if your sister prefers Windows 7 or 8 so feel free to make changes as you or she'd like.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i3-3220 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor ($129.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($46.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($109.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($109.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($54.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($24.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($24.98 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $659.90
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-19 20:44 EST-0500)

    Here's a building guide with videos: http://techreport.com/review/23624/how-to-build-a-pc-the-tech-report-guide
  2. if she wont be playing games, need high performance for multitasking, and stuff here.

    PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/yuu1
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/yuu1/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/yuu1/benchmarks/

    CPU: Intel Core i7-3770 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($289.98 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: Asus P8B75-M LE Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($74.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($74.98 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
    Case: Zalman Z9 ATX Mid Tower Case ($31.98 @ NCIX US)
    Power Supply: Rosewill Hive 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Total: $721.86
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-19 20:45 EST-0500)

    Base Total: $741.86
    Mail-in Rebates: -$20.00
    Total: $721.86

    based off maximum performance for editing stuff and speed.
  3. thank you guys so much for the help. appreciate it.
  4. anytime dude, how u like the rig? also integrated is fine, and this rigs ready for serious power. she can always buy a 7770 down the road or some cheapo card when she feels the need. this is a perfect solid workstation.
  5. Will this work? What do you guys think? thanks in advance.

    CPU: Intel Core i7-3770 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor
    CPU Cooler:CORSAIR Hydro Series H60
    Motherboard: Asus P8B75-M LE Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
    Storage: Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk
    Case: COOLER MASTER HAF 922
    Power Supply: Rosewill Hive 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V
    Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit)
  6. looks great dude ur ready to rock :D
  7. except id get this ssd instead.

    here did the necessery modifications for max performance for u:


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

    CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ Microcenter)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($24.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($97.55 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($74.98 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Mushkin Chronos 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($99.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1.5TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($77.99 @ NCIX US)
    Case: Fractal Design Core 1000 MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($39.99 @ NCIX US)
    Power Supply: Rosewill Hive 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Total: $805.42
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-20 13:11 EST-0500)

    Base Total: $892.86
    Mail-in Rebates: -$15.00
    Shipping: $7.56
    Total: $885.42

    i chose u a mobo where u can overclock. an unlocked cpu versus locked. better ssd. and nice micro atx case :D
  8. you have a k chips and a non overclocking mb.
    drop your build to a i5 3570. your not going to miss any speed with the i5. the i5 and i7 are the same cpu other then the 4 virutal cores (hyperthreading).

    http://www.microcenter.com/product/388577/Core_i5_3570K_34GHz_LGA_1155_Processor
    190.00
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116504
    229.00
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130644
    129.00
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131837
    125.00
  9. that motherboard overclocks. ur mistaken my friend. its the z77 plateform :O
  10. talking about ericks i7 pick and the cheapo mb.
  11. oh, right. thats why i moved him towards something of better quality :)
  12. This is turning out to be one of the most irregular "regular use" PC. :D
  13. lol jj ur too modest -_-
  14. so which one is best to go with? its not going to be overclocked do i really need a mb that can overclock?
  15. no. u dont.

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

    CPU: Intel Core i7-3770 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($289.98 @ Amazon)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($24.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($74.98 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Mushkin Chronos 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($99.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1.5TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($77.99 @ NCIX US)
    Case: Fractal Design Core 1000 MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($39.99 @ NCIX US)
    Power Supply: Rosewill Hive 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Total: $837.85
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-21 00:29 EST-0500)

    heres the revised build for u

    Base Total: $852.85
    Mail-in Rebates: -$15.00
    Total: $837.85
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