600 Duel monitor office build

Approximate Purchase Date: By next week

Budget Range: Under 600

System Usage from Most to Least Important: office use mostly quickbooks, pdf, excel, ect

Are you buying a monitor: No I have two 5+ old monitors 19 inch I need to attach through dvi or vga. Right now they are connected to computer with a DVI that splits into 2 vga cables.

Parts to Upgrade: full build

Do you need to buy OS: Yes
Please note that if you're using an OEM license of Windows, you will need a new one when buying a new motherboard.

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg amazon

Location: Texas

Parts Preferences: no preference

Overclocking: no

SLI or Crossfire: no

Your Monitor Resolution: 1280 x 1024

Additional Comments: just need to be able to run excel and quickbooks at the same time with a browser open. Also this computer will be on 24/7 for remote login, AC in office turns off weekends so cooling is a slight worry as it gets over mid 80s in office.

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: time for an upgrade

I looked at the stickies for the office builds and I just don’t know how you can tell if it will run a duel monitor set up.

Thanks for any help!
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  1. PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/z8xJ
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/z8xJ/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/z8xJ/benchmarks/

    CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($129.99 @ NCIX US)
    CPU Cooler: Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro Rev.2 45.0 CFM Fluid Dynamic Bearing CPU Cooler ($17.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: Asus M5A88-M Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($99.99 @ NCIX US)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($41.26 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 5450 1GB Video Card ($16.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Zalman Z9 ATX Mid Tower Case ($31.98 @ NCIX US)
    Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 450W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($42.99 @ NCIX US)
    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: $561.14
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-23 10:52 EST-0500)

    Base Total: $596.14
    Mail-in Rebates: -$35.00
    Total: $561.14
  2. PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/z8zv
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/z8zv/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/z8zv/benchmarks/

    CPU: AMD Athlon II X4 640 3.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($75.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Motherboard: ASRock 970 Extreme3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($84.99 @ Amazon)
    Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($38.12 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Mushkin Chronos 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($99.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Video Card: HIS Radeon HD 7750 2GB Video Card ($90.98 @ Newegg)
    Case: NZXT Tempest 210 ATX Mid Tower Case ($44.99 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic 300W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($44.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Total: $570.00
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-23 11:04 EST-0500)
  3. he doesnt need a gaming card, second 6cores will be more useful.

    got him a silent cooler, 300watts is low for a ps.

    also he might need space so 120 ssd might not be enought.

    but notbad
  4. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i3-3220 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor ($119.99 @ NCIX US)
    Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($44.99 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Samsung 830 Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($112.98 @ Newegg)
    Case: Rosewill Line-M MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($52.98 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($24.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Total: $596.87
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-23 11:17 EST-0500)

    here is similar spec i build for several PC in my office, exactly the same dual monitor setup :) no need to get video card as onboard video from intel i3 is capable to handle everything. it comes with hdmi-DVI-VGA
    - an SSD is a must for office to help multitask faster :)
    - a cooling? i3 is already cool and efficient processor. i beliece you dont need any custom cooler anymore
    - no video card will both reduce power and avoid heat dissipated
    - compact micro atx case will help our office to reserve some space
  5. 6cores are gonna be alot more useful for multitasking mate.

    heres my revised build.

    PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/z8J3
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/z8J3/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/z8J3/benchmarks/

    CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($129.99 @ NCIX US)
    Motherboard: MSI 760GM-P23 (FX) Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($49.99 @ Amazon)
    Memory: Kingston 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($37.99 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Mushkin Chronos 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($99.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
    Case: Fractal Design Core 1000 MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($39.99 @ NCIX US)
    Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Bronze 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) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Total: $567.88
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-23 11:24 EST-0500)

    Base Total: $582.89
    Mail-in Rebates: -$20.00
    Shipping: $4.99
    Total: $567.88
  6. ur price fully is Total: $596.87, and at that its only got 2 cores, and wont perform as fast or multitask as well as the 6core amd, but decent build tho.
  7. ^ dude... it is OP's build, not yours...

    he wants an office efficient PC, not gaming poweruser
    if you are engineer working on 1000 lines of codes or work on multiple sprdsheet
    you will understand
  8. i know, im just saying 6cores versus 2, wins anyday.

    also im an it worker.
  9. wow thanks for the great builds that what i was looking for an amd and intel. I will check them out this afternoon.
  10. what do u prefer 2cores or 6?
  11. heres ur amd build:

    PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/z8J3
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/z8J3/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/z8J3/benchmarks/

    CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($129.99 @ NCIX US)
    Motherboard: MSI 760GM-P23 (FX) Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($49.99 @ Amazon)
    Memory: Kingston 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($37.99 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Mushkin Chronos 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($99.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
    Case: Fractal Design Core 1000 MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($39.99 @ NCIX US)
    Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Bronze 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) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Total: $567.88
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-23 11:24 EST-0500)

    Base Total: $582.89
    Mail-in Rebates: -$20.00
    Shipping: $4.99
    Total: $567.88

    and intel:

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

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3350P 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($179.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Kingston 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($37.99 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Mushkin Chronos 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($99.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Case: Fractal Design Core 1000 MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($39.99 @ NCIX US)
    Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Bronze 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) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Total: $567.89
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-23 14:28 EST-0500)

    as u see clearly the amd route alot better for the money.
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