[solved]Office type system

I need to build an office pc

building this for my father in law, he needs a new computer.

He does a lot of photography and transfers a lot of pictures onto his computer then burns them on dvds (usually he does 500-1000 pictures at one time)
also just basic web browsing/microsoft office
Each photo for him can be between 10-20mb

Budget of 450-500$max, location; Canada

I just did a basic build from what I thought it should look like, this build would need to last about 3 years with same usage


PCPartPicker part list: http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/p/C8zC
Price breakdown by merchant: http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/p/C8zC/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/p/C8zC/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i3-3220 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor ($122.48 @ DirectCanada)
Motherboard: ASRock B75M-GL Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($59.99 @ Canada Computers)
Memory: Patriot Gamer 2 Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($34.88 @ Canada Computers)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ Memory Express) maybe i would get the BLACK
Case: Zalman Z9 ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ NCIX)
Power Supply: CoolMax 400W ATX Power Supply ($36.49 @ Newegg Canada)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS224-06 DVD/CD Writer ($24.99 @ Memory Express)
Total: $378.81
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-07 22:00 EST-0500)
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  1. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD A8-5600K 3.6GHz Quad-Core Processor ($99.99 @ NCIX)
    Motherboard: ASRock FM2A55M-DGS Micro ATX FM2 Motherboard ($44.88 @ Canada Computers)
    Memory: Crucial Ballistix 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($25.99 @ Newegg Canada)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ Memory Express)
    Case: Rosewill FBM-01 MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($24.99 @ Newegg Canada)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic 300W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($44.99 @ Newegg Canada)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg Canada)
    Total: $328.82
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-08 00:56 EST-0500)

    This would be better. The built in GPU and Quad Core CPU would do wonders for longer life PC.

    Got him a small case so that he can put the computer anywhere.
  2. Thanks for the input, looks like it could be even cheaper :D
  3. Personally i'd go for something like this for an office build

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i3-3220 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor ($122.48 @ DirectCanada)
    Motherboard: MSI B75MA-E33 Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($59.99 @ Canada Computers)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($31.99 @ Canada Computers)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($67.99 @ NCIX)
    Storage: Intel 330 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($98.80 @ DirectCanada)
    Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($50.65 @ DirectCanada)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic 300W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($44.99 @ Newegg Canada)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg Canada)
    Total: $494.88
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-08 06:55 EST-0500)
  4. For photography work you should get a i5 or AMD. My vote is AMD cuz AMD excels in budget CPUs and they are great for photo work and common tasks. Check out this one, FX-6300
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819113286
    I know its in US, but you can find it everywhere in Canada too. This CPU is much better for what your father-in-law does.

    You'll need to pick a new motherboard for it though. I think AMD boards run cheaper than Intel.
  5. problem is that its really hard to fit a good board + a 6300 into 400 dollars
  6. Well... a motherboard will effect the build in basic performance? Shouldn't be a lot right?
    Possible for an 80dollar board for 6300? Or there are just no goood boards for am3+ socket at low price?
    I think maybe 6300 because it has 6cores, so it will multi task better (I know not all 6 cores get used all the time)
  7. gussrtk said:
    Well... a motherboard will effect the build in basic performance? Shouldn't be a lot right?
    Possible for an 80dollar board for 6300? Or there are just no goood boards for am3+ socket at low price?
    I think maybe 6300 because it has 6cores, so it will multi task better (I know not all 6 cores get used all the time)

    I looked up benchmarks and was surprised. The 3220 holds up well for photo editing! The first link doesn't have the FX-6300 but you can see that the 3220 is a very impressive CPU. The second link is better.
    http://www.anandtech.com/show/6347/amd-a10-5800k-a8-5600k-review-trinity-on-the-desktop-part-2/4
    http://www.anandtech.com/show/6396/the-vishera-review-amd-fx8350-fx8320-fx6300-and-fx4300-tested/4

    I was surprised! The dual core i3 outperforms the quad core 6300 in non gaming usage. Buy i3-3220.
  8. gussrtk said:
    Well... a motherboard will effect the build in basic performance? Shouldn't be a lot right?
    Possible for an 80dollar board for 6300? Or there are just no goood boards for am3+ socket at low price?
    I think maybe 6300 because it has 6cores, so it will multi task better (I know not all 6 cores get used all the time)


    core for core, a i3 is much more powerful. but when you have to use all the threads the 6300 will do better. it should do

    boards dont affect performance.
  9. ok, thanks everyone

    I think then i3 or if i can get a chance to bump it to i5 3450
  10. gussrtk said:
    ok, thanks everyone

    I think then i3 or if i can get a chance to bump it to i5 3450

    Yeah, I concur.
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