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February 17, 2013 9:38:19 PM

Hi all,

Looking into building a workstation that will primarily be used for emails and RDP, so fairly low powered but ocassionally will do some indesign and dreamweaver work. Storage wise everything is stored on a network share, so I would like to leave the HDD out for now and stick with just an SSD. All prices are in AUD and sourced from https://www.pccasegear.com. So far I have:

Case: CoolerMaster Elite 430 Black with window $49
Mobo: ASRock B75 Pro3-M Motherboard $69
CPU: Intel Core i5 3470 $189
PSU: Antec VP-450P 450W Power Supply $52
RAM: Corsair CMX8GX3M2B1600C9 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 $55
SSD: Samsung 840 Series 120GB SSD Retail Box $99
OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit with SP1 OEM $95
Total: $608

In addition to that, can't decide if a seperate GPU is worthwhile, simply for indesign/dreamweaver. If so I'm leaning towards:
Gigabyte Radeon HD7750 2GB Overclocked $99.

Any suggestions on what to Add/Remove/Change?

Cheers,
Brodie

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February 17, 2013 10:07:10 PM

I just did a bit of research and checked some prices and found that to be a pretty good build, I would hold off on the video card, especially if you are going to only use graphics occasionally, the integrated graphics on the newer cpu's are good enough to handle most tasks.
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February 18, 2013 5:11:02 AM

bob hays said:
I just did a bit of research and checked some prices and found that to be a pretty good build, I would hold off on the video card, especially if you are going to only use graphics occasionally, the integrated graphics on the newer cpu's are good enough to handle most tasks.


If you're going to run integrated graphics I'd get the AMD A10. You don't really need an i5 for the OP's uses. It's a great CPU but if you want something low power I'd go this route.

Maybe try this:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD A10-5800K 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock FM2A75 Pro4 ATX FM2 Motherboard ($86.97 @ Newegg)
Memory: Mushkin Redline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($84.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Source 210 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 430W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($66.17 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $496.09
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-18 02:10 EST-0500)
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