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I'm looking at building an office PC and was wondering if anyone could help me spec one out.

Price-wise around £400 ex screen, mouse and keyboard.

It would mostly be used for word processing, emails etc but occasionally for video and picture editing.

Thanks for any help
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CPU: http://www.scan.co.uk/products/intel...31x-65w-retail

Motherboard: http://www.scan.co.uk/products/asus-...gb-s-raid-matx

RAM: http://www.scan.co.uk/products/4gb-(...-9-9-9-24-150v

Graphics card: http://www.scan.co.uk/products/1gb-e...vi-i-mini-hdmi

CPU Heatsink: http://www.scan.co.uk/products/coole...am3-754-939-94

PSU: http://www.scan.co.uk/products/500w-...ingle-rail-atx

Case(s): http://www.scan.co.uk/shop/computer-...di-tower-cases

CD Drive: http://www.scan.co.uk/products/lg-gh...sata-black-oem

Total cost (excluding case) = £365.75


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post #3 of 16
Pretty much anything.
If you want to do video editing at a reasonable pace get at least a quad core CPU.

4 GB of RAM would be a good move if their office is anything like ours. A billion applications open at once
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Go as cheap as you can on a motherboard with built in video. Go as cheap as you can on the case and power supply. That should leave you plenty of room for a nice harddrive of whatever size you need, a nice quad core CPU, and probably even 8GB of ram (for that occasional video editing).

    
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thanks for the rapid responses!

i3 is probably the way to go, ill look at that a bit more.

Hard drive needs to be 1TB apparently so is the samsung F3 still the best performing?

GFX card literally needs to be a £35 job, just so it isnt integrated.
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For Lightroom/Photoshop for photo editing, I highly recommend 4GB of RAM.
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thanks for the rapid responses!

i3 is probably the way to go, ill look at that a bit more.

Hard drive needs to be 1TB apparently so is the samsung F3 still the best performing?

GFX card literally needs to be a £35 job, just so it isnt integrated.
I knew i forgot something, the F3 is the best 1TB imo.

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I know i've posted in the intel section, but i did a build last october using an AMD x2 245 which cost £42. Is the intel i3 really worth double that price?

RAM is going to be 4gb, the video and photo editing is so occasional that any more is not worth it.
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I know i've posted in the intel section, but i did a build last october using an AMD x2 245 which cost £42. Is the intel i3 really worth double that price?

RAM is going to be 4gb, the video and photo editing is so occasional that any more is not worth it.
For your uses, I'd honestly stick with an AMD Athlon II x2 (or a Phenom II x2 if you've the money).
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I would rather go sandybridge i3 rather than old AMD kit imho, much faster
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