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I need to build 4 new office pc's. They need to run Windows 7, office, peachtree, web browsing ect. What is sufficient i3 or i5 sandy bridge? And is 4gb ram enough? Are these integrated graphics able to run dual monitors if there is an HDMI and DVI port on the motherboard?
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post #2 of 12
i3 would be plenty.
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post #3 of 12
For office build even Pentium G620 would be sufficient. In your question i3 without a doubt.

4GB of RAM is enough. Yes, Intel HD Graphics can do dual monitor on VGA, DVI, and HDMI.
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post #4 of 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by trumpet-205 View Post

For office build even Pentium G620 would be sufficient. In your question i3 without a doubt.
4GB of RAM is enough. Yes, Intel HD Graphics can do dual monitor on VGA, DVI, and HDMI.

The G620 is sufficient but the i3 will last longer. And in such case he has to do something intense, he would have the option to.
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post #5 of 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by starwa1ker View Post

The G620 is sufficient but the i3 will last longer. And in such case he has to do something intense, he would have the option to.

He's obviously not going to do any CPU intensive tasks seeing that he uses PeachTree (accounting software)
All he's going to use the PC for is accounting, numbers, spreadsheets, email, and surf the web.

to OP:

Intel G620 more than plenty (Integrated HD 2000 Graphics which is plenty for dual monitors)
4G RAM more than plenty too

I actually just helped a friend build a work PC with the G620, Asus H61 and 4G G.Skill Ripjaws RAM ... turned out to be $275 after taxes. He's an accountant too smile.gif
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post #6 of 12
Either way my opinion would be the 2100 or G620, both are SB and can be easily upgraded later. the G620's area ~$60 so if budget is in mind, its a great starting point, and budget H61/H67 boards are also on the cheap at ~$60. Think microcenter is the cheapest for the 2100 at $99. I was running my comp at a single 4GB chip for about 4 months, no issues on an h61 Asrock board, recently upgraded due to playing more games. But you can survive in an office environment with a single 4GB chip or 2x2GB.
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post #7 of 12
Go with i3
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i3-2105 FTW!
     
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post #9 of 12
For an office build you certainly do not need an i5, unless you want to do some CPU intensive things while at work, but It would be better IMO to save the money and put it towards a faster at home system that you can remotely connect to from work and do that stuff on your home machine.
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post #10 of 12
go with the i3 and call it a day
   
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