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Hello Ocn

So my manager knows I build computer and asked if I could build him a compuer for $600 from his tax return. So I of course said yes and started pricing parts and need a little help from you finding the best deals. Unfortunately I use newegg.com for EVERYTHING! Here is the list and show me you all can do better. His plans for the computer is Web browsing, social media, Music, and Movies. He plans on buying in a month, so current deals won't be to helpful. Btw if it is all coming from newegg, don't worry about shipping I live about 20 minutes away from Newegg Will-call. thumb.gif Really would like to find a cheaper hard drive from ANYWHERE!

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Edited by Andstraus - 2/19/12 at 4:43pm
post #2 of 29
add a Hyper 212+ in there, if it's just for your manager then meh, you can forget the SSD, that PC should be pretty fast anyway, or tell him to set the budget to $700 and that the $100 bucks would be more than worth it.

CPU Cooler: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103065
SSD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148441

other than that the build looks well made, really like how you putted all those stuff for only $600.
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i like the i3 system. just me, i would give up the ssd for now and shoot for a better mobo - p67 or z68. this would allow for upgrade path to i5/i7 or even ivy.
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post #4 of 29
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Originally Posted by Thryack View Post

add a Hyper 212+ in there, if it's just for your manager then meh, you can forget the SSD, that PC should be pretty fast anyway, or tell him to set the budget to $700 and that the $100 bucks would be more than worth it.
CPU Cooler: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103065
SSD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148441
other than that the build looks well made, really like how you putted all those stuff for only $600.

I'm use to building budget GAMING computers, but never just a computer for the basic persons needs. I feel like I overkilled in alot of areas.
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i like the i3 system. just me, i would give up the ssd for now and shoot for a better mobo - p67 or z68. this would allow for upgrade path to i5/i7 or even ivy.

Yeah I VERY much doubt he will be wanting to upgrade til this one dies. No gaming. just Movies, music. Internet. Thats why I planed on using integrated graphics.
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for starters im still on the stock cooler until i get arround to doing my water loop and other upgrades and mine is not noisy at all, i cant even hear it. if fact my sig rig is silent as.. nothing wrong with the intel build, tho just need to add about $20 for a DVD RW drive.. im sure if you loook at amazon, or local stores you could shave the prices down to meet $600 but first say to your boss if he can spare another $50 thumb.gif

BTW, i dont know much about AMD rigs but for what he wants it might be the better solution thinking.gif
 
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Originally Posted by Andstraus View Post

I'm use to building budget GAMING computers, but never just a computer for the basic persons needs. I feel like I overkilled in alot of areas.

I know what you mean, now that I think about it I really doubt he'd really need it.
I remember my old rig with a caviar blue w/o SSD it was still pretty fast, could do pretty much anything: browsing, photoshop, music, movies,... w/o probs (that was with a 965 BE too)
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post #8 of 29
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for starters im still on the stock cooler until i get arround to doing my water loop and other upgrades and mine is not noisy at all, i cant even hear it. if fact my sig rig is silent as.. nothing wrong with the intel build, tho just need to add about $20 for a DVD RW drive.. im sure if you loook at amazon, or local stores you could shave the prices down to meet $600 but first say to your boss if he can spare another $50 thumb.gif
BTW, i dont know much about AMD rigs but for what he wants it might be the better solution thinking.gif

Yeah I'm leaning torwards the AMD myself, but have never used a FM1 processor before. I'm quite familiar with the 1155 socket though.
post #9 of 29
The SSD would be nice to have and be noticeably faster, but I feel that you may not have the budget for it.

Also, go for 8 gigs of RAM for future proofing, 4gb seems a bit low nowadays given that most people can hit that cap with simply a movie and a few tabs running. It is only $15 more.
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post #10 of 29
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Originally Posted by Arslay View Post

The SSD would be nice to have and be noticeably faster, but I feel that you may not have the budget for it.
Also, go for 8 gigs of RAM for future proofing, 4gb seems a bit low nowadays given that most people can hit that cap with simply a movie and a few tabs running. It is only $15 more.

Yeah my whole point behind having the SSD is that it is NOTICEABLY faster. Something I'm sure would make him think his computer was GODLY FAST sonic.gif

Good Ram choice I like it and will consider it. thumb.gif
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