I have been lucky enough to have been trusted to build a PC for a new hire at my job. This new hire just needs a PC for documents, email and web no desktop publishing or CAD design, just a regular PC. I was given a $600 budget and this is what I came up with....let me know your thoughts, this is important because if goes well I will get more builds in the future, here it is:
All components are Top Quality, New 2012 Technology, Budget price, Green footprint!! Proud of this build and surprised by the price.
Cart Item List:
ASUS 24X DVD Burner - Bulk Black SATA Model DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS
CORSAIR Builder Series CX430 V2 (CMPSU-430CXV2) 430W Power Supply (Green - 80+ cert)
Intel Core i5-3450S 2.8GHz (3.5GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 Quad-Core Desktop Processor (Green Proc)
LOGISYS Computer CS1202BK Black Computer Case
2 SAMSUNG 4GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory. Model# MV-3V4G3/US (Green 30nm, 1.35v)
$47.98 x 2
ASRock Z77 Pro4-M Micro ATX Intel Motherboard (seems like a great board for the price and Z77!)
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit
Western Digital AV-GP WD3200AUDX 320GB 3.5" SATA 6.0Gb/s 7200rpm Internal Hard Drive (Green - 32MB Cache) -Bare Drive
Grand Total: $627.91 - $20 rebate = $607.91
Added: I figure if I shop around for the best price, I prolly can save an additional $20 or so easily, but this is a pretty good build for the price, plus a very green footprint. I don't think you can find a pre-built PC from any manufacturer with this quality. performance, price, efficiency from any PC maker?
Edited by gordong11 - 5/21/12 at 10:20pm