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Hi guys,
I got a lady that wants me to build her a computer for her small business. To my knowledge its going to be an everyday internet and document computer. She would like to keep the budget at around $500 if possible. All she needs is the tower. I have been out of the building game for a little while now and I am not up to date on the newer stuff out. I figured AMD would be the best way to go price/performance wise. She will need an OS; Windows 7. ( She doesn't like Win8. )If the budget has to go up for the OS, she should be ok with that. Thanks ahead of time for the help guys.
post #2 of 7
Will you be buying from a particular site? Near a microcenter?
post #3 of 7
Thread Starter 
all online, newegg, amazon, etc...
post #4 of 7
With screen?
post #5 of 7
PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3agcp
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3agcp/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3agcp/benchmarks/

CPU: AMD A8-6600K 3.9GHz Quad-Core Processor ($100.99 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: Zalman CNPS10X Performa CPU Cooler ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-F2A75M-HD2 Micro ATX FM2+ Motherboard ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Kingston 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: A-Data Premier Pro SP600 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: NZXT Source 210 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($37.99 @ Mwave)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($44.98 @ OutletPC)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $558.88
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-15 12:10 EDT-0400)
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PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD Athlon X4 760K 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor ($84.74 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-F2A55M-HD2 Micro ATX FM2 Motherboard ($41.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: OCZ Gold 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($43.97 @ Amazon)
Storage: Hitachi Ultrastar 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($52.00 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon R7 250 2GB Video Card ($74.78 @ Newegg)
Case: Zalman ZM-T1 MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($29.99 @ Mwave)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($19.99 @ Micro Center)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
Base Total: $498.67
Promo Discounts: -$5.00
Mail-in Rebates: -$40.00
Shipping: $21.95
Total: $475.62

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post #7 of 7
AMD offers value to performance tuners who don't want to buy-in at a $230 CPU to be able to tinker/overclock etc. There's nothing about AMD that gives them a value edge for *general* budget builds that will be run at stock settings from day 1 till done. The Pentium/i3 class of chips from Intel are often better performers for general use machines while using less power.


AMD build, small form factor:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU/GPU: AMD A8-6500 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($104.24 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock FM2A88X-ITX+ Mini ITX FM2+ Motherboard ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($72.25 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial M500 240GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($119.00 @ Amazon)
Case/PSU: Antec ISK 300-150 Mini ITX Desktop Case w/150W Power Supply ($71.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SN-208FB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $475.45
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-16 22:59 EDT-0400)


Intel Build, very small form factor (VESA mount, will require OS install via USB or temporarily connected optical drive):

CPU/GPU+Memory Combo: Intel Core i3-4130T 2.9GHz Dual-Core + G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 ($198 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-B85N-WIFI Mini ITX LGA1150 Motherboard ($99.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Crucial M500 240GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($119.00 @ Amazon)
Case/PSU: Antec ISK 110 VESA Mini ITX Desktop Case w/90W Power Supply ($73.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Total: $491 shipped
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-16 23:06 EDT-0400)


Both builds have 240GB SSD storage and built in Wifi/Bluetooth. The i3 build is better for performance, power consumption, and noise as a general office machine but either would work fine.
     
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OSMonitorMonitorMonitor
Manjaro Linux Samsung 21.5" LCD E2009WFP E2009WFP 
PowerCase
Seasonic G 550W Modular Fractal Design Core 3500 
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FX-6300, 4.7 GHZ@1.43V GA-970A-UD3P GTX 460 768MB Mixed DIMMs. 2x4GB + 2x8GB @ 1600-8-8-8 
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Optical DriveCoolingOSOS
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OSOSMonitorMonitor
Linux Mint 9-32 bit // Linux Mint 17-64 bit  Manjaro Xfce Samsung 21.5" HannsG 21.5" sideways! 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Sticky ATNG Rosewill Green 630W NZXT Gamma Basic Microsoft corded 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
A10-6800k 4.8GHZ @ 1.375V, 1.2GHZ iGPU Gigabyte GA-F2A85XN-WIFI HD8670D Ripjaws 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
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MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
LG IPS224V-PN Logitec K360 FSP 400W Aurum S 80+ gold Prodigy 
Mouse
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
FX-8350 990X EVO R2.0 Sparkle GTX460 768MB ballistix tactical 2 x 8GB 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Toshiiba THNSNH 256GB Enterprise RE3 1TB Asus BD combo drive Artic A30 
OSMonitorMonitorMonitor
Manjaro Linux Samsung 21.5" LCD E2009WFP E2009WFP 
PowerCase
Seasonic G 550W Modular Fractal Design Core 3500 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
FX-6300, 4.7 GHZ@1.43V GA-970A-UD3P GTX 460 768MB Mixed DIMMs. 2x4GB + 2x8GB @ 1600-8-8-8 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Toshiba THNSNH 19nm 256GB 1TB Spinpoint F3 WD RE3 1TB WD RE3 1TB 
Optical DriveCoolingOSOS
yes CM Seidon 120V SolydK OpenSuse 13.1 
OSOSMonitorMonitor
Linux Mint 9-32 bit // Linux Mint 17-64 bit  Manjaro Xfce Samsung 21.5" HannsG 21.5" sideways! 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Sticky ATNG Rosewill Green 630W NZXT Gamma Basic Microsoft corded 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
A10-6800k 4.8GHZ @ 1.375V, 1.2GHZ iGPU Gigabyte GA-F2A85XN-WIFI HD8670D Ripjaws 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Seagate ST1000DM003 Asus BC-12B1ST/BLK/B/AS Zalman CNPS5X Linux Mint 15 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
LG IPS224V-PN Logitec K360 FSP 400W Aurum S 80+ gold Prodigy 
Mouse
logitec M235 
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