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post #21 of 27
Meanwhile Modus was scared far away from his own thread by raging discussions. He never dared mentioning his sisters office computer on OCN again.

The end.
post #22 of 27
Just to chime in on the discussion you guys have going on here:
I only have 4GB on my laptop from work, and tbh it outright sucks. With Win7 I can hit 3,5GB ram usage easily with just a few tabs open. With the current RAM prices and thinking long term, I would definitely recommend 8GB ram, even for an office rig.
Also @TwoCables, you sound a bit stressed. Relax a bit buddy smile.gif.
Edited by Nestala - 7/15/14 at 3:47am
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Originally Posted by Nestala View Post

Just to chime in on the discussion you guys have going on here:
I only have 4GB on my laptop from work, and tbh it outright sucks. With Win7 I can hit 3,5GB ram usage easily with just a few tabs open. With the current RAM prices and thinking long term, I would definitely recommend 8GB ram, even for an office rig.
Also @TwoCables, you sound a bit stressed. Relax a bit buddy smile.gif.

 

I was fine in my first few posts...

 

Also, this isn't the only thread that I'm participating in where things are going in stupid directions because of other people.

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post #24 of 27
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Originally Posted by Nestala View Post

Just to chime in on the discussion you guys have going on here:
I only have 4GB on my laptop from work, and tbh it outright sucks. With Win7 I can hit 3,5GB ram usage easily with just a few tabs open. With the current RAM prices and thinking long term, I would definitely recommend 8GB ram, even for an office rig.
Also @TwoCables, you sound a bit stressed. Relax a bit buddy smile.gif.

Actually I just put together a "WifeyBox" in a CM Elite 110 yesterday, and I put in 8GB for that exact reason. I will say though that I don't expect her to use it all. But I had 4x2GB sticks or alternatively buy something new, and so I figured I might as well take an 8GB stick and then it's future proof. Even a nongaming wife/sister is somewhat at risk of contracting Farmville or other facebook games....
post #25 of 27
Alright, here's my build. Hopefully the /SSD/Heatsink are both good. The heatsink LOOKS LIKE it should do a good job for a low price. No idea on the SSD, but I doubt any performance increase will be noticeable for her purposes, main worry is longevity, but most SSDs are good on that front.

There's two choices of case(both cost the same). I picked the one I did because it had both a USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 front port, some software doesn't like to boot with USB 3.0 I've found.


CPU($90 with promo code BTSKCKOFF90) - AMD A8-5600K Trinity Quad-Core 3.6GHz (3.9GHz Turbo) Socket FM2
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819113281

CPU Cooler($18 with promo code EMCPCWP47) - ARCTIC Freezer 7 Pro Rev. 2, CPU Cooler
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835186134

RAM($77 with promo code GAMEMTEN) - G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2133
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231689

Motherboard($54) - BIOSTAR Hi-Fi A85S3 FM2 AMD A85X
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813138369

PSU($60) - Rosewill CAPSTONE-450 450W Continuous @ 50°C, Intel Haswell Ready, 80 PLUS GOLD
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182066

Case($35) - COUGAR MG100 Black Steel MicroATX Mini Tower
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811553015

SSD($60) - SanDisk Ultra Plus SDSSDHP-128G-G25 2.5" 128GB SATA III
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820171740

OS($100) - Microsoft Windows 8.1 64-bit - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832416776

Total Price - $505 with shipping, rebates not included.

Alternative Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811163223


Afterthought... maybe the Rosewill capstone would be better for just $5 more... hmmm.

*EDIT* Yeah, the capstone is a better deal... only costs $1 more. Did a edit to the build to fix that.

ORIGINAL PSU suggested
PSU($55) - SeaSonic S12II S12II 380B 380W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS BRONZE
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151072

*EDIT2*
That motherboard is SOLID but they might have a DVI monitor, and that'd be a VERY SLIGHT issue.
Edited by Alanim - 7/15/14 at 4:29am
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post #26 of 27
I always get a nice laugh when AMD builds are mentioned and discussed on an Intel thread (though as an Intel shareholder I'm always distressed when folks buy AMD CPUs!).

Not to beat this dead horse any more than it has already been beaten but I went for 8GB RAM for my wife's workstation last spring. She's a college professor and usually has Office, Word, Excel all open at the same time along with multiple Firefox tabs. Since I'm the PC support here I don't like to hear her yell from upstairs that something isn't working right! wink.gif This build is more expensive than the one mentioned as money wasn't an issue so I went with an i3 CPU; it also needed WiFi so I used a more expensive Gigabyte H77N WiFi MoBo along with a Seasonic G360 PSU. It's in a Fractal Designs Node 304 case and runs absolutely quiet with the Intel stock cooler. I don't know if AMD coolers are loud or not but the Intel one under normal conditions is just fine.
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post #27 of 27
Alanim,

I actually own that same ripjaw X kit. I was disappointed to find out that G.Skill has taken the cheap route on these and built them with 8 x 8 bit x 512MB ICs. The result: Single rank dimms. I noticed the discrepancy when I actually switched the Ripjaw X kit that I had picked out for our APU rig (thinking that 2133-9-11-11 for cheap seemed like great memory for an APU rig), into my AM3+ rig for some bench-marking. Observed an immediate drop in memory access performance across the board compared to the ballistix sport kit.

The XMP profiled speed of the ripjaw X kit is not technically supported by the A8 CPU selected, and would potentially require a voltage bump to the CPU-NB to work, which qualifies as an overclock, requiring potential stability testing. I advise sticking with a 1600-1866 speed dual rank kit for any A8 system, as that will offer the best balance of plug-n-play compatibility and performance.


Alan G,

The Intel stock coolers in my experience (and confirmed by 3d party testing) are much quieter in use on CPUs like the i3 than the AMD stock cooler is on CPUs like the A8 and A10. This is because the i3 only dissipates about half the power of the A8/A10s, yet comes with an HSF good for ~100W on high speed. On the other hand, the A8/A10 is a ~100W CPU that comes with a ~100W HSF.
     
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