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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 02-06-2015, 10:45 AM - Thread Starter
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Hi all,

I am building a PC for my girlfriend to use when working from home. She will likely want to use remote desktop, no gaming probably watch some netflix/youtube from time to time. I am not up on the new hardware so am looking for some suggestions; I just threw together the following parts in a few minutes on a "oh that looks nice/I want it-basis" and without too much attention to price. The case is about the only thing I am set on since she has already approved it (and I want to get my hands on one!). My main requirement is that it be FAST. She will likely have a 27"ish monitor and we will want the option of running two but I'm not up on the integrated graphics options. Also need help picking out a wireless network adapter--any suggestions?

All thoughts and comments welcome!


[PCPartPicker part list](http://pcpartpicker.com/p/gCBLHx) / [Price breakdown by merchant](http://pcpartpicker.com/p/gCBLHx/by_merchant/)

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
**CPU** | [Intel Core i5-4460 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/intel-cpu-bx80646i54460) | $174.69 @ SuperBiiz
**Motherboard** | [MSI B85-G41 PC Mate ATX LGA1150 Motherboard](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/msi-motherboard-b85g41pcmate) | $79.99 @ Amazon
**Memory** | [Mushkin Silverline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/mushkin-memory-997002) | $65.97 @ OutletPC
**Storage** | [Mushkin Chronos 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/mushkin-internal-hard-drive-mknssdcr240gb7) | $99.98 @ OutletPC
**Case** | [Silverstone FT05S ATX Mid Tower Case](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/silverstone-case-ft05s) | $172.98 @ Newegg
**Power Supply** | [Corsair RM 450W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-power-supply-rm450) | $79.99 @ Micro Center
| | **Total**
| Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available | $673.60
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-02-06 13:38 EST-0500 |

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Dont buy a Corsair RM you can get much better for the same money or less.
Why you might not want to buy a Corsair RM PSU

You dont even need 450 watts for that system if you are not going to have a video card in it.
Even 300 watts could power that system.

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CPU
Intel Core I7 6850K
Motherboard
Gigabyte X99 Ultra Gaming
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MSI RTX 2070 Super Gaming X Trio
RAM
Kingston HyperX DDR4 Savage 3000 MHz
Hard Drive
Samsung 840 Evo 500 GB
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Corsair Force MP510 1,92 TB
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Seagate Ironwolf Pro 14 TB
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Seagate Ironwolf 12 TB
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WD Ultrastar DC HC530 14 TB
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Seagate Ironwolf Pro 12 TB
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Seagate Ironwolf Pro 16 TB
Optical Drive
LG CH12NS30
Power Supply
Seasonic Prime Ultra Titanium 750 watt
Cooling
Noctua NH-D15S
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Phanteks Enthoo Luxe Tempered Glass
Operating System
Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
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Windows 10 Home 64 bit
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Asus PG279Q
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LG 55C8 OLED TV
Keyboard
Corsair Strafe RGB MK.2 with Cherry MX Silent
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Roccat Kone EMP
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HyperX Fury S XL
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PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Pentium G3258 3.2GHz Dual-Core Processor ($63.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: MSI Z87M GAMING Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($62.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Mushkin Chronos 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($99.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: MSI Radeon R9 270 2GB TWIN FROZR Video Card ($139.99 @ Micro Center)
Case: BitFenix Phenom M Arctic White MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($88.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 360W 80+ Gold Certified ATX Power Supply ($52.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro - 64-bit (OEM) (64-bit) ($25.00)
Total: $613.92
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-02-06 17:18 EST-0500


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Now if you want something really small, here's one from another thread. But the case is around $180. But you could drop the SSD dwon to the 240gb one to knock off $80 bucks...

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Pentium G3258 3.2GHz Dual-Core Processor ($63.99 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: SilenX EFZ-100HA2 58.0 CFM Fluid Dynamic Bearing CPU Cooler ($9.88 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: MSI Z87I GAMING AC Mini ITX LGA1150 Motherboard ($111.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($62.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Mushkin Chronos 480GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($175.98 @ Newegg)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB Video Card ($149.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Inwin H-Frame Mini Red Mini ITX Tower Case w/180W Power Supply (Purchased For $0.00)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro (OEM) (64-bit) ($25.00)
Total: $599.81
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-02-06 01:22 EST-0500




Edit: Here it is minus the graphics card and with the 240 SSD...

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Pentium G3258 3.2GHz Dual-Core Processor ($63.99 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: SilenX EFZ-100HA2 58.0 CFM Fluid Dynamic Bearing CPU Cooler ($9.88 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: MSI Z87I GAMING AC Mini ITX LGA1150 Motherboard ($111.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($62.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Kingston SSDNow V300 Series 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($84.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Inwin H-Frame Mini Red Mini ITX Tower Case w/180W Power Supply ($189.98 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro (OEM) (64-bit) ($25.00)
Total: $548.81
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-02-06 17:43 EST-0500
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Thank you for the feedback and the info re. PSUs!

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Thanks for those suggestions--based on the last two posts it sounds like dual core plus video card is the way to go over a quad core with integrated graphics.

My main concern is the CPU/mobo combo being fast enough to handle whatever she throws at it--that, plus the idea of integrated graphics is a real unknown for.

Again, thank you all for the info and suggestions-- ++rep

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If I had to do it right now, I think I'd honestly go for a I5 4690k with that MB and drop the graphics card. You could add one later if need be, and use the on board "OC gene" if more speed is needed. Just remember that the on board video has only one of each of a HDMI, DVI and Displayport, when buying your monitor/s...


PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.89 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: MSI Z87M GAMING Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($62.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Mushkin Chronos 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
Case: BitFenix Phenom M Arctic White MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($93.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 360W 80+ Gold Certified ATX Power Supply ($57.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 - 64-bit (OEM) (64-bit) ($25.00)
Total: $629.83
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
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A nice enterprise quality office workstation:

CPU/iGPU: E3-1226 V3: ~$220
MOBO: ASRock Rack C226M WS: ~$180
RAM: 2x8GB Crucial/Kingston/Samsung ECC DDR3 1.35V 1600-11-11-11 UDIMMs ~$160
SSD: Sandisk X110 256GB ~$90
Storage: ST1000NM0033 or WD1002F9YZ ~$90
PSU: Seasonic G 360W ~$60
Case: CM N200: ~$50

~$850


Switch to the E3-1246 V3 if you want a bit more umph from the CPU (hyperthreading), or go E3-1231V3 + Quadro K420 if you want hyperthreading + dGPU.

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The motherboard for builds 1 and 2 have wirelesswith the motherboard can still chose a cheaper motherboard with wirelessN instead of AC

#1

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/skPNZL
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/skPNZL/by_merchant/

CPU: Intel Core i5-4460 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($179.69 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: ASRock H97M-ITX/AC Mini ITX LGA1150 Motherboard ($79.99 @ Micro Center)
Memory: G.Skill Value Series 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($58.98 @ Newegg)
Storage: Kingston SSDNow V300 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($50.78 @ OutletPC)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 320GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($35.99 @ Amazon)
Case: BitFenix Prodigy M Arctic White MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($98.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 300W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($36.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Total: $541.41
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-02-14 06:19 EST-0500

this is my suggestion #2 http://pcpartpicker.com/p/skPNZL


and these are builds me myself confused wich one to pick :/ as "console killer for my living room , might be cool idea for her
http://pcpartpicker.com/user/fido1988/saved/3CyZxr 533.67$
http://pcpartpicker.com/user/fido1988/saved/76RCmG 545.67$
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Sequential read/write speeds of compressible data on the V300 are slower than any 3.5" mechanical drive made in the last 5 years. It's a bait-n-switch drive that should be avoided.

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