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#1 sweeper2

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 12:58 PM

Hi Guys, new to this Forum- looking for some advice on new work PC's(2). Currently using 9 year old single core Pentiums on XP and they just aren't doing the job anymore. New work software upgrades allow for win7 32 bit only. Please check for compatibility of components, and any alternative ideas are welcomed. I have built several gaming PC's for myself and teenager gaming in my home, so somewhat tech knowledgeable- just enough to mess things up - so to speak. Cash is king - tying to stay under $450 for each PC including the OS and PC - will use the current mice/keyboard and monitor. I would prefer to have a smaller cases due to placement underneath desks. These components are already purchased with prices I paid listed in US dollars:

RAM= $34.00 GSkill(2 x 4 GB)= http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231428
HD = $79.00 Western Digital= http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136533
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$113.00

Figured I did not need anything more than a dual core CPU with integrated graphics and debated over AMD vs Intel - currently this is the one I have picked with an appropriate MOBO.

The rest of the built, not purchased yet, open to suggestions and changes.

CPU= $75.00 Sandybridge = http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116405
MOBO=$55.00 ASRock = http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157335
DVD =$18.00 LG Burner= http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827136254
PSU =$45.00 opt#1 Seasonic= http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827136254
opt#2 Antec=http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371033
opt#3 - ?? suggestions
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$193.00

OS - $99 WIN7 (32 bit)OEM http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116983
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$405.00 ( leaves me $45.00 for the case)

*Do I need the PRO version? I will be transferring data from the XP computer to the new one?


Cases: $35.00 Opt#1= Rosewill http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811147167
( small size, dual fans included, price is good, maybe too cheap?)
$39.00 Opt#2= http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811147167
( larger, dual fans included, maybe more solid?)
$40.00 Opt#3= http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811163223
(Larger than #1, only one fan, USB ports = 3.0 vs 2.0)

*** I Look forward to comments and suggestions ***

Edited by sweeper2, 04 December 2012 - 01:24 PM.


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Posted 05 December 2012 - 12:16 AM

RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 - $40 (Bought)

HDD: Western Digital WD Black WD1002FAEX 1TB - $110 (Bought)Do note that this hard drive is not $79 but $110.

CPU: Intel Pentium G860 - $75

Case: SilverStone PS08B - $40 - A well built case for it's price.

ODD: LG GH24NS72 - $18

Motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-B75M-D3H - $75

PSU: SeaSonic SS-300ET - $40 - A well built and high quality power supply built from a well known reputable company.

OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - OEM - $100 - You need 64bit windows not 32bit because 32bit can not use more then 4GB of ram.

Total: $498

>Michael ~ Got my Katy Perry Australian concert ticket :3 
System1: CPU- AMD Phenom II X6 1090T Black Edition, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws X F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL 8GB Kit(4Gx2) DDR3 1600MHz, SSD/HDD- 2x Intel 520 Series 120GB RAID-0/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x Asus HD6950 1GB Crossfire , Motherboard- Gigabyte 990FXA-D3, Case- Coolermaster HAF 932, PSU- Corsair CS-750M, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 8.1 Pro 64-Bit
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Posted 05 December 2012 - 09:24 AM

http://outlet.us.dell.com/ARBOnlineSales/Online/SecondaryInventorySearch.aspx?c=us&l=en&s=dfb&cs=28&puid=ab454b39

At the price point you are setting, I think your better alternative might be just to buy a couple of small workstations from Dell, enjoy the warranty and not worry about building and troubleshooting your own systems. I see workstations in the sub $400 range sometimes.

What applications do you have that won't work on a 64 bit CPU? Not saying there aren't any, but I have never run across one.

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 09:56 AM

Killer- see below for necessary 32 bit Win7 OS. You think that MOBO is significantly better ( $20 worth) that the one I posted? Why? I just realizes I messed up on the link to the PSU I posted. This is the right link = http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151077 = Seasonic 350 watt for $45.


DP- I use 2 programs everyday= Greycat and Fax4office. The Greycat is my office ( Chiropractic) software who just finally came out with a update that makes the software WIN7 compatible - still using XP currently believe it or not. Fax4office will not work with 64 bit - spoke with them 2 weeks ago about that. Yes I know I am wasting 4gb of RAM, but it cant be helped and I got that RAM for super cheap - as posted. Really not interested in anything to do with a pre-bought (DELL) as upgrading, swithcing out parts,etc. is NOT user friendly. Also I already purchased 2 Hard-drives and 4 sticks of RAM for these Computer builds..

Edited by sweeper2, 05 December 2012 - 10:05 AM.


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Posted 06 December 2012 - 12:42 AM

Gigabyte motherboards are generally far more reliable then ASRock motherboards. The Gigabyte motherboard has more memory slots, SATA ports, expansion ports, has HDMI output, larger maximum memory supported and has a UEFI Dual Bios.

>Michael ~ Got my Katy Perry Australian concert ticket :3 
System1: CPU- AMD Phenom II X6 1090T Black Edition, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws X F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL 8GB Kit(4Gx2) DDR3 1600MHz, SSD/HDD- 2x Intel 520 Series 120GB RAID-0/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x Asus HD6950 1GB Crossfire , Motherboard- Gigabyte 990FXA-D3, Case- Coolermaster HAF 932, PSU- Corsair CS-750M, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 8.1 Pro 64-Bit
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Posted 06 December 2012 - 11:45 AM

OK - that makes sense then - don't need the extra RAM slots , but I may use the HDMI.

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 11:31 AM

How about this MOBO= $20 cheaper?. I currently have a MSI GPU ( 560ti- 448 core) - which is very solid, but don't know much about their MOBO's.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130654

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 12:04 PM

Yes that MSI motherboard would also be fine.

>Michael ~ Got my Katy Perry Australian concert ticket :3 
System1: CPU- AMD Phenom II X6 1090T Black Edition, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws X F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL 8GB Kit(4Gx2) DDR3 1600MHz, SSD/HDD- 2x Intel 520 Series 120GB RAID-0/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x Asus HD6950 1GB Crossfire , Motherboard- Gigabyte 990FXA-D3, Case- Coolermaster HAF 932, PSU- Corsair CS-750M, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 8.1 Pro 64-Bit
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Posted 08 December 2012 - 01:32 PM

Last question and/or update- Thinking about bumping up to this PSU - Just in case I need to add a minimal GPU because the on-board Intel video wont do the job. Don't know if the extra 80 watts will make any difference or not- no price difference, both Seasonic and Antec make good PSU's.

Antec Green 380 watt bronze PSU - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371033&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-na-_-na-_-na&AID=10446076&PID=3938566&SID=

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 05:04 PM

A minimal GPU as in a low end GPU like the 6450 or the GT610?

>Michael ~ Got my Katy Perry Australian concert ticket :3 
System1: CPU- AMD Phenom II X6 1090T Black Edition, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws X F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL 8GB Kit(4Gx2) DDR3 1600MHz, SSD/HDD- 2x Intel 520 Series 120GB RAID-0/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x Asus HD6950 1GB Crossfire , Motherboard- Gigabyte 990FXA-D3, Case- Coolermaster HAF 932, PSU- Corsair CS-750M, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 8.1 Pro 64-Bit
Games: APB: Reloaded, Hours played: 2300+  System2: Mid-2010 Macbook Pro 15inch   OFw63FY.png


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Posted 09 December 2012 - 12:15 PM

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 04:28 PM

I suppose that extra 80W wouldn't hurt.

>Michael ~ Got my Katy Perry Australian concert ticket :3 
System1: CPU- AMD Phenom II X6 1090T Black Edition, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws X F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL 8GB Kit(4Gx2) DDR3 1600MHz, SSD/HDD- 2x Intel 520 Series 120GB RAID-0/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x Asus HD6950 1GB Crossfire , Motherboard- Gigabyte 990FXA-D3, Case- Coolermaster HAF 932, PSU- Corsair CS-750M, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 8.1 Pro 64-Bit
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Posted 19 December 2012 - 04:43 PM

Well, I wish I could predict life this well, but if you check out new eggs shell shocker deals today they have an EVGA GT620 that normally runs close to $50, for $24.99 - $10 rebate= $14.99!! SO glad I got the extra 80 watts as the EGVA website says it needs a 350 watt GPU. While this is not a great GPU- it will help load up and play movies, utube,etc. better than the onboard graphics would have.

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Posted 19 December 2012 - 06:56 PM

$15 for a modern low end graphics card, ripping deal :thumbsup:

>Michael ~ Got my Katy Perry Australian concert ticket :3 
System1: CPU- AMD Phenom II X6 1090T Black Edition, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws X F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL 8GB Kit(4Gx2) DDR3 1600MHz, SSD/HDD- 2x Intel 520 Series 120GB RAID-0/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x Asus HD6950 1GB Crossfire , Motherboard- Gigabyte 990FXA-D3, Case- Coolermaster HAF 932, PSU- Corsair CS-750M, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 8.1 Pro 64-Bit
Games: APB: Reloaded, Hours played: 2300+  System2: Mid-2010 Macbook Pro 15inch   OFw63FY.png





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