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 Post subject: Help on a new build
PostPosted: Wed May 29, 2013 9:06 pm 
Coppermine
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Hi everyone,
It has been a while since I've been involved in these forums and the computer world really.
A friend recently came up to me and asked me to build him a desktop, however I'm not really up to date and was wondering if you guys could help me out.

He does stock trading and searches over 10,000 stocks records while applying filters. He also has quite a lot of apps open at a time (Word, Excel, Adobe Reader, a few other memory intensive apps that I'm forgetting). Knowing this I feel like a powerful CPU and about 16GBs of RAM would fit the bill fairly well. Gaming or video editing isn't a concern so a low end GPU is fine. However he is concerned about his cooling system, as he has had problems in the past, so a good case/cpu fan is probably needed. I think a 1TB hard drive should be plenty.
If you guys could help me out with a good CPU and motherboard I think I'll be able to piece the rest together.
I'm trying to keep the budget around $1000, let me know if this is feasible. (Not including software/monitor)
Thanks in advance for the help.

510Gamer


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 Post subject: Re: Help on a new build
PostPosted: Wed May 29, 2013 10:13 pm 
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Using say Intel's integrated GPU, you could easily get a high-end general computer for $800 even. But since it's not for media work... 8GB of RAM is really all you need at most. I'd rather invest more money in an SSD.


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 Post subject: Re: Help on a new build
PostPosted: Wed May 29, 2013 10:16 pm 
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Ok thanks, suggestions on the CPU or SSD?


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 Post subject: Re: Help on a new build
PostPosted: Wed May 29, 2013 10:19 pm 
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The most I'd go for is a Core i5-3570K. SSD, people have been suggesting the Corsair M4, OCZ Vector, or the Samsung 840. Also you should consider multiple monitors... Though if you go with just Intel alone you're limited to two. A low end GPU should give more options though


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 Post subject: Re: Help on a new build
PostPosted: Wed May 29, 2013 11:28 pm 
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Thanks, spent time on the forums reading peoples suggestions and poked around Newegg and came up with this.
Please give me your thoughts.

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz - $230

Motherboard: ASUS P8Z77-V LK LGA 1155 Intel Z77 - $140

RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB - $120

Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 1TB - $75

SSD: Mushkin Enhanced Chronos MKNSSDCR2.5" 60GB - $65

Case: COOLER MASTER HAF XM RC-922XM-KKN1 - $120

PSU: COOLER MASTER eXtreme Power Plus RS-550-PCAR-E3 550W - $60

CPU Fan: COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 - $37

Total: $847, with tax + shipping = $915 (-$25 in mail-in rebates)

Feeling a bit iffy on the SSD as I haven't had much experience with them and know Mushkin isn't the most reputable brand out there.
Please let me know what I should change.
Thanks


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 Post subject: Re: Help on a new build
PostPosted: Wed May 29, 2013 11:41 pm 
Smithfield
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Samsung 840 SSD 120GB. Only $35 more and double your capacity.


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 Post subject: Re: Help on a new build
PostPosted: Fri May 31, 2013 10:05 pm 
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Few things:
  • You don't list an OS. If you're going to use Windows 7 or 8 add $100
  • Also missing an optical drive - is that intentional? If not, add $20
  • Any particular reason for the HAF XM? The HAF 922 is a decent case at $20 less. You can probably find some equally effective cases for $70-80, too.
  • Have you thought about AMD? Newegg has a Combo Deal with an FX 8350 for $530, which includes CPU, Motherboard, Case, PSU, RAM (you can buy more to get 16GB), and HDD. Add in the extra RAM (I agree with Latios, you don't need it, but you seem set on it so add $65), CPU cooler ($37), the Samsung 840 ($100), OS ($100), Radeon 6570 (you'll need a GPU - $50) and Optical drive ($20), and you're at $900.

Hope this helps.


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 Post subject: Re: Help on a new build
PostPosted: Wed Jun 05, 2013 4:32 pm 
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Thanks btdog,

He has a Windows 7 license so we're set on that front. However I'm an idiot for forgetting to add an optical drive, thanks for pointing out that blunder. My friend is really concerned about overheating for some reason and the XM seemed like a great case, but i'll take a look at the 922, thanks.
I've been an Intel guy really and used the 3570 in a previous build with not complaints so I think I'm sticking to that.

And I wanted to actually get you guys thoughts on what type of GPU to get. My friend doesn't run any games or video editing, however he does want to have atleast a dual monitor setup. So based off that I was wondering what route I should go.

Thanks,

510.


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