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 Post subject: Advice: Building a multimedia PC for an office environment
PostPosted: Sun Nov 24, 2013 5:13 pm 
8086
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Approximate Purchase Date:
In about a month
Budget Range:
~$1500-$2000
System Usage from Most to Least Important:
No gaming. Prefer a blu ray player. Heavy emphasis on monitor/speakers/soundcard. Very nice 5.1 setup preferred or perhaps a 2.1. It's going to be used for music and movies and such. Big monitor. Keyboard and mouse as well. Big hard drive. Needs to be quiet. Classy case and keyboard mouse/ etc. No gaming mouse with tons of LEDs and such.
Parts Not Required:

Preferred Website(s) for Parts:
Newegg.com but open to other sites
Country:
US
Parts Preferences:

Overclocking:
No
SLI or Crossfire:
No
Monitor Resolution:
At least 1920 x 1080
Additional Comments:
thanks for any help. by this is for my dad's workplace so it's like an office/multimedia pc. I have experience building computers and am pretty knowledgeable about the topic but was looking for some advice.


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 Post subject: Re: Advice: Building a multimedia PC for an office environme
PostPosted: Sun Nov 24, 2013 9:11 pm 
Clawhammer
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Joined: Sun Jun 18, 2006 7:37 pm
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PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i3-4130T 2.9GHz Dual-Core Processor ($139.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H87N-WIFI Mini ITX LGA1150 Motherboard ($117.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($46.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Case: BitFenix Prodigy (Black) Mini ITX Tower Case ($85.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 350W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($50.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG UH12NS30 Blu-Ray Reader, DVD/CD Writer ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Keyboard: Microsoft Wireless Desktop 2000 Wireless Ergonomic Keyboard w/Optical Mouse ($47.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $694.88
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-25 00:10 EST-0500)

I would find a TV and home theater system for display and sound. You may want to invest in a sound card with Dolby/DTS digital encoding to an optical out (and get a sound system that accepts optical in).


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 Post subject: Re: Advice: Building a multimedia PC for an office environme
PostPosted: Wed Nov 27, 2013 10:41 pm 
8086
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thanks for the recommendation, i'm going to start the build in a month :)


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