$350-450 Office Rig Solely Documents

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Hi guys thank you for taking your time to reply to this, I need some suggestions as to what components I want for this new rig. From the start I am look at a Micro-ATX case/build due to the space being limited. From there i was looking at the i3's or the Phenon II's x4 and motherboard's that contained a onboard VGA. Most likely my PSU will be a 430W Corsair or a 350 Antec. This is mostly just for Microsoft Word and the likes, also the faster the retrieval/exchange of data would be great!. Not including Window's 7 to the price, but if you can help me build a rig lower then $400 but will last longer then 4-5 years, would be greatly appreciated. Thank you again.
 

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sparkz89

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Yes I was thinking of that, could you help me find one?

Probably will buy these

RAM sticks:G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) $27.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231277&nm_mc=EMC-IGNEFL090211&cm_mmc=EMC-IGNEFL090211-_-EMC-090211-Index-_-DesktopMemory-_-20231277-L0A

PSU: CORSAIR Builder Series CX430 $44.99 ($24.99 MIB)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139026

CD Driver: LG CD/DVD Burner Black $21.98
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.728871&nm_mc=EMC-IGNEFL090211&cm_mmc=EMC-IGNEFL090211-_-EMC-090211-Index-_-Combo-_-Combo728871-LM2A

what was listed by cgleckman:

Processor: Core i3 2100 $125
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6819115078

Hard Drive: SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ $65 (can be 49.99 with promo code EMCKBGK32 until 9/5/11)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] kk69bq4hxc
 

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Not a problem.

Anyway, looks like adrian picked up where i left off for lunch :D haha. Anyway I only threw in the graphics card just incase, feel free to scrap it to save some money.

Also I dont think you need to get the 430W PSU u listed. I would say the most you will need is 400W (the one i put in my original post is 400W).. You could probably go down to 320W like Adrian pointed out.
 

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The maximum power draw from a i3-2100 is, according to Intel's website, 65w. The PSU that comes with that case is more than likely fairly questionable in terms of performance, however since your not running a GPU i cant see why it would be an issue.
 

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Lunch :eek: 9:40pm here :) Vodka time :)
 

sparkz89

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haha.

I just have not heard of it and don't want the computer to burn out due to PSU being faulty and I figured if I buy a well known brand for $27 USD that its not a loss and I can continue to use it for future uses. But other than that you guys think this is a good build? Thanks for your time and input
 

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well, if your just using it for office programs, you may not even have to build unless you wanted the usual benifits, but i got a 300$ laptop (much better space saver than desktop and perfect for office tasks) from tiger direct, its an ASUS k52f-bbr5, its a great little machine, 15.6'' screen, dual core pentium cpu (2ghz) and it is just powerful enough for playing games like minecraft, i know you dotn game but if it can do some gaming it should be enough for office tasks. if you really want to build a desktop thats fine but sometimes a nice laptop is a great choice, onboard vga/hdmi 320gb storage, 3gb ram, 720p 15 inch screen, easy to change settings so you can close it and use a monitor/keyboard/mouse the same way you use a desktop. also the screen is decent enough to use for dual monitors :p
 

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Personally i HATE using laptops, trackpads are awful, keyboards are too small, battery life deminishes very quickly, performance degrades - So ill recommend you stick with the desktop option :) Unless of course the portability would be useful, in which case you could always buy a keyboard and mouse for desktop use, and then use the laptop for portability.

I have a feeling an i3-2100 laptop would cost slighlty more than a dekstop?
 

sparkz89

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No I agree Adrian lol I dislike Labtops myself, TBH if i had the option and if it wasn't a pain as much as it is now I would drag my PC tower around with me, but its a FULL TOWER. lol

but final build is:

Computer Case: Sentey Slim 2420 Slim Flex Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811322013

Harddrive: SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152185

PSU: CORSAIR Builder Series CX430 V2 430W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139026

RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231277

CPU: Intel Core i3-2100 Sandy Bridge 3.1GHz
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115078

DVD/CD Burner:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.728871

Mobo: ASRock Z68M/USB3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157270


Total (after tax) : $425.97
Total (after tax + rebate): $405.97