BestConfigs Poll: AMD-Based Office PC

Which build do you like best?

  • Cody's Speed Machine

    Votes: 24 41.4%
  • AMD Radeon's APU Based Multitasking Office PC

    Votes: 16 27.6%
  • sadams04's AMD Office Rig

    Votes: 5 8.6%
  • shortstuff_mt's quad-core AMD-based office build

    Votes: 4 6.9%
  • Sonny's (not really) quiet and efficient AMD office pc

    Votes: 9 15.5%

  • Total voters
    58

jpishgar

Splendid
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Cody's Speed Machine

CPU: AMD A10-6800K 4.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-F2A88XM-D3H Micro ATX FM2+ Motherboard ($74.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($78.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Sandisk Ultra Plus 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($124.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Silverstone PS08B (Black) MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($36.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 430W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($33.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-14 DVD/CD Writer ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $479.92
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AMD Radeon's APU Based Multitasking Office PC

CPU: AMD A8-6600K 3.9GHz Quad-Core Processor ($105.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-F2A88XM-D3H Micro ATX FM2+ Motherboard ($64.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Kingston Fury Red Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($64.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Crucial M500 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($66.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.44 @ Amazon)
Case: Fractal Design Core 1000 USB 3.0 MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($46.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-14 DVD/CD Writer ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Wireless Network Adapter: Rosewill RNX-N250PCe 802.11b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter ($18.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $475.35
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sadams04's AMD Office Rig

CPU: AMD A10-6790K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock FM2A88X-ITX+ Mini ITX FM2+ Motherboard ($83.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: A-Data XPG V1.0 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($63.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial M500 240GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($119.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 120 Advanced (Black) Mini ITX Tower Case ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 300W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($43.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $491.92
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shortstuff_mt's quad-core AMD-based office build

CPU: AMD A8-6500 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($104.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-F2A88XM-HD3 Micro ATX FM2+ Motherboard ($62.79 @ Amazon)
Memory: Kingston Fury Black Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($64.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Sandisk Ultra Plus 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($113.17 @ Amazon)
Case: Fractal Design Core 1000 USB 3.0 MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($46.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 360W 80+ Gold Certified ATX Power Supply ($64.99 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $472.90
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Sonny's (not really) quiet and efficient AMD office pc

CPU: AMD 5350 2.05Ghz Quad-Core Processor ($60.74 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-AM1M-S2H Micro ATX AM1 Motherboard ($34.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill NS 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($42.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: PNY XLR8 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($59.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Rosewill FBM-01 MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($29.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 350W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($70.66 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $314.34
 

Onus

Titan
Moderator
Sonny's is awfully tempting for a company concerned about power usage x dozens or hundreds of seats, but I think the performance might be lacking in some applications (e.g. Access). I chose sadams04 over shortstuff for the added performance and smaller size.

 

alextheblue

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Shortstuff's build will be almost as fast (unless you're counting graphics performance) and far more efficient. A 65W APU makes a lot more sense in an office machine than a 100W unlocked APU - unless you have some specific use case where you need the extra 128 shaders for your "office work" (ahem a little casual gaming during your "coffee break"). Shortstuff's build also integrates a stronger, more efficient power supply, for further power gains and long term reliability.

Sonny's build would probably be fine for your typical office build, it's cheap, and it would definitely be low-power. But I can't bring myself to spend $60 on an AM1 chip without having something specific in mind. For example if I was going to build a low power machine like that, I'd try to spend a little extra and make it fanless.
 

Onus

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That is all true, however I also looked around my work area, and the amount of space I (and coworkers) have, and gave more weight to the size than others might. None of these are "bad" builds. I'd take any of them over the E8200 I've got at work now.
 

alextheblue

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Understood. If I was to build something and the requirement was ITX, I'd use shortstuff's APU choice and drop it into a board+chassis similar to sadam's choice. I personally felt that the choice of APU was more representative of each build's "design target" than the board and box, so I had to give him the nod regardless of form factor.

With that being said I think if the 7600 was on the market that would have been the go-to choice. :)
 

Sravan414

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How is this complete setup including Monitor, keyboard and mouse.

Complete Office setup: $400

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

CPU: AMD A6-6400K 3.9GHz Dual-Core Processor ($55.69 @ Amazon)

Motherboard: Asus A55BM-K Micro ATX FM2+ Motherboard ($59.98 @ SuperBiiz)

Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($35.99 @ Amazon)

Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($53.95 @ Amazon)

Case: Fractal Design Core 1000 USB 3.0 MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($24.99 @ Newegg)

Power Supply: EVGA 430W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply ($29.99 @ Newegg)

Monitor: Acer S220HQLAbd 21.5" Monitor ($99.99 @ Newegg)

Keyboard: Logitech K120 Wired Standard Keyboard ($8.99 @ B&H)

Mouse: Logitech T400 Wireless Optical Mouse ($13.80 @ Amazon)

Total: $383.37
 

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