BestConfigs Poll - AMD-Based Office PC

Which AMD-Based Office PC BestConfig do you like best?

  • Striker's "Speed=Productivity" Build

    Votes: 22 32.4%
  • Ice's Llano Office Rig

    Votes: 35 51.5%
  • THX's Basic Office Machine

    Votes: 11 16.2%

  • Total voters


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It's time to vote on your favorite build for this category!

Please see below for a list of the choices available.

Striker's "Speed=Productivity" build

Processor: AMD Phenom II X4 840 3.2GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache Socket AM3 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor $105

Motherboard: ASRock 880G PRO3 AM3 AMD 880G HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard $100

RAM: Crucial Ballistix Tracer 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) Desktop Memory $34

Graphics Card: On board video

Hard Drive: SAMSUNG Spinpoint F4EG HD155UI 1.5TB 5400 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive $60

Solid State Drive: OCZ Agility 3 AGT3-25SAT3-60G 2.5" 60GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive $129 ($20 rebate)

Case: Xigmatek ASGARD II B/O CPC-T45UE-U01 Black / Orange 0.8 mm SECC / Aluminum and Aluminum Mesh Bezel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case $30

Power Supply: XIGMATEK NRP-PC Series ACXTNRP-PC402 400W ATX12V Ver.2.3 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply $35

Cooling: Stock

DVD Burner: Sony Optiarc Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA CD/DVD Burner $21

Total Price: $495

Ice's Llano office Rig

Processor: AMD A8-3850 Llano 2.9GHz = $139.99
Motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-A75M-D2H FM1 AMD A75 = $99.99
RAM: G.SKILL Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 = $74.99
Graphics Card: AMD Radeon HD 6550D on CPU.
Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda ST31000524AS 1TB 7200 RPM = $59.99
Case: Antec Three Hundred + BP430 Black Steel =$84.95
Power Supply: Antec 430w comes with case.
Cooling: Stock
DVD Burner: ASUS 24X DVD Burner = $19.99

Total Price: $479.90

THX Basic Office Machine

Processor: AMD Phenom II X2 555 3.2GHz 80W Black RevC3 Boxed - 87.99
Motherboard:ASUS M4A78LT-M LE AM3 2XDDR3 - 59.99
RAM:G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3 - 37.99
Graphics Card: 780L On Board
Hard Drive: Samsung HD322GJ/U 320GB SATA 3Gb/s - 42.99
Case: Xigmatek Asgard II B/O CPC-T45UE-U01 - 29.99
Power Supply: Antec Green EA380D - 44.99
Cooling: Stock included with boxed CPU
DVD Burner: Lite-On 24x DVD Burner SATA iHAS 124-04 - 18.99

Total Price: $324.93
Wow, I don't really care for any of them. I guess the closest I'd go for would be THX's but with a X4 in it instead with all the layers of security and "management" that enterprises run.


May 2, 2006
THX I liked your build until I clicked on the hard drive and noticed it is a "deactivated" item which can no longer be purchased. Cant recommend a machine its not possible to build.
This is the first time I've actually felt like every build is perfectly reasonable for the price range and use. I love the $325 build that pretty much does everything a moderate office PC needs.

@cknobman--People put these together two months ago. Just swap in a different hard drive and give them credit.
THX's build seems to make the most sense for a "Budget" Office PC.

Pros for me are:
* HD
* Possibly the case (not my type, but that is just me).
* DVD Burner

* Not liking the reviews of the Mobo and it's getting quite old too.
* CPU is fine, but I think a Athlon II x3 would be a better purchase, since there could be multiple things going on and the x3 might just be a bitter better at multi-tasking.
* I guess I should have entered a build in this category :)

Voting for THX's build, since it's in a good budget for this type of system and has the best PSU of the bunch listed. The BP430 is a good PSU, but the 380w one in THX's build would be a better fit for the power requirements of these builds (efficiency speaking). But......the Llano build is quite temping too, so it's hard to pick.


Sep 12, 2011
SquadSystem Build

Processor - AMD Athlon II X3 455 Rana 3.3GHz 3 x 512KB L2 Cache Socket AM3 95W Triple-Core Desktop Processor ADX455WFGMBOX - $79.99

Motherboard - ASRock 890GX PRO3 AM3+ AMD 890GX HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard - $99.99

RAM - Kingston HyperX Blu 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model KHX1600C9D3B1K2/4GX - $29.99

Graphics card - Integrated

Case + Power supply - APEX TX-373 Black Steel MicroATX Mid Tower Computer Case 300W Power Supply - $34.99

Hard drive - SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" - $59.99

DVD Burner - ASUS 24X DVD Burner - Now: $20.99

Total Price: $ 326
Yeah I'm not going to be putting any APEX PSU into a working environment. I don't want to be resposible in covering all of the possible "Tech" calls from marginal PSU's. I would rather have a better PSU to power this than skimp on the PSU.

I'm just saying.


Sep 12, 2011
Hi! Long time lurker, first time poster...

I'm looking to replace an old Compaq from around 2001. So far, the Llano build has my attention. It won't be used for games at all, but will be used for transcoding, video editing, serving up video content on my home network, probably iTunes, and typical office stuff.

Does that motherboard support dual monitors, and if not, what kind of card should I get for that? How is sound delivered?

I have been out of PC technology since my last build in 2001, so please excuse my ignorance! Thanks.