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Old 07-15-2014, 12:31 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I would like help for a friend who wants me to build them a computer in a microatx case. this wont be for gaming or for anything very taxing at all. this list comes out to $641 and the final price should come out around there, im thinking, if not for a few bucks less. or, if you know of a good smaller side case thats blue, she'd appreciate that too. heres the build so far:

ASUS Model DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS 24X DVD Burner - Bulk Black - Newegg.com

SAMSUNG 840 EVO MZ-7TE120BW 2.5" 120GB SATA III TLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) - Newegg.com

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - Operating Systems - Newegg.com

Intel Core i3-3240 Ivy Bridge Dual-Core 3.4GHz LGA 1155 55W Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2500 BX80637i33240 - Newegg.com

ASUS H61M-E LGA 1155 Intel H61 (B3) Micro ATX Intel Motherboard - Newegg.com

CORSAIR Vengeance 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CML4GX3M2A1600C9B - Newegg.com

CORSAIR RM Series RM450 450W ATX12V v2.31 and EPS 2.92 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Full Modular Active PFC Power Supply - Newegg.com

BitFenix Prodigy M Midnight Black Steel/ Plastic Micro ATX Mini Tower Computer Case - Newegg.com

$641

or should she just go:

Inspiron 3000 Small Desktop Details | Dell

thanks
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Old 07-15-2014, 12:42 PM   #2 (permalink)
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You're a generation behind on the CPU+motherboard there. You should be getting socket 1150 stuff, for example this CPU:

Intel Pentium G3240 Haswell Dual-Core 3.1GHz LGA 1150 53W Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics BX80646G3240 - Newegg.com

And a socket 1150 mATX motherboard to go with it.
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Old 07-15-2014, 12:53 PM   #3 (permalink)
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You're a generation behind on the CPU+motherboard there. You should be getting socket 1150 stuff, for example this CPU:

Intel Pentium G3240 Haswell Dual-Core 3.1GHz LGA 1150 53W Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics BX80646G3240 - Newegg.com

And a socket 1150 mATX motherboard to go with it.
holy smokes ive been out for a while

will this build watch movies, run rudimentary software and allow 50 tabs of pinterest open on chrome at the same time with itunes in the background?

$598

ASUS Model DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS 24X DVD Burner - Bulk Black - Newegg.com

BitFenix Prodigy M Midnight Black Steel/ Plastic Micro ATX Mini Tower Computer Case - Newegg.com

CORSAIR RM Series RM450 450W ATX12V v2.31 and EPS 2.92 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Full Modular Active PFC Power Supply - Newegg.com

CORSAIR Vengeance 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CML4GX3M2A1600C9B - Newegg.com

ASUS H81M-K LGA 1150 Intel H81 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard - Newegg.com

Intel Pentium G3240 Haswell Dual-Core 3.1GHz LGA 1150 53W Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics BX80646G3240 - Newegg.com

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - Operating Systems - Newegg.com

SAMSUNG 840 EVO MZ-7TE120BW 2.5" 120GB SATA III TLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) - Newegg.com
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Old 07-15-2014, 01:13 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I can't comment on the case since I don't know enough about it, but I'm sure it'll do fine. I'm also out of the loop on power supplies nowadays but if it's 80 Plus GOLD rated it's pretty decent, typically.

Good SSD choice.

And yes, it will
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Oh, you might want to jump a mobo generation forward (and get something slightly better) with this:

ASRock H97M LGA 1150 Intel H97 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard - Newegg.com

It's a little bit pricier but will be less cheap (I'm meaning cheap in a bad way here).
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Old 07-15-2014, 01:34 PM   #6 (permalink)
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holy smokes ive been out for a while

will this build watch movies, run rudimentary software and allow 50 tabs of pinterest open on chrome at the same time with itunes in the background?

$598

ASUS Model DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS 24X DVD Burner - Bulk Black - Newegg.com

BitFenix Prodigy M Midnight Black Steel/ Plastic Micro ATX Mini Tower Computer Case - Newegg.com

CORSAIR RM Series RM450 450W ATX12V v2.31 and EPS 2.92 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Full Modular Active PFC Power Supply - Newegg.com

CORSAIR Vengeance 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CML4GX3M2A1600C9B - Newegg.com

ASUS H81M-K LGA 1150 Intel H81 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard - Newegg.com

Intel Pentium G3240 Haswell Dual-Core 3.1GHz LGA 1150 53W Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics BX80646G3240 - Newegg.com

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - Operating Systems - Newegg.com

SAMSUNG 840 EVO MZ-7TE120BW 2.5" 120GB SATA III TLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) - Newegg.com
Yeah but a few of those items need to go.
GIGABYTE GA-H81M-S2PH LGA 1150 Intel H81 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard - Newegg.com

EVGA 100-W1-500-KR 500W ATX12V / EPS12V 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC 3 Year Warranty Power Supply Intel 4th Gen CPU Ready - Newegg.com

HyperX Fury Red Series 4GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model HX316C10FR/4 - Newegg.com

About you watching movies in 50 tabs, if your planning on using your other wd hdds.
Use wdd blue for the os or media backup and archiving.
If you notice your new system running out of virtual memory adjust the paging in windows 7 abit so it can flow more easily.

I rather you get a haswell chip with more cache.
It will help out better when data is flying back and forth constantly all day or all week.
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Nah stick with the H81 in the previous post.,

Get this PSU instead.
SeaSonic S12II S12II 380B 380W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply - Newegg.com

This processor instead.
Intel Pentium G3258 Haswell Dual-Core 3.2GHz LGA 1150 Desktop Processor BX80646G3258 - Newegg.com

This RAM.
HyperX Fury Black Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model HX316C10FBK2/8 - Newegg.com
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So you recommend that ? ASRock H97M LGA 1150 Intel H97

GIGABYTE GA-H81M-S2PH LGA 1150 Intel H81 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard - Newegg.com
I still recommend he stick with gibabyte they're good on oc with good ram.
The ram I'll agree with you on but add another 42.99 its about 85.00 total for 8gb.
The cpu you recommended I don't recommend that.
4.00 extra bucks for a ounce of speed and lack cpu L2 cache ?? "hell no"

The cpu I picked out will oc easily, if jason knows how to oc well it wouldn't be hard for him to hit 3.6ghz without much effort.

Best of luk jason on your computer build.
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No, I was talking about the Asus H81 the OP linked, and actually on that note I reccomend the Asus H81-E model instead.

Yes that CPU because it's the only lower end Intel CPU that OC under the i5 4670k. In case it's actually necessary. Any Haswell Pentium or Celeron would actually be fine for the basic tasks at hand, but a little future proof doesn't hurt.

The RAM I linked is 8GB for 74 bucks. 8GB because this person wants to run 50 tabs and having an SSD means no pagefile.
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For storage I'm only seeing a single 120gb SSD drive.....you probably should have a large platter drive in there too if it can fit more than one drive
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