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Just specified parts for a build for Dad
04-09-2012, 07:51 PM, (This post was last modified: 04-09-2012, 09:04 PM by mwhals.)
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Just specified parts for a build for Dad
Dad wants a new PC to replace his over 5 year old HP computer. This computer will be more than he needs, but within his budget. I am building it from the Tier 1 workstation with an upgrade on the case and video. This will last dad for several years. He only does MS office, internet, Quicken and email with it. I went with a workstation build as it should work well for him and he definitely doesn't game. This is what I am building for him:

LIAN LI Lancool First Knight Series PC-K9B Black Aluminum / Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

ASRock Z68 Extreme4 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

PNY VCGGT5201XPB GeForce GT 520 (Fermi) 1GB 64-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready Low Profile Ready Video Card

SeaSonic S12II 520 Bronze 520W ATX12V V2.3 / EPS 12V V2.91 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply

Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 3000 BX80623I52500K

G.SKILL Value Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) Desktop Memory Model F3-10600CL9D-8GBNT

Seagate Barracuda ST500DM002 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM

Intuit Quicken Deluxe 2012

Microsoft Office 2010 Home and Business

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit

COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-G1 "Heatpipe Direct Contact" Long Life Sleeve 120mm CPU Cooler Compatible Intel Core i5 & Intel Core i7

The total for hardware is $794.91 with additional for the software he wants upgraded. He already has new antivirus software.

I had to go with the extreme4 motherboard to get a USB3 header on the motherboard since the extreme3 did not have the USB3 header. There was a motherboard in the middle of those two, but it was out of stock and we wanted to go with one supplier.

I love it when someone wants me to build a PC, because I obviously can't build one for myself every month, LOL!


Ordered the parts. The total, including shipping, was $1130.10 with about $380 of it being software he wanted.
Case: Fractal Design Define R4 CPU: Intel Core i7 3930K CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 SE2011 GPU: EVGA GTX 650 2GB SSD: Samsung 840 Pro 256GB HDDs: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB and Western Digital VelociRaptor 500 GB Motherboard: Asus P9X79 Pro RAM: 8x8GB (64GB) G. Skill Ripjaws Z 1600MHz Optical Drives: two Asus DRWB1ST PSU: Seasonic X650 80+ Gold Keyboard: Das Keyboard Professional S Mouse: Logitech Performance MX Tablet: Logitech T650 Monitors: NEC P241W and NEC PA241W Speakers: Bose Companion 3 Operating System: Windows 8 Pro 64 bit
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