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Low end build
04-16-2013, 06:22 PM,
#1
Low end build
Hi HR M8's,

A friend is wanting to build a low end machine. From what I can tell the below should all work fine together, but want to get the experts opinion.
Is not buying a Graphics card as yet, so will just use the onboard.

- Intel Pentium BX80637G2020 G2020
2.9Ghz 3MB cache 1155pin Boxed CPU $59.00
- AsRock Z77-Pro4-M $99.00
- 8G Kit 1333 Patriot-S $62.00
- WD Green EZRX 1TB $69.00
- SATA DVD RW Samsung $19.00
- OEM 64 bit MS Win7 Home Premium $93.00
- Coolermaster Extreme2 Power Plus 525 $61.00
- Coolermaster RC-371 Case without PSU $42.00

The only recommendations I could see, would be to change the HDD to the WD Blue 1TB (which is actually cheaper) & the optical drive to HR's recommended LG model.
My other query is regarding the RAM being compatible & the CPU being 64bit?

Thanks for the help!
Gaming PC: CPU: Intel Core i5 3570K 3.4GHz(stock) Cooling: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme6 RAM: Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2x 8GB) DDR3-1600MHZ Video Card: Gigabyte ATI HD7870 2GB GDDR5 Storage: 1x Samsung 250GB SSD 840 Series & 1x Western Digital Red 2TB Optical Drive: LG Blue Ray Case: Corsair Carbide 400R PSU: Antec HCG-750 750W Audio: Asus Xonar DGX Keyboard: Logitech G110 Mouse: Logitech MX-518 Speakers: Creative Inspire T3130 Monitor: LG E2742V-BN 27"
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04-16-2013, 06:52 PM,
#2
RE: Low end build
the 2x4 gig sticks of patriot are on the memory support list, and the g2020 has 64 bit support.
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04-16-2013, 07:58 PM,
#3
RE: Low end build
If he's planning on buying in the next day or so, check out newegg - it has a few short terms deals over the next few days that might be good for your friend, either as a price saver or as an upgrade:

http://promotions.newegg.com/NEemail/Apr...ml#24hours

In particular, there a few 8gb ram kits listed that have the faster clock might might work well for him, and a few different hard drives, plus that LG DVD burner for only $15.

My biggest question is why Win7 (especially because Win8 OEM is only $80 via that link above...)?
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04-16-2013, 08:49 PM,
#4
RE: Low end build
Thanks for checking on this for me.

Which HDD is better? Or is there any real difference?:

WD Green EZRX 1TB
or
WD Blue 1TB
Gaming PC: CPU: Intel Core i5 3570K 3.4GHz(stock) Cooling: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme6 RAM: Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2x 8GB) DDR3-1600MHZ Video Card: Gigabyte ATI HD7870 2GB GDDR5 Storage: 1x Samsung 250GB SSD 840 Series & 1x Western Digital Red 2TB Optical Drive: LG Blue Ray Case: Corsair Carbide 400R PSU: Antec HCG-750 750W Audio: Asus Xonar DGX Keyboard: Logitech G110 Mouse: Logitech MX-518 Speakers: Creative Inspire T3130 Monitor: LG E2742V-BN 27"
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04-16-2013, 10:03 PM,
#5
RE: Low end build
Green uses about 2 Watts less power while idle or at capacity, but because of this performs a little lower/slower. Depends on what you're going for, low power or performance. Other than that, essentially the same.
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04-17-2013, 07:18 AM,
#6
RE: Low end build
2W is nothing when you consider the power consumption of the entire PC, go for the WD Blue which will offer far better performance.
Laptop: MSI GS30 Shadow-045 Dimensions: 12.6" x 8.9" x 0.8" 2.65lbs CPU: Intel Core i7-4870HQ Quad-Core + Hyper-Threading OC 2.5-3.9GHz RAM: 16GB DDR3 1600MHz Video Card: Intel Iris Pro 5200 Storage: 2x128GB SDD RAID0 Audio: ASUS Xonar U3 USB Sound Card + Audio-Technica ATH-M50 headphones Screen: 13.3" - 1920 x 1080 IPS + 27" Dell P2715Q IPS 3840 x 2160 Keyboard: Filco Majestouch MX Cherry Blue Mouse: Logitech MX518
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