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Low-End Workstation (~400$)
08-19-2013, 03:04 PM,
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Low-End Workstation (~400$)
Hey guys, I'm build a PC for my brother. My father owns many apartment buildings and it is becoming a burden for him to keep track of everything on paper. My brother has volunteered to do the paperwork for him but needs a PC. My budget is anything less than 400$ USD. I have hard drives, mice keyboards and a monitor so I don't need to buy those.

CPU: Intel Pentium G850 Sandy Bridge 2.9GHz LGA 1155 65W Dual-Core
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.as...6819116397

Mobo: ASRock H61M-DGS LGA 1155 Intel H61 Micro ATX
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.as...6813157315

Case: NZXT Source 210 S210-001 Black
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.as...6811146075

PSU: COOLER MASTER eXtreme Power Plus RS500-PCARD3-US 500W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.as...6817171031

RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 1600
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.as...6820231277

OS:Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.as...6832116986

Grand total:$346.26

Any recommendations are welcome and appreciated.
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08-19-2013, 10:21 PM,
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RE: Low-End Workstation (~400$)
Intel Pentium G2020 would be better or you can get an i3 if it falls in your budget.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.as...6819116886
Get the Antec vp450
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.as...6817371045
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08-20-2013, 01:30 PM,
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RE: Low-End Workstation (~400$)
The G2020 is slightly faster and less expensive, a good choice. A Core i3 is most likely overkill for office tasks.

+1 for the Antec VP450. Far more reliable than the COOLER MASTER eXtreme Power Plus.

For the hard drive: Make sure that it's a SATA hard drive, old IDE hard drives are no longer supported by the vast majority of new motherboards.

Also, no DVD drive?
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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