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Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by eotizzle, Jul 26, 2007.

  1. eotizzle New Member

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    so I told my boss I would build him a computer (my boss being the business owner)
    he wants a system for personal use / business backups and whatnot
    I have legit versions of all software to be installed (he has it and receipts and shit for all the software for book keeping purpouses i suppose..)
    So his goal for me..a good system for under 500......no need for good video, or it to be quiet, or flashy..just a stable system that will run more than likely 24 hours a day
    I came up with this on newegg and will show it all to him sometime tomorrow when i go to work

    Case/PSU
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16811145068

    Case accessories (to be somewhat flashy :p)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16811994001
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16811989006
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16811999125
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16835129228

    DVD+R combo drive
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16827151145

    CPU Cooler
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16835185042

    RAM
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16820134488

    HDD (in addition to an external 500gig that he wants me to use and schedule backups on..but he has that already)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16822144701

    Wireless NIC (said he needed wireless internet :wtf:)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16839121008

    MOBO/CPU (in a combo)
    http://www.newegg.com/product/Product.asp?item=N82E16819103046
    http://www.newegg.com/product/Product.asp?item=N82E16813135039

    after shipping it comes out to around 450$ (all of this in USD)
    any alternatives or places to save or better alternatives..?
    any parts i forgot..? rofl.
    anyone want to just be a troll?:laugh:
  2. tkpenalty New Member

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    I would choose a different case if I were you, that PSU wouldnt be up for 24/7 at all. Best to choose something like a Antec NEO HE or a CM iGreen instead. Heres something that contradicts what you want, if you want it running all the time, you will have to fork out a bit of cash, unless you want to do some cleaning every so often. If you choose a better case that is designed well like... say the Antec Atlas, you wont need to do this cleaning, moreover case fans are already installed. Cathodes as such are entirely redundant as well as the aluminium screws.

    With the RAM too, I think you COULD cut down on it. He said he only needed the system to store backups and such. The ram does not need to be of such a high tier... its redundant, just get two sticks of valueram since he ISNT overclocking, it works fine and he ISNT gaming.

    CPU cooler, no need... the stock cooler is fine as it is.

    One more thing, with the HDD, grab two of them and use RAID1

    To be honest you are taking an immature approach to this...
  3. DanTheBanjoman Señor Moderator

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    Don't custom build PC's for businesses, just order at Dell, HP or whatever. You don't want any hassle when something breaks down or causes compatibility issues.

    As for Windows licenses, they're valid for just a single motherboard, if they have been installed before they're not valid.
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    ring
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    nice but tell him he should invest a little in his psu, po max prob has a 5-10% faliure rate or something (guess) when a good brand psu prob only has a 0.5-1% failure rate. It wont even cost all that much.. hey since hes going to be using this around a desk and wants a cool look maybe go with a micro atx case but than you need to make sure that the psu fits in it.. just an idea.. micro atx cases look pimp. all you really need is a generic antec 350 psu or something.. than OC that cpu. THat type of psu will be running nice and cool even under some load from the system.

    Just my quick thought on what your doing.. Im all about dependability and quality parts really... I want my system to run fairly cool and have very reliable parts especially the psu since if that fails it can take out your other components.. but heh you said he would be doing scheduled back-up so no real worries there.. so yeah go for wehat you got I guess lol That psu could last some time I dont know really myself but it prb runs faily hot or somehting pomax! never heard of it!
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    the motheboard, and the dvd drive i would change along with 2 x 250gb and put them in raid 1 like tkpenalty said. Get a mobo with more sata and get a sata dvd drive. other than that it looks fine.
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    the dell pc's at my work have run fine 24/7 for the past year n half, without any maintenence, probably the one thing dell is good at is the standard office pc.
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    I beg to differ..as i do work on em all day...with dell you get what you spend but ya have to spend a lil extra cuz their doing the config...I AM DELL H8TER !Sorry..do the raid 1 thing .. Give him a good week on her and then create a full back up that can be restored to another drive if need be and set him up with some incremental back up software that does it on the fly around 3AM seeing as how she's a running 24/7 ..then if AH-Oh happens your not sweating it.;)
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    He wants it to be a bit more flashy though, otherwise yeah get a micro atx pre-built.

    He wants quicker performance aswell and he could do raid 1, have his HD automatically backed up daily on an external drive.
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    Isn't THIS why companies like Dell and Hewlett Packard make computers? :)
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    Polaris573 Senior Moderator

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    You can have mine for $450 :p.

    Choose a different case. The one you chose is very unprofessional for a business environment. Plus you are getting a case AND a PSU for $26? If you do get that case I wouldn't get any hardware close to a $10 PSU, you're just asking to throw away $450 worth of parts. Why are you spending $50 on a CPU cooler? The processor has more to fear from the PSU than overheating. The stock one would be just fine. The rest of it looks okay.
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    GOOD LORD MAN! you want to pizz off your boss? you will be responsible for ANYTHING THAT EVER GOES WRONG WITH IT FOREVER, and he WILL hold it against you if it's not perfect.

    tell him to get a dell system, here is a basic system which is all of what he said he wanted:

    http://www.dell.com/content/products/category.aspx/inspndt?c=us&cs=19&l=en&s=dhs

    for $349 he can get it in slim case or regular case and it is all he needs and YOU are not responsible for it.


    EDIT: i just noticed price doesnt include monitor, a $100 monitor still makes it too cheap to pass up.
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    If you just absolutely have to build it yourself instead of just getting an HP or Dell. I would dump that expensive cooler and use the stock one. With the money you saved from dumping the cooler get a Coolermaster Centurion 5. It's a very sturdy and reliable case and will fit in much better in a business. Cut the stuff under the "flashy" subsection and get a better PSU. This PSU would probably treat you alright.
    Chewy says thanks.
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    Very good points brought by both of theses guys and if he wants fancy you could replace a case fan with a led fan.. but that would void the warrenty more than likely.. unless they cant tell you had opened the case. I did this with my old gateway pc because the HD was running hot.
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    thats pretty screwed thing to void warranty: I took a look what my GFX inside looked like lol

    edit:eek:h ure talking about replacing CPU cooler

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