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#1
I am building computers for a couple of co-workers. Nothing too fancy. They don't need a lot of storage and with the price of regular HDD's going through the roof, I'm setting them up with SSD. They will be using dual monitors so I will be using a video card instead of on-board video. They don't game. Mostly be used on surfing multiple sites at once.


I will be building at least 3 maybe 4 of these things.

Is there any good CPU and motherboard bundles out there that you recommend? I usually shop at Newegg, Amazon,Frys and Micro Center but open to other outlets.
 

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#2
what will they be doing on these machines?
Budget?
 
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1) As Bo$$ said, we need a pricing range.
2) What do they have? Monitors, OSs, office software. All of these things are often overlooked, but are a huge part of the pricing equation.
3) "Don't ever play games?" A little bit of extra money now might make gaming better in the future should they change their minds.



Blind Recommendations:
Minimum cost: APU set-up with a hybrid crossfire setup for multiple monitor support.
Good performance, medium cost: A core i3 setup has cpu power, but you'll spend money on gpus.
Better performance, higher price: core i5 2500k with gpu.
No pricing cap: i7 3930k can destroy just about anything.


Just as an idea, the cheapest build can be completed 100% for around $600, with the more expensive build topping out at several thousand dollars. This is why we need a price window to give you any really helpful suggestions.
 

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what will they be doing on these machines?
Budget?
Interacting with multiple online streaming video streams and accessing web based data bases. No, it's not porn related, lol

Software is not an issue, I have that covered. They have monitors so just the tower part and $400 range.
 
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I can go either way on AMD or Intel. Proably looking at i3 series if intel.
 
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im tempted to recommend running away from said work mates as only stress and pc fixin will follow, but you may like that sort of thing in which case i would recommend a cheap AMD FM1 socket motherboard , a 3650 APU( a cpu and gpu in one) a 2gig stick of 10 quid ddr3 1333 and a cheap case without psu and a corsair 450-550 vx value psu a a ssd of choice and your off for low money

id say on budget but the APU could be downspecced and made cheaper all in without much performance loss in use
 
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I don't have time to spec out an entire build for you, but I would recommend paying premium for a reliable SSD. Something like a Crucial M4 or an Intel 320 Series drive would do wonders to reduce headaches and stress down the line.
 

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Great advice from both you guys! I was wondering about both those things. I was scared of what ssd to get because like theoneandonlymrk said, I want to keep my fixing time with them minimal. I have not built a FM1 yet and am interested in that too.
 

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Interacting with multiple online streaming video streams and accessing web based data bases. No, it's not porn related, lol

Software is not an issue, I have that covered. They have monitors so just the tower part and $400 range.
Lol i never implied porn, i meant what they were doing.

Do you have a prefered retailer? i can whip you up a build if you give me your favorate one



Crucial are NOT reliable, intel are.
Ocz have a better track record than crucial
 

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Lol i never implied porn, i meant what they were doing.

Do you have a prefered retailer? i can whip you up a build if you give me your favorate one



Crucial are NOT reliable, intel are.
Ocz have a better track record than crucial
Newegg. :) Thanks!
 
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Lol i never implied porn, i meant what they were doing.

Do you have a prefered retailer? i can whip you up a build if you give me your favorate one



Crucial are NOT reliable, intel are.
Ocz have a better track record than crucial
I came across the exact opposite when researching SSD's for my new build. From what I gathered at the time, Crucial and Intel were more reliable with Intel having the issue where the drive would show up as only an 8MB drive occasionally. I don't have a problem with OCZ but their drives with the sandforce controllers were just as susceptible to the bsod problems all the other sandforce based drives were seeing.

I decided on the Crucial m4 and have had no problems with it yet. There are some issues with the LPM on some Intel chipsets and the drives so if you do go with Crucial then look into either using Microsofts driver or disabling the Link Power Management feature,
 
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i have an ocz ssd and it does what it says on the box and has worked well on a very very old mobo lol with a special written by ocz mobo bios(not that special but it seemed odd using it)
 

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Honestly, with a $400 budget, I wouldn't even bother with an SSD. Yes, HDD prices are going through the roof, but they are still miles ahead of SSDs when it comes to $/GB and performance on a budget system isn't going to be that much improved by an SSD.

This is what I would build:

AMD Athlon II X4 640 Propus 3.0GHz Socket AM3 95W ...
ASRock 970 EXTREME3 AM3+ AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3....
PNY XLR8 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 160...
ZOTAC Zone Edition ZT-50602-20L GeForce GT 520 (Fe...
Seagate Barracuda ST500DM002 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB C...
Xigmatek ASGARD II B/B CPC-T45UC-U01 Black / Black...
CORSAIR Builder Series CX430 V2 430W ATX12V v2.3 ...

Total comes to $465, so a little over, but a good solid machine with room to improve over time too(why I went with an AM3+ board).

I went with the cheapest Dual-DVI card I could find, you can go cheaper if you only need VGA or HDMI for the second monitor. You could also save some more by going with a cheaper AM3 board if you don't care about upgrade room for the CPU in the future.
 
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Honestly, with a $400 budget, I wouldn't even bother with an SSD. Yes, HDD prices are going through the roof, but they are still miles ahead of SSDs when it comes to $/GB and performance on a budget system isn't going to be that much improved by an SSD.

This is what I would build:
Ok?
 

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Sorry, hit the Post Quick Reply button instead of the Go Advanced button on accident, I edited it to put in the build.:toast:
 
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you should be able to do dual monitors with a lot of the newer motherboards out there that have an igp/gpu on the cpu. might need an adapter for one of the ports depending on the monitors used.
 

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you should be able to do dual monitors with a lot of the newer motherboards out there that have an igp/gpu on the cpu. might need an adapter for one of the ports depending on the monitors used.
I was trying to look up motherboards with that ability. Any links?
 

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Honestly, with a $400 budget, I wouldn't even bother with an SSD. Yes, HDD prices are going through the roof, but they are still miles ahead of SSDs when it comes to $/GB and performance on a budget system isn't going to be that much improved by an SSD.

This is what I would build:

AMD Athlon II X4 640 Propus 3.0GHz Socket AM3 95W ...
ASRock 970 EXTREME3 AM3+ AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3....
PNY XLR8 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 160...
ZOTAC Zone Edition ZT-50602-20L GeForce GT 520 (Fe...
Seagate Barracuda ST500DM002 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB C...
Xigmatek ASGARD II B/B CPC-T45UC-U01 Black / Black...
CORSAIR Builder Series CX430 V2 430W ATX12V v2.3 ...

Total comes to $465, so a little over, but a good solid machine with room to improve over time too(why I went with an AM3+ board).

I went with the cheapest Dual-DVI card I could find, you can go cheaper if you only need VGA or HDMI for the second monitor. You could also save some more by going with a cheaper AM3 board if you don't care about upgrade room for the CPU in the future.
Wow, I like a lot of your ideas, some of it is close to my current rig. The only part I am not a fan on is the Seagate drive. Had bad luck with those. Never thought of that video card, looks very good. I usually went with 5550's but open for a change. Thanks!
 
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well here's this one if you want to do some gaming, but its a bit over the top for their needs i think (may not?) but would put the build out of your price range. ZOTAC Z68ITX-B-E LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/...

here's an example of a really cheap option. BIOSTAR H61MGC LGA 1155 Intel H61 Micro ATX Intel ... or if you want hdmi and dvi... MSI H61M-E33 (B3) LGA 1155 Intel H61 HDMI Micro AT...

all of which should do fine for their needs. throw in an i3 at 3-3.2ghz, and a case with about a 300w psu. 4gb ram for around $50. for that price range you'd better make sure they don't need much storage at all if you plan to get a SSD. Although HDD are pricy right now, you still get more GB per $.
 
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Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but AFAIK all mobos with IGP are capable of dual display provided they have 2 outputs (from my past experiences with AMD-based IGPs, most common would be DVI+VGA ). I would go with an FM1 route in this case.
 
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here's a build i worked up for ya... i'll let you decide hard drive lol



you should be able to do dual monitors on that. Here's a link to the manual for the board just in case. http://www.msi.com/service/download/manual-16010.html

edit: on a side note... the copy to clipboard link with the TPU uploader doesn't seem to work with Google Chrome
 
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Keyboard Logitech G510 || remote iDRAC KVM console
Software Win7 Ultimate x64 || VMware vSphere 6.0 with vCenter Server 6.0
Benchmark Scores Over 9000 on the scouter
#23
Fix your img URL buddy
 
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System Name Nightblade / Dell Latitude / Wife's Rig
Processor Core i5 4690K / i7 2720QM / FX-6100
Motherboard Nightblade ITX z97 / Dell 032T9K QM67 / Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3 Rev3
Cooling tower style cooler, plus one 120mm fan / stock blower / CNPS7000V
Memory Patriot Viper 2x8gb DDR3 2400 / Micron 2x4GB DDR3 / 2x4GB 2x2GB DDR3 1333
Video Card(s) MSI Gaming GTX 970 4GB / NVS 4200M 512MB / nVidia GTX 460 1GB
Storage 120GB ForceGT SSD (OS), 2TB WD Black, 250GB Seagate 2.5in / 320GB WD Blue /240GB SSD M500
Display(s) ASUS ROG SWIFT 1440P / Dell 14in @ 1600x900 / Vizio 1080p TV
Case MSI Nightblade Z97 / Dell Latitude / Corsair Full Tower
Audio Device(s) Realtek ALC1150, Microsoft Lifechat 3000 / Intel / ALC887
Power Supply Gold rated 600W / Battery with 95w brick / Antec EA-650 Green
Mouse MadCatz RAT5
Keyboard G510
Software Windows 10 Pro x64 on all
#24
It's fixed... the techpowerup.org image upload site doesn't seem to be 100% compatible with Chrome
 

brandonwh64

Addicted to Bacon and StarCrunches!!!
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System Name The StarCrunch Defender! | X58 Cruncher!
Processor I7 6700K @ STOCK | Intel I7-920
Motherboard Gigabyte Z170X-UD5 | Alienware MS-7543 X58
Cooling Corsair A70 Push/Pull | Corsair H50
Memory Crucial Ballistix DDR4 2400 MHz | Pereema 3x2GB DDR3
Video Card(s) Gigabyte Gaming G1 GTX 1070 | Gigabyte 7970 3GB
Storage 2x Samsung Pro 256GB M.2 SSD's in Raid 0 | 4TB Western Digital SATA drive
Display(s) ViewSonic VG2227wm 1080P | OLD viewsonics
Case NZXT Tempest 410 Elite | NZXT Source 210
Audio Device(s) Onboard
Power Supply Corsair 750TX | Enermax Liberty 500W
Mouse MX518 | MX502
Keyboard TESORO Mechanical | ANZO Mechanical
Software Windows 10 Pro on both
#25
I have a simular setup as my cruncher (see specs <<<) it works very well for crunching and all other tasks, It even plays BF3 on medium at VERY good FPS!