This is a split board - You can return to the Split List for other boards.

Anyway I can bring this build down in price?

#1eagles5769Posted 9/28/2013 10:52:56 AM
It is for my dad and will NOT be used for heavy gaming use. Will be used for your typical needs like browsing internet, Office, 1080p video, etc. with intent of it being pretty quiet. He already has Windows 7, Fractal R4 case, mouse & keyboard, speakers, and monitor. Just need a board, CPU, SSD, PSU, RAM.

http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/PublicWishDetail.aspx?WishListNumber=20601671
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#2PyrotechnixxxPosted 9/28/2013 11:07:43 AM
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1IzxH
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#3BadProfessionalPosted 9/28/2013 11:20:01 AM
Pyrotechnixxx posted...
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1IzxH


It's surprising to me how much people overestimate how much computing power it takes to do certain tasks, while underestimating the importance of RAM.

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1IzLo
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#4PyrotechnixxxPosted 9/28/2013 11:27:46 AM
BadProfessional posted...
Pyrotechnixxx posted...
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1IzxH


It's surprising to me how much people overestimate how much computing power it takes to do certain tasks, while underestimating the importance of RAM.

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1IzLo


Couple things about that build:
1. That RAM is on Back-order.
2. Cooler master makes pretty awful power supplies. Yes, it's an office build, but you shouldn't encourage people to buy junk.
3. 8 GB of RAM for a non-gaming build is entirely unnecessary. You can game with 4GB of RAM just fine. Unless they plan on having a billion powerpoint windows open, 4GB will be more than enough.
4. AMD stock coolers are loud and awful. Hence why I went with Intel.
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#5BadProfessionalPosted 9/28/2013 12:01:20 PM
Pyrotechnixxx posted...
Couple things about that build:
1. That RAM is on Back-order.
2. Cooler master makes pretty awful power supplies. Yes, it's an office build, but you shouldn't encourage people to buy junk.
3. 8 GB of RAM for a non-gaming build is entirely unnecessary. You can game with 4GB of RAM just fine. Unless they plan on having a billion powerpoint windows open, 4GB will be more than enough.
4. AMD stock coolers are loud and awful. Hence why I went with Intel.


1: I carried it over from an older build from a few weeks ago.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820161468
2: It's not junk/awful/crap/etc., it's basic. Could he spend an extra $15 on your Corsair, sure, but he won't get any noticeable benefit.
3: And "640K is more memory than anyone will ever use." Windows + modern browser+ media viewer at 1080P can easily eat up 4 GB.
4: And your solution to that is to spend an extra $60 on an intel instead of $7 on an aftermarket HS/F, that may not be needed?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835186062
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#6gastamanPosted 9/28/2013 12:37:09 PM(edited)
BadProfessional posted...
2: It's not junk/awful/crap/etc., it's basic. Could he spend an extra $15 on your Corsair, sure, but he won't get any noticeable benefit.


$42.50 - $35 = $15??? Anyway, Corsair CX line is higher quality. Plus the CX430M is semi-modular. On top of that, and I know this isn't always that important, but at least the CX430M is 80+ Bronze. The CM unit you selected isn't certified at all. I'd say those things are worth the extra $7.50 (not $15).

Edit: Also, 4GB of RAM is plenty for TC's intended purposes. Doing a quick test on my Surface Pro, with IE10 open with a couple of tabs and WMP playing a 1080p movie, I was only at about 38% memory consumption.
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#7thatauthorPosted 9/28/2013 1:24:28 PM
From: BadProfessional | Posted: 9/28/2013 3:01:20 PM | #005
2: It's not junk/awful/crap/etc., it's basic. Could he spend an extra $15 on your Corsair, sure, but he won't get any noticeable benefit.
3: And "640K is more memory than anyone will ever use." Windows + modern browser+ media viewer at 1080P can easily eat up 4 GB.

1) while some things you can pay less for(especially things like HDMI cords), power supplies aren't something you want to. If I'm not mistaken, a bad one can mess up a PC. the better PSU is worth it especially if:
A: it's only $7.50
B: someone is willing to pay 30-40 times that for the whole thing.

2) I'm a gamer and I only have 4GB of ram.
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#8JockoPosted 9/28/2013 1:53:20 PM(edited)
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1ICNa

This unless the EXTREME noise from the stock CPU heatsink blows out his eardrums and he can't hear his 1080p videos anymore.

Scratch that power supply and get this Corsair 430 watt for only $20 after rebate but it has to be today:

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/searchtools/item-Details.asp?EdpNo=4278581&sku=C13-2543
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