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Arc Mini R2 i3 Clean (Business machine)

by Cleartech



CPU Clock Rate


CPU Temperature While Idle

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First gen of our business builds. The video card is an option not necessary for this build.

Would love some suggestions on a good, professional looking, mouse to go with this system.

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skemble 24 Builds 8 points 50 months ago

Amazing pictures, I'm just a little confused as to the parts choices.

Cleartech submitter 2 Builds 3 points 50 months ago

Aesthetics mostly. I'd be a little confused if I were looking at it too, at first. :)

skemble 24 Builds 5 points 50 months ago

If my work had computers like this I'd be blown away! :D

Cleartech submitter 2 Builds 7 points 50 months ago

THAT'S why. :)

Swish2000 3 points 50 months ago

I'm just curious as to what work you will be doing as it seems a bit strange to the average computer user why you would have an i3 Processor, 16GB of RAM and no GPU with a 550W PSU? I don't mean any disrespect I'm just curious. :)

Cleartech submitter 2 Builds 7 points 50 months ago

A lightroom library of 60,000+ images, for one, runs much smoother with more RAM than it does with a faster processor. There are many uses for a pc. :)

Jwood013 1 Build 7 points 50 months ago

Only this build can make a stock CPU cooler look great!

Cleartech submitter 2 Builds 2 points 50 months ago

lol, kills us that we still can't find a decent fan-based cpu cooler that both looks good and is actually as functional as the stock cpu cooler.

MicahL 1 Build 1 point 44 months ago

http://pcpartpicker.com/part/noctua-cpu-cooler-nhl9a maybe change the fan, but the cooler is really good

insectdoughnut7 2 Builds 1 point 23 months ago

cryorg has one

Cleartech submitter 2 Builds 1 point 23 months ago

Just checked some of Cryorigs stuff out, not bad!

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jaredt 1 Build 5 points 50 months ago

I probably wouldn't have paid for Dominator Platinum ram for a business machine, but it looks pretty anyways :)

Cleartech submitter 2 Builds 5 points 50 months ago

Money can certainly be saved there. Could even save $75 or so by purchasing the 32gig packs and breaking them up to two a machine. It's certainly a tradeoff, but look at it. :)

xx116xx 3 Builds 4 points 50 months ago

Wow. That looks really nice inside.

ZacDaMan72 1 Build 2 points 50 months ago

I have the same case and motherboard :)

JurgaBurga 2 points 50 months ago

I really am digging the pictures and the cable management. I don't follow though why you got Dominator Platinum.

Cleartech submitter 2 Builds 2 points 50 months ago

We've tried a number of different sticks, but these have always received the best response in terms of aesthetics. We keep them around for gaming systems as well. At this point, it's just easier knowing we always have new sticks ready to go.

zac16 1 point 50 months ago

seems a little overkill for just business, what kind of business are you in?

Cleartech submitter 2 Builds 4 points 50 months ago

Suppose that would depend on what the business was, but yeah, it could be for a lot of them. Some of our clients rely much more on memory than they do processing power. Others, have their PC's in high visibility areas, and want something that matches their environment.

phusionplus 1 point 50 months ago

Very very nice, but why 16GB RAM for an i3 based system for business workload in mind? What type of business. I know of a lot of people who do web development and use i3s with 16GB RAM.

BlastXin 1 point 45 months ago

he said they need more RAM than more processing power, like Adobe Lightroom.

LeeJn 1 point 31 months ago

Is the Arc Mini R2 quiet (under load), in your opinion? Does it stand out in an otherwise silent room or does it sound like a calm breeze?

Cleartech submitter 2 Builds 1 point 29 months ago

We changed the fans to Corsair AF series fans and also added two additional fans. These are quite fans, but you hear it with all 5 running.

CAK3_1S_A_LI3 0 points 50 months ago

550w PSU is a bit overkill

Cleartech submitter 2 Builds 7 points 50 months ago

Some overkill in a PSU isn't necessarily a bad thing. A lot of these systems come with another 2 hard drives, and some people still feel they need video cards for mundane tasks. You can't educate every client, all of the time. Going a little bigger on the PSU leaves room for that, and keeps the unit from working too close to it's potential.

Heat is the enemy of electronics. It's usually less than $30 to upgrade to the point that you're under ridiculous, and probably taking a lot of stress off your PSU.

BlastXin 1 point 45 months ago

and don't forget, there are some PSU, like the Corsair AX1200i, which is silent when consumption is below 400W.

Traphix -2 points 50 months ago

I like it but you could've gotten cheaper/better ram instead of just going with the corsair because it has white leds. As well as upping to a i5-4670 with the money saved

I'd have gone with 2 sets of this

This motherboard to support the ram

And you could up the processor to an i5-4670 with the remaining money saved, and still have it be $20 cheaper.

Too late now, but just saying what i'd have done, you built the computer around that overpriced ram when this would be sooo much better. With the much much faster ram, and a much better processor.

And the ram I chose still fits the aesthetic.

Cleartech submitter 2 Builds 2 points 50 months ago

We always have Dominators on hand. It's a no brainer to use them. I wouldn't mind sticking those Geil's in a closed case. :) Nonetheless, we're getting some pretty good prices on this RAM, in quantities.

Daisyahoy 3 Builds -10 points 50 months ago

nice pics. You would like mine as well. http://pcpartpicker.com/b/Ki6#img=0

+1 for you