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This was not supposed to exist. After my wife saw me put in so much time researching on the pc components for my build, she has more confidence in me for this DIY project; since her laptop has started dying, so she has asked me to build one for her side business work. So here it is. Thanks to zen1966 for his valuable input on this build.

While my build was delayed, all of the parts for this build have arrived. So I began working on it and this became my first build in a long time. if you interested of my other build, http://pcpartpicker.com/b/FKGfrH. This build is mainly for data processing and analysis and will also be used for web browsing, checking email and watching online video streaming. By custom build, I can pick parts to fit the exact need.

CPU: This build would need a lot of processing power and I want this this to be a stable system so I decided to go with Intel i7 4790.

CPU cooling fan: The CPU is not a over clocked one so I went with a traditional after market cooling fan. This Cool masters is lightweight and only come with one fan.

PSU: I am pretty sure a 650 watts is over kill, but I want to have this capacity in case my build is fried and need to convert this one for my use as well. Again, I would check the tiers to make sure you are getting your money worth for a dependable PSU. I got this one for a decent price.

Memory: I would need to max out on the memory. Since I already have G.Skill Rip jaw X DDR3 8 Gb stick in the other build already. I get the 4 stick kits to max out at 32 Gb for this build. I could always swap the stick into my box if this box is not doing anything heavy.

Mobo: I wasn't sure which mobo to go with, the advice I got was AsRock H97m since I want a stable system without a over clocking cpu; so this microATX mobo will work great. I got a similar AsRock mobo for my build so I only have to get familiar with one set of utilities. Hey, when I am the "IT" in this house, I will find way to make the trouble shooting as easy as possible.

Storage: i am going with Solid State Drive (SSD) for this build and Samsung 840 EVO 250GB is a pretty good bargain to fit my 250 GB minimum i am looking for. This also came with a promotion of a free FarCry 4.

Optical drive: I have the same one for a long time, so I got another one for this build. If you don't care for a Blue-ray drive, this is a way to go and it is really cheap

OS: I went with window 8.1 pro thinking that she may need to remote in from a laptop if she is on business trip for the software she uses. Just another little things to add to her work flexibility with this system.

Case: the sole user of this build would like to have a simple white case and this was the only one i could find that is acceptable. The steel for this case felt a little cheap, but I couldn't find any other cases that support MicroATX form, have at least one external bay for the optical drive, small and simple. It came with two pre installed fans. It's not bad for the price. This case does not have a mounting spot for 2.5 inch SSD. I had to get a BYTECC Bracket-35225 2.5 Inch HDD/SSD Mounting Kit For 3.5" Drive Bay; when i was ordering, i thought this was steel case, but this is plastic and has room for 2 SSD. after i put it in, it works perfect for what it worth.

Monitor: the edge of the monitor frame is very slim and this is perfect for dual monitor setup on a budget.

Comments

  • 61 months ago
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I can't help but notice that you have no graphics card. Why is that? Even $120 could have bought you a solid graphics card that could multiply the experience by ten. Anyway, it's a pretty OK workstation build. +1

  • 61 months ago
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I couldn't settle with one, so i figure i would just stick with the CPU's integrated graphics for now. do you have any suggestion?

  • 61 months ago
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There are infinite choices. The 750 ti is the best price to performance card, and it'll be able to handle workstation tasks @ 1440p with ease and silence. It's under $200 and should be perfect for your needs. It's also worth it to invest in a solid 1440p monitor which can boost the experience and really take advantage of the extra horsepower of the 750 ti. All in all, it'll be a $600-ish upgrade, but it will be worth it in the long run. I hope that I could help.

  • 61 months ago
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750 Ti is a great suggestion. For now, she has not complain to me about the graphic card related issue with the current setup. The integrated graphic from the cpu seems to be able handle the current load. I will keep this in mind when I cross the point for next upgrade. Thanks.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Smart choice in getting same RAM as you can swap into your system. Also at any time you can throw a decent GPU into this and game. Those speakers look like a relic. What are those?

  • 61 months ago
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LOL, relic it is. it's a Eastern Muliimedia AX-4106 Super Woofer Speaker. This is probably as old as the 3 and a quarter plastic disk. I kept it around because it's still working so i put them to work.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

That is awesome. Talk about money well spent if they have worked this long. :)

  • 61 months ago
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Interesting build, thanks for sharing. Curious to know how you've assessed it's analytics and large data crunching performance and capabilities.

  • 61 months ago
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I am very familiar with 3D animation and technologies; my experiences are never have enough of processing power and memory when come to renderings. I assume data processing is the same way. I am not a data analyst, but I will work up some testing and post the result here for reference.

  • 61 months ago
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O, I took the FarCry4. There is no way a build without a GPU will be able to run this game smoothly. I am just waiting to get a GTX 970 or something with Nvidia maxwell architecture that are stable, don't have the random problems and not break my saving for my other build.

  • 61 months ago
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You have waited this long why not wait for the r9 3xx series to drop at the end of Jan/Feb

  • 61 months ago
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Very clean man love that you really go for it with the cable management and cleaning up your cases.

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  • 61 months ago
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the ram will help with the data sampling.

in my other build, i have a 8 GB stick of ram of the same speed and brand. if for whatever reason that she is not doing anything heavy for a long time, then i will take it from this and put it in my build if i ever get into anything graphic intensive stuff.