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.