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Home/Work PC build

by balajirao



CPU Clock Rate



I build this computer mainly for doing some work related stuff from home (no gaming). As this was my first build and was apprehensive and choose Intel Celeron G1620 processor. My build went very smooth and completed in less than 90 minutes. I am planning to upgrade to Intel Haswell when available.

I am able to do all my work related stuff without any glitch. Boot up time is around 10 seconds. The computer is quite and very responsive.

Happy to use windows 8 after being Apple OS X fan-boy for last 4 years.

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Norm101 3 Builds 4 points 56 months ago

You'll have to get a new motherboard to upgrade to Haswell. Different socket. It won't be on the 1155, it will be a new 1150 socket.

Spirafall 1 Build 1 point 56 months ago

So does that mean you'll be upgrading the motherboard as well? I heard Haswell will be using a different CPU socket (LGA 1150). Seems like a lot to spend on a motherboard for a test build.

Norm101 3 Builds 2 points 56 months ago

There seems to be quite a bit of confusion about Haswell. I've noticed quite a few people thinking it is on the 1155 socket. Yet it will indeed use the new 1150 socket.

Kevdo 3 Builds 1 point 56 months ago

I'm so confused about so many choices with this build...

kirbyloveszoe 1 point 56 months ago

I hope most of this was salvaged, otherwise this is pretty bad. Don't get me wrong, if it does what you want, be happy, but JEEZ could it have been better for the price.

bbooiigg 1 point 56 months ago


AlexanderPM 2 Builds 1 point 56 months ago

Fore one, you will have to buy a new motherboard, and maybe even ram for haswell, and you got a z77 for nothing. An after market cooler will do nothing for you, and that SSD is not very reliable.

counterstrike83 1 point 56 months ago

This build, is just, poorly chosen. For 750 dollars you could have done so much better, and done the exact same for much cheaper.

username22 1 point 44 months ago

This is truly the absolute worst build I have ever seen in my life. I'll explain to you what you did wrong. CPU: A Celeron does not belong in an $800 build. For this price range, you should be sporting an i5 or a 6-core AMD. CPU Fan: No need for it. A stock cooler will work fine with it, especially because Celerons were weak to begin with and there is no OCing. Motherboard: You got ripped off at $110. With RAM no faster than DDR3-1600 and max RAM at 32GB with 4 slots, WITH crossfire support, you could get a mobo at $80. RAM: Nothing wrong, carry on. Hard Drives: 3TB one is good. The 500GB was an awful deal, at 5400rpm and $78. You could get a 1TB 7200rpm one at $60. The SSD is completely unnecessary, although I will say it's a good deal, for an SSD. Case: Case looks hideous. I don't see why you would even buy it. And it's really expensive too. Ugh..... PSU: Considering it's Corsair, it's fine. DVD Drive: Good Network adapter: Why? Intergrated wireless is fine. Case fan: Meh. If you wanted one for the actual purpose of cooling the system, you could buy one a lot cheaper. Speakers: Decent. No problems.

Overall, this is a poorly sought-after build. You could have done so much better.

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