Description

This build started as a needed upgrade for my dads girlfriend so that she could have a triple monitor setup for working at home as she does Real Estate Appraisals. Originally she was using a Athlon II X2 on an old MSI board my dad had setup back in '09 and it worked fine but would only do 2 monitors.

So last Sunday we head over to our local Microcenter and cheat the system a bit :P, They were selling the 4100 at 69.99 but you couldn't bundle it with a mobo but with a error on their website it did allow for a combo and they sold it to us at $69.99 for the cpu and $10 for the mobo.

The RAM was $35 with the mobo combo at MIcrocenter as well.

The gpu while weak, has all the necessary connections for 3 screens out the box (atm only 2) and for $60 I can't complain :P.

The case came from FRY's and was $35 with the PSU (I know don't trust raidmax but the other terrible PSU lasted 4yrs without issue.) BUt it doesn't have any cable management to speak of..

The HDD, OS, ODD, and USB Extender all come from the old build and were free.

Overall this build was pretty easy we had everything in and installed in an hour, and its running great now. Hopefully you guys enjoyed reading :P

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Comments

  • 82 months ago
  • 1 point

No way to complain about a $200 computer that can probably handle whatever real estate-iness you throw at it.

  • 82 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice choice on video card for this purpose. It's one of the few that can output to 3 screens without using displayport.

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm building a office computer that needs 3 monitors and am thinking of using that video card. How is it?

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Uh, it does the job on the cheaper side of things, If you can find it that is. I know there is a couple similar cards that sapphire has that use better gpus I'd recommend getting this one http://pcpartpicker.com/part/sapphire-video-card-100358flex

  • 72 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks for getting back to me. I actually ended up going with a GTX 650.

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