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Hi all,

Welcome to my third and fourth build on PCpartpicker. This time my father's best friend came to me, he asked me to build him two PCs at the same time. One was supposed to be a gaming build for his son who is going to have his birthday next week, the other one was going to be used for his business to do bookkeeping, run a SQL server and webdesign.

Welcome to the Bookkeeping/ SQL server/ webdesign section of this dual build. My fathers friend asked me:"how much is a fast bookkeeping PC going to cost, to replace my old PC" so I told him that a reasonable powerful PC was nowadays was going to cost around $600,-

So he agreed and I had a budget of $600,-. Why I chose the parts I did:

CPU: i5-4440 running @3.1GHz: I used this CPU because these i5 have very great single core performances and I didn't need the 4670(k) for a PC with this budget. It was even on sale and 30$ cheaper than the i5-4430 running @3.0GHz.

GPU: None: The integrated HD4600 in the CPU is more than powerful enough to do what this PC is build for (he actually also wanted to be able to watch divX movies which the HD4600 should be very capable of).

PSU: XFX Core Edition Pro: I didn't need a Tier 1 powersupply for a build with a $700 budget so I went with a Tier 2, too bad it isn't modular.

Motherboard: MSI B85-G41 PC Mate: One of the cheapest I could find with the features I was looking for, after finishing this build I am even going to recommend this motherboard to others.

RAM: Kingston Blu 8GB CL9: Great price/performance and sweet looking heatsinks :)

Case: Love the Corsair Obsidian series period.

OD: Cheapest one I could find

HDD: Seagate Barracuda 1TB: I have been using Seagate all my life and in all my builds on this website so far, great price/performance and reliability.

SSD: Kingston SSDnow 120GB: Kingston is one of my favorite brands and is/has always been very reliable, also I got it on sale.

OS: Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit: because he needed some features which are only present in Ultimate.

That should be about everything I have to tell you guys/girls, let me know what you think about the build/builds in the comments and leave a like when you liked this build.

Enjoy the pictures !

The other build can be found here: http://pcpartpicker.com/b/GaX

P.s. All prices are with 19% tax included and calculated from EUR to USD.

Comments

  • 75 months ago
  • 2 points

Very nice! I love the case!

  • 75 months ago
  • 2 points

Thank you very much, me too !

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

Did you have any problems with the audio on the motherboard? I'm having some audio problems with it at the moment.

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi Mattyice,

No I haven't got any calls that there is something wrong with the motherboard, the PC is still being used everyday by the user. Did you try to flash the motherboard BIOS and install the newest driver for the audio? This could help to solve your problem.

Let me know if it helped, I will try to help you as good as possible.

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

I didn't want to have the hassle of doing all that so I just bought a cheap sound card. Works fine.

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  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you!

For some reason it was on sale, I was very lucky this time.

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, thats a great deal. good job, the ram is alittle pricy for what it is but overall pretty good.