Description

This is my first build which is going to be my home office PC. I forgot to take pictures during the building process. I got lucky with finding two deals for the ram and the power supply.

My comments:

Turned out to be a really good and fast computer for working with a bunch of office related applications. I can use multiple office applications without a sweat.

Not knowing a lot, I decided to go with a cheap case. The case is not that bad, but you have to get creative with the cable management. It was very hard to use the 3.5" bracket that came with the ssd, so ended up mounting the ssd at the bottom of the case where there are 4 holes provided.

I decided not to go with a graphics card as I dont plan on gaming on this computer. I would like to have two monitors. I am not sure if I am going to need a graphics card just to have dual monitors.

Overall, I am really happy with this build.

Feel free to comment and suggest different things so that I can make use of those when building a second one! (I dont know when thats going to be :) )

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Comments

  • 72 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice build. Office applications will fly with this.

  • 72 months ago
  • 2 points

I think you're getting some down votes because you haven't posted any photos of the inside of the case. As far as the build goes, you sound very happy with your build and it cost less than $600. Sounds like a win to me. I don't know what kind of processing demand your office applications have-- an i3 might have been OK, but the Haswell i5 is an excellent processor and might help you get more long-term use out of your computer if you end up demanding more out of it over the years. As far as I know the i5 can support up to 3 monitors, but don't quote me on that.

  • 72 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks for the explanation on the votes. I simply forgot to take the pictures when I was doing the build because I was very excited to assemble a computer for the very first time :).

As far as the multiple monitor support goes, I also found out that i5 can support 3 monitors, but it also depends on your motherboard. My motherboard specifies that it can only work with two. So, it should work for me as long as I want to have just two monitors.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Worse case scenario you buy a new GPU that can support 3 monitors, you can get a good one fairly inexpensive

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Do you have any recommendations for a fairly inexpensive good GPU?

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

I would recommend something like a GTX 750 Ti or GTX 950 or AMD side, R7 270

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

You should at least take a picture of the tower :)

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Lol... Maybe I should...

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh yes, I forgot to mention my reason for going with intel and not amd for processors - Frankly, I dont know a lot about amd processors, I have never used a system with an amd processor. I wanted everything to go right the first time around. So, I chose to go with intel :)

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

hey dude amd is not to be underestimated the piledriver 8 cores will give you more multi threading than that but if u wanna use single core go for intel but please dont say you chose intel because its right and not amd.ITS EQUALLY RELIABLE

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