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Opinion on parts list - double check on compatability

catmoneyseed

37 months ago

Hi, im putting together a new PC for a friend who will be using the PC for a home business. The PC wont be used for gaming at all.

heres the list of parts:

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6500 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor $267.00 @ Shopping Express
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212X 82.9 CFM CPU Cooler $45.00 @ PLE Computers
Motherboard Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $329.00 @ Umart
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $125.00 @ Centre Com
Storage Crucial MX200 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $107.00 @ CPL Online
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $64.00 @ Shopping Express
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $64.00 @ Shopping Express
Video Card Asus GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB STRIX Video Card $199.00 @ Mwave Australia
Case Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case $84.00 @ Shopping Express
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA NEX 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $129.00 @ CPL Online
Optical Drive Asus DRW-24D5MT DVD/CD Writer $19.00 @ Mwave Australia
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit -
Software Microsoft Office Home and Business 2016 Software -
Wireless Network Adapter TP-Link TL-WDN4800 PCI-Express x1 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi Adapter $44.00 @ Shopping Express

this isnt my first build but i'm no expert on picking parts, can anyone give me some opinions on the build i've got going here?, are any of the parts being bottlenecked by other parts?, do you think im overkilling some parts and underkilling other parts?. this build has been put together to serve the purpose of a home business, which includes tasks such as accessing client documents (quickly), accessing online servers through web browsers, storing large amounts of client documents, and having a dual monitor display. Any opinions are highly appreciated!.

Comments

  • 37 months ago
  • 2 points

You don't need a aftermarket cooler if on a non K CPU. You don't need a GPU if the one that comes with the i5 is already powerful as it is.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

thanks for the quick response,

if thats the case, will adding a GPU like I have be a total waste of money?, im not on a tight budget with this build so im looking for good performance, but if adding a GPU on top of the i5 one wont improve the overall performance by much then i might consider removing it. thanks again.

  • 37 months ago
  • 2 points

The GPU is made for gaming and rendering. MY advice is to remove it, as it is a waste of money if there will be no gaming done. Maybe put the money taken from the GPU and put it towards more RAM, never can have too much RAM.

  • 37 months ago
  • 2 points

Also, unless you're going for looks, the aftermarket cooler is a waste as well.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

I live in Australia and it gets pretty hot where I live during the summer, I guess that's why I went for an after market cooler instead of the stock one. I'll consider taking it off the build, thanks.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Okay, that explains it.

  • 37 months ago
  • 2 points

I don't see the need for a dedicated GPU, or such an expensive (gaming) MOBO:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6500 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor $267.00 @ Shopping Express
CPU Cooler CRYORIG M9i 48.4 CFM CPU Cooler $35.00 @ PCCaseGear
Motherboard ASRock B150M Pro4 Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $105.00 @ Mwave Australia
Memory Kingston HyperX Fury Black 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $65.00 @ PCCaseGear
Storage Crucial MX300 275GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $97.00 @ Shopping Express
Storage Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $97.00 @ IJK
Storage Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $97.00 @ IJK
Case Aerocool Xpredator Cube Red MicroATX Mid Tower Case $49.00 @ CPL Online
Power Supply Corsair CX 430W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $51.00 @ CPL Online
Optical Drive LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer $19.00 @ CPL Online
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit -
Software Microsoft Office Home and Business 2016 Software -
Wireless Network Adapter Asus PCE-AC56 PCI-Express x1 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi Adapter $67.10 @ Skycomp Technology
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $949.10
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-11-16 00:59 AEDT+1100
  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

wow, thanks for the detailed re-build. Yeah im a bit of a MOBO noob, i got a bit carried away aha.

  • 37 months ago
  • 2 points

If you don't need much multitasking (operating only one-two application at a time), you can save serious budget here and go with this build:

  • an i3 is generally good for normal office use (opening documents, browsing the WEB etc. Even a Pentium should do)
  • 8 GB RAM is usually enough. You can add more later on if you need it
  • the motherboard supports dual graphics output: Support DVI-D and HDMI ports by independent display controllers
  • cheaper yet somewhat larger capacity SSD
  • 2 TB HDD is cheaper than 2 x 1 TB HDD. If you want RAID, let me know and I'll modify the build. (What RAID do you want? This motherboard supports none.)
  • no need for a GPU, the iGPU (integrated graphics in CPU) handles office work just fine.
  • semi modular PSU, that's not overkill for your needs
  • kept the WiFi adapter, but I would recommend using a wired connection instead. More reliable, more secure.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i3-6100 3.7GHz Dual-Core Processor $148.00 @ Shopping Express
Motherboard ASRock H110M-HDS Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $78.00 @ Shopping Express
Memory *G.Skill NT Series 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $49.50 @ Newegg Australia
Storage Crucial MX300 275GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $97.00 @ Shopping Express
Storage Toshiba 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $89.00 @ IJK
Case *Zalman ZM-T1 PLUS MicroATX Mini Tower Case $39.00 @ Mwave Australia
Power Supply Corsair CX 430W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $51.00 @ CPL Online
Operating System *Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $129.00 @ IJK
Wireless Network Adapter TP-Link TL-WDN4800 PCI-Express x1 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi Adapter $44.00 @ Shopping Express
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $724.50
*Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-11-16 01:07 AEDT+1100

Edit the build to your liking. Let me know if you have questions.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks Shakaron, i like this build a lot. The reason i went with 2 x 1TB HDD's is because of the nature of the information of the business, i recommended my friend to separate the client documents into different HDD's, in case one drive were to fail, not all the data would be lost. 4TB is heaps, but in this build its very affordable which is great. Im not too familiar with using a RAID setup so im not entirely sure if RAID would be a better alternative at accomplishing my data retention task, but im very open to opinion.

Also, do you have experience using this case yourself?, it seems really good from the photos and reviews.

thanks again.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Case: I just picked the cheapest one due to budget. It also has dust filters, in case that would be one of your concerns. You can use your case of choice as well, this one is just cheaper.

I forgot to mention that I removed the optical drive too Would you need it at all? Installation of the OS can be done from a USB stick.

To understand RAID a bit better, I would recommend reading this Wikipedia page. I would recommend using RAID 0 (or RAID 10) to keep your data secure. With RAID 0 if one drive dies, your data is still intact (and accessible) on the other drive. Replace the dead drive with a similar one and you are protected against data loss once more.

Of course, it's worth keeping a backup copy of the data somewhere else as well if they are really important, irreplaceable documents.

There's a build for RAID 0 support:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i3-6100 3.7GHz Dual-Core Processor $148.00 @ Shopping Express
Motherboard *ASRock H170M Pro4 Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $131.00 @ IJK
Memory *Crucial 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $46.00 @ CPL Online
Storage Crucial MX300 275GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $97.00 @ Shopping Express
Storage Toshiba 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $89.00 @ IJK
Storage Toshiba 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $89.00 @ IJK
Case *Zalman ZM-T1 PLUS MicroATX Mini Tower Case $39.00 @ Mwave Australia
Power Supply Corsair CX 430W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $51.00 @ CPL Online
Operating System *Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $129.00 @ IJK
Wireless Network Adapter TP-Link TL-WDN4800 PCI-Express x1 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi Adapter $44.00 @ Shopping Express
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $863.00
*Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-11-16 02:13 AEDT+1100
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