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i5 System - Non Gaming Business PC

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  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Might as well get a hyper 212 evo if you're gonna get a budget cooler.

Bumped the ram to 16gig of 2400 after finally noticing your comments :-D

Prolly don't need the GPU, igp on the CPU is OK for general business use, unless your apps benefit from GPU acceleration?

Case comes with 2 fans which should be ok even if you do add back the 750ti, PSU would be good still too - (estimate) 210w + 60w for GPU 270/360 = 75% load, which would be almost 90% efficiency as per the Jonnyguru review, 58% load without the GPU so that still leaves you 90-150w extra capacity to take into account capacitor aging

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor $219.99 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $29.98 @ OutletPC
Motherboard Asus Z97-A ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $139.99 @ NCIX US
Memory G.Skill Trident X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-2400 Memory $189.99 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung 840 Pro Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Drive Purchased For $0.00
Storage Western Digital Caviar Black 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive Purchased For $0.00
Case Corsair 330R ATX Mid Tower Case $89.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply SeaSonic 360W 80+ Gold Certified ATX Power Supply $61.99 @ Mwave
Optical Drive Asus BW-12B1ST/BLK/G/AS Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer $60.97 @ OutletPC
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $792.90
  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for your insights and Parts List. You certainly know your stuff.

I think I like the GPU because I do some Sim city and light gaming. I also use the CUDA cores to encode MP4 video. But good point it would be overkill in most cases. One of my goals is to make this semi-future proof for my use, hence more power than needed. I tend to keep my PC about 4-5 years. I upgrade incrementally when needed.

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