61 months ago
Howdy folks, First build for someone who has avoided the hardware and "software guts" (BIOS, OS) side of technology for most of my life. I'm trying to keep it affordable, while also capable. I do light-moderate GIS, mostly analysis, very little cartography. I'm thinking the onboard graphics will be adequate but I am open to adding a GPU, hence the Crossfire capable mobo. I've done some resource intensive GIS Python scripts, looking to get into more serious languages in the next year (C family) and RDMS systems (MySQL, PostGreSQL). Basically looking to explore some of the software licenses I got as a student recently and need a better machine than my 5 year old laptop. Got a little time on my hands thought I would try building instead of just buying.
Looking for advice on parts, possible bottlenecks and other classic newbie mistakes.
|CPU||AMD A8-6600K 3.9GHz Quad-Core Processor||$84.99 @ Newegg|
|Motherboard||Gigabyte GA-F2A78M-D3H Micro ATX FM2+ Motherboard||$60.99 @ SuperBiiz|
|Memory||G.Skill Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory||$69.99 @ Newegg|
|Storage||Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive||$49.88 @ OutletPC|
|Case||Cooler Master N200 MicroATX Mid Tower Case||$39.99 @ NCIX US|
|Power Supply||Corsair CSM 550W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply||$39.99 @ Newegg|
|Wireless Network Adapter||TP-Link TL-WN781ND 802.11b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter||$15.99 @ SuperBiiz|
|Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available||$361.82|
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