Putting together a PC for a friend

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Uncle Humjaba, Oct 17, 2013.

  1. Uncle Humjaba

    Uncle Humjaba Limp Gawd

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    Hi all,

    Putting together a computer for a friend.

    1) What will you be doing with this PC? Gaming? Photoshop? Web browsing? etc
    - Solid modeling, FEA and CFD work, plus daily things

    2) What's your budget? Are tax and shipping included?
    About $1k. He has amazon prime, so while the links are to newegg, the purchase will probably be from Amazon

    3) Which country do you live in? If the U.S, please tell us the state and city if possible.
    Greenville, SC

    4) What exact parts do you need for that budget? CPU, RAM, case, etc. The word "Everything" is not a valid answer. Please list out all the parts you'll need.
    CPU, storage, ram, power supply, case, monitor, windows, mouse/keyboard

    5) If reusing any parts, what parts will you be reusing? Please be especially specific about the power supply. List make and model.
    No parts reused

    6) Will you be overclocking?
    To extend life down the road

    7) What is the max resolution of your monitor? What size is it?
    Want 1080p

    8) When do you plan on building/buying the PC?
    Now

    9) What features do you need in a motherboard? RAID? Firewire? Crossfire or SLI support? USB 3.0? SATA 6Gb/s? eSATA? Onboard video (as a backup or main GPU)? UEFI? etc.
    USB3, Sata 6, onboard video is main for now (upgrade to GPU as needed)

    10) Do you already have a legit and reusable/transferable OS key/license? If yes, what OS? Is it 32bit or 64bit?
    No, buying Win8 64bit


    Here is what we've got so far:
    i7 4770k $174 Employee store

    Motherboard
    MSI Z87-G41 PC Mate LGA 1150 Intel HDMI SATA 6 Gb/s USB 3.0 $110
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130695

    Memory
    PNY XLR8 8GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM 1600 (PC3 12800) $70
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820178654

    Power Supply
    EVGA 600 B 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified 600W $60 - $20mir
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E16817438014

    HHD
    SSD - Samsung 840 EVO 2.5" 250GB SATA III $190
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820147248
    Internal - WD 1TB $90
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA2W00ZD1577

    Case
    $40 - Tiger direct pick up

    Monitor
    ACER 23" $120
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824009421

    Windows 8 64-Bit $100

    Keyboard
    $40 - Tiger direct pick up
     
  2. Dangman

    Dangman Ninja Editor SuperMod

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    I would recommend this more reputable PSU:
    $50 - Corsair CX500 500W PSU

    As for the case, I recommend this more than likely better than Tigerdirect case:
    $43 - NZXT Source 210 Elite Black ATX Case
     
  3. Uncle Humjaba

    Uncle Humjaba Limp Gawd

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    Good call on the PSU. I'll pass along the info on the case.

    Any others?
     
  4. Dangman

    Dangman Ninja Editor SuperMod

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    Everything else looks fine to me.