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#1 beeiilll

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Posted 12 February 2014 - 01:27 PM

I want to ask fellow overclockers about a recommendation for a friend. They have an older desktop machine with a celeron processor in it that is starting to fail.
An of you fellow entrepreneurs have a recommendation on a good motherboard/processor/ram combination that will make a good workstation for replacing theirs?
I am going to reuse the case and DVD burner and put in a new 850 watt power supply so I really only need to find the MB/CPU?Ram combination. I have a 1 TB hard drive for a new rig and will probably want to put in a SSD as well to make the thing a little snappier.
I know that it will need to be a machine capable of video editing, word processing, and pretty much storage of data for the most part.  They have a business from home that it is used for along with their laptop and iPad.

Hence the reason for a new rig to be able to do video editing and spreadsheets along with storage.  They don't play games at all so that is not important in the build.
I am hoping to put something together that will hold up for a few years into the future.

 

I am going to build this for them but I have been out of the hardware field for a few years now and am way behind on what is out there.  I did look at an ASUS 787 Express MB, i7-4770 cpu, and 16GB ram on NewEgg a bit ago but is that too much overkill?  I want this to hold up for awhile if it can.


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Posted 12 February 2014 - 01:39 PM

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Posted 12 February 2014 - 02:08 PM

I imagine an i7 would be overkill. An i5 Haswell should be more than enough. 


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Posted 13 February 2014 - 06:51 AM

The best budget buy for your usage scenario would be;

 

CPU

AMD FX 8350 Vishera

$189.99 using promo code EMCPHPC22 (ends 2/13)

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16819113284

 

Motherboard

Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3P

$94.99 using promo code EMCPHPC32 (ends 2/13)

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813128651

 

Memory

Team Dark Series DDR3 1600Mhz 16Gb (2x8Gb) 9-9-9-24

$135.99

http://www.newegg.co...82E16820313352 

 

SSD

Crucial M500 240Gb

$129.99

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820148694

 

Total:

$550.96

 

You said in your OP that this machine would also be used for storage.  Critical storage & how much capacity do you need?  If it's critical storage you need to develop a data redundancy plan and not just rely on a single 1Tb hard drive for keeping the data safe.


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Posted 13 February 2014 - 07:38 AM

The best budget buy for your usage scenario would be;

 

CPU

AMD FX 8350 Vishera

$189.99 using promo code EMCPHPC22 (ends 2/13)

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16819113284

 

Motherboard

Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3P

$94.99 using promo code EMCPHPC32 (ends 2/13)

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813128651

 

Memory

Team Dark Series DDR3 1600Mhz 16Gb (2x8Gb) 9-9-9-24

$135.99

http://www.newegg.co...82E16820313352 

 

SSD

Crucial M500 240Gb

$129.99

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820148694

 

Total:

$550.96

 

You said in your OP that this machine would also be used for storage.  Critical storage & how much capacity do you need?  If it's critical storage you need to develop a data redundancy plan and not just rely on a single 1Tb hard drive for keeping the data safe.

First off, Thank You for the reply and recommendations.

I see you went with AMD.  I have always been an Intel user but I know that there are many out there who like AMD (although your signature says you have Intel).

Could you speck this in an Intel format for me please?  I would appreciate it.  I also have a couple of GTS-450 video cards here that I could use one for this now if necessary and then get a better card later on.

 

The storage thing is just that the user will have all their work, data, research, etc, etc on this thing and they are starting up a home business on the internet.  So yes I know that I will have to build a storage backup array at some point for them as well.  Probably will stick an extra 1TB drive in the machine for now and then get a small hot swappable drive tower later on to do full backups and then off site storage of the drives at a later time.

Thanks again for the help. 



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Posted 13 February 2014 - 08:39 AM

Honestly, based on your usage scenario an 8-core AMD build is an ideal solution.........  But if you wanted to go Intel (and I'm assuming you have no desire to overclock)

 

CPU

Intel i5 4670

$219.99

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16819116898

 

Motherboard (one of these two)

Gigabyte GA-Z87-DS3H

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813128677

 

Biostar Hi-Fi X87X 3D

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813138380

 

Everything else from the original list still applies.

 

With that being said, some of the apps he might be using would benefit from hyper threading, so you would probably be better served going with something from the i7 (non K) series.  However that is going to increase cost significantly.


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Posted 13 February 2014 - 05:30 PM

Honestly, based on your usage scenario an 8-core AMD build is an ideal solution.........  But if you wanted to go Intel (and I'm assuming you have no desire to overclock)

 

CPU

Intel i5 4670

$219.99

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16819116898

 

Motherboard (one of these two)

Gigabyte GA-Z87-DS3H

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813128677

 

Biostar Hi-Fi X87X 3D

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813138380

 

Everything else from the original list still applies.

 

With that being said, some of the apps he might be using would benefit from hyper threading, so you would probably be better served going with something from the i7 (non K) series.  However that is going to increase cost significantly.

Well then if I went with the original recommendation and AMD, what would you recommend for a decent video card to use with it then?



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Posted 13 February 2014 - 05:37 PM

 

Honestly, based on your usage scenario an 8-core AMD build is an ideal solution.........  But if you wanted to go Intel (and I'm assuming you have no desire to overclock)

 

CPU

Intel i5 4670

$219.99

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16819116898

 

Motherboard (one of these two)

Gigabyte GA-Z87-DS3H

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813128677

 

Biostar Hi-Fi X87X 3D

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813138380

 

Everything else from the original list still applies.

 

With that being said, some of the apps he might be using would benefit from hyper threading, so you would probably be better served going with something from the i7 (non K) series.  However that is going to increase cost significantly.

Well then if I went with the original recommendation and AMD, what would you recommend for a decent video card to use with it then?

 

What resolution would you be gaming at, and also how much would you want to spend on it?


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Posted 13 February 2014 - 08:05 PM

If your not playing games and just doing video editing, I say intel all the way. an i5 is probably all you really need but a AMD 8350 would be an alright counterpart.


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Posted 14 February 2014 - 05:39 PM

This rig would not be used for gaming but would be for video editing so a reasonably good card would be fine.  I would say up to $150 for a card would do.



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Posted 14 February 2014 - 05:48 PM

The best budget buy for your usage scenario would be;

 

CPU

AMD FX 8350 Vishera

$189.99 using promo code EMCPHPC22 (ends 2/13)

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16819113284

 

Motherboard

Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3P

$94.99 using promo code EMCPHPC32 (ends 2/13)

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813128651

 

Memory

Team Dark Series DDR3 1600Mhz 16Gb (2x8Gb) 9-9-9-24

$135.99

http://www.newegg.co...82E16820313352 

 

SSD

Crucial M500 240Gb

$129.99

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820148694

 

Total:

$550.96

 

You said in your OP that this machine would also be used for storage.  Critical storage & how much capacity do you need?  If it's critical storage you need to develop a data redundancy plan and not just rely on a single 1Tb hard drive for keeping the data safe.

Awesome suggestions right here. I have a 6300 cpu in my rig and it blazes through tasks.


Really wish I could experience an SSD but of course my bank tells me that I can not.

 

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Posted 14 February 2014 - 06:43 PM

This rig would not be used for gaming but would be for video editing so a reasonably good card would be fine.  I would say up to $150 for a card would do.

This seems to be the best you'll find:

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