8/6/2014

If we were purchasing or building a new desktop computer, here's what we would want:

SPECIFICATIONS FOR A NEW DESKTOP COMPUTER
Home/Small Business Model


INTEL Core i7 3.7 GHZ CUSTOM-BUILT DESKTOP COMPUTER
 
 
QTY.
PART
              COST 
 
1
CPU - Intel Core i7 4820K @ 3.7 GHz 10 MB Cache CPU  $                 356.00  New 
1
MOTHERBOARD - Asus P9X79 Deluxe   - Intel 2011 chipset  $                 377.00  New 
1
CASE  - ATX - Lian Li PC-9NA  $                 165.00  New 
2
RAM - 8 Gigabyte DDR3-1600 Kingston      [Total RAM = 16 GB]  $                 200.00  New 
1
POWER SUPPLY - Thermaltake 750W  Model TP-750AH3CCG-B  ATX  $                 118.00  New 
1
HARD DISK - Samsung 500 Gigabyte Model 840 SSD (Solid State Drive)  $                 278.00  New 
1
BLU-RAY DRIVE - Asus Model BW-12B1ST 12X Burner   $                   87.00  New 
1
VIDEO CARD - eVGA nVidia GeForce GT630  2 GB DDR3 PCI-X  $                 149.00  New 
1
CPU COOLER FAN - Noctua NH-U14S  $                   99.00  New 
1
WINDOWS 8.1  64-bit  DVD  $                 105.00  New 
   
GRAND TOTAL =  $              1,934.00
 
 
By way of comparison:
   
Dell XPS 8700 Special Edition Desktop Computer, Intel Core i7-4790 (up to 4 GHz), $              1,299.99
16 GB RAM, 1 TB Hybrid Hard Disk with 32 GB SSD Cache, DVD±RW Drive,
Windows 8.1 [NEW]
 
 

ADDITIONAL SOFTWARE YOU MAY WANT TO PURCHASE:  Microsoft Office 2013 Professional  (w/ Microsoft Access, their database program), if you want to splurge or if you need to create more professional documents, databases, slide shows, and so on, or Microsoft Office Home and Student 2013, which is less expensive, because it doesn't have the Microsoft Outlook e-mail/contact management program, among other things.

Prices are approximate and subject to change without notice.

(Caution: If you purchase an Asus P9X79 Deluxe board with an older BIOS chip, Windows 8.1 may not work very well. It is better to install Windows 7 instead. The BIOS is the firmware/software that controls the computer before Windows comes on and takes over.)

 

 

 

 

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