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Workstation Build ($700)

  1. #1


    Colorado (USA)
    Posts : 6
    Windows 8 Pro (x64)

    Workstation Build ($700)


    Hi All,

    I'm looking to build a video-encoding rig for under $700. I will also play some Sims 3 while I wait. Nothing else planned for the machine. Please provide feedback for how it looks. I will be buying from Amazon. Note that all parts have been checked for compatibility.

    CPU: Intel Xeon E3-1220

    GPU: EVGA GT 640 2GB

    MoBo: Gigabyte GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3

    ODD: Lite-ON Super All Write DVD-RW (24x)

    RAM: Corsair XMS3 16GB (2x 8GB) DDR3-1333MHz

    HDD: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB (Sata r3, 7200rpm, 64Mb Cache)

    PSU: Corsair CX430 (80+ Bronze)

    Case: Corsair Carbide 200r

    Thanks in advance!

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2


    I would strongly recommend a 120 or 128GB SSD for the boot drive ($100) and a WD Caviar Black 64MB cache hard drive instead of the Caviar Blue. You could get the 500GB drive instead of the 1TB to save a few $, but it may not be much cheaper. I just built a neighbor a PC using a Gigabyte motherboard last Friday and I was very impressed with it's quality and performance! Good luck!
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    Colorado (USA)
    Posts : 6
    Windows 8 Pro (x64)


    thanks
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Workstation Build ($700)
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