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Building a new computer


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xfootballer814

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Hello all I am working on building a new computer for my parents but i have never done this before so i need help making sure im not doing anything stupid. The computer will run dual monitors on it and be used mainly for office tasks such as quickbooks, excel etc...I want it to last for a long time, our current one has lasted a good 8 years, and also be able to do occasional video downloading, photo editing etc. Planning on keeping the price under 600 dollars and lower price without sacrificing performance too much is always good! Anyway heres what i've picked out so far. Please let me know if things are not compatible or not needed. Oh and i'm getting a student discount on the OS so don't include that in the price. And thanks in advance!
For the processor, would a quad core offer much improvement? It's listed as the second one
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16819103872
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16819103871
For memory I was going to pick up two of these
http://www.newegg.co...1277&nm_mc=BFUS
Power Supply:Its a bit overkill but its on sale for 54 bucks, if anyone has a cheaper suggestion that would work, need about 450 watts, i'm all ears
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817139005
For my case
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16811119137
For my hard drive
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16822136319
CD/DVD burner. Do i also need to buy a CD/DVD drive??
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16827118039
Graphics Card. I'm a bit iffy on the need for one, thought about downgrading to a cheaper one but not sure...I do want to have a dedicated card though to run dual monitors and some other programs. Any advice here would be appreciated
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814161315
And for the motherboard. Is this compatible with the hardrive? It only mentions the 6.0Gb/s connector and the hard drive is 3.0 Gb/s...
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813157198
Once again thanks a bunch!
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Looks good :D
I have the same case, note it doesnt come with many fans. buy another two or three 120mm fans. The case will take 7 of them but just a few is nice.
Either processor will work fine , its just a little future proofing .
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Thanks for the advice man, i'll spend the money i saved on the fans
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