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This holiday season, NeweggBusiness Rewards members can earn major BizPoints purchasing qualifying items that multiply BizPoint totals for the purchase. Some items qualify for 5x the BizPoints, others qualify for 2x.  If you have computer components on your office wish list for early 2016, shopping wisely now can put money back in your pocket by the New Year.

Just as an example of how many BizPoints you can accrue, I specced out a system with the intent of maximizing BizPoints.

If you are unfamiliar with the Rewards Program, check the main landing page for an explanation.

Building the Bonus BizPoints PC

I wanted a versatile mid-level build capable of production work if needed. I decided to add a graphics card and monitor in with the build.  Here is how the build breaks down component by component.

CPU

For an all-around office system, an Intel Core i5 processor is a good place to start. This one has a 5x Bonus BizPoints multiplier conveniently enough.

Intel Core i5-4460 3.2 GHz Haswell Quad Core

i5 haswell 4460
Price: $189.99
BizPoints Multiplier: 5x
BizPoints Earned:

  • Silver Member – 475
  • Gold Member – 633
  • Platinum Member – 950

See more Intel CPUs that qualify for BizPoint multipliers

Motherboard

I found a good deal on an Intel motherboard with a 2x multiplier.

ASUS Z97-A LGA 1150 Intel Z97 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Motherboard

ASUS MOBO

 

Price: $141.99
BizPoints Multiplier: 2x
BizPoints Earned:

  • Silver Member – 142
  • Gold Member – 190
  • Platinum Member –284

See more Asus motherboards that qualify for BizPoint multipliers.

 

Video Card

Although onboard graphics will suffice for most business PCs, having a discrete graphics card makes this PC versatile enough to handle multimedia production, CAD, and design work. The deal on this ninth generation GeForce is hard to pass up.

ZOTAC GeForce GTZ 970 4 GB G-Sync Video Card

ZOTAC GeForce 970

Price: $289.99
BizPoints Multiplier: 5x
BizPoints Earned:

  • Silver Member – 725
  • Gold Member – 967
  • Platinum Member – 1450

See more ZOTAC video cards that qualify for BizPoint multipliers.

 

SSD

Modern PCs have solid-state drives to boost performance for the operating system and main programs.

Kingston SSDNow V300 Series 120 GB SATA III SSD

Kingson v300 SSD

Price: $46.99
BizPoints Multiplier: 5x
BizPoints Earned:

  • Silver Member – 118
  • Gold Member – 157
  • Platinum Member – 235

See more Kingston SSDs that qualify for BizPoint multipliers

 

HDD

I was thinking about picking up the 460 GB Kingston SSD to make my system entirely flash memory, and benefit from a 2x BizPoint multiplier, but wanted a full GB of storage. I went with a traditional spinning drive for this even though only standard BizPoint accruals apply here.

WD Black Series 1 TB 7200 RPM

Price: $69.99
BizPoints Multiplier: 5x
BizPoints Earned:

  • Silver Member – 35
  • Gold Member – 47
  • Platinum Member – 70

 

Power Supply Unit

For power supply, I was looking for 500 watts and an 80-PLUS Bronze rating. I found a 2x BizPoints multiplier. Done deal.
EVGA 500W 80 PLUS Certified PSU

EVGA PSU

Price: $39.99
BizPoints Multiplier: 2x
BizPoints Earned:

  • Silver Member – 40
  • Gold Member – 60
  • Platinum Member – 80

See more EVGA PSUs that qualify for BizPoint multipliers.

 

Memory

The motherboard that I chose requires DDR4 memory, and 8 GB is enough for most business related tasks.

HyperX FURY 8 GB DDR4 SDRAM

HyperX DDR4 RAM

Price: $56.99
BizPoints Multiplier: 2x
BizPoints Earned:

  • Silver Member – 57
  • Gold Member – 76
  • Platinum Member – 114

See more HyperX memory that qualifies for BizPoint multipliers.

Monitor

Technically, a monitor is a peripheral, but this might be the best bargain of the holiday season—40 percent off suggested retail price, and five times the BizPoints. I’ll take it!

ASUS 23-inch LCD Monitor
(1920 x 1080)

ASUS monitor

Price: $219.99
BizPoints Multiplier: 5x
BizPoints Earned:

  • Silver Member – 550
  • Gold Member – 734
  • Platinum Member – 1100

See more ASUS monitors that qualify for BizPoint multipliers.

 

PC Case

There are several mini- and micro-ATX cases with BizPoint multipliers, but these will not accommodate a full-sized system. Instead I went with an old standby from Rosewill, the Newegg house brand.

Rosewill CHALLENGER ATX Mid-Tower

Rosewill Case

Price: $49.99
BizPoints Multiplier: 1x
BizPoints Earned:

  • Silver Member – 25
  • Gold Member – 34
  • Platinum Member – 50

Software

I needed some software to spin up on my new productivity build, so I went with Windows 10 and a single Office 365 license. Standard BizPoint accrual applied to both purchase.

Microsoft Windows 10

Price: $139.99

BizPoints Multiplier 1x
BizPoints Earned:

  • Silver Member – 70
  • Gold Member – 94
  • Platinum Member – 140

Microsoft Office 365 Personal / 1 PC

Price: $69.99
BizPoints Multiplier 1x
BizPoints Earned:

  • Silver Member – 35
  • Gold Member – 47
  • Platinum Member – 70

Final retail price and savings for the build

Retail price for build: $1315.89

Here are the tallies for total BizPoint accruals

  • Silver Member – 2272 BizPoints (saves $22.72 per PC)
  • Gold Member – 3039 BizPoints (saves $30.39 per PC)
  • Platinum Member – 4543 BizPoints (saves $45.43 per PC)
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Building a PC for Maximum Bonus BizPoints
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Building a PC for Maximum Bonus BizPoints
Description
This holiday season, NeweggBusiness Rewards members can earn major BizPoints by shopping for qualifying items that multiply BizPoints on purchases up to five times over.
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Adam Lovinus

Adam Lovinus

A tech writer and Raspberry Pi enthusiast from Orange County, California.

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