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DanDan825

6 months ago

Hello everyone, this build is an office build and wanted to know if I should change anything. I greatly appreciate your opinions, thank you.

https://pcpartpicker.com/list/VDDPjy

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  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 5 3400G 3.7 GHz Quad-Core Processor $149.00 @ B&H
CPU Cooler Noctua - NH-L9i 33.84 CFM CPU Cooler $39.95 @ Amazon
Motherboard MSI - B450 TOMAHAWK ATX AM4 Motherboard $114.99 @ Newegg
Memory Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $69.99 @ Newegg
Storage Corsair - MP510 960 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $114.99
Case Corsair - 200R ATX Mid Tower Case $65.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply SeaSonic - FOCUS Plus Gold 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply $83.99 @ SuperBiiz
Operating System Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $99.49 @ SuperBiiz
Case Fan Noctua - NF-F12 PWM 54.97 CFM 120 mm Fan $19.95 @ Amazon
Case Fan Noctua - NF-F12 PWM 54.97 CFM 120 mm Fan $19.95 @ Amazon
Case Fan Noctua - NF-F12 PWM 54.97 CFM 120 mm Fan $19.95 @ Amazon
Case Fan Noctua - NF-F12 PWM 54.97 CFM 120 mm Fan $19.95 @ Amazon
Monitor Acer - SB220Q bi 21.5" 1920x1080 75 Hz Monitor $89.99 @ Amazon
Keyboard Microsoft - Desktop 900 Wireless Standard Keyboard With Optical Mouse $29.36 @ Amazon
Custom AmazonBasics High-Speed HDMI 2.0 Cable - 0.9m / 3 Feet (Latest Standard) Supports Ethernet, 3D, Audio Return -
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $937.54
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-07-08 15:50 EDT-0400

X570 is silly with a 3400G, use the Flashback to get the 3400G working

Cheaper and just as boring-looking case

for $4 more, here is a 550W focus.

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

The Noctua CPU cooler that you’ve chosen requires an AM4 bracket sold separately. I’d instead recommend using the Noctua NH-L9a cooler or the Wraith Spire that is included with the Ryzen CPU

https://pcpartpicker.com/product/DZfhP6/noctua-nh-l9a-am4-338-cfm-cpu-cooler-nh-l9a-am4

You might be able to save more money by simply changing the m.2 drive down to a 250gb and getting a separate 1TB HDD since your case can fit plenty.

You probably don’t need a full blown ATX mobo if you aren’t planning to install a GPU or set of GPUs. Mini-ITX motherboards would be fine since you’re most likely to use the Ryzen as an APU.

Office computers should be able to get away with 8GB of RAM that run at 2400mhz which brings another subject:

The Ryzen 5 3400g may be overkill for an office computer. Basic office tasks such as Microsoft office applications would be perfectly fine for a Ryzen 3 2200g

If you want to save further money, consider a semi modular PSU or a non-modular

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

For an office build:

  • Faster single threaded intel i3-9100 4-core chip with integrated graphics. 3400G is more of a budget graphics intense endeavour, for light iGPU graphics workloads or 30-60fps bogged down gaming.

  • A 500GB SSD should suffice unless user-specific requirements suggest otherwise, coupled with a 1TB HD for backups and archived storage. The 1TB SSD + 1TB HD is achievable within the budget.

  • You really don't need that many case fans for this type of build. Even a single exhaust fan on the rear would do the job. x2 noctuas maintained.

  • With the savings at hand, you could upgrade to a 1440p panel for sharper image detailing and more screen real estate. Comes handy when multi-tasking or using windows split screen functionality. Alternatively, you could grab x2 1080p panels if this sort of arrangement makes things a little easier with multi-tasking.

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i3-9100 3.6 GHz Quad-Core Processor $122.99 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler Cooler Master - Hyper 212 Black Edition 42 CFM CPU Cooler $24.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard ASRock - B365M Pro4 Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $79.99 @ Amazon
Memory G.Skill - Ripjaws 4 Series 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) DDR4-2666 Memory $40.99 @ Newegg
Storage Crucial - P1 500 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $59.95 @ Amazon
Storage Seagate - BarraCuda 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $39.99 @ Newegg
Case Fractal Design - Define Mini C MicroATX Mid Tower Case $79.99 @ Newegg Business
Power Supply Corsair - CXM (2015) 450 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply $49.98 @ Newegg
Operating System Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $109.99 @ B&H
Case Fan Noctua - NF-F12 PWM 54.97 CFM 120 mm Fan $19.95 @ Amazon
Case Fan Noctua - NF-F12 PWM 54.97 CFM 120 mm Fan $19.95 @ Amazon
Monitor HP - VH240a 23.8" 1920x1080 60 Hz Monitor $109.99 @ Amazon
Keyboard Microsoft - Desktop 900 Wireless Standard Keyboard With Optical Mouse $28.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $787.74
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-07-21 10:56 EDT-0400

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