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.
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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.
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
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
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.