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Budget Office Build

by jschnitz1

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24 Comments

Details

Date Published

Sept. 22, 2017

CPU Clock Rate

3.6GHz

Description

No frills office build.

Part Reviews

CPU

Went with G4600 instead of G4560 because it was cheaper at the time and has better integrated graphics.

Motherboard

Cheapest MOBO that I didn't have to flash BIOS on.

Memory

I really dislike the price of RAM right now.

Storage

Reliable brand and it was kinda on sale. I know prices are coming down right now.

Case

Very roomy considering I don't have many components, plenty of room to build in. The back side panel will be tough to get back on if you don't attempt some cable management (i.e. you can't just stuff the cables back there).

Power Supply

Good reviews, was on sale with $20 MIR so it ends up being $26.99 once I turn in the card. I like semi modular power supplies because they are usually always cheaper than full modular ones and the only non-modular cables are MOBO and CPU power which you need anyway.

Optical Drive

It had literally over 1000 reviews on PCPartpicker.... I don't think it was a bad decision.

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ajpinton 11 Builds 4 points 13 months ago

The cost of flash storage has driven these budget builds up, a year (or so) ago you could have built this for under $350. Oh well... It is a really good looking build, I really like these no nonsense builds.

jschnitz1 submitter 1 Build 2 points 13 months ago

I was looking into this type of build last year and I'm pretty sure I got it down under $300 bucks at one point with the H110 and i3-6100 combo deal for $100 total and the SSD deals from Black Friday. I didn't have anyone to build it for though...

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ajpinton 11 Builds 1 point 13 months ago

I am not sure what to do about the miners, however boycotting crypto mining currencies could help make them less profitable to mine. As far as the cell phones go we have our selves to blame, think of how many people you know who get a new phone every year; that is what is driving the cell phone market. Thankfully I managed to find a GTX1060 6GB at MSRP a few weeks ago, felt strange paying MSRP for it but I must digress :).

RomeThundaDome 3 points 13 months ago

Good build for a office PC. My Pops has the same wireless keyboard for his HTPC

jschnitz1 submitter 1 Build 1 point 13 months ago

I used to use it on my PC when it was in living room. I keep it around as backup and to test other builds on it. It works great!

Nuclear_Physicist_Thats_A_Birb 1 point 13 months ago

That monitor scares me xd

jschnitz1 submitter 1 Build 1 point 13 months ago

That monitor is just for testing this build and installing OS. It is actually my second monitor on my main build since I can't afford a better 2nd monitor right now.

_xflxghtive -2 points 13 months ago

I think you need a graphics card business or not.an i7 would be pretty good here too...

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Eltech 19 Builds 3 points 13 months ago

If this build is only using "office" applications, than the Pentium Kaby Lake (G4600 or G4560) is plentiful as they are not far behind with their i3 siblings. An i7 isn't going to be fully utilized with office applications. And yes, a dedicated graphics card isn't required for simple tasks, but the processor needs to have integrated graphics to give video output for their display(s).

Synchro 2 Builds 2 points 13 months ago

exactly

Eltech 19 Builds 2 points 13 months ago

Someone understands me. Thanks! :)

Nullarc77 2 Builds 2 points 13 months ago

I agree. Completely. With something for an office build you can get away with something like the g4400. Gpus are pointless on something like this. unless you want to connect more displays, But there are plenty of video-display-adapters like the gt 210. That one is $30 and it adds a few ports. The gpu part of it is useless but it would add hdmi which is more useful then vga or dvi. But there are plenty like it for a similar price.

Eltech 19 Builds 1 point 13 months ago

Agreed.

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Eltech 19 Builds 1 point 13 months ago

I understand, but an i7 is unnecessary for their intended purposes. I already agree with you that a dedicated graphics is not required for their current purpose. Though I wanted to clarify about an integrated graphics is required. You aren't incorrect about it. I'm just a bad habit of trying to be specific.

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_xflxghtive 1 point 13 months ago

Even Business I'm pretty sure you'll need a quad core instead of dual.

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jschnitz1 submitter 1 Build 2 points 13 months ago

It's being used for real estate and other home office stuff like quicken, word processing, etc. No software on it will likely require 4 physical cores.

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jschnitz1 submitter 1 Build 1 point 13 months ago

I went with Samsung for the reliability and the prices for SSD storage are all pretty expensive at the moment. The build was for my mom back in CA and I don't want to get a call because her drive went down. It's too hard to support it from AZ.

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jschnitz1 submitter 1 Build 1 point 13 months ago

My thoughts exactly.

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