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Daily (Lite) Office Use PC

Steezbag
  • 55 months ago

Looking for a new PC for our office. They wanted to go out and spend $750+ at Best Buy when I told them I could probably throw something together for much less that would more than suffice. Any input towards parts to purchase is appreciated.

Budget: Not really a budget issue. Just want what is needed and will let the budget fall into place. Location: Southern California (USA) Use (Gaming, Rendering, etc): Lite office use. Office / Documents / Lite Browsing Peripherals required (monitor, keyboard/mouse, etc): N/A Operating System required: Yes

Just need something that will be used for lite office work as the 10-year old Dell is just getting way too outdated to make use of. Integrated graphics, 4 GB RAM, etc. would all be more than enough.

Here are some ideas, let me know what you think.

CPU: Intel Pentium G3258 With all the good feedback I see, and the $50 price tag I feel like we could not go wrong with this.

Storage: Looking at a Seagate 1TB SSHD. I have one of these on my rendering / gaming rig at home and have no complaints. I don't feel like a SSD is absolutely necessary in a situation like this, but amount of store would have to be more than 120GB making a SSD kinda out of the question. For the low SSHD price, I feel like this would do the job. Let me know what you think.

MOBO: Open to recommendations.

PSU: Open to recommendations

GPU: -

RAM: 8GB would be way more than overkill, so one again, open to recommendations.

Any input is very much appreciated.

Thanks a ton in advance.

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  • 55 months ago
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  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Like I said, they were going to spend $750 on over-priced hardware they did not need, so I figured this would be a better option.

I like this build. What would be the benefit of the extra $15 for the G4400 over the G3258? Not by any means aying it is a bad choice, just asking out of curiosity.

  • 55 months ago
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It's skylake.

  • 55 months ago
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I would definitely avoid hybrid drives..

  • 55 months ago
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Nice Skylake goodness!

  • 55 months ago
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With very high detection rate antivirus.

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PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Pentium G3258 3.2GHz Dual-Core Processor $49.00 @ Amazon
Motherboard ASRock H81M-DGS R2.0 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $47.98 @ Newegg
Memory Mushkin ECO2 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $31.99 @ Newegg
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $44.89 @ OutletPC
Case Rosewill FBM-01 MicroATX Mini Tower Case $29.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply Antec Basiq 350W ATX Power Supply $26.88 @ OutletPC
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8.1 OEM (64-bit) $84.99 @ NCIX US
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $315.72
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-11-18 14:50 EST-0500
  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

I like this build as well. My only concern when deciding to do this was making sure every would work properly together. As long as that is the case, I do not see this build being an issue in any way.

Thanks again for the submission.

  • 55 months ago
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Also, what if I took your choice of parts, 526christian's choice of RAM, my choice of Seagate SSHD, do you think everything would flow correctly? Sounds like the best of all worlds. Let me know.

Thanks again.

  • 55 months ago
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My RAM choice would be incompatible as it's DDR4 and not DDR3.

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Should probably reply that to the OP.

  • 55 months ago
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The SSHD is good but the RAM is a different story. Pcpartpicker gave me this message when I put the RAM with the Asrock H81 "Crucial 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR4-2133 Memory is 288-pin DIMM form factor, but the ASRock H81M-DGS R2.0 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard only accepts 240-pin DIMM form factor RAM".

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