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Need office pc build $300

jonny415
  • 53 months ago

need pc for office at work will be sharing files to other computer so mostly will be running 24/7 as previous one failed I was thinking to go with i3-4170 or intel pentium g3258 its going to be used for MS office + web browsing mostly all peripherals I have and OS

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  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i3-4170 3.7GHz Dual-Core Processor $110.89 @ OutletPC
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-B85M-GAMING 3 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $57.98 @ Newegg
Memory Crucial Ballistix Sport XT 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $34.99 @ Amazon
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $45.88 @ OutletPC
Case Xion XON-310_BK MicroATX Mid Tower Case $25.98 @ Newegg
Power Supply Corsair CX 430W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $30.98 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $331.70
Mail-in rebates -$25.00
Total $306.70
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-01-08 19:35 EST-0500
  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

1 X 8GB RAM might allow the addition of RAM without having to replace the old RAM.. looks good otherwise..

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

yep I agree that would be a better choice!

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i3-6100 3.7GHz Dual-Core Processor $129.89 @ OutletPC
Motherboard ASRock B150M-HDV Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $69.98 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill NT Series 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $37.99 @ Newegg
Storage Seagate Barracuda 250GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $19.90 @ Amazon
Case Rosewill FBM-05 MicroATX Mini Tower Case $24.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply SeaSonic S12II 520W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $55.99 @ SuperBiiz
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $338.74
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-01-08 20:19 EST-0500
  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

This thing is the perfect low end office/browsing computer. Has enough power and ram to do the job (it's not exactly a A/V workstation), it has a power draw of 72w at load, which frankly is a bit of a high estimate according to the mobo manufacturer who place it at closer to 50.

It also has all of one moving part: the case fan meaning that it has very few mechanical points of failure. It's also the size of a shoe box and as long as it was put somewhere with decent airflow, you could probably even do without the fan.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD 5350 2.05Ghz Quad-Core Processor $45.99 @ SuperBiiz
CPU Cooler ARCTIC Alpine M1 - Passive Fanless CPU Cooler $10.49 @ Amazon
Motherboard ASRock AM1H-ITX Mini ITX AM1 Motherboard $44.99 @ SuperBiiz
Memory Mushkin ECO2 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $29.99 @ Newegg
Storage Crucial BX200 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $63.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case Cooler Master Elite 110 Mini ITX Tower Case $38.98 @ Newegg
Other Insignia 90w Generic Laptop Power Adapter $25.00
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $269.43
Mail-in rebates -$10.00
Total $259.43
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-01-08 21:50 EST-0500
  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

For a more traditional layout I offer this. It is larger but also has space for a proper 1tb file drive. Larger with more points of failure, but still keeps the passive CPU cooler.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD 5350 2.05Ghz Quad-Core Processor $45.99 @ SuperBiiz
CPU Cooler ARCTIC Alpine M1 - Passive Fanless CPU Cooler $10.49 @ Amazon
Motherboard ASRock AM1B-M Micro ATX AM1 Motherboard $29.99 @ SuperBiiz
Memory Mushkin ECO2 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $29.99 @ Newegg
Storage Crucial BX200 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $63.99 @ SuperBiiz
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $45.88 @ OutletPC
Case Antec NSK3180 MicroATX Mid Tower Case w/380W Power Supply $49.99 @ Directron
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $276.32
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-01-08 21:58 EST-0500
  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Pentium G4400 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor $59.99 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard Asus H110M-A Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $51.98 @ Newegg
Memory Crucial 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $19.89 @ SuperBiiz
Storage Western Digital RE4 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $63.99 @ Amazon
Case Fractal Design Core 1000 USB 3.0 MicroATX Mid Tower Case $29.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply SeaSonic S12II 430W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $48.99 @ SuperBiiz
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $274.83
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-01-08 22:27 EST-0500

It has a enterprise grade drive since its going to be on and working 24/7 and this hdd will just soak up any abuse you can reasonable throw at it. It has a decent psu since it is going to be on 24/7.

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  • 53 months ago
  • 3 points

Comeonnn dude.. a $111 PSU for a $300 PC??

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  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

okay, maybe...

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

I'd say "not" still tbh, a good quality psu doesn't need to cost that much, 650w is also redonkulous overkill for a skylake pentium build imo.

Seasonics 360w gold unit would be my pick - http://pcpartpicker.com/part/seasonic-power-supply-ssr360gp

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

yep.. but he says 24x7 tho'..

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