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Cheapest 4K Office PC? (Under 500)

kongzombies

37 months ago

So I told my step-dad about a sale on a $350 43" 4K LG TV, and he wanted to get it almost immediately to help him see pdf files and other workpages clearer instead of using a laptop. The only problem is, the laptop is from 2011 and doesn't support HDMI 2.0, or 1.4 for that matter. No 4K resolution option appears on the display options, and I can conclude that the laptop won't work with the 4K TV. I was wondering if I could possibly build a fast and capable 4K office PC for under $500? Let me know if the Z170 chipset supports 4K 60hz (which I could guess that it does) and if I could better PC under $500. For now, this is the one I built:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6400 2.7GHz Quad-Core Processor $174.99 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard MSI Z170-A PRO ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $102.98 @ Newegg
Memory Kingston HyperX Fury Black 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $46.99 @ Newegg
Storage PNY CS1311 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $69.99 @ B&H
Case Fractal Design Core 2300 ATX Mid Tower Case $39.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply EVGA 430W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply $23.98 @ Newegg
Keyboard Logitech MK120 Wired Slim Keyboard w/Optical Mouse $14.33 @ OutletPC
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $503.25
Mail-in rebates -$30.00
Total $473.25
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-11-07 07:19 EST-0500

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  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

So is this the cheapest motherboard with Displayport 1.2? I feel like there could be cheaper but if that's the only option then I guess it could work.

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  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

I don't think my step-dad will ever want to take the time to upgrade in the future, nor will he ever really need to. If anything, I could plop a 4K compatible gpu in the PC in the future if it gets too bad.

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  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for that! I'll probably get this one but I'm only slightly nervous because it seems like some of them have come DOA, so not sure what to do.

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  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

I thought LGA 1151 alone could support HDMI 2.0, at the very least Displayport so I can get a Displayport to HDMI 2.0 adapter. I don't want to add another $100-200 just to enable 4K at 60hz and do basically nothing else for what my step-dad needs from his computer.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

So I'll need to wait until January to get my hands on one of these things? That kinda sucks, but I guess it'll be worth it. Will these processors be able to handle 4K 60hz no problem? One of the articles you linked said 4K 30hz, but nothing about 60hz.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

that was for the laptop-CPUs, which are usually weaker than the desktop ones.

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  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

So as long as the motherboard has Displayport 1.2 I can just get an adapter for DP 1.2 to HDMI 2.0? Sounds good, Pretty expensive though. Do H110 motherboards have DP 1.2 so I can save some money on the PC?

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