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Media PC build for my dad, need opinions

Bubblerolz

10 days ago

Hi everybody,

New here on the forums seeking some help for a pc build for my dad. First of all, my dad don't want a laptop, he wants a full desktop pc, he likes it better that way. I need opinions on what part I should pick to build his pc, budget is around 300 to 400$. The only thing my dad does on pc is watching YouTube videos and going on internet to look at car forums and that's pretty much it. I personally have a gaming pc and he loves it because it loads everything super fast, so he needs a fast computer like mine but only for web surfing.

I'm leaning towards a Ryzen build but not too sure which one I should pick. Obviously this build will need a ssd and probably no graphics card because he won't be gaming. How much ram should I get?

Thanks to everyone who will take the time this read this post and i'm looking forward to read your ideas/opinions.

Comments

  • 10 days ago
  • 2 points

I’d get something like this:

R3 3200G with 8GB of RAM is more than enough. Also the 3000MHz CAS 16 kit was the cheapest 2x4GB kit available so why not. NVMe SSD for those super fast boot times. Left you some room for a case.

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Ryzen 3 3200G 3.6 GHz Quad-Core Processor $88.89 @ OutletPC
Motherboard MSI B450M PRO-VDH MAX Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard $79.99 @ Amazon
Memory GeIL EVO POTENZA 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $36.99 @ Newegg
Storage HP EX900 500 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive $56.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply EVGA BR 500 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $45.88 @ OutletPC
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $318.74
Mail-in rebates -$10.00
Total $308.74
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-10-10 01:35 EDT-0400
  • 9 days ago
  • 2 points

Thanks for your reply, seems like a solid build for what my dad is going to do with it!

  • 9 days ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Ryzen 5 2400G 3.6 GHz Quad-Core Processor $120.90 @ OutletPC
Motherboard ASRock B450M PRO4 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard $69.99 @ Amazon
Memory Team T-Force Vulcan 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $69.89 @ OutletPC
Storage ADATA SU635 240 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $28.99 @ Amazon
Case Thermaltake Versa H17 MicroATX Mini Tower Case $49.98 @ Newegg
Power Supply Corsair CX (2017) 450 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $53.98 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $393.73
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-10-10 16:17 EDT-0400

If he suddenly wants to game, the iGPU is similar to a 1030.

Even got 16GB of RAM if he has lots of tabs open.

  • 9 days ago
  • 1 point

Thank you so much, it helps!

  • 9 days ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Ryzen 5 2400G 3.6 GHz Quad-Core Processor $120.90 @ OutletPC
Motherboard ASRock B450M PRO4 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard $69.99 @ Amazon
Memory Team T-FORCE VULCAN Z 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $67.99 @ Newegg
Storage Sabrent Rocket 512 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive $59.98 @ Amazon
Case Cooler Master MasterBox Q300L MicroATX Mini Tower Case $45.98 @ B&H
Power Supply EVGA BR 500 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $54.50 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $419.34
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-10-10 20:32 EDT-0400
  • 9 days ago
  • 1 point

A big thank you!

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