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JoshDR7
  • 28 days ago

Building a home PC for the fam. Looking for any recommendations on part changes or needs, or just opinions in general. Any help would be much appreciated. My build is https://pcpartpicker.com/list/bbqGx6

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  • 28 days ago
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What in general will the family be using it for?

  • 28 days ago
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what will the fam be using this pc for? kids playing what kind of games? etc. etc.

Is your family include 8 year olds playing webgames or 16 year olds playing AAA titles and going to blow through your 500gb on day 1 with steam games? Are you a part time video editor in your spare time?

You have 8gb ram but might want 16 as one example. can't really say until we know what the pc is used for.

  • 28 days ago
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Mostly just browsing the web, watching videos, and running basic programs like Microsoft word, powerpoint etc.

  • 28 days ago
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you have a video card, but also a CPU with integrated graphics. If you keep the current CPU, you could leave out the gpu and see how well it is for your need, and always add one later in the future. The other option would be to change the CPU to a better one without the GFX like a Ryzen 5 2600 or something.

The other thing you have is the CPU cooler. While the stock one that comes with the CPU might not be the best, it is probably more than sufficient for your limited use case.

For the 144MHz monitor i've seen users post about only getting 60MHz due to the monitor only supporting the higher frequency on certain plug types and then something not having the matching one on the GFX card so something to check into more. I checked the product page and didn't see any mention of it for that monitor but i don't know enough about that offhand. So just something to look into or others can give better answer about it.

  • 28 days ago
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Thanks

  • 28 days ago
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based on requirements:

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Ryzen 5 3400G 3.7 GHz Quad-Core Processor $144.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard MSI B450M PRO-VDH MAX Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard $79.98 @ Amazon
Memory Crucial Ballistix Sport LT 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $64.98 @ Amazon
Storage HP EX950 512 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive $79.99 @ Newegg
Case Fractal Design Focus G Mini MicroATX Mini Tower Case $59.98 @ Amazon
Power Supply Corsair CX (2017) 450 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $49.99 @ Corsair
Optical Drive Asus DRW-24F1ST DVD/CD Writer $17.98 @ Amazon
Case Fan Fractal Design FD-FAN-SSR2-120 40.6 CFM 120 mm Fan $15.99 @ Amazon
Monitor Sceptre E225W-1920 22.0" 1920x1080 60 Hz Monitor $76.98 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $590.86
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-01-23 13:44 EST-0500

3400G will be a good CPU for a long while for the use with 4 cores and 8 threads, the iGPU is similar to 1030 in performance.

it has its own cooler

1/2TB of very fast SSD speeds

16GB RAM (let the iGPU use about 2-3GB of it)

case with good airflow (add the fan in the rear for best temperatures)

mobo is 3400G ready

60Hz monitor since this isn't for gaming.

And it's $12 less :)

  • 28 days ago
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I've never got one of these computers, but do they have a SD card reader?

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