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Question on PC for Parents

kgrigio

9 months ago

My parents need to replace their current PC of 7 plus years. I built them something that doesn't require a graphics card and I think looks good, but I would really appreciate opinions. My dad would like something that will last another 6-7 years.

They don't do any gaming. They do a lot of online genealogy, general internet usage, banking, pictures and videos, etc...

Thanks for looking.

https://pcpartpicker.com/list/88wnvn

Comments

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

I think this is what I would do.

Compact, quiet, built in Wi-Fi, lots of RAM, the 2400G has hyper threading which will give better performance in multi threading over time.

The biggest mistake in your build was the PSU, its a SFF PSU and very expensive for it! However... it would work in the case I just picked haha.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 5 2400G 3.6 GHz Quad-Core Processor $139.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard ASRock - B450 GAMING-ITX/AC Mini ITX AM4 Motherboard $104.00 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill - Aegis 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $90.98 @ Newegg
Storage Western Digital - Blue 1 TB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $125.99 @ Amazon
Case Silverstone - Sugo SG13B Mini ITX Tower Case $50.50 @ B&H
Power Supply SeaSonic - FOCUS Plus Gold 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $79.99 @ SuperBiiz
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $591.45
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-02-24 20:32 EST-0500
  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point
  • Definitely go with dual channel RAM. You'll sacrifice a lot performance with single channel.

  • Considering what they do with the PC, maybe drop the SSD down to 500GB and get 16GB of RAM in a 2x8 kit? That seems best if it's something that needs to last several years.

  • PSU is pretty overkill and it's SFF. Something with less wattage and something cheaper will be just fine.

  • There isn't much point in getting an X370 (needs bios update anyway) with a R3 2200G.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 3 2200G 3.5 GHz Quad-Core Processor $89.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard Gigabyte - B450 AORUS M Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard $74.99 @ Newegg
Memory Team - Vulcan 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $94.99 @ Newegg
Storage Crucial - MX500 500 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $61.99 @ Newegg Business
Case Corsair - 200R ATX Mid Tower Case $49.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply Corsair - CXM 550 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $39.99 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $441.94
Mail-in rebates -$30.00
Total $411.94
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-02-24 20:37 EST-0500
  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

The X370 Pro4 actually does support those APUs from the box

https://www.asrock.com/support/cpu.asp?s=AM4

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

I'd say the only things wrong were the motherboard and PSU. X370 is overkill for a 2200G, and that SFF PSU makes you pay too much when you have the room for a ATX one.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 3 2200G 3.5 GHz Quad-Core Processor $89.99 @ Newegg Business
Motherboard ASRock - B450 Pro4 ATX AM4 Motherboard $93.98 @ Newegg Business
Memory Corsair - Vengeance LPX 8 GB (1 x 8 GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $46.99 @ Newegg Business
Storage Western Digital - Blue 1 TB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $125.99 @ Newegg Business
Case Corsair - 200R ATX Mid Tower Case $59.99 @ Newegg Business
Power Supply Corsair - CX (2017) 450 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $39.99 @ Newegg Business
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $456.93
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-02-24 20:40 EST-0500
  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Newegg Business can't be used by regular consumers (you'll have to use a business number to purchase from that sector)

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Kgrigio’s original post had all Newegg business links so I set mine to the same

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 5 2400G 3.6 GHz Quad-Core Processor $139.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard MSI - B450I GAMING PLUS AC Mini ITX AM4 Motherboard $122.00 @ Amazon
Memory Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $119.99 @ Amazon
Storage Crucial - MX500 1 TB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $134.95 @ Amazon
Case Silverstone - SG05BB-LITE Mini ITX Desktop Case $43.99 @ B&H
Power Supply Corsair - SF 450 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular SFX Power Supply $74.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $635.91
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-02-24 21:56 EST-0500

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