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Home Office PC Build (With Some Gaming)

Mieser

24 days ago

Hello all. I am wanting to build a PC for my home office. I am an accountant that works mainly in multiple Microsoft Excel spreadsheets, QuickBooks and other Microsoft Office products such as Word and Outlook for email. This PC will primarily be used for my work purposes but will also be used by my son to do some light gaming on (son currently plays a lot of Farming Simulator 19). I recently updated the graphics card in my personal gaming PC from a GTX 1070 to a GTX 1080 TI so I would like to use the 1070 in this home office build since it is just sitting around collecting dust. I have no preference in regards to AMD or Intel....I am fine with either. I just want a PC that is quick for my work purposes and will support my son's light gaming. Would appreciate any recommendations anyone could give on this build.

Budget: $1,000 - $1,250

Location: USA

Use: Mainly for work in Microsoft Office products and QuickBooks along with light gaming for my son.

Operating System Required: Windows 10

Peripherals Required: None

Comments

  • 24 days ago
  • 1 point

If these are low-volume excel data sheets (not "huge" gigs of complex data calculations), general office use + gaming, you don't need anything above a Ryzen 3600 - a build achievable for $800

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor $194.00 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 Black Edition 42 CFM CPU Cooler $36.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX ATX AM4 Motherboard $114.99 @ Amazon
Memory Patriot Viper Steel 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory $72.98 @ Amazon
Storage Crucial P1 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive $95.99 @ Amazon
Case NZXT H510 ATX Mid Tower Case $69.98 @ Amazon
Power Supply Corsair RMx (2018) 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply $94.99 @ Newegg
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $98.99 @ Amazon
Case Fan ARCTIC P14 PWM PST 72.8 CFM 140 mm Fan $10.54 @ Amazon
Case Fan ARCTIC P14 PWM PST 72.8 CFM 140 mm Fan $10.54 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $799.99
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-11-18 15:41 EST-0500

If you don't mind spending more for some added future proofing (for gaming), there is the 8-core Ryzen 3700X. Or save the money and opt for an earlier upgrade path within a few years for a more aggressive performance gain.

....GTX 1070.... still a fantastic gaming card. Esp. @ 1080p - will handle anything your son throws at it (demanding games on top settings)!

  • 24 days ago
  • 1 point

and will support my son's light gaming.

Well, the GTX 1070 will sure be more than enough.

ITX Build.

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor $194.00 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler be quiet! Pure Rock Slim 35.14 CFM CPU Cooler $34.00 @ Amazon
Motherboard Gigabyte X570 I AORUS PRO WIFI Mini ITX AM4 Motherboard $219.99 @ Amazon
Memory G.Skill Flare X 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $63.99 @ Newegg
Storage Kingston A2000 500 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive $59.99 @ Amazon
Storage Seagate Barracuda Compute 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $49.99 @ Amazon
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 8 GB Black Video Card Purchased For $0.00
Case Fractal Design Core 500 Mini ITX Desktop Case $53.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply SeaSonic FOCUS Plus Gold 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply $100.17 @ Amazon
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $98.99 @ Amazon
Case Fan Noctua NF-P14s redux-1200 PWM 64.92 CFM 140 mm Fan $14.95 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $890.06
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-11-18 15:55 EST-0500

Note: Max GPU thickness: 44 mm


mATX build.

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor $194.00 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler be quiet! Pure Rock Slim 35.14 CFM CPU Cooler $34.00 @ Amazon
Motherboard ASRock B450M/AC Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard $84.99 @ Amazon
Memory G.Skill Flare X 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $63.99 @ Newegg
Storage Kingston A2000 500 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive $59.99 @ Amazon
Storage Seagate Barracuda Compute 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $49.99 @ Amazon
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 8 GB Black Video Card Purchased For $0.00
Case DIYPC Cuboid MicroATX Mini Tower Case $54.88 @ Newegg
Power Supply Corsair CXM 550 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply $47.98 @ Newegg
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $98.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $708.81
Mail-in rebates -$20.00
Total $688.81
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-11-18 15:56 EST-0500
  • 24 days ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the responses. If I were to go with the Ryzen 3700X would I need to change anything else with any of the 3 suggested builds? The 3700X comes with it's own cooler correct? Also, would I see any gains by going with 32 GB of RAM with either the Ryzen 3600 or the 3700X?

  • 23 days ago
  • 1 point

Yes, the 3700X has a RGB cooler.

The Tomahawk would be best. (from LiveAMMO's build)

Maybe for 4k gaming?

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