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Question Building non gaming pc

Tommyuk77

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Hi.i want to building non gaming pc.no need monitor
Prefer ryzen cpu.can last about 5 years
Anyone can recommend me ?
Budget 500 usd
 

Ralston18

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Your budget is viable....

What OS and applications do you intend to run? Look at the software and hardware requirements accordingly.

Broader view being that hardware requirements are simply what is necessary to run any software be that software a game or some other application software.

Most software manufacturers list the hardware requirements in some form of minimal, recommended, and best.

You do not want minimal and you do want as much "best" as you can afford.

So do not, automatically, rule out a "gaming PC" per se.....

Start with the following link:

https://www.tomshardware.com/features/under-500-budget-pc-build-2019

Good that you are thinking ahead but 5 years may be too far ahead....
 

ceriumin

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Hi.i want to building non gaming pc.no need monitor
Prefer ryzen cpu.can last about 5 years
Anyone can recommend me ?
Budget 500 usd
Firstly, what do you plan on doing with the computer, editing, rendering? Under 500$ you can find a cheap computer that can just run windows and do normal stuff, however like mentioned, 5 years is too much. So what is the pc's purpose?
 
R5 3400G and a B450 Tomahawk Max would bring you around $250-275 here in the states. Probably won't need more than 8GB of RAM for that usage, but with the "5 year" comment would look to some G Skill (or similar) 16GB kit running at least 29xx. Would certainly budget an NVME M.2, perhaps a cheap bulks storage option if you need it. You should still be sitting right around $100 for a case and power supply. The PSU pricing is really bad (here) right now and you have to be vigilant to find anything decently priced and in stock. Your power needs will be SUPER low with a system like that, so should be doable at your price point.
The only aspect lacking in my above thoughts is the OS. You CAN use 10 unlicensed for a while, but there are shortcomings. A cheaper motherboard, 8gb of RAM, and/or cheaper storage options would allow genuine licensing within budget.
 
I already have window 10 pro os.
Maximum budget i can go to 600 usd
Everything I mention is easily obtainable under that.

3400G is $150 in a quick search
Tomahawk Max is $120 (ish) normally. You "could" go cheaper here, but wouldn't
G Skill Ripjaws 16GB/3200 is $65
Samsung 970 is $100....there are LOADS of options and different ways to go here.
Case ....some generic case for $40-60
Power Supply "$60"....you should not need anything beyond 400 or so watts, you won't even be using that. I would suggest trying to find something from Corsair, Thermaltake, Antec, EVGA, etc. not bottom line, but everything decent is weird on pricing. In normal times you would be able to find a nice 450-500W supply for ~$60

By my calcs you are at $555 plus or minus some shipping and discounts or plusses according to actual choice.
With this system, even if it started lagging in a couple of years you could readily step in a 3xxx series Ryzen and a GPU and be set for even more. More slots for RAM too....
 

Flayed

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Hi.i want to building non gaming pc.no need monitor
Prefer ryzen cpu.can last about 5 years
Anyone can recommend me ?
Budget 500 usd
PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: Intel Core i3-9100 3.6 GHz Quad-Core Processor ($107.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte B365M DS3H Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($74.99 @ B&H)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) DDR4-2400 CL16 Memory ($34.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Crucial P1 500 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($59.99 @ B&H)
Case: Fractal Design Focus G Mini MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($54.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair CX (2017) 450 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($69.93 @ Newegg)
Total: $402.88
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-07-05 11:56 EDT-0400
 
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PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: Intel Core i3-9100 3.6 GHz Quad-Core Processor ($107.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte B365M DS3H Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($74.99 @ B&H)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) DDR4-2400 CL16 Memory ($34.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Crucial P1 500 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($59.99 @ B&H)
Case: Fractal Design Focus G Mini MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($54.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair CX (2017) 450 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($69.93 @ Newegg)
Total: $402.88
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-07-05 11:56 EDT-0400

Aside from the "prefer Ryzen" comment, that's a solid build suggestion for $400.
 
Here is the list:

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: Intel Core i3-10100 3.6 GHz Quad-Core Processor ($129.99 @ B&H)
Motherboard: Gigabyte B460M DS3H Micro ATX LGA1200 Motherboard ($69.98 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Aegis 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3000 CL16 Memory ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial P1 500 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($59.99 @ B&H)
Case: Fractal Design Define C ATX Mid Tower Case ($92.38 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair CXM (2015) 450 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $532.32
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-07-05 12:21 EDT-0400


Intel will be better suited for your usage.
32GB or RAM. Yes if you are used to open multiple tabs like me 32GB will be recommended over 16GB. Funny enough Firefox, Chrome and Opera are the applications that utilize most memory in my system.
If you don't use or open multiple tabs at a time I recommend going for 16GB Ram minimum required. And get larger Storage.
Build is of good quality.
 

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