[SOLVED] Does anyone have a office pc build with i7 12700k with no graphics card

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Hi guys, I would like to upgrade my dad's work computer as a gift and i was wondering what the best office pc for 1000 dollars would be with an i7 12700k had maybe dddr 5. He's a CPA so i would like it to be as small as it can be.
https://pcpartpicker.com/list/z8LXPX
this is my build.
Any help would be much appreciated
 

geofelt

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If you want small, start with a ITX base so you can get a small case.
I have used the lian li Q07 in an office build:
https://www.newegg.com/p/N82E16811112394
7.6" x 11.42" x 8.2"
They are out of production, but you can find them new on ebay.
Otherwise, look for a compact ITX unit.

For a processor, look for a I3-12100.
You could buy a i5-12400 which has 12 threads if dad runs any app that can fully saturate more than 8 threads.
The key to a quick office pc is fast single thread performance and a fast ssd.
12100 and 12400 have the same single thread performance .
They each come with an adequate low profile cooler.
I do not think any office apps are going to stress a 12100 processor.
If you think you want a better cooler(hyper 212 ugh!) look first to noctua.
Their air coolers are well built and quiet.
Here is a suitability chart for the i3-12100:
https://ncc.noctua.at/cpus/model/Intel-Core-i3-12100-1585
Depending on the case, cooler height available will be the main limitation.

One of the best m.2 drives would be the samsung 980 or 980 pro drives.
Puget considers samsung to be very reliable:

The psu requirements are minimal without a discrete graphics card.
A 450w unit would be more than enough.
But, look for a quality psu with a 10 year warranty.
Seasonic GX units have a 10 year warranty.
You may need sfx in a small case:
https://www.newegg.com/seasonic-focus-sgx-ssr-500sgx-500w/p/N82E16817151230
Or a full atx 550w:
https://www.newegg.com/seasonic-focus-plus-550-gold-ssr-550fx-550w/p/N82E16817151189
 

egda23

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Clearly a I7 12700K is a totally overblown machine for his apps. and even not speaking about DDR5 which is extremely expensive.
A very nice computer would be based on a i5 12400, a B660 motherboard and 32 G of DDR4 RAM.
And a good quality 550 W Corsair or Seasonic PSU.

That would be a very nice gift
 
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Yes, his computer has like an i7 2700k or something its very old its starting to studder
Get him a new hard drive and do a clean windows install on it, if it had the same installation for that many years it's a wonder it still runs at all.
If it still has a mechanical one changing to an ssd will make a huge change.
The 2700k should still be more than enough for a normal accountant, maybe increase the RAM if it doesn't have much.
 

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Clearly a I7 12700K is a totally overblown machine for his apps. and even not speaking about DDR5 which is extremely expensive.
A very nice computer would be based on a i5 12400, a B660 motherboard and 32 G of DDR4 RAM.
And a good quality 550 W Corsair or Seasonic PSU.

That would be a very nice gift
Get him a new hard drive and do a clean windows install on it, if it had the same installation for that many years it's a wonder it still runs at all.
If it still has a mechanical one changing to an ssd will make a huge change.
The 2700k should still be more than enough for a normal accountant, maybe increase the RAM if it doesn't have much.
He's very "special" in that he runs pro series on four different screens so i think the CPU (I7 970) Sorry thought it was an i7 2700k is haveing a hard time and with one screen is 4k i think
 

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Clearly a I7 12700K is a totally overblown machine for his apps. and even not speaking about DDR5 which is extremely expensive.
A very nice computer would be based on a i5 12400, a B660 motherboard and 32 G of DDR4 RAM.
And a good quality 550 W Corsair or Seasonic PSU.

That would be a very nice gift
Hes going to use the comp for like 10 years before replacing it so you think the i5 will hold up as well as the i7?
Thank you for your time
 

egda23

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Ok. His i7 970 does not have integrated graphics. So he certainly has a graphic card (GPU) to connect his 4 screens.
Any solution you will choose , must be capable to connect to these 4 screens.
The motherboard you listed (MAG B660M MORTAR WIFI DDR4) has only 2 screen connectors, if used with the CPU integrated iGPU.
 
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geofelt

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If you want small, start with a ITX base so you can get a small case.
I have used the lian li Q07 in an office build:
https://www.newegg.com/p/N82E16811112394
7.6" x 11.42" x 8.2"
They are out of production, but you can find them new on ebay.
Otherwise, look for a compact ITX unit.

For a processor, look for a I3-12100.
You could buy a i5-12400 which has 12 threads if dad runs any app that can fully saturate more than 8 threads.
The key to a quick office pc is fast single thread performance and a fast ssd.
12100 and 12400 have the same single thread performance .
They each come with an adequate low profile cooler.
I do not think any office apps are going to stress a 12100 processor.
If you think you want a better cooler(hyper 212 ugh!) look first to noctua.
Their air coolers are well built and quiet.
Here is a suitability chart for the i3-12100:
https://ncc.noctua.at/cpus/model/Intel-Core-i3-12100-1585
Depending on the case, cooler height available will be the main limitation.

One of the best m.2 drives would be the samsung 980 or 980 pro drives.
Puget considers samsung to be very reliable:

The psu requirements are minimal without a discrete graphics card.
A 450w unit would be more than enough.
But, look for a quality psu with a 10 year warranty.
Seasonic GX units have a 10 year warranty.
You may need sfx in a small case:
https://www.newegg.com/seasonic-focus-sgx-ssr-500sgx-500w/p/N82E16817151230
Or a full atx 550w:
https://www.newegg.com/seasonic-focus-plus-550-gold-ssr-550fx-550w/p/N82E16817151189
 
I'd expect even a relatively inexpensive 12400 (not 12400F, which has no internal graphics) or 12500, etc., would then seem like greased lightning in comparison.

The 12700K is darn fast, but, requires a decent cooler be purchased, and, a 12400-based system/B660(DDR4!) with a decent NVME drive and 16 GB of DDR4 would last most for many years, and would certainly save a couple hundred dollars, along with eliminating the hassle of P-cores/E-cores selection if not running Win11 I keep reading about (the 12400 is 6c/12t of just straight P-Cores. (My mother still runs an i7-2700 or 2600, and once equipped with an ordinary SATA SSD (Crucial MX500), she was/is still plenty happy with it...!)
Good luck with the build or purchase, whichever applies...
 
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