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Question Gpu for a office pc?

thomas4204

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So I am building my Father a new pc for his office and he said he wanted something fast for around 1000, And I have a Amd b450-f and a 1tb nvme laying around so I’m gonna use those in his build. I ordered a Seasonic 650watt to be future proof and cause of the quality/warranty and I was gonna order a 3600 with a 1660/5600xt is this overkill? It’s gonna be in a glass case so I want a nice looking card but I’m out of ideas
 

rkriegel

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I concur, save him the money and use a 3400g. It's a great value processor and as long as he doesn't need to do CAD/CAE or gaming, it'll be great.
 
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kurdtnz

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My first build is with a 3400G, mainly as a home pc and htpc and it is a great APU, has handled everything Ive thrown at it and as stated above, with integrated graphics you havnt got the hefty added expense of buying a GPU to pair with it.
 
For a fast office pc, you need two things.
  1. A good ssd. Since you have a 1tb nvme drive, that nails that requirement.
  2. You want a processor with good single thread performance.
You might want to read this review of the intel i3-10100 processor and how it does in an office environment:

On graphics, intel integrated graphics can handle anything except fast action gaming.

What case did you have in mind?
 

RodroX

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What kind of work is your father going to do with the PC? Software used, etc?

For office suite and web browsing as many mention here already either a 2400G or 3400G will be enough. And you get to use the motherboard you have already.

If you really need a GPU for CAD or similar then you could probably get away with a Ryzen 3 3300X with atleast 2x8GB DDR4 3200Mhz (thats a 4 cores/8threads CPU with a performance close or higher, depending on the benchmark, to the i7 7700K).

You may need a BIOS update depending on the CPU you choose.
 
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