[SOLVED] Help with building a non-gaming PC to do accounting type stuff ?

welchs101

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i want to build a non-gaming system for a family member. I built one last year but wasnt sure if things had changed or not.

I dont care if its an AMD or Intel build. I was thinking of AMD but i was not sure what CPU to start with.

any suggestions on a build would be greatly appreciated. i am hoping ot get components and such so that i can build it as a present for christmas. but i know that deciding what components to get takes me a really long time so getting started now.
 
prices have definitely gone up since last time i built a computer............i think my budget my need to go up to say $500
Something like this maybe:
PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: Intel Core i3-10105 3.7 GHz Quad-Core Processor ($129.99 @ B&H)
Motherboard: Gigabyte B560M DS3H AC Micro ATX LGA1200 Motherboard ($120.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory ($90.00 @ Newegg)
Storage: Intel 660p 512 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($44.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Thermaltake Versa H18 MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic CORE GM 500 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply ($44.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $485.95
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2021-11-29 05:53 EST-0500
 
Depends what you mean by accounting stuff. A lot of finance activities are very light on a pc, however I have some analysis spreadsheets that can max my 3700x across all threads for several minutes each time I refresh and benefit from 32gb RAM.
 

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i was hoping to use 32GByte of RAM as long as the prices were not to much...........thought i would start with the cpu and go from there.......but not sure what cpu to get..........
 
prices have definitely gone up since last time i built a computer............i think my budget my need to go up to say $500
Something like this maybe:
PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: Intel Core i3-10105 3.7 GHz Quad-Core Processor ($129.99 @ B&H)
Motherboard: Gigabyte B560M DS3H AC Micro ATX LGA1200 Motherboard ($120.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory ($90.00 @ Newegg)
Storage: Intel 660p 512 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($44.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Thermaltake Versa H18 MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic CORE GM 500 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply ($44.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $485.95
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2021-11-29 05:53 EST-0500
 
This would probably be better:
PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: Intel Core i5-11400 2.6 GHz 6-Core Processor ($179.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte B560M DS3H AC Micro ATX LGA1200 Motherboard ($120.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory ($49.50 @ Newegg)
Storage: Intel 660p 512 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($44.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Thermaltake Versa H18 MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic CORE GM 500 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply ($44.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $495.45
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2021-11-29 06:41 EST-0500
 

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