New Build Request: For non-technical, non-gamer users who want a small form factor pc

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Hi,

I need some help putting together a list of components for a small form factor PC. I haven't built one from scratch and want to make sure I dont waste the users time.

Approximate Purchase Date: e.g.: next week (the closer the better)

Budget Range: (e.g.: 300-400) Before / After Rebates; Before / After Shipping: Absolute max of $650

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Internet browsing, 4k youtube video watching, light photo editing, music editing

Are you buying a monitor: No


Parts to Upgrade: completely new system

Do you need to buy OS: Yes, Windows 10

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Any, just need to be reputable (Newegg, Amazon, Tigerdirect...)

Location: Need to buy all parts online.

Parts Preferences: by brand or type: Intel CPU

Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire: No

Your Monitor Resolution: 4k (parts need to smoothly accept 4k res)

Additional Comments: Looking to build a computer using a case like this. I can't tell if its micro or mini atx. I hope you can help. Lenovo Computer Sample, see the case

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: This is a new build for non-technical, non-gamer users who want a small form factor pc, which i don't have much experience building.

Include a list of any parts you have already selected with descriptively labeled links for parts. None
 
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Pentium G4560 3.5GHz Dual-Core Processor ($59.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: ASRock B250M Pro4 Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($77.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: Team Dark 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2400 Memory ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: PNY CS1311 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($49.99 @ Best Buy)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($46.88 @ OutletPC)
Case: Fractal Design Core 1500 MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($42.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Power Supply: Antec EarthWatts Green 380W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($41.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Total: $374.81
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-03-16 12:25 EDT-0400
 

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Does anyone have personal use experience with an intel NUC? The user wants to have seamless 4k video streaming and playback from the device. I think a NUC might be a good option for him.
 

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I think we are going with most of Sadam04's suggestions because there may be a need for upgrades in the future. The user would have to buy a new NUC in the future if he needed a beefier system.
 

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