Question New Office build Help?

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Hello, I’m looking for recommendations for a new office PC build, for 900$ Canadian or less, hopeing to get some parts on sale on prime day. Going to be using it for Microsoft applications, browsing, prefer abit “overkill” on what we need it for. In case somthing comes up in futer where we’ll need a more powerful PC. Thanks in advance.
 
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Working on a new PC for office use, Microsoft applications, browsing, adobe dreamweaver will be used. What’d be the best motherboard with the best bang for my buck right now? Wondering if I’d need to get a graphics card at all as well.
 
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Depends on the CPU you intend to use and, ultimately, for an office build, the cheapest compatible motherboard is usually the best route to go.
Planning on using the intel coffee lake i5 9400, but I’m open to getting a better cpu if need be
 

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The cheaper boards would be the H310 boards and they would work fine with that CPU however you'd need to make sure the motherboard BIOS is up to date. There's also the B365 boards which have been updated to work with the 8th & 9th gen CPU's but are a bit more expensive.
 
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I just looked up the B 365 boards, found this one at a decent price on newegg ASRock B365 Pro4 LGA 1151 (300 Series) Intel B365 SATA 6Gb/s ATX Intel Motherboard for 149$

Would like somthing that leaves room for upgrades, would this work?
 

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I just looked up the B 365 boards, found this one at a decent price on newegg ASRock B365 Pro4 LGA 1151 (300 Series) Intel B365 SATA 6Gb/s ATX Intel Motherboard for 149$

Would like something that leaves room for upgrades, would this work?
It's a good board but where are you located? If in the US it should only be $80.

PCPartPicker Part List

Motherboard: ASRock - B365M Pro4 Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($79.99 @ Newegg Business)
Total: $79.99
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-07-09 13:26 EDT-0400
 
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It's a good board but where are you located? If in the US it should only be $80.

PCPartPicker Part List

Motherboard: ASRock - B365M Pro4 Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($79.99 @ Newegg Business)
Total: $79.99
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-07-09 13:26 EDT-0400
I’m located in canada, yeah parts are substantially more expensive right now... will this board work for a full size computer case? Sorry about all the noob questions here, have some experience fixing hardware, but this is my 1st full build
 

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I’m located in canada, yeah parts are substantially more expensive right now... will this board work for a full size computer case? Sorry about all the noob questions here, have some experience fixing hardware, but this is my 1st full build
Yea the MATX (Micro ATX) board will work perfectly fine although if you can find H310's with updated BIOS you may be able to save some money. Some retailers such as Newegg will post if the motherboard is updated to accept the 9th gen.

It may be worthwhile to contact the retailer and ask them if they have any updated H310 boards or if money isn't a big concern then just grab the B365.
 

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For an office rig? I would say go for something like an AMD Ryzen G:

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 2400G 3.6 GHz Quad-Core Processor ($179.00 @ Canada Computers)
Motherboard: Asus - ROG STRIX B450-F GAMING ATX AM4 Motherboard ($159.99 @ Memory Express)
Memory: Corsair - Vengeance RGB Pro 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($125.99 @ Amazon Canada)
Storage: Intel - 660p Series 1.02 TB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($129.94 @ Mike's Computer Shop)
Case: Corsair - 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ Amazon Canada)
Power Supply: SeaSonic - FOCUS Gold 450 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply ($89.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Operating System: Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit ($128.75 @ Vuugo)
Total: $883.65
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-07-09 13:46 EDT-0400


I'd put the Ryzen 3400G in but you need a previous gen CPU in order to update the BIOS on B450 motherboards to be able to use it.
 

Barty1884

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Vuugo has the cheapest B365 board at ~$105 CAD.

PCPartPicker Part List

Motherboard: ASRock - B365M Pro4 Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($104.70 @ Vuugo)
Total: $104.70
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-07-09 15:25 EDT-0400


Where are you located, specifically? If you happen to be near a MemoryExpress*, buy the CPU and MB from them (they price beat) and they'll update the BIOS for you in store, as they have a complimentary CPU installation which includes a BIOS update if required.

*MemEx is mostly Western Canada, and major cities at that. Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Calgary, Edmonton and a few around Vancouver.

Out east, CanadaComputers offer the same type of thing, AFAIK.
 
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WildCard999

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The 2600X doesn't have a built in GPU so you won't get a display without one, the i5-9400 (non F) does have a iGPU so that would work. And while it's not a gaming system I would still be a bit hesitant about using a Corsair VS PSU as there very low quality, would change to the grey label CX/CXM 450W.
 

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PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: Intel - Core i5-9400 2.9 GHz 6-Core Processor ($248.95 @ shopRBC)
Motherboard: ASRock - B365M Pro4 Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($104.70 @ Vuugo)
Memory: Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-2666 Memory ($88.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Storage: Intel - 660p Series 512 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($79.71 @ Mike's Computer Shop)
Storage: Seagate - BarraCuda 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Case: NZXT - S340 ATX Mid Tower Case ($97.05 @ Vuugo)
Power Supply: Corsair - CX (2017) 450 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($64.75 @ Vuugo)
Wireless Network Adapter: Asus - PCE-AC55BT B1 PCIe x1 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi Adapter ($46.75 @ Vuugo)
Total: $780.89
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-07-10 16:13 EDT-0400
 
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Ok, th
The 2600X doesn't have a built in GPU so you won't get a display without one, the i5-9400 (non F) does have a iGPU so that would work. And while it's not a gaming system I would still be a bit hesitant about using a Corsair VS PSU as there very low quality, would change to the grey label CX/CXM 450W.
thanks for the responses by the way, which video card would you recommend? If I did go with this build?
 
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PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: Intel - Core i5-9400 2.9 GHz 6-Core Processor ($248.95 @ shopRBC)
Motherboard: ASRock - B365M Pro4 Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($104.70 @ Vuugo)
Memory: Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-2666 Memory ($88.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Storage: Intel - 660p Series 512 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($79.71 @ Mike's Computer Shop)
Storage: Seagate - BarraCuda 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Case: NZXT - S340 ATX Mid Tower Case ($97.05 @ Vuugo)
Power Supply: Corsair - CX (2017) 450 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($64.75 @ Vuugo)
Wireless Network Adapter: Asus - PCE-AC55BT B1 PCIe x1 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi Adapter ($46.75 @ Vuugo)
Total: $780.89
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-07-10 16:13 EDT-0400
I’d like a motherboard that leaves room for future upgrades. Will this allow me that?
 

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