Build Advice New sff build advice with power but no gaming

Oct 13, 2021
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I currently have nuc skull canyon and I'm looking to upgrade performance with a new build. I mainly run applications like quicken, large excel spreadsheets, chief architect software, web surfing with many tabs open (20+), and occasionally video editing. I don't use it for gaming or movies

I want something small I can build myself like a Dan a4 size case but no bigger than the nuc Beast canyon case, low noise, capable of handling 5120x2160 resolution, 8 core preferably Intel and windows 11 compatible.

Looking for suggestions on all components. Willing to spend up to $2,000 including gpu.

I've built my own systems in the past but I'm not an expert.

Thanks
 
Something like this should work...

PCPartPicker Part List

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
CPU | Intel Core i7-11700 2.5 GHz 8-Core Processor | $339.99 @ Best Buy
CPU Cooler | Noctua NH-L9i 33.84 CFM CPU Cooler | $44.95 @ Amazon
Motherboard | MSI MPG B560I GAMING EDGE WIFI Mini ITX LGA1200 Motherboard | $169.99 @ Amazon
Memory | Silicon Power XPOWER Turbine 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory | $99.99 @ Amazon
Storage | Crucial P5 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive | $99.99 @ Adorama
Video Card | Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1650 G6 4 GB D6 OC Rev 2.0 Video Card | $349.99 @ Newegg
Case | Silverstone RVZ02B HTPC Case | $108.21 @ Amazon
Power Supply | Fractal Design Ion SFX-L 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular SFX Power Supply | $118.98 @ Newegg
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total | $1332.09
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2021-10-14 02:56 EDT-0400 |
 
Oct 13, 2021
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Thanks, hellfire. is it worth getting the 11700k vs 11700 or even the 11900? I'm going with a nzxt h1 case. They seem pretty nice, compact and are only $199 including cooler and power supply.
Is it worth adding 64GB for memory?
I really won't be gaming at all so I'm thinking about just using the onboard uhd 750 with no video card. Is there any need to have a separate GPU if I'm not gaming?
 
Thanks, hellfire. is it worth getting the 11700k vs 11700 or even the 11900? I'm going with a nzxt h1 case. They seem pretty nice, compact and are only $199 including cooler and power supply.
11700k wont make much difference since you are not gaming. You can get it if you get a good deal though. That is a good case.

I mainly run applications like quicken, large excel spreadsheets, chief architect software, web surfing with many tabs open (20+), and occasionally video editing.
Even 32gb memory might not get utilized fully for this, forget 64gb.


You will need a decent card for video editing.
 

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