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Workstation/Home Office Build

Discussion in 'New to PC gaming & upgrade advice' started by Nixond1, 20 Aug 2018.

  1. Nixond1

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    Joined: 7 Sep 2017

    Posts: 6

    Hey All,

    I am about to set out on a home office/work station build for a family member, who will be using the system for Microsoft office, web browsing and as a multimedia platform (Netflix, Movies, YouTube, you know the usual stuff. They have a pretty strict budget of £350 but under is better, and i have 3 build in mind (Intel and AMD) from new parts and using some of my old hardware from my last gaming build.

    I was hoping you could all chip in and give me your honest opinion with alternatives (same or better but cheaper etc) Regarding the AMD build, suggestions on a good older generation GPU (cheap off ebay, but good enough for video playback etc, they have a 4K tv but really 1080p playback would be good enough) would be a massive help, only starting building last year so still learning.

    Intel Build (1/2)

    CPU - i3 - 8100 [£101.98)
    Mobo - Gigabyte H310M S2P [£58.99]
    RAM - 8GB 2400hz DDR4 (either 1x8gb or 2 x 4gb depending on mobo slots) [£75.98]
    SSD - 512 NVME (Free)
    PSU - 450W EVGA 450BT 80+ Bronze [£35.99]
    Case - Cooler Master MasterBox Q300L [£34]
    Wifi adpater [£13)
    Fans x 2 [£8)

    Total: £328

    Intel Build (2/2)

    CPU - Pentium Gold G5400 [£52.99]
    Mobo - Gigabyte H310M S2P [£58.99]
    RAM - 8GB 2400hz DDR4 (either 1x8gb or 2 x 4gb depending on mobo slots) [£75.98]
    SSD - 512 NVME (Free)
    PSU - 450W EVGA 450BT 80+ Bronze [£35.99]
    Case - Cooler Master MasterBox Q300L [£34]
    Wifi adpater [£13)
    Fans x 2 [£8)

    Total: £279



    AMD Build (1/2)

    CPU - 2200G [89.99]
    Mobo - Asrock B350M - Pro 4 [£65.48]
    RAM - 8GB DDR4 (either 1x8gb or 2 x 4gb depending on mobo slots) [£80]
    SSD - 512 NVME (Free)
    Case - Cooler Master MasterBox Q300L [£34]
    PSU - 450W EVGA 450BT 80+ Bronze [£35.99]
    Wifi adpater [£13)
    Fans x 2 [£8)

    Total - £327

    AMD Build (2/2)

    CPU - 1300x (Free)
    Mobo - Asrock B350M - Pro 4 [£65.48]
    RAM - 8GB DDR4 (either 1x8gb or 2 x 4gb depending on mobo slots) [£80]
    SSD - 512 NVME (Free)
    Case - Cooler Master MasterBox Q300L [£34]
    PSU - 450W EVGA 450BT 80+ Bronze [£35.99]
    Wifi adpater [£13)
    Fans x 2 [£8)

    GPU - Zotac GT 1030 2GB [£67.49] OR a cheaper/better alternative

    Total - £304

    Ideally, i would rather not sure my 1300x, as i can sell that for £80ish. So what feedback can you call give me, ideally keep it around that price point or less, we are very strict on that.


    Look forward to seeing all your suggestions and configurations.
     
    Last edited: 20 Aug 2018