I need some help picking parts for a Home Office Computer!
First post on the forum! Been a follwer of LTT for what I belive to be 4 or 5 years now.
Did my first build last year from used parts I found for cheap ish local. Not really a gamer, but love technical gadets etc.
Anyway, going to build a computer for a home office at my mothers house.
The job she now attends is moving 2hours away, and we decided to renovate an old bedroom to make an new office. (Im hoping she could work for home office a day or two a week if emplyer accepts.)
I brought home my computer so we could have a temporary setup while sourcing parts etc.
Use cases for the new build;
As the title goes, this is going to be an office build, and would really benfit from beeing quiet.
Recently we purchased a CNC machine, and I am teaching my mother’s boyfriend how to use Fusion 360 + other software relevant for the CNC machine. (he is a carpenter; made the desk from an old used oak table.)
The temporary computer is running;
· 6600K processor, (Overclocked to about, not really for the performance gain, just me wanting to learn)
· Asus motherboard. I bought used with the CPU, so I don’t know the model number.
· Corsair 16GB ddr4 (2666mhz)
· Asus GTX980TI.
· Kingston, 120GB Sata SSD
General requirements / wishes
· Able to use Fusion 360
Here is what I come up with this far myself;
· Computer Case - Fractal Design Define Mini C Black Silent. (2x 140mm fan)
Chose the case du to minimalistic design, formfactor & a low noise level.
On Newegg it is listed at 70USD. In Norway, its more like 115USD converted.
The computer is going to be placed on a shelf under the desk to clear some leg room.
· Processor / GPU – AMD 3400G
I want the computer to be as good / cheap as possible, but that it can handle some 3D. I don’t know if this APU is good enough for fusion etc. But certainly, good for office work at a very attractive price.
· RAM – HyperX Fury 2666Mhz or 3000Mhz 16GB kit
I know that AMD cpu`s have a rumour for needing high speed RAM. But how much improvement would I see in GPU based tasks? Worth to upgrade from 2666Mhz to 3000Mhz, difference in same make seems to be aprox 30-40 USD of the cheapest make sold here.
· Motherboard –
Here im quite lost, seeing im looking into using an APU + dual monitor. I am looking for something with 2x displayports preferably.
· Storage – Kingston 240GB Sata SSD.
For the use that this is going to see, it does not need a crazy fast storage device or loads of storage. Everything that takes space uses only storage.
· Powersupply –
Not really looked into it; Sort by price ; Lowest first… hehe. 400W or more.
Norwegian stores does not have no-name brand powersupplies anyways.
· Monitor - Samsung C27R500F 27" curved monitor
Its no need for high refresh rate or other gamer type comforts. Higher resulotion would be nice, but that bumps up the price about 1.5 times it seems like.
· Monitor arm –
Only dual arms I have found is for mounting on the desk, that could work, but I would prefer to being able to screw into the wall.
· Peripherals –
My mother will pick out what she likes herself (she uses a rollermouse).
I will keep a cheap keyboard + mouse for when I might use it.
TL;DR:Tips for building a home office computer for my mother that also can run Fusion 360.
I have also atthed some photos of how it looks at the moment. The red lights on motherboard we find quite tacky... hehe
Thanks for any/all feedback! Very much appriciated.