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New PC for my Granddad

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My Granddad needs a new computer, he is an old photographer and is currently trying to scan and sort all of the pictures, negatives, and slides he has made over his career. Once he does that he likes to play with them in his old copy of photoshop. His current machine is over 10 years old and it was pretty bare bones when he got it. It has been a long time since I've built a computer but I'm sure I can still do it given enough time. Can someone please recommend either a prebuilt or what I would need to buy to build him one that will do what he wants. As far as price is we are looking around $700 or less. It doesn't need to be a super powerful option but something relatively quick with a good amount of storage. 

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10 minutes ago, boggy77 said:

I've included some storage, not sure how much he needs.

 

90% agreed. I would go with SSD instead of mechanical drive. And use the old HD from the old Pc if space is needed. Else just removable storage.

As for the rest, it shouild suffice perfectly. :)

 

edit: My apologies, clearly im very blind.

 


When i ask for more specs, don't expect me to know the answer!
I'm just helping YOU to help YOURSELF!
(The more info you give the easier it is for others to help you out!)

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There you go mate....

 

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 1600 3.2 GHz 6-Core Processor  ($85.00) Ryzen 5 1600 AF varient is available on amazon.com for $85. It is basically a Ryzen 5 2600 with first gen IMC. It is based on 12nm.
Motherboard: MSI B450M PRO-VDH MAX Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard  ($79.99 @ B&H) Decent Mobo for price.
Memory: GeIL EVO POTENZA 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory  ($59.99 @ Newegg) Ryzen loves fast dual channel memory. 3000/3200mhz is ideal for Ryzen. 
Storage: Silicon Power A80 512 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive  ($69.98 @ Amazon) A phison e12 drive. Can add more HDDs if needed.
Video Card: Asus Radeon RX 570 4 GB ROG STRIX Video Card  ($119.99 @ Amazon) Can be had fr around $70 from sites like eBay/AliExpress with free international shipping.
Case: CiT F3 MicroATX Mini Tower Case  ($25.19 @ Amazon) 
Power Supply: Corsair CX (2017) 450 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply  ($35.98 @ Newegg) Pretty decent PSU.
Total: $476.12
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-01-15 22:07 EST-0500


SSD TIER LIST

 

PRIMARY PC

Ryzen 7 3700X - ASRock X470 Taichi - G.Skill Trident Z RGB (8x2 3200MHz) - Sabrent Rocket 1TB - Seagate Barracuda 2TB - MSI GeForce GTX980Ti LIGHTNING - Fractal Design Meshify C - Super Flower Leadex ll Gold 650 Watt

 

SECONDARY PC

Xeon X5680 - Asus SABERTOOTH X58 - Crucial (4x2 1333MHz) - Crucial MX500 500GB - Sapphire RX580 Pulse - Cougar MX330 - EVGA SuperNOVA G2 650 Watt

 

LAPTOP

Acer Nitro 5 - 7300HQ - 16GB DDR4 2133MHz - GTX 1050Ti - Intel 600p Series 256GB - Samsung 860 Evo 1TB

 

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for a beefier solution:

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 1600 3.2 GHz 6-Core Processor  ($85.00) AF models on amazon.
Motherboard: ASRock B450M PRO4 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard  ($78.98 @ Newegg) 
Memory: GeIL EVO POTENZA 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory  ($59.99 @ Newegg) 
Storage: Silicon Power A80 512 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive  ($69.98 @ Amazon) 
Storage: Hitachi Ultrastar 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($37.95 @ Amazon) 
Video Card: Asus Radeon RX 570 4 GB ROG STRIX Video Card  ($119.99 @ Amazon) 
Case: CiT F3 MicroATX Mini Tower Case  ($25.19 @ Amazon) 
Power Supply: Corsair CX (2017) 450 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply  ($35.98 @ Newegg) 
Total: $513.06
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-01-15 21:57 EST-0500


CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 1700@3.8Ghz Heatsink: Gelid Phantom Black GPU: Sapphire RX 5700 XT RAM: Qidian DDR4 2x8GB 3000Mhz mobo: MSI X370 Gaming Plus case: Fractal Design Define C PSU: Superflower Leadex Gold 650W

 

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