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Hi i am looking to build a new computer for my grandmother . There is no budget limitation but we dont need anything overkill too . The usage she will be doing is : watching videos, work on excel , office etc. No games or anything in that for jjust normal web browsing . Also she is working in her doctor's office so we need for sure 3 drives at least , 1 for backup, 1 for operating system and 1 for her usage .  And another requirment is the case , Would prefer Mid to mini towers . Sorry for my english its not my native language and thanks for the help .

 

   
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This is a bear minimum build I am planning to make for my dad. You can add drives and change bits. the coffee lake i3 would be better but that is out of my dads budget

 

https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/XNyJJV

PC Specs:

CPU: Intel i9 12900K

CPU Cooler: Corsair Hydro H150i Elite Capellix

Mother Board: MSI z690 carbon WiFi

RAM: TeamSport Elite DDR5 2x16 4800mhz

Storage: 2TB Samsung 970 Plus NVMe, 240 SanDisk SSD Plus, Crucial MX300 750GB SSD

GPU: Gigabyte G1 Gaming GTX 1080 

Case: Corsair Crystal 460X

PSU: Cosrair RM850X 80+ Gold

OS: Windows 11 Home

Monitor: Acer Predator XB271HU 27" 1440p @ 165hz

Keyboard: Razer Black Widow Chroma

Mouse: Logitech G502

Sound: Sony MDR 1000x Headphones, Blue Snowball Microphone

 

Laptop Specs:

Gigabyte Aorus 15G

CPU: Intel i7 10875H

RAM: 16gb DDR4

Storage: 512gb NVMe, 1TB Crucial MX300 SATA SSD

GPU: Nvidia RTX 2070 Max-Q

 

 

 

 

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How about something like the phanteks p300s? It's pretty compact, has 2 hdd bays, and I'm pretty sure it has at least one included ssd bracket that you could mount a 2.5" hdd to.

Something like the ryzen 1400 or even 1200 with a b350 motherboard, with 8GB of vengeance lpx memory in dual channel.

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By the way, your English is great. I know guys who learn English starting from primary school that still can't write a proper essay. You're more than fine.

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H61 chipset mobo like Asus p8h61-m lx3 r2.0

6 gb of ram

gt 710

i3 3210

512gb hdd

60gb ssd

400 n1

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For those requirements, you aren't going to need to spend much. Getting some reliable hardware is what you want.

 

Without wanting to sound picky, as the computer will be used for productive work as well as personal use, I would actually advise more than the one 'backup' drive you have suggested. If that drive fails, you're screwed. So I'd advise either looking into a free cloud based backup service, like Google Backup, OneDrive, etc or having a separate device like a NAS that data can be copied to as a secondary location.

 

Rule of thumb: Have three separate locations where your data is saved. Ideally:

1) A local device/HDD in the PC

2) An external device like a USB thumb drive, external HDD or NAS

3) Cloud backup service, such as Google Backup, OneDrive or DropBox.

 

In this case, having a cloud backup service would be ideal. Syncronising in the background without your Grandmother noticing, light on the system so it won't degrade performance and easy to maintain for you.

Stop and think a second, something is more than nothing.

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2 minutes ago, chiller15 said:

For those requirements, you aren't going to need to spend much. Getting some reliable hardware is what you want.

 

Without wanting to sound picky, as the computer will be used for productive work as well as personal use, I would actually advise more than the one 'backup' drive you have suggested. If that drive fails, you're screwed. So I'd advise either looking into a free cloud based backup service, like Google Backup, OneDrive, etc or having a separate device like a NAS that data can be copied to as a secondary location.

 

Rule of thumb: Have three separate locations where your data is saved. Ideally:

1) A local device/HDD in the PC

2) An external device like a USB thumb drive, external HDD or NAS

3) Cloud backup service, such as Google Backup, OneDrive or DropBox.

 

In this case, having a cloud backup service would be ideal. Syncronising in the background without your Grandmother noticing, light on the system so it won't degrade performance and easy to maintain for you.

Then... Raid?

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What country are you in?

22 minutes ago, A Silver said:

This is a bear minimum build I am planning to make for my dad. You can add drives and change bits. the coffee lake i3 would be better but that is out of my dads budget

 

https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/XNyJJV

No offense but this build is kinda bad.

 

FX in this day and age is not a good idea, no ssd, and psu is eh

12 minutes ago, _SAITAMA_ said:

H61 chipset mobo like Asus p8h61-m lx3 r2.0

6 gb of ram

gt 710

i3 3210

512gb hdd

60gb ssd

400 n1

why going so old, why a gt 710, and that psu is garbage.

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2 minutes ago, DocSwag said:

What country are you in?

No offense but this build is kinda bad.

 

FX in this day and age is not a good idea, no ssd, and psu is eh

why going so old, why a gt 710, and that psu is garbage.

BARE MINIMUM!!!

My PSU is not even 80+ rated but i overclocked my GT 610!!!

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1 minute ago, DocSwag said:

What country are you in?

No offense but this build is kinda bad.

 

FX in this day and age is not a good idea, no ssd, and psu is eh

why going so old, why a gt 710, and that psu is garbage.

I agree, i would say probably a g4560 or something like that with no dgpu, with a 128-256gb samsung 850/950 and a seasonic psu.

Specs v-v

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Cpu: Ryzen 9 3900x @ 1.1v / Motherboard: Asus Prime X570-P / Ram: 32GB 3000Mhz 16-16-16-36 Team Vulcan (4x8GB) / Storage: 1x 1TB Lite-on EP2, 2x 128GB PM851 SSD, 3x 1TB WD Blues / Gpu: GTX Titan X (Pascal) / Case: Corsair 400c Carbide / Psu: Corsair RMi 750w / OS: Windows 10

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Just now, _SAITAMA_ said:

BARE MINIMUM!!!

My PSU is not even 80+ rated but i overclocked my GT 610!!!

Yeah but the N1... well... isn't very good.

 

No 80+ rating, performance is quite eh, temp rating is trash, and tbh performance and build quality is bad enough that it could be a hazard to other components int he pc.

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Compooters:

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Desktop:

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CPU: i7 6700k, CPU Cooler: be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 3, Motherboard: MSI Z170a KRAIT GAMING, RAM: G.Skill Ripjaws 4 Series 4x4gb DDR4-2666 MHz, Storage: SanDisk SSD Plus 240gb + OCZ Vertex 180 480 GB + Western Digital Caviar Blue 1 TB 7200 RPM, Video Card: EVGA GTX 970 SSC, Case: Fractal Design Define S, Power Supply: Seasonic Focus+ Gold 650w Yay, Keyboard: Logitech G710+, Mouse: Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum, Headphones: B&O H9i, Monitor: LG 29um67 (2560x1080 75hz freesync)

Home Server:

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CPU: Pentium G4400, CPU Cooler: Stock, Motherboard: MSI h110l Pro Mini AC, RAM: Hyper X Fury DDR4 1x8gb 2133 MHz, Storage: PNY CS1311 120gb SSD + two Segate 4tb HDDs in RAID 1, Video Card: Does Intel Integrated Graphics count?, Case: Fractal Design Node 304, Power Supply: Seasonic 360w 80+ Gold, Keyboard+Mouse+Monitor: Does it matter?

Laptop (I use it for school):

Spoiler

Surface book 2 13" with an i7 8650u, 8gb RAM, 256 GB storage, and a GTX 1050

And if you're curious (or a stalker) I have a Just Black Pixel 2 XL 64gb

 

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1 minute ago, _SAITAMA_ said:

BARE MINIMUM!!!

My PSU is not even 80+ rated but i overclocked my GT 610!!!

We have different bare minimums.

that doesnt really matter, its on how good and reliable it is. A seasonic bronze would be better than a corsair gold efficiency in reliability, but worse in power efficiency.

Specs v-v

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Cpu: Ryzen 9 3900x @ 1.1v / Motherboard: Asus Prime X570-P / Ram: 32GB 3000Mhz 16-16-16-36 Team Vulcan (4x8GB) / Storage: 1x 1TB Lite-on EP2, 2x 128GB PM851 SSD, 3x 1TB WD Blues / Gpu: GTX Titan X (Pascal) / Case: Corsair 400c Carbide / Psu: Corsair RMi 750w / OS: Windows 10

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1 minute ago, Ashiella said:

A seasonic bronze would be better than a corsair gold efficiency in reliability

Depends on which ones.

 

The M12ii/S12ii are eh, and most Corsair gold rated psus are better.

 

For example though, a CX/CXM would be better than a G1

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Compooters:

Spoiler

Desktop:

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CPU: i7 6700k, CPU Cooler: be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 3, Motherboard: MSI Z170a KRAIT GAMING, RAM: G.Skill Ripjaws 4 Series 4x4gb DDR4-2666 MHz, Storage: SanDisk SSD Plus 240gb + OCZ Vertex 180 480 GB + Western Digital Caviar Blue 1 TB 7200 RPM, Video Card: EVGA GTX 970 SSC, Case: Fractal Design Define S, Power Supply: Seasonic Focus+ Gold 650w Yay, Keyboard: Logitech G710+, Mouse: Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum, Headphones: B&O H9i, Monitor: LG 29um67 (2560x1080 75hz freesync)

Home Server:

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CPU: Pentium G4400, CPU Cooler: Stock, Motherboard: MSI h110l Pro Mini AC, RAM: Hyper X Fury DDR4 1x8gb 2133 MHz, Storage: PNY CS1311 120gb SSD + two Segate 4tb HDDs in RAID 1, Video Card: Does Intel Integrated Graphics count?, Case: Fractal Design Node 304, Power Supply: Seasonic 360w 80+ Gold, Keyboard+Mouse+Monitor: Does it matter?

Laptop (I use it for school):

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And if you're curious (or a stalker) I have a Just Black Pixel 2 XL 64gb

 

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Hi thanks for the answers all of you . Can someone send a pcpartpicker so i can see it :P also silent case , no window please if the case is smaller even better.

 

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6 minutes ago, Ashiella said:

We have different bare minimums.

that doesnt really matter, its on how good and reliable it is. A seasonic bronze would be better than a corsair gold efficiency in reliability, but worse in power efficiency.

If you mean reliable, that means it should survive 10 years?

Then:

I5 3470

GTX 960

8gb DDR3 ram (dual channel)

Corsair CX450

Cheapo case

optical drive

1tb HDD

120Gb SSD.

Is it "Reliable"?

 

 

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4 minutes ago, Ashiella said:

We have different bare minimums.

that doesnt really matter, its on how good and reliable it is. A seasonic bronze would be better than a corsair gold efficiency in reliability, but worse in power efficiency.

 

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23 minutes ago, DocSwag said:

No offense but this build is kinda bad.

 

FX in this day and age is not a good idea, no ssd, and psu is eh

Well it is as cheap as I could make it and it is still better than my dad's current PC

PC Specs:

CPU: Intel i9 12900K

CPU Cooler: Corsair Hydro H150i Elite Capellix

Mother Board: MSI z690 carbon WiFi

RAM: TeamSport Elite DDR5 2x16 4800mhz

Storage: 2TB Samsung 970 Plus NVMe, 240 SanDisk SSD Plus, Crucial MX300 750GB SSD

GPU: Gigabyte G1 Gaming GTX 1080 

Case: Corsair Crystal 460X

PSU: Cosrair RM850X 80+ Gold

OS: Windows 11 Home

Monitor: Acer Predator XB271HU 27" 1440p @ 165hz

Keyboard: Razer Black Widow Chroma

Mouse: Logitech G502

Sound: Sony MDR 1000x Headphones, Blue Snowball Microphone

 

Laptop Specs:

Gigabyte Aorus 15G

CPU: Intel i7 10875H

RAM: 16gb DDR4

Storage: 512gb NVMe, 1TB Crucial MX300 SATA SSD

GPU: Nvidia RTX 2070 Max-Q

 

 

 

 

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Just now, A Silver said:

Well it is as cheap as I could make it and it is still better than my dad's current PC

 

15 minutes ago, _SAITAMA_ said:

 

 

18 minutes ago, DocSwag said:

Depends on which ones.

 

The M12ii/S12ii are eh, and most Corsair gold rated psus are better.

 

For example though, a CX/CXM would be better than a G1

 

20 minutes ago, Ashiella said:

We have different bare minimums.

that doesnt really matter, its on how good and reliable it is. A seasonic bronze would be better than a corsair gold efficiency in reliability, but worse in power efficiency.

 

30 minutes ago, chiller15 said:

For those requirements, you aren't going to need to spend much. Getting some reliable hardware is what you want.

 

Without wanting to sound picky, as the computer will be used for productive work as well as personal use, I would actually advise more than the one 'backup' drive you have suggested. If that drive fails, you're screwed. So I'd advise either looking into a free cloud based backup service, like Google Backup, OneDrive, etc or having a separate device like a NAS that data can be copied to as a secondary location.

 

Rule of thumb: Have three separate locations where your data is saved. Ideally:

1) A local device/HDD in the PC

2) An external device like a USB thumb drive, external HDD or NAS

3) Cloud backup service, such as Google Backup, OneDrive or DropBox.

 

In this case, having a cloud backup service would be ideal. Syncronising in the background without your Grandmother noticing, light on the system so it won't degrade performance and easy to maintain for you.

Can you please send me a pcpartpicker:P 

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6 minutes ago, Popovic said:

 

 

 

 

Can you please send me a pcpartpicker:P 

I did in my original reply but as @DocSwag said, it is not great as I made it as cheap as possible.

PC Specs:

CPU: Intel i9 12900K

CPU Cooler: Corsair Hydro H150i Elite Capellix

Mother Board: MSI z690 carbon WiFi

RAM: TeamSport Elite DDR5 2x16 4800mhz

Storage: 2TB Samsung 970 Plus NVMe, 240 SanDisk SSD Plus, Crucial MX300 750GB SSD

GPU: Gigabyte G1 Gaming GTX 1080 

Case: Corsair Crystal 460X

PSU: Cosrair RM850X 80+ Gold

OS: Windows 11 Home

Monitor: Acer Predator XB271HU 27" 1440p @ 165hz

Keyboard: Razer Black Widow Chroma

Mouse: Logitech G502

Sound: Sony MDR 1000x Headphones, Blue Snowball Microphone

 

Laptop Specs:

Gigabyte Aorus 15G

CPU: Intel i7 10875H

RAM: 16gb DDR4

Storage: 512gb NVMe, 1TB Crucial MX300 SATA SSD

GPU: Nvidia RTX 2070 Max-Q

 

 

 

 

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1 minute ago, _SAITAMA_ said:

Are you here? if you are, then notify me please.

i am here mate

 

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No. Simply if you have money for i3 7100, it's better to go with i5, simply because it has two more cores and threads and it makes a huge difference.

I will just change bits in your list and give you a new one.

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Just now, _SAITAMA_ said:

No. Simply if you have money for i3 7100, it's better to go with i5, simply because it has two more cores and threads and it makes a huge difference.

I will just change bits in your list and give you a new one.

ok thanks

 

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