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Building a "Future Proof" PC for my dad

I am Building a PC for my dad for office work, yes I know most of this parts are overkill or just useless like z270 with non K procesor, but I really like the z270 boards aesthetics and the small amount of features it has over h270 makes a better bang for buck IMO. He upgrades his PC like every 5 years or so that's why I choose some of this parts.

This is the list: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/bjhRHN

Already bought RAM, Monitor and Case.

Any suggestions?
-changes of motherboard, CPU
-He wants to buy 16GB of RAM but I keep thinking 8GB is more than enough
-Should I get a better PSU? like this one: https://pcpartpicker.com/product/sMM323/evga-supernova-g3-550w-80-gold-certified-fully-modular-atx-power-supply-220-g3-0550
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  1. this is future proofed
    PCPartPicker part list: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/kzwTNN
    Price breakdown by merchant: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/kzwTNN/by_merchant/

    CPU: Intel Core i5-7500 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($196.43 @ OutletPC)
    CPU Cooler: CRYORIG H7 49.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($34.88 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: ASRock Fatal1ty B250M Performance Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($88.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Memory: Kingston FURY 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2400 Memory (Purchased For $55.24)
    Storage: ADATA Premier SP550 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($72.99 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.33 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 1050 2GB ACX 2.0 Video Card ($104.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Case: Phanteks ECLIPSE P400 ATX Mid Tower Case (Purchased For $60.00)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic 520W 80+ Bronze Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($61.98 @ Newegg)
    Monitor: Asus MX239H 23.0" 1920x1080 Monitor (Purchased For $132.22)
    Total: $857.05
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-02-12 22:12 EST-0500
  2. red2481 said:
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 1050 2GB ACX 2.0 Video Card ($104.99 @ SuperBiiz)


    I question whether his dad has much need for a gaming-capable graphics card for work. I suppose it might not be bad if some need for better-than-integrated GPU acceleration arises over the next few years, though something like that could always be added later if deemed necessary.

    I agree that it may be worth looking into an SSD though, since it could provide noticeably better system responsiveness. Especially if the system doesn't require a lot of storage, he might even be able to skip the traditional hard drive entirely. It might be worth checking how much storage his existing system actually makes use of.
  3. Best answer
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Core i5-7500 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($196.43 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: MSI H270M BAZOOKA Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($94.99 @ B&H)
    Memory: Kingston FURY 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2400 Memory (Purchased For $55.24)
    Storage: Sandisk Ultra II 480GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($132.94 @ B&H)
    Case: Phanteks ECLIPSE P400 ATX Mid Tower Case (Purchased For $60.00)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 430W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($46.98 @ Newegg)
    Case Fan: be quiet! Pure Wings 2 61.2 CFM 140mm Fan ($11.49 @ OutletPC)
    Monitor: Asus MX239H 23.0" 1920x1080 Monitor (Purchased For $132.22)
    Total: $730.29
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-02-12 23:10 EST-0500

    I'd do something like this. I know what you said about the z270 but this is a solid board, and plenty of power supply. No need for 16 GB in an office setting. The SSD will boost regular PC Performance more than any item in the computer.
  4. His 1TB HDD only haves 98GB of used storage so 480-500GB is more then enough

    I made this other build based on your suggestions: https://pcpartpicker.com/user/Juarez69/saved/cq4999

    Also is 430W enough? i've checked in some PSU calculators and it looks like it will do the job but for $10 more a 520W can give a 100W more breathing room isn't worth the 100W?

    Is the speed difference noticeable from a 850 EVO 500GB to a Sandisk Ultra II?
  5. That is a 145w build I considered going for a 350w but decided to leave some room for a mid tier GPU if needed. The 850 is certainly faster, however if your dad is comming from a hard drive only rig he'll be floored by the ultra 2 anyway
  6. So this one is more than ok?

    https://pcpartpicker.com/list/XNZ4Gf
  7. If he's never had a SSD. And his old computer is 5-6 years old he'll be shocked at it
  8. Nice thanks for the help
  9. Built my parents a Sandy bridge i3 computer 4-5 years ago. Out a SSD in my computer fell in love. Tried to put one in theirs they didn't want it. So I did it anyway. The paid me like$125 for at $75 SSD because it made it so much faster. I've let friends mess around on weak Pentium office builds I've done with ssds and 6700k/32gb ram/980ti builds with a HDD until the SSD came in. Everyone of them prefers the office build with the SSD over the powerhouses without them. (Note I didn't have games on the office build) the 15 second boot shocked them
  10. Supahos said:
    Built my parents a Sandy bridge i3 computer 4-5 years ago. Out a SSD in my computer fell in love. Tried to put one in theirs they didn't want it. So I did it anyway. The paid me like$125 for at $75 SSD because it made it so much faster. I've let friends mess around on weak Pentium office builds I've done with ssds and 6700k/32gb ram/980ti builds with a HDD until the SSD came in. Everyone of them prefers the office build with the SSD over the powerhouses without them. (Note I didn't have games on the office build) the 15 second boot shocked them


    Haven't seen the glorious SSD speed since I was on a budget when I built mine 2 years ago: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/sXy6zy (Yes PSU is way too much but it was on sale) but getting one in April.

    Think I will be jealous of my dads computer know
  11. I have the same PSU for the same reason in my build and it's less power 3350p/z77/16gb/gtx760
  12. And I know you'll be jealous of his general computing prowess not so much if you fired up a game. He'd load in first then get 30 fps lol
  13. lol true
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