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Building a low-mid workstation for a friend. Budget: $650 including monitor. Suggestions welcome.

I'm building a workstation that will be used for moderately intensive loads, no gaming or anything like that. Just a combo workstation/personal desktop. I am thinking Ryzen 3 1300X, 1050/1050ti, 400-450W PSU, probably a 20-27 inch 2K monitor or 1080p monitor and 8GB of RAM, and a 500GB/1TB HDD on a B350 micro ATX board. I'm coming up with a complete parts list right now, then I'll put it in PCPartPicker and add the link to this thread. Any suggestions welcome. Thanks in advance.
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    Just under 700USD

    PCPartPicker part list: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/VZ2Xcc
    Price breakdown by merchant: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/VZ2Xcc/by_merchant/

    CPU: AMD - Ryzen 3 1200 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($109.99 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: ASRock - AB350M Pro4 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($74.49 @ SuperBiiz)
    Memory: Crucial - 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory ($68.84 @ OutletPC)
    Storage: Samsung - 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($89.99 @ B&H)
    Video Card: PowerColor - Radeon RX 560 2GB Red Dragon OC V3 Video Card ($93.98 @ Newegg)
    Case: Rosewill - FBM-X1 MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($26.99 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: EVGA - BV 450W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($44.88 @ OutletPC)
    Monitor: Acer - GN246HL 24.0" 1920x1080 144Hz Monitor ($187.49 @ B&H)
    Total: $696.65
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-08-21 17:45 EDT-0400
  2. I'm a huge fan of Ryzen but, when building a basic workstation, it is hard to beat the fact that Intel CPUs have integrated graphics.

    Alternatively, get the cheapest video card you can find. A GTX 1050 is overkill. Ohenryy, (above) suggested an RX 560. I'd go even lower ... an RX 550.

    If it were my basic workstation, I'd go up $50 on the CPU (Ryzen 5 1400) and down $50 on the GPU. I'd also consider looking for a used GPU.

    Putting the OS on an SSD is an absolute necessity, which you have done.

    I have the ATX version of that same motherboard (ASRock AB350 Pro4). Absolutely love it.
  3. Able to get a r5 1600 in there with a couple of compromises

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 1600 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor ($196.88 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: ASRock - AB350M Pro4 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($74.49 @ SuperBiiz)
    Memory: Team - Vulcan 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($77.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: SK hynix - SL308 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($52.88 @ OutletPC)
    Storage: Seagate - BarraCuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($44.78 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: VisionTek - Radeon R7 250 1GB Video Card ($59.99 @ Amazon)
    Case: Rosewill - FBM-X1 MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($26.99 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: Corsair - CXM (2015) 450W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($26.99 @ Newegg)
    Monitor: HP - 22cwa 21.5" 1920x1080 60Hz Monitor ($89.99 @ Amazon)
    Total: $650.98
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-09-17 11:43 EDT-0400
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    This is with Windows 10 Pro Included.

    Onboard Graphics are plenty for a Workstation.

    Complete machine except Keyboard and Mouse.


    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel - Pentium G4560 3.5GHz Dual-Core Processor ($89.79 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte - GA-B250M-DS3H Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($62.98 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2400 Memory ($77.88 @ OutletPC)
    Storage: Samsung - 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($90.98 @ Newegg)
    Case: Corsair - 270R ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic - S12II 430W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($39.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Operating System: Microsoft - Windows 10 Pro OEM 64-bit ($128.89 @ OutletPC)
    Monitor: AOC - E2425SWD 24.0" 1920x1080 60Hz Monitor ($99.98 @ Amazon)
    Total: $640.48
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-09-17 11:48 EDT-0400
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