Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 11 to 17 of 17

Thread: MS Office & Web Browsing Build

  1. #11
    Join Date
    Oct 2017
    Location
    Grand Junction, CO
    Posts
    2,206
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    127
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    72
    Thanked in
    65 Posts

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by MiniFridge View Post
    I did forget to mention in my last post that my parents wanted to only get a prebuilt from HP and they wanted it new.
    All the more reason to get a pre-built?

  2. #12
    Join Date
    Jun 2014
    Posts
    14
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    0
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    0
    Thanked in
    0 Posts

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by ashiekh View Post
    All the more reason to get a pre-built?
    It ended up being more expensive. Haha. I wrote down a bunch of different options for my parents with the pros and cons of each and they thought having me build one would be best.

  3. #13
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Missouri; USA
    Posts
    5,117
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    421
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    30
    Thanked in
    23 Posts

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by MiniFridge View Post
    I would like to get a power supply that would last a long time. The thinner than recommended wires and the sleeve bearing fan concern me. Are there any step-ups from that you would recommend?


    On the topic of prebuilts: Also, I did forget to mention in my last post that my parents wanted to only get a prebuilt from HP and they wanted it new. Sorry about that. That is probably an important point for why I couldn't get the price down.
    Unfortunately there are not many great options available at Microcenter, especially in store. The best option for the least amount of money is the EVGA GQ650.



    Here is a review at JonnyGuru and PC Perspective. It's a good design with good internals, and FSP actually has some of the most consistent build quality on the market as well as being able to build a good unit in general, so I wouldn't worry too much about longevity. Protechnic as a fan choice is also top notch, those things will definitely outlast the warranty on the unit.



    The only downside is the cost as well as it being way overkill for the system. It is in budget for you though, so that's not a huge downer at least.

  4. #14
    Join Date
    Jun 2014
    Posts
    14
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    0
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    0
    Thanked in
    0 Posts

    Post

    Quote Originally Posted by Tator Tot View Post
    Unfortunately there are not many great options available at Microcenter, especially in store. The best option for the least amount of money is the EVGA GQ650.

    ...

    The only downside is the cost as well as it being way overkill for the system. It is in budget for you though, so that's not a huge downer at least.
    Okay, thanks for the recommendation. That looks like it could work, but yeah, the cost is kind of high (although, as you said, it is within the budget I listed), but if it's good and will last a long time, it might be worth it. I think I read on EVGA's knowledge base a few years ago that all their PSUs will work with the cheaper UPS backups like the one my parents already have (not full sine-wave I think. I'm a bit rusty on my UPS knowledge) which is good. If I have to, I can go and buy it or a similar one through an online retailer if it's cheaper that way.

  5. #15
    Join Date
    Jun 2014
    Posts
    14
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    0
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    0
    Thanked in
    0 Posts

    Default

    I bought the EVGA GQ650. This build is kind of silly. I'm not sure if I want to build a non-gaming/non-high-end PC again. But, it will work well. The different parts just kind of form an oddball.

    Thank you for all your help!

  6. #16
    Join Date
    Jan 2018
    Location
    Mexico
    Posts
    124
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    29
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    0
    Thanked in
    0 Posts

    Default

    300W is fine

    https://pcpartpicker.com/product/MJb...ply-ssp-300sfg

    just make sure you get a case that supports SFX

  7. #17
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Missouri; USA
    Posts
    5,117
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    421
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    30
    Thanked in
    23 Posts

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by COFASA View Post
    300W is fine

    https://pcpartpicker.com/product/MJb...ply-ssp-300sfg

    just make sure you get a case that supports SFX
    He wanted to pick up a unit from Microcenter, and the number of cases that natively support SFX power supplies out of the box as well as mATX boards is basically none. Especially at MC.



    Also, he already grabbed the GQ650 per the post above yours.

Similar Threads

  1. PSU for office build/light gaming
    By Al3xand3r in forum PC Power Supply Discussion
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 10-07-2017, 03:29 PM
  2. Psu advice for office pc
    By WolfyB in forum PC Power Supply Discussion
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 01-11-2017, 09:40 AM
  3. Jon you ready for a bad day at the office?
    By Tazz in forum Off Topic
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 06-25-2008, 09:46 PM
  4. Al Gore's office
    By alexk in forum Off Topic
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 05-22-2007, 07:45 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •