What do you think of this build?


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Hey all I am building my fist (and probably only) PC! I was wondering what you thought of this build? I used pc builder to do it. This build is not for gaming it is supposed to be a workstation/desktop pc. I am open to all suggestions, and especially money saving ones as that is the point of this build. I am not changing processors and probably not mother boards but everything else is not set in stone. I am a beginner so Please don't ridicule me. But the main reason for posting was I know nothing about the correct power supply. I like to consider myself an expert on electricity, mechanics, and engineering but when it comes to power supplies for PCs I know nothing I understand wattage, amperage, voltage for instance most outlets are 115-120 volts But I don't know the compatibility of the motherboard cpu and psu together. Any comments would be appreciated please post soon because I am ready to start ordering parts.
 
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Desktop PSUs are very much a commodity item 2 1/2 things to choose
Whether you want modular cabling to save space in the PC case I'd say Yes
Power rating. An off the shelf PC with an I5 and a normal non-gaming video system will often come with a 300 watt supply
personally I think 500-600 watts is good but if you are planning on a 'gaming ' video card then more would be better up to 1000 watts.
The 1/2 thing is the efficiency rating. The higher the better often described as Gold, Silver or Bronze.

Having built a few PCs I like Corsair.

I presume you will be running Windows 10 or 11.


Just my opinion.
 
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My bad I forgot the pictures I am uploading them in this post.
 

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And here is the ram. If you need any detailed info about the motherboard, cpu ... I can do that.

Thanks, Tim for the advice.
 

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OF course I had not seen the pictures when I replied. That Mobo is expensive .

I will admit I am an Intel loyalist cpu-wise.

an 800 watt psu. Can't go far wrong there!
 
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I will probably be dual booting windows 11 and Debian linux with the raspberry pi desktop Tho I will have to use rufus to install windows 11 due to requirements.
 
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hmmmm Maybe I should put Linux on my old machine. I hadn't thought of Debian + Raspberry pi desktop, interesting.
 
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My personal quick estimation on power. Estimate 300W for your main system and then add the GPU rated power. The GPU doesn't need additional power connection. So I wouldn't worry about increasing beyond the alloted system ratings.

Now to question your GPU choice. The iGPU of Ryzen 3 has 3 to 8 times the GPU performance on an HD 5450. I know you said you wasn't going to game. So I assume you are wanting a multi-monitor setup. But are you sure you want to go down in performance that much?


You may be able to find a motherboard that supports multi-monitor setups. It may cost you a bit more, but then you are subtracting the cost of the GPU for a CPU w/iGPU.
 
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Also the hd 5450 is a pretty old card that uses old legacy drivers. A Ryzen with integrated graphics would be a much better choice.
 
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I just want a cheap graphics card that works and has Hdmi and VGA As my monitor is old and requires VGA (dell)
 
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I get that, and it should work fine. I still have my hd4670 in use in my Dad's PC. The only negative is there won't be any driver upgrades. But as long as you're not gaming with it, it should be perfectly fine. I'd usually recommend a gt1030, or even a gt710. But with the chip shortage, the prices of those are pretty inflated.
 
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Amazon has some nvidia gt 710's/gt730's in the $80-100 range. A bit more expensive than you're looking at, but a bit more modern than the 5450. But if you're only looking for a card to connect an hdmi and a vga, then the 5450 is fine.

https://www.amazon.com/s/?k=gt+710
 
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