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I need to build a computer for work. It will be used for web surfing and a few real estate programs. It will also have 2 24" dell monitors and will not have a video card.


Case:
FD Define Mini C

Motherboard:
MSI B250M Mortar
MSI Z270M Mortar
Gigabyte H270M DS3H
or any other recommendations??

CPU:
i7 7700 (i know it's overkill, but i want it)

RAM:
Corsair Veng LPX 2400mhz 16GB

SSD:
Samsung 850 500GB

PSU:
Corsair cx450M or cx550M
Fractal Intergra M 550
EVGA 500 BQ 80



What do you guys think? Thanks!!
Edited by ryder - 4/30/17 at 9:48pm
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post #2 of 10
The GPU built into the CPU is powerful enough for light gaming so yes
And 500 watts is enough power for both computers combined so you can go as low as the CX450 and still have at least half the power left

As for the B250 vs the H270 the H270 gives you more PCi-lanes and support for faster RAM neither of which you will need
Oo the other hand if you are dead set on 2400 MHz you will probably need a H270 board

Edit: what i dont get is why you want to take an unlocked overclockable CPU and put it into a non overclockable motherboard?
You can get very nearly the same results with a 7400 that cost half as much

Edited by shilka - 4/27/17 at 1:26pm
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Edit: what i dont get is why you want to take an unlocked overclockable CPU and put it into a non overclockable motherboard?
You can get very nearly the same results with a 7400 that cost half as much

I want the hyperthreading in the event i have a ton of browsers open, and 3 different real estate programs open all at once. do those 3 motherboards not utilize the 8 threads/hyperthreading?
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If it's heavy multi tasking, why not go ryzen?
Also, you can save money by buying a non k i7, since you won't be overclocking.
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Instead of buying a ton of wattage you dont need you should buy something better instead of any of the PSU´s you picked
The Seasonic G 360 watt would be a better option and would have more then enough power for those systems which will draw a tiny amount of power.
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If it's heavy multi tasking, why not go ryzen?
Also, you can save money by buying a non k i7, since you won't be overclocking.

rightly or wrongly, i want to stick with intel. And i plan to get the non k version of the 7700
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Originally Posted by shilka View Post

Instead of buying a ton of wattage you dont need you should buy something better instead of any of the PSU´s you picked
The Seasonic G 360 watt would be a better option and would have more then enough power for those systems which will draw a tiny amount of power.

I was just under the impression corsair/evga were some of the better brands, but i am open to suggestions!
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On the other hand if you are dead set on 2400 MHz you will probably need a H270 board

I am not dead set on 2400, i just figured the faster the better? would i notice a diff between 2400 and say 2133?
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Most PSU manufacturer's have good quality albiet more costly lines and then budget lines. From EVGA the supernova G2 is highly rated/reviewed, though it doesn't come in a low wattage. EVGA, antec,Corsair, etc get their units from someone else I.E. superflower.

Your system likely won't use more than 150w at load. 65w CPU, Mobo 15w, fans 1-3w x 3-4 fans unless you buy higher performance fans, drives, and any USB devices. Won't add up to much, however if you ever plan to add a GPU, buy a PSU with some headroom.

You likely wouldn't notice the difference from 1600-3000mhz ram. The single best thing you could do for system response would be a good SSD.

Just my 2¢
Edited by 0m3g4 - 4/27/17 at 2:04pm
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post #8 of 10
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my big concern/question is the motherboard.

i've never built an mATX before, and there aren;t many options with respect to kaby lake..

are the motherboards i listed above good enough for the 7700?

also, those motherboards can easily handle feeding video to 2 24" monitors?
Edited by ryder - 4/27/17 at 4:49pm
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i've narrowed down my OP.

need to buy the components asap, which of the options i listed should i go with?


Thanks!!
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