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JimG

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Gigabyte B450 Aorus Elite and AMD Ryzen 5 2600x build
« on: August 20, 2019, 05:51:29 PM »
I want to build a computer to use for a small business spreadsheets, letters, tax returns, etc.
I will not be playing any video games.
Do I need a graphics card or can I use the motherboard graphics with this combination:
AMD   Ryzen 5 2600X w/ cooler
Gigabyte B450 Aorus Elite?

Ari Altman

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Re: Gigabyte B450 Aorus Elite and AMD Ryzen 5 2600x build
« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2019, 06:50:29 PM »
I want to build a computer to use for a small business spreadsheets, letters, tax returns, etc.
I will not be playing any video games.
Do I need a graphics card or can I use the motherboard graphics with this combination:
AMD   Ryzen 5 2600X w/ cooler
Gigabyte B450 Aorus Elite?

Hi, Jim, and welcome to the TBG Forum!

There actually isn't any graphics capability built into the 2600X, so yes, you need a video card. You can use a less expensive one than what's in some of the current midrange PCs on TBG, like the Radeon RX 5700. For example, the Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1650 would be a great choice at $150, and offers plenty of 4K-capable DisplayPort connectors, meaning you won't be limited down the line with regard to monitor upgrades. Cheaper cards (<$100) typically have just one HDMI and one DVI, neither of which is ideal for modern monitors.

If you want to build on a strict budget, your best option is to go for the $500 Home Office PC, potentially upgrading from the Ryzen 3 2200G to the Ryzen 5 2400G. The "G" denotes that these have built-in graphics, meaning you don't need a video card. This system is truly ideal for the type of tasks you listed. They'd be less ideal for something like video production or Photoshop work.
« Last Edit: August 20, 2019, 09:25:58 PM by Ari Altman »

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Re: Gigabyte B450 Aorus Elite and AMD Ryzen 5 2600x build
« Reply #2 on: August 20, 2019, 08:09:07 PM »
Thanks for clarifying the options.  Upgrading the $500 PC sounds like a good idea.