6 months ago
This is my first time building a PC, so even though I'm learning a lot on the process, I'm still pretty much a noob regarding most of it. Since I'm on a tight budget (my max would be 600€) I have been looking in the 2nd hand market and already bought the case, an ssd (I have an old hdd that I will be using too), a GPU and the RAM. I'm quite lost about finding/choosing the CPU + Motherboard choice and I really need help with it.
I live in Germany. I will be using the PC mainly for music making (composing software, maybe a bit of producing) and gaming (but not hardcore gaming, I'm more than happy being able to play Dragon Age kind of games on 1080p).
This is the list of what I have so far (the power supply is only an idea, the monitor I'm about to get it):
|Memory||Crucial - Ballistix Sport LT 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-2666 Memory||€60.00|
|Storage||Samsung - 840 EVO 250 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive||€35.00|
|Video Card||Gainward - GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 6 GB Video Card||€100.00|
|Case||Corsair - Carbide Series 300R Windowed ATX Mid Tower Case||€35.00|
|Power Supply||SeaSonic - S12II 620 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply||€56.99 @ Amazon Deutschland|
|Monitor||Asus - VS247HR 23.6" 1920x1080 60 Hz Monitor||€60.00|
|Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts|
|Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-05-18 10:34 CEST+0200|
I'm trying to find CPU + Motherboard for around 200€. I had always Intel CPUs but I can't find a decent one for an affordable price. I have seen that AMD Ryzen CPUs are much cheaper, but I don't know where to begin with or what to look for. I don't know if it's worth getting them 2nd hand, since they are already quite affordable new. There are enough AM4 mainboards on the 2nd hand market to choose from, so that wouldn't be a huge issue. I'm trying to find one that has integrated WIFI but that's more difficult to find. Would it be ok getting one without it and buying an extra PCIe Wireless network adapter? Any recomendations on this too? I'm also really lost regarding to WIFI adapters.
I'm probably not planning to OC, since I'm a total noob regarding that, and even though a fast PC is nice to have, I prefer reliability and a long-lasting PC.