[SOLVED] Advice on a budget build?

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Hello all, I wanted to ask if you can give me any advice on this build I was planning on doing for a friend of mine.

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: Intel Core i3-8100 3.6 GHz Quad-Core Processor (€126.90 @ Amazon Italia)
Motherboard: ASRock Z390 Pro4 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard (€124.71 @ Amazon Italia)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory (€99.74 @ Amazon Italia)
Storage: Samsung 970 Evo Plus 250 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive (€78.00 @ Amazon Italia)
Case: Fractal Design Meshify C ATX Mid Tower Case (€125.85 @ Amazon Italia)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA G2 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply (€103.00)
Total: €658.20
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-05-21 19:22 CEST+0200



This obviously isn't supposed to be a gaming rig nor a high-end PC, I just wanted to know if this thing would work for simple internet browsing and maybe some work in word. Thank you!
 

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I got another list for you. You picked a very expensive ssd and that i3 is overpriced. The z390 chipset is pretty overkill too.

PCPartPicker Part List: https://it.pcpartpicker.com/list/x8jGYH

CPU: Intel Core i5-9400F 2.9 GHz 6-Core Processor (€189.00 @ Amazon Italia)
CPU Cooler: Deepcool GAMMAXX 400 74.34 CFM CPU Cooler (€28.00 @ Amazon Italia)
Motherboard: ASRock B365M Phantom Gaming 4 Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard (€99.48 @ Amazon Italia)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory (€86.99 @ Amazon Italia)
Storage: Western Digital Blue 500 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive (€77.00 @ Amazon Italia)
Case: Cooler Master MasterBox Q300L MicroATX Mini Tower Case (€59.00 @ Amazon Italia)
Power Supply: SeaSonic FOCUS 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply (€90.99 @ Amazon Italia)
Total: €630.46
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-05-21 23:20 CEST+0200

6 core cpu, 500 gb ssd storage, a budget cpu cooler. I saved money on the motherboard, case and ssd.

EDIT: Hot damn I did not realize at this moment that the f-cpus got no igpu. Sorry my bad. You need a "normal" 9400.
 
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You can build as is.
I like the ssd, it is what makes a pc quick.
I have no problem spending a bit more here for samsung.

The motherboard is fine, but you are probably spending more than you need to for a Z390 based motherboard.
Anything with a 300 series chipset will work.

The psu is also very good, even 450w would have been ok.
A top quality psu and even a bit of overprovisioning is a wise choice.

2 x 8gb ram kit is good.
Vengeance is a brand and you pay a bit more for it.
3200 speed is fine, even 2400 would do about as well if it was significantly cheaper.

Not noted is the monitor.
Bust the budget for a great monitor.
Pick one with a ips panel and 178/178 viewing angle. The image quality is better.
 
Mar 16, 2020
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You can build as is.
I like the ssd, it is what makes a pc quick.
I have no problem spending a bit more here for samsung.

The motherboard is fine, but you are probably spending more than you need to for a Z390 based motherboard.
Anything with a 300 series chipset will work.

The psu is also very good, even 450w would have been ok.
A top quality psu and even a bit of overprovisioning is a wise choice.

2 x 8gb ram kit is good.
Vengeance is a brand and you pay a bit more for it.
3200 speed is fine, even 2400 would do about as well if it was significantly cheaper.

Not noted is the monitor.
Bust the budget for a great monitor.
Pick one with a ips panel and 178/178 viewing angle. The image quality is better.
Thank you very much! maybe I though that I could replace the processor with an intel core i5 9400. Would you think it's a good idea?
 

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