Question Building a budget PC and need help.

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So, I recently bought this case-- https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B079X2P3TR/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1--, and got it at a steal for $27. It has mixed reviews, so time will tell if the case is worth it or not, but I do want to work on finding just the basics for now, so I can get it up, and running.

According to this-- https://yourbusiness.azcentral.com/six-basic-components-computer-needs-function-23240.html--, there are six essentials for the Desktop to work. Motherboard, CPU, RAM, ROM, Secondary Sotrage, and Software/OS(I have this sixth option decided upon.

So, the item description says the tower can fit ATX, Mini-ATX, and I don't have the main site pulled up to show me the third one, but there was a third form factor on the list. I'm mainly focusing on ATX, because most of the motherboards look decently sized. So, I kinda wanna see if someone could help me budget a relatively low-cost VR build. I simply want to run Oculus Quest with Oculus Link-- compatibility here: https://support.oculus.com/444256562873335/.

So, I feel like the motherboard/CPU come first. What would you recommend?

Now, I'm not too big on PC/Desktop jargon, so do be patient with me if I misunderstand something, lol. And, if possible, could I probably save money and just import a couple of parts from my OptiPlex 7010, and save some bucks there?

Updates will come with each additional question, so going to try and make it a Q&A for people who find this in the future.

Question 1: https://duckduckgo.com/?q="ATX"+motherboard&t=brave&iar=shopping&iax=shopping&ia=shopping These are what I am looking at, currently. Are the ones in this search any good?
 
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What country are you shopping in?
What is your build budget?

GPUs are basically non-existent, or cost 2-3x MSRP right now.
US shopping, and I don't really have a base budget, I'm mainly gonna add up the total when it's running. And GPUs are an issue, sure, but I shall figure that out when I get there.
 
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US shopping, and I don't really have a base budget, I'm mainly gonna add up the total when it's running. And GPUs are an issue, sure, but I shall figure that out when I get there.
I just wanna go 1 piece at a time, so Motherboard is my first target. I make about $350/week, and get to keep about $50/week after billing and rent sharing.
 
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Just wanted to make sure you knew, so you wouldn't pull hair out when not having a picture while using the motherboard video output. 😉
Haha, yeah. I do like newegg, suddenly. Nice wholesale prices. Would having both integrated, and a gpu be as good, or would those conflict?
 

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