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Build Advice Building Gaming PC, budget around 1200 EUR

Jun 29, 2020
Dear Community,

the reason why I am lookind to buy a new Gaming PC-System is that last week my Notebook broke down. A short circuit, caused by an obviously damaged power adapter, destroyed the motherboard. Diagnosis irepairable. 4 years old ASUS G501 JW turned to dust in 1 second. I am returning back to Desktop solutions !

I personally have no clue of how to put a PC-System together myself so I would prefer to buy a complete and ready system. I also need a Monitor fitting my system.

Aproximate purchase Date: very soon (next 1-2 weeks)

Location: EU, Germany, Hannover

Budget Range: min. 900, max. 1400 EUR

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming (Grim Dawn, Witcher III, Steampunk 2077, & Diablo 4 should also work), Working (Adobe Creative Suite, CAD), Internet surfing, Recording/Mixing (CUBASE)

Are you buying a Monitor: Yes, advice very much appreciated as the last time I've been looking for one is ages ago.

Part to Upgrade: Completely new build

Do you need to buy OS: Yes, Win 10 64 Pro preferred

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: n.a. I prefer buying an already build-together system, ready to start as I am not able to build the system myself.

Parts Preferences: I have a slight preference using AMD CPU and Radeon Graphics as for the economic advantage vs. Intel/Nvidia.

Overclocking: no

SLI/Crossfire: Not necessarily

Your Monitor Resolution: As I do not have a Monitor in my posession I would like to purchase a Monitor perfectly fitting to my system. As the amateur I am I would say Full HD would be the least I'd be expecting. Some people say that higher Res Monitors claim too much of the systems power but I have no idea if that is true or not. Guess it depend on the whole Setup so I would be thankful for advice on which Monitor to get, thanks in advance!

Additional Comments: A quiet Pc would be nice. I`d also prefere a midi tower size if recommendable

Why am I Upgrading/Buying?: As I described in the beginning, my notebook broke down, it's irepairable and I need a new Computer that meets my standard requirements and is also being capable of dealing with upcoming titles like steampunk 2077 and Diablo 4.

Please let me know if you need any further information. I very much appreciate your help and I am looking forward to reading your replies!
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if you are willing to build your own, you can grt a great gaming system. a reasonable prebuilt will be 1300-1500 euros before addinga monitor 9looking at Dell, OriginPC, and Lenovo anyway).

Here's a build-your-own in your budget:

PCPartPicker Part List: https://de.pcpartpicker.com/list/Pytcn7

CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor (€288.00 @ Amazon Deutschland)
Motherboard: ASRock X570 Phantom Gaming 4 ATX AM4 Motherboard (€162.90 @ ARLT)
Memory: Patriot Viper Steel 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3733 CL17 Memory (€93.70 @ Mindfactory)
Storage: TCSunBow X3 1 TB 2.5" Solid State Drive (€89.99 @ Amazon Deutschland)
Storage: Toshiba P300 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (€60.71 @ Mindfactory)
Video Card: PNY GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6 GB XLR8 Gaming OC Edition Video Card (€280.99 @ Amazon Deutschland)
Case: Antec GX202 ATX Mid Tower Case (€42.50 @ Amazon Deutschland)
Power Supply: SeaSonic S12III 550 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply (€56.98 @ Alternate)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Pro OEM 64-bit (€79.00 @ Amazon Deutschland)
Monitor: Dell SE2419HR 23.8" 1920x1080 75 Hz Monitor (€126.99 @ Amazon Deutschland)
Keyboard: GameMax Pulse Wired Gaming Keyboard With Optical Mouse (€27.67 @ Amazon Deutschland)
Speakers: Altec Lansing BX1521 0 nW 2.1 Channel Speakers (€34.61 @ Amazon Deutschland)
Total: €1344.04
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-06-29 15:53 CEST+0200

this includes a monitor, keyboard, mouse, OS, and speakers

thi is far better than any prebuilt (most prebuilds I was seeing had weaker cpus (i5-9400, Ryzen 5 3200 or 3500) , less ram, uualyy has a 1650, and only 256GB SSDs, if you wanted to save room for keyboard, mouse, speakers, and monitor


building your own is not difficult, really. If you can handle a Phillips head screwdriver and push a cartringe into a slot, you have all teh skill needed to build your own.

There are thousands of 'how to build a PC' videos on youtube with step-by-step examples.