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Question Building my first Computer

May 7, 2021
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I plan to eventually build a new computer when this one I'm using is just too slow to use anymore or breaks beyond repair.
It's going to be used for gaming, but not very heavy gaming (I only play light games and when I do, i put them on minimum graphics with an FPS cap of 24 fps if possible to avoid heating) . I want it to last for atleast 10 years and cost under $1000, since this computer's already lasted me a year and only costed around $300. What:

PSU should i get
Case should i get
CPU should i get
Mobo should i get
RAM should i get
GPU should i get

If you answer, you don't have to answer all :)
 
Lasting 10 years is a really arbitrary thing.
But anyway, If you play older/esport games on 24 frames

Run on a potato.
A used i7 4770k and gtx 970 system will cost you like 150$ and will run any game you want at 1080p medium 24fps.
 

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$150, maybe for the GTX 970 alone, on a good day.

If you want to play light games, and spend nearly $1000, I suggest looking into a mid-range gaming laptop. That will be much easier to obtain at the moment.

I'll see what can be put together with new parts and a used GPU in mind in a few minutes.
 

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Laptops ~$1000

https://www.walmart.com/ip/EVOO-Gaming-15-6-Laptop-FHD-120Hz-AMD-Ryzen-7-4800H-Processor-NVIDIA-GeForce-RTX-2060-THX-Spatial-Audio-512GB-SSD-16GB-RAM-RGB-Backlit-Keyboard-HD-Ca/233313280?irgwc=1&sourceid=imp_TeByM8U0ixyLRY6wUx0Mo3YKUkB2zsTGiTlg3E0&veh=aff&wmlspartner=imp_11949&clickid=TeByM8U0ixyLRY6wUx0Mo3YKUkB2zsTGiTlg3E0&sharedid=&affiliates_ad_id=566719&campaign_id=9383

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Lenovo-Legion-5-15-6-Gaming-Laptop-144Hz-AMD-Ryzen-7-4800H-16GB-RAM-512GB-SSD-RTX-2060-6GB-Phantom-Black-7-4800H-Octa-core-NVIDIA-GeForce-In-plane-Sw/502891127?irgwc=1&sourceid=imp_TeByM8U0ixyLRY6wUx0Mo3YKUkB2zsR-iTlg3E0&veh=aff&wmlspartner=imp_11949&clickid=TeByM8U0ixyLRY6wUx0Mo3YKUkB2zsR-iTlg3E0&sharedid=&affiliates_ad_id=566719&campaign_id=9383

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Lenovo-Y540-15-15-6-FHD-Intel-Core-i7-9750H-NVIDIA-GeForce-RTX-2060-16GB-RAM-512GB-SSD-Black-Windows-10-81SX015GUS/921861606?irgwc=1&sourceid=imp_TeByM8U0ixyLRY6wUx0Mo3YKUkB2zsVGiTlg3E0&veh=aff&wmlspartner=imp_11949&clickid=TeByM8U0ixyLRY6wUx0Mo3YKUkB2zsVGiTlg3E0&sharedid=&affiliates_ad_id=566719&campaign_id=9383

https://deals.dell.com/en-us/productdetail/8nm2?AID=227502&cjevent=edf089e6b28a11eb80b600100a82b82d&cjdata=MXxOfDB8WXww&gacd=9614781-23761182-5750457-265988609-127889515&dgc=af&VEN1=12578053-227502-03NjDSjJT5II0tzMNSSVfHL-TechBargains&dclid=CI-BheKnwvACFVBH1Qod7yAK0A

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Omen-by-HP-15-FHD-Gaming-Laptop-Intel-Core-i7-10750H-NVIDIA-GeForce-GTX-1660-Ti-6GB-8GB-RAM-1TB-HDD-256GB-SSD-Mouse-and-Headset-Bundle/941063327?irgwc=1&sourceid=imp_TeByM8U0ixyLRY6wUx0Mo3YKUkB2zsSOiTlg3E0&veh=aff&wmlspartner=imp_11949&clickid=TeByM8U0ixyLRY6wUx0Mo3YKUkB2zsSOiTlg3E0&sharedid=&affiliates_ad_id=566719&campaign_id=9383
 

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Hmm, some extremely expensive RX580 for sale at the moment:

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: Intel Core i5-11400F 2.6 GHz 6-Core Processor ($174.99 @ B&H)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI MAG B560M BAZOOKA Micro ATX LGA1200 Motherboard ($142.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory ($75.65 @ Newegg)
Storage: ADATA XPG SX6000 Pro 512 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($58.50 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon RX 580 4 GB NITRO+ Video Card ($405.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Phanteks Eclipse P300 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Super Flower Leadex III Super Pro 550 W 80+ Bronze Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($74.99 @ Newegg Sellers)
Total: $1013.08
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2021-05-11 15:11 EDT-0400
 
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Alternative that doesn't require purchasing a GPU right away:

Intel HD750 is roughly as fast as an Nvidia GT740

You can try your luck on ebay for something like a GTX1060, GTX980, or whatever you can get ahold of that is reasonable.

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: Intel Core i5-11500 2.7 GHz 6-Core Processor ($214.95 @ Adorama)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI MAG B560M BAZOOKA Micro ATX LGA1200 Motherboard ($142.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory ($75.65 @ Newegg)
Storage: ADATA XPG SX6000 Pro 512 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($58.50 @ Amazon)
Case: Phanteks Eclipse P300 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Super Flower Leadex III Super Pro 550 W 80+ Bronze Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($74.99 @ Newegg Sellers)
Total: $647.05
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2021-05-11 15:13 EDT-0400
 
I have a monitor,keyboard,mouse,speaker,1 tb Hard drive,Case

The parts I want to upgrade are:

1.Cpu: I5-4590
2.Motherboard,: Actually I don't know the name or model
3.Ram: ddr3 1600mhz 4db
4.Psu: 250 watt (Valuetop)
5.Gpu: (I don,t have any)
This is My Old Rig

My budget is 650Dollars.You can also suggest parts of your own choice within the budget.
This will allow you to use the integrated graphics until you obtain a video card.

https://www.newegg.com/black-phanteks-eclipse-p300a-mesh-edition-atx-mid-tower/p/N82E16811854097
Phanteks Eclipse P300A $59.99 ($49.99 after $10.00 rebate)

https://www.newegg.com/evga-550-b5-220-b5-0550-v1-550w/p/N82E16817438167
EVGA 550 B5, 80 Plus BRONZE 550W, Fully Modular, EVGA ECO Mode, 5 Year Warranty PSU $54.99

https://www.amazon.com/ASUS-CSM-Micro-ATX-Commercial-Motherboard/dp/B08W6SZQ8N/
ASUS Prime H510M-A/CSM $99.99

https://www.bestbuy.com/site/intel-core-i5-10400-10th-generation-6-core-12-thread-2-9-ghz-4-3-ghz-turbo-socket-lga1200-locked-desktop-processor/6411498.p?skuId=6411498
Intel Core i5-10400 $149.99

https://www.ebay.com/itm/254134258990
Antec A40 PRO CPU Cooler $24.90

https://www.newegg.com/team-16gb-288-pin-ddr4-sdram/p/N82E16820331354
Team T-FORCE VULCAN Z 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4 3200 CL16 Intel XMP 2.0 Desktop Memory $82.99

https://www.newegg.com/team-group-1tb-cx2/p/N82E16820331561
Team Group CX2 2.5" 1TB SATA III 3D NAND Internal SSD $82.99

Total: $556

https://www.antec.com/product/cooling/a40-pro

https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/get-windows-10-free-or-cheap,5717.html
How to Get Windows 10 for Free (or Under $30)

https://www.newegg.com/p/N82E16813119385
ASUS PRIME B560M-A $109.99

https://www.newegg.com/p/N82E16813157978
ASRock B560M PRO4 $112.99

https://www.ebay.com/itm/164823803408
ASUS TUF Gaming GeForce GTX 1650 OC Edition 4GB GDDR6 $399.98

https://www.ebay.com/itm/233986549627
ASUS GeForce GTX 1660 6GB GDDR6 SUPER OC Graphics Card $500.00
 
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