Question First PC - Workstation & Light Gaming

h0pT0 Gaming

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I have no experience with building computers and would like help with components from scratch. I want a low end pc that focuses on performance not looks. I like in the UK and want to buy the GPU and CPU second-hand.

Approximate Purchase Date: By the end of this month but can wait longer if I have to

Budget Range: No more than £405 ($550)

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Light gaming, I will not play any AAA games at all. I will be in a slightly cpu intensive programming and video editing environment.

Are you buying a monitor: Yes, I've got a 75hz monitor but don't necessarily need the pc to always hit 75fps.

Do you need to buy OS: No

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: UK sellers are preferable but I will buy the GPU and CPU second probably on eBay.

Location: United Kingdom

Parts Preferences: I do not mind, it's being build from scratch so I can take it from there.

Overclocking: Preferably

SLI or Crossfire: No

Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments:
I want to buy the GPU and CPU second-hand
. I do not care whatsoever about the look of the pc, rgb or any of that stuff, I want to focus on performance as much as possible. I won't be playing any AAA games. I am learning Japanese so many play visual novels (2d games) to immerse in the language, however I will play some 3d games and would like to be able to play any non AAA game at a constant 60fps (hopefully at medium-ish or better settings) comfortability. I'd like 16gb of ram and 256gb of SSD storage, I can buy extra HDD storage later when I can. I will upgrade maybe in about a year.

Thanks.
 
Part prices are very high right now even in the used market. Save a 100 bucks more and get something like this brand new...

PCPartPicker Part List

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
CPU | Intel Core i3-10100F 3.6 GHz Quad-Core Processor | £103.90 @ CCL Computers
Motherboard | Gigabyte H410M S2H Micro ATX LGA1200 Motherboard | £60.13 @ CCL Computers
Memory | Crucial Ballistix 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory | £64.79 @ Amazon UK
Storage | Gigabyte 240 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive | £24.98 @ Ebuyer
Video Card | Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4 GB Video Card | £193.07 @ More Computers
Case | SHARKOON VG4-W ATX Mid Tower Case | £17.80 @ Amazon UK
Power Supply | SeaSonic S12III 500 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply | £40.47 @ Scan.co.uk
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total | £505.14
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2021-04-16 02:08 BST+0100 |

This should be good enough even for all your needs.
 

h0pT0 Gaming

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PCPartPicker Part List

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
CPU | Intel Core i3-10100F 3.6 GHz Quad-Core Processor | £103.90 @ CCL Computers
Motherboard | Gigabyte H410M S2H Micro ATX LGA1200 Motherboard | £60.13 @ CCL Computers
Memory | Crucial Ballistix 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory | £64.79 @ Amazon UK
Storage | Gigabyte 240 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive | £24.98 @ Ebuyer
Video Card | Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4 GB Video Card | £193.07 @ More Computers
Case | SHARKOON VG4-W ATX Mid Tower Case | £17.80 @ Amazon UK
Power Supply | SeaSonic S12III 500 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply | £40.47 @ Scan.co.uk
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total | £505.14
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2021-04-16 02:08 BST+0100 |
Thank you so much for doing this! Which CPU and GPU could you use to lower the price by about $60?
 
Thank you so much for doing this! Which CPU and GPU could you use to lower the price by about $60?
There is nothing below this at current market prices. If you go for anything below, it will be a waste of money. In normal circumstances, this build would have cost you 100 quid less, but due to shortage of supply for pandemic, it is what it is. I would suggest that you scan the local markets for good deals or wait out a bit for prices to normalize.

This should be your last resort...

PCPartPicker Part List

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
CPU | Intel Core i3-10100F 3.6 GHz Quad-Core Processor | £103.90 @ CCL Computers
Motherboard | Gigabyte H410M S2H Micro ATX LGA1200 Motherboard | £60.13 @ CCL Computers
Memory | Crucial Ballistix 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory | £64.79 @ Amazon UK
Storage | Gigabyte 240 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive | £27.77 @ CCL Computers
Video Card | MSI GeForce GT 1030 2 GB AERO ITX OC Video Card | £87.73 @ CCL Computers
Case | SHARKOON VG4-W ATX Mid Tower Case | £17.80 @ Amazon UK
Power Supply | SeaSonic S12III 500 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply | £40.47 @ Scan.co.uk
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total | £402.59
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2021-04-16 08:44 BST+0100 |
 

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