[SOLVED] First time build Irlandais - Advice appreciated

Feb 3, 2021
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Budget (including currency):
About €1,500.00
Country: Ireland
Games, programs or workloads that it will be used for: 1080p gaming. Warhammer 1-3, LOL, Star Wars Battlefront 2, then mainly retro games (5 year old+) .
Other details

Would be grateful for any feedback particularly graphics cards?

Should I get
a) get a stopgap say 2gb until things calm down/get by with the i5 processors built in video card and get a 8gb when things calm down
b) get a 4gb from Germany/France for €200-300 (tariffs too high from UK suppliers)

Knowledge wouldn't be great but have done a bit of research the last few weeks. Parts in Ireland seem to be particularly expensive when compared elsewhere. Went with a few things slightly higher than required such as PSU and Mobo for re use in potential upgrades.

Thanks in advance


PCPartPicker Part List

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
CPU | Intel Core i5-10400 2.9 GHz 6-Core Processor | €198.95 @ Komplett
CPU Cooler | be quiet! Pure Rock Slim 35.14 CFM CPU Cooler | €34.75 @ Custompc
Motherboard | ASRock Z490 Phantom Gaming 4/ac ATX LGA1200 Motherboard | €180.86 @ Custompc
Memory | Kingston HyperX FURY 16 GB (1 x 16 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory | €98.95 @ Komplett
Storage | Samsung 970 Evo Plus 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive | €189.94 @ Komplett
Video Card | Asus GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4 GB CERBERUS Video Card |-
Case | be quiet! Silent Base 600 ATX Mid Tower Case | €144.49 @ Custompc
Power Supply | Corsair RM (2019) 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply | €128.95 @ Komplett
Optical Drive | Asus DRW-24D5MT DVD/CD Writer | €28.90 @ Komplett
Operating System | Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit | €123.64 @ Custompc
Monitor | iiyama G-MASTER BLACK HAWK 24.5" 1920x1080 75 Hz Monitor | €148.95 @ Komplett
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total | €1278.38
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2021-02-03 16:25 GMT+0000 |
 
Cut the price down.
PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: Intel Core i5-10400 2.9 GHz 6-Core Processor (€198.95 @ Komplett)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 RGB Black Edition 57.3 CFM CPU Cooler (€54.90 @ Komplett)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory (€98.34 @ Custompc)
Storage: Samsung 970 Evo Plus 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive (€189.94 @ Komplett)
Case: be quiet! Silent Base 600 ATX Mid Tower Case (€144.49 @ Custompc)
Power Supply: Corsair RMx (2018) 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply (€138.95 @ Komplett)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24D5MT DVD/CD Writer (€28.90 @ Komplett)
Monitor: iiyama G-MASTER BLACK HAWK 24.5" 1920x1080 75 Hz Monitor (€148.95 @ Komplett)
Total: €1003.42
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2021-02-03 18:23 GMT+0000

B560 is expected to launch soon,some manufacturers already have their motherboard prepared,its main difference between Z490 is the non overclocking support.Supports 3200mhz ram and ATX form factor,alongside intel 11th gen.
2x8gb sticks instead of 1 is better,since dual channel is way more benefitial in gaming (more fps),a better cooler,and you dont need to pay 150 pounds for a windows license,there are way cheaper ways to having activated windows,some people run it unnactivated.
B560 isnt out yet but expect them to be priced cheaper than z490.
For the GPU,wait for the market to cool down,expect it around April,and then buy a 1660 super,if you cant afford a 3060Ti.
 
Cut the price down.
PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: Intel Core i5-10400 2.9 GHz 6-Core Processor (€198.95 @ Komplett)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 RGB Black Edition 57.3 CFM CPU Cooler (€54.90 @ Komplett)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory (€98.34 @ Custompc)
Storage: Samsung 970 Evo Plus 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive (€189.94 @ Komplett)
Case: be quiet! Silent Base 600 ATX Mid Tower Case (€144.49 @ Custompc)
Power Supply: Corsair RMx (2018) 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply (€138.95 @ Komplett)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24D5MT DVD/CD Writer (€28.90 @ Komplett)
Monitor: iiyama G-MASTER BLACK HAWK 24.5" 1920x1080 75 Hz Monitor (€148.95 @ Komplett)
Total: €1003.42
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2021-02-03 18:23 GMT+0000

B560 is expected to launch soon,some manufacturers already have their motherboard prepared,its main difference between Z490 is the non overclocking support.Supports 3200mhz ram and ATX form factor,alongside intel 11th gen.
2x8gb sticks instead of 1 is better,since dual channel is way more benefitial in gaming (more fps),a better cooler,and you dont need to pay 150 pounds for a windows license,there are way cheaper ways to having activated windows,some people run it unnactivated.
B560 isnt out yet but expect them to be priced cheaper than z490.
For the GPU,wait for the market to cool down,expect it around April,and then buy a 1660 super,if you cant afford a 3060Ti.
 

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