[SOLVED] Gaming PC for a friend

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Gaming PC for a friend - mostly CS:GO and some other Esports titles, some other newer games, nothing AAA from this year at max settings, another friend is still on a laptop so that's a bit of a limiting factor
1080p, 144hz in esports games, lower settings otherwise
£800~
England

https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/C7HCy4
That's the base build, the Wifi AX200 seems worth it on the motherboard as an expansion card is about £35 and it leads to a better motherboard with 4x memory slots
the questions I have are

GPU: We've picked up a used GTX 1070 for £180 as we can't wait anymore for RTX 3060 etc but that's the long term plan for higher resolution/refresh rate/settings in a couple of years.

PSU: bit of a question mark, is that one ok? best bang for your buck? I wish this forum had a list of "current favourite" in each 100watt/£10 bracket

MONITOR!!!: This is a big a question mark, I've got a 27GL83a and am definitely a fan of the 1440p x 144Hz however it's expensive and it taxes my £400 gpu (5700 XT) so blows the budget for now! I'm in two minds between some £60 1080p screen or a 2nd hand one vs the 144Hz because £180 seems a lot for a semi temporary screen what does everyone think?

Case: Just need a box to put it in, I don't see the appeal of expensive cases on a tight budget, so was thinking some £24 from Ebuyer: https://www.ebuyer.com/912978-avp-kolus-rgb-mid-tower-black-case-k-181 Ideally I'd like a bit more width, length and 5.25" bays but it seems they're a thing of the past, lol
 
I would do something like this...

PCPartPicker Part List

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
CPU | Intel Core i5-10400 2.9 GHz 6-Core Processor | £151.98 @ Aria PC
CPU Cooler | CRYORIG M9i 48.4 CFM CPU Cooler | £24.94 @ CCL Computers
Motherboard | MSI B460M PRO-VDH WIFI Micro ATX LGA1200 Motherboard | £89.99 @ CCL Computers
Memory | G.Skill Ripjaws V 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 CL16 Memory | £54.70 @ Amazon UK
Storage | Crucial P2 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive | £94.79 @ Amazon UK
Case | Cooler Master MasterBox MB511 ATX Mid Tower Case | £40.90 @ Amazon UK
Power Supply | Corsair TXM Gold 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply | £69.95 @ CCL Computers
Monitor | AOC 24G2U/BK 24.0" 1920x1080 144 Hz Monitor | £178.99 @ Scan.co.uk
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total | £706.24
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-10-20 17:51 BST+0100 |
 
I would do something like this...

PCPartPicker Part List

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
CPU | Intel Core i5-10400 2.9 GHz 6-Core Processor | £151.98 @ Aria PC
CPU Cooler | CRYORIG M9i 48.4 CFM CPU Cooler | £24.94 @ CCL Computers
Motherboard | MSI B460M PRO-VDH WIFI Micro ATX LGA1200 Motherboard | £89.99 @ CCL Computers
Memory | G.Skill Ripjaws V 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 CL16 Memory | £54.70 @ Amazon UK
Storage | Crucial P2 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive | £94.79 @ Amazon UK
Case | Cooler Master MasterBox MB511 ATX Mid Tower Case | £40.90 @ Amazon UK
Power Supply | Corsair TXM Gold 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply | £69.95 @ CCL Computers
Monitor | AOC 24G2U/BK 24.0" 1920x1080 144 Hz Monitor | £178.99 @ Scan.co.uk
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total | £706.24
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-10-20 17:51 BST+0100 |
 

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Thanks, sorry for the delay, for some reason my email notifications were turned off! not helpful! I see the differences on cache etc between the Crucial P1 & P2,

Why switch to the non-F cpu?

The board is cheaper but it doesn't have AX200 wifi which is a serious trade off?
 
Why switch to the non-F cpu?
At the time of creating the list, and as I can see even now, the price for both is same. The advantage of iGPU is, if your card breaks, the iGPU can be useful for not only detecting the issue but also for running the system sparingly.

The board is cheaper but it doesn't have AX200 wifi which is a serious trade off?
If the wifi is important, then go for the better board. For a desktop machine, people usually use the ethernet and keep the option of wifi as a substitute.
 

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If the wifi is important, then go for the better board. For a desktop machine, people usually use the ethernet and keep the option of wifi as a substitute.
Ahh, if only my friends would just run some cables round their houses instead of gaming on wifi facepalm but thank you again. Also makes sense about the iGPU for sure when we were looking there was a £10 difference still!
 

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