[SOLVED] Gaming Setup of 1000 Euro

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Hello! Community of Tom's Hardware !
So I recently thought to assemble my first Gaming PC with a budget of 1000 Euro, which the monitor takes me 25% because I would like a setup that allows me to take full advantage of 144 hz, of course with some compromise, reducing at low all the graphic settings.
Below I am attaching everything.

CPU : i5 8400 - 195 Euro
Scheda Madre : Z370P D3 - 97 Euro
GPU : GTX 1060 3GB Windforce OC - 238 Euro
RAM : DDR4 8 GB Kingston HyperX Fury - 70 Euro
Storage : SSD 240 GB Kingston A400 - 35 Euro
Monitor : Asus VG248QE FHD 144 Hz 1 ms - 265 Euro
PSU : CX550M Semi 80 Plus Bronze 550W - 62 Euro
Case : Cooler Master MasterBox MB500 - 65 Euro

What do you think, everything is compatible? Does the PSU manage to do it?

And also it s ok this USB Wifi Adapter, becouse I can't be bonded to the modem.
or do you suggest me a PCI-E Wifi Adapter?

Wifi Adapter: TP-Link TL-WN823N - 11 Euro

Everything listed is from Amazon.

Thanks for advices.
Kind Regards.
 

Aeacus

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Well, are is compatible and works.

Though, i'd replace the PSU. Corsair CXm series, at best, is mediocre quality PSU. PSU does work but it's reliability and failure to meet ATX PSU standard are the two things why i wouldn't use it. Instead, i'd use good quality, Seasonic unit in 500W range.

As far as wi-fi adapter goes, that works too. Though, do note that this cheap TP-Link adapter has low speeds and for gaming, it wouldn't be enough. It's good for casual web browsing though.

Refined your build:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel - Core i5-8400 2.8 GHz 6-Core Processor (€186.01 @ Amazon Deutschland)
Motherboard: MSI - Z370M MORTAR Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard (€97.05 @ Amazon Deutschland)
Memory: Corsair - Vengeance LPX 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) DDR4-2400 Memory (€58.90 @ Amazon Deutschland)
Storage: Crucial - MX500 250 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive (€45.90 @ Amazon Deutschland)
Video Card: Zotac - GeForce GTX 1060 3GB 3 GB AMP! Edition Video Card (€189.90 @ Amazon Deutschland)
Case: Cooler Master - MasterBox MB500 ATX Mid Tower Case (€63.99 @ Amazon Deutschland)
Power Supply: SeaSonic - FOCUS Plus Gold 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply (€86.90 @ Amazon Deutschland)
Wireless Network Adapter: Gigabyte - GC-WB1733D-I PCI-Express x1 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi Adapter (€36.82 @ Amazon Deutschland)
Monitor: Asus - VG248QE 24.0" 1920x1080 144 Hz Monitor (€253.50 @ Amazon Deutschland)
Total: €1018.97
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-02-02 21:20 CET+0100

Changes made

MoBo: Gigabyte Z370P D3 (ATX) -> MSI Z370M Mortar (micro-ATX)
RAM: Kingston HyperX Fury 1x 8GB -> Corsair Vengeance LPX 2x 4GB 2400 Mhz
SSD: Kingston A400 (240GB) -> Crucial MX500 (250GB)
GPU: Gigabyte GTX 1060 3GB Windforce -> Zotac GTX 1060 3GB AMP!
PSU: Corsair CX550m (80+ Bronze) -> Seasonic Focus+ (80+ Gold)
Wi-fi: TP-Link TL-WN823N -> Gigabyte GC-WB1733D-I

Reasons why

MoBo: Put in MSI micro-ATX MoBo that shares the same black & white theme as your initial Gigabyte MoBo while being a bit cheaper.
RAM: With 2x sticks, you'll get much faster dual-channel RAM, compared to the single-channel RAM with 1x stick,
comparison: https://ram.userbenchmark.com/Compare/HyperX-Fury-DDR4-2133-C14-1x8GB-vs-HyperX-Fury-DDR4-2133-C14-2x8GB/3555vs3552
SSD: With little added cost, you'll get much faster SSD and extra 10GB of storage space,
comparison: https://ssd.userbenchmark.com/Compare/Kingston-A400-240GB-vs-Crucial-MX500-250GB/3953vs3951
GPU: Had to downgrade the GPU to cheaper version to fit the budget. GPU still has dual fan though.
PSU: Upgraded PSU to Seasonic unit with better efficiency and twice the warranty length (10 years vs 5 years).
Wi-fi: Upgraded wi-fi adapter that has enough speed for gaming. It's also dual-band (2.4G and 5G networks) and it has bluetooth as a bonus,
specs: https://www.gigabyte.com/Motherboard/GC-WB1733D-I-rev-10#ov

Few words

Current build is slightly over the budget. Picking cheaper PC case would fit it under 1000 Euros but since choosing a PC case is personal choice, i didn't change the case you picked. Downgrading GPU to single fan version would save you another €10 (pcpp). Or if you downgrade PSU to Seasonic M12II-520 EVO (which is still better than CX550m), you can fit all of it under €1000 (pcpp).
 

Aeacus

Glorious
Herald
Well, are is compatible and works.

Though, i'd replace the PSU. Corsair CXm series, at best, is mediocre quality PSU. PSU does work but it's reliability and failure to meet ATX PSU standard are the two things why i wouldn't use it. Instead, i'd use good quality, Seasonic unit in 500W range.

As far as wi-fi adapter goes, that works too. Though, do note that this cheap TP-Link adapter has low speeds and for gaming, it wouldn't be enough. It's good for casual web browsing though.

Refined your build:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel - Core i5-8400 2.8 GHz 6-Core Processor (€186.01 @ Amazon Deutschland)
Motherboard: MSI - Z370M MORTAR Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard (€97.05 @ Amazon Deutschland)
Memory: Corsair - Vengeance LPX 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) DDR4-2400 Memory (€58.90 @ Amazon Deutschland)
Storage: Crucial - MX500 250 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive (€45.90 @ Amazon Deutschland)
Video Card: Zotac - GeForce GTX 1060 3GB 3 GB AMP! Edition Video Card (€189.90 @ Amazon Deutschland)
Case: Cooler Master - MasterBox MB500 ATX Mid Tower Case (€63.99 @ Amazon Deutschland)
Power Supply: SeaSonic - FOCUS Plus Gold 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply (€86.90 @ Amazon Deutschland)
Wireless Network Adapter: Gigabyte - GC-WB1733D-I PCI-Express x1 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi Adapter (€36.82 @ Amazon Deutschland)
Monitor: Asus - VG248QE 24.0" 1920x1080 144 Hz Monitor (€253.50 @ Amazon Deutschland)
Total: €1018.97
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-02-02 21:20 CET+0100

Changes made

MoBo: Gigabyte Z370P D3 (ATX) -> MSI Z370M Mortar (micro-ATX)
RAM: Kingston HyperX Fury 1x 8GB -> Corsair Vengeance LPX 2x 4GB 2400 Mhz
SSD: Kingston A400 (240GB) -> Crucial MX500 (250GB)
GPU: Gigabyte GTX 1060 3GB Windforce -> Zotac GTX 1060 3GB AMP!
PSU: Corsair CX550m (80+ Bronze) -> Seasonic Focus+ (80+ Gold)
Wi-fi: TP-Link TL-WN823N -> Gigabyte GC-WB1733D-I

Reasons why

MoBo: Put in MSI micro-ATX MoBo that shares the same black & white theme as your initial Gigabyte MoBo while being a bit cheaper.
RAM: With 2x sticks, you'll get much faster dual-channel RAM, compared to the single-channel RAM with 1x stick,
comparison: https://ram.userbenchmark.com/Compare/HyperX-Fury-DDR4-2133-C14-1x8GB-vs-HyperX-Fury-DDR4-2133-C14-2x8GB/3555vs3552
SSD: With little added cost, you'll get much faster SSD and extra 10GB of storage space,
comparison: https://ssd.userbenchmark.com/Compare/Kingston-A400-240GB-vs-Crucial-MX500-250GB/3953vs3951
GPU: Had to downgrade the GPU to cheaper version to fit the budget. GPU still has dual fan though.
PSU: Upgraded PSU to Seasonic unit with better efficiency and twice the warranty length (10 years vs 5 years).
Wi-fi: Upgraded wi-fi adapter that has enough speed for gaming. It's also dual-band (2.4G and 5G networks) and it has bluetooth as a bonus,
specs: https://www.gigabyte.com/Motherboard/GC-WB1733D-I-rev-10#ov

Few words

Current build is slightly over the budget. Picking cheaper PC case would fit it under 1000 Euros but since choosing a PC case is personal choice, i didn't change the case you picked. Downgrading GPU to single fan version would save you another €10 (pcpp). Or if you downgrade PSU to Seasonic M12II-520 EVO (which is still better than CX550m), you can fit all of it under €1000 (pcpp).
 

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