Question Upgrade recommendations

Jul 30, 2021
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Hi, This is the first time building a pc and I don't know much of it so I can really use some help.

I live in The Netherlands so I prefer parts that can be ordered here.
I mostly use my pc for work, internet surfing and some small games. My budget is around $1200.
I need a new monitor as well but I have a hard time finding one, I really want a clean and small looking monitor, for reference I like the monitors from apple
I have put together this list, I want to know if it is compatible or if there are any upgrades I can do to make it better.


PCPartPicker Part List

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
CPU | Intel Core i5-10600KF 4.1 GHz 6-Core Processor | $198.00 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler | Thermalright Peerless Assassin 120 66.17 CFM CPU Cooler | $41.38 @ Amazon
Motherboard | ASRock B560M Pro4 Micro ATX LGA1200 Motherboard | $112.99 @ Newegg
Memory | Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory | $86.99 @ Amazon
Storage | Team T-Force Cardea Zero Z330 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive | $90.10 @ Newegg
Storage | Western Digital RE4 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive | $37.99 @ Amazon
Video Card | Asus GeForce GT 1030 2 GB Phoenix Fan OC Video Card | $94.99 @ B&H
Case | Phanteks Eclipse P300A Mesh ATX Mid Tower Case | $59.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply | Super Flower Leadex III Gold 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply | $69.99 @ Newegg Sellers
Operating System | Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit | $108.78 @ Other World Computing
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total | $901.20
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2021-07-31 06:31 EDT-0400 |
 
Activate Windows down the line, there is no performance tradeoff...
https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/get-windows-10-free-or-cheap,5717.html

Assuming your budget to be 1000 euro approx...

PCPartPicker Part List

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
CPU | Intel Core i5-11600K 3.9 GHz 6-Core Processor | €254.70 @ Amazon Netherlands
CPU Cooler | Scythe Mugen 5 Rev. B 51.17 CFM CPU Cooler | €44.95 @ Amazon Netherlands
Motherboard | ASRock H570M Pro4 Micro ATX LGA1200 Motherboard | €106.00 @ Amazon Netherlands
Memory | Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory | €84.90 @ Amazon Netherlands
Storage | Corsair MP400 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive | €100.90 @ Amazon Netherlands
Video Card | Palit GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4 GB StormX Video Card | €269.99 @ Amazon Netherlands
Case | Thermaltake Core G21 Tempered Glass Edition ATX Mid Tower Case | €53.24 @ Amazon Netherlands
Power Supply | Corsair RMx (2018) 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply | €73.90 @ Amazon Netherlands
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total | €988.58
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2021-07-31 13:24 CEST+0200 |
 
Jul 30, 2021
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Activate Windows down the line, there is no performance tradeoff...
https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/get-windows-10-free-or-cheap,5717.html

Assuming your budget to be 1000 euro approx...

PCPartPicker Part List

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
CPU | Intel Core i5-11600K 3.9 GHz 6-Core Processor | €254.70 @ Amazon Netherlands
CPU Cooler | Scythe Mugen 5 Rev. B 51.17 CFM CPU Cooler | €44.95 @ Amazon Netherlands
Motherboard | ASRock H570M Pro4 Micro ATX LGA1200 Motherboard | €106.00 @ Amazon Netherlands
Memory | Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory | €84.90 @ Amazon Netherlands
Storage | Corsair MP400 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive | €100.90 @ Amazon Netherlands
Video Card | Palit GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4 GB StormX Video Card | €269.99 @ Amazon Netherlands
Case | Thermaltake Core G21 Tempered Glass Edition ATX Mid Tower Case | €53.24 @ Amazon Netherlands
Power Supply | Corsair RMx (2018) 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply | €73.90 @ Amazon Netherlands
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total | €988.58
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2021-07-31 13:24 CEST+0200 |
thank you, but is that video card not a bit overkill since I am not going to use it for playing heavy video games?
and can't I instead use the money from that video card to upgrade some other components. Or is that video card also helpful to improve my experience when I use my pc for work?
(sorry this is my first time so I may sound like a noob)
 
thank you, but is that video card not a bit overkill since I am not going to use it for playing heavy video games?
and can't I instead use the money from that video card to upgrade some other components. Or is that video card also helpful to improve my experience when I use my pc for work?
(sorry this is my first time so I may sound like a noob)
Since you had mentioned playing games in your initial post, you will need a gaming capable card to do that. 1030 is more like a display card than a proper accelerant. If games are not your priority, 1030 should be fine for work. As for good work experience, it depends on what kind of productivity suits you use. If your work involves graphical charts or media editing/creation then a better card should definitely give you better experience.
Heres a cheaper version that should suffice for you...

PCPartPicker Part List

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
CPU | Intel Core i5-11400 2.6 GHz 6-Core Processor | €228.95 @ Megekko
CPU Cooler | Deepcool GAMMAXX GTE V2 64.5 CFM CPU Cooler | €27.63 @ Amazon Netherlands
Motherboard | ASRock H570M Pro4 Micro ATX LGA1200 Motherboard | €106.00 @ Amazon Netherlands
Memory | Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory | €84.90 @ Amazon Netherlands
Storage | Corsair MP400 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive | €100.90 @ Amazon Netherlands
Video Card | MSI GeForce GT 1030 DDR4 2 GB AERO ITX 2GD4 OC Video Card | €99.00 @ Amazon Netherlands
Case | Thermaltake Core G21 Tempered Glass Edition ATX Mid Tower Case | €53.24 @ Amazon Netherlands
Power Supply | Corsair RMx (2018) 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply | €73.90 @ Amazon Netherlands
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total | €774.52
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2021-07-31 14:20 CEST+0200 |
 
Like I stated in your other thread, that board as with all cheap Asrock boards won't handle an unlocked cpu due to their VRM's. What's going to happen is that cpu is going to kick into turbo boost mode and your system is going to throttle down due to heat. There's multiple videos and reviews on it. Stick with a locked cpu with a TDP of 65 watts.

https://www.megekko.nl/product/6473/285193/Socket-1200-Processoren/Intel-Core-i5-10400F
Intel Core i5 10400F 155, -
 

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thank you, but is that video card not a bit overkill since I am not going to use it for playing heavy video games?
and can't I instead use the money from that video card to upgrade some other components. Or is that video card also helpful to improve my experience when I use my pc for work?
(sorry this is my first time so I may sound like a noob)
What do you consider not heavy video games?

With a better video card depending on the games.
PCPartPicker Part List

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
CPU | Intel Core i5-10400F 2.9 GHz 6-Core Processor | €158.95 @ Megekko
CPU Cooler | Cooler Master Hyper 212 Black Edition 42 CFM CPU Cooler | €34.00 @ Amazon Netherlands
Motherboard | ASRock B560 Pro4 ATX LGA1200 Motherboard | €106.45 @ Amazon Netherlands
Memory | G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory | €82.90 @ Amazon Netherlands
Storage | Samsung 870 Evo 1 TB 2.5" Solid State Drive | €89.94 @ Amazon Netherlands
Storage | Western Digital Caviar Blue 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive | €39.94 @ Azerty
Video Card | Palit GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4 GB StormX Video Card | €269.99 @ Amazon Netherlands
Case | Phanteks Eclipse P300A Mesh ATX Mid Tower Case | €74.90 @ Amazon Netherlands
Power Supply | Corsair CXM 550 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply | €66.95 @ Amazon Netherlands
Operating System | Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit | €119.99 @ NoRRoD.nl
Case Fan | be quiet! Pure Wings 2 61.2 CFM 140 mm Fan | €15.00 @ Azerty
Case Fan | be quiet! Pure Wings 2 61.2 CFM 140 mm Fan | €15.00 @ Azerty
Monitor | BenQ GW2480 23.8" 1920x1080 60 Hz Monitor | €129.00 @ Amazon Netherlands
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total | €1203.01
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2021-07-31 15:13 CEST+0200 |

With a video card for just basic games like candy crush 2 x SSD's

PCPartPicker Part List

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
CPU | Intel Core i5-10400F 2.9 GHz 6-Core Processor | €158.95 @ Megekko
CPU Cooler | Cooler Master Hyper 212 Black Edition 42 CFM CPU Cooler | €34.00 @ Amazon Netherlands
Motherboard | ASRock B560 Pro4 ATX LGA1200 Motherboard | €106.45 @ Amazon Netherlands
Memory | G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory | €82.90 @ Amazon Netherlands
Storage | Samsung 870 Evo 1 TB 2.5" Solid State Drive | €89.94 @ Amazon Netherlands
Storage | Samsung 870 Evo 1 TB 2.5" Solid State Drive | €89.94 @ Amazon Netherlands
Video Card | MSI GeForce GT 1030 DDR4 2 GB AERO ITX 2GD4 OC Video Card | €99.00 @ Amazon Netherlands
Case | Phanteks Eclipse P300A Mesh ATX Mid Tower Case | €74.90 @ Amazon Netherlands
Power Supply | Corsair CXM 550 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply | €66.95 @ Amazon Netherlands
Operating System | Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit | €119.99 @ NoRRoD.nl
Case Fan | be quiet! Pure Wings 2 61.2 CFM 140 mm Fan | €15.00 @ Azerty
Case Fan | be quiet! Pure Wings 2 61.2 CFM 140 mm Fan | €15.00 @ Azerty
Monitor | BenQ GW2480 23.8" 1920x1080 60 Hz Monitor | €129.00 @ Amazon Netherlands
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total | €1082.02
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2021-07-31 15:23 CEST+0200 |
 

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