[SOLVED] What do you think of this build?

geofelt

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I have built a couple of desktop pc's using the I3-10100 processor.
I am much impressed; it is quick.
It comes with a adequate cooler, no extra is needed.
Your parts list is compatible.

The key for a quick desktop pc is a SSD.
The differences on performance between 2.5" and m.2 units is really small for desktop work. I like the quality of Samsung units, but really, they are all good.

450w psu is plenty.
Look at the warranty on the psu.
Top quality units will have 7 to 10 year warranties.
Try to find 5 years at least.
Corsair is a likely candidate.

I would not worry about windows 11 unless there is some feature that you need.
But, yes, the cpu qualifies for W11.
 
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Lafong

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If the parts are compatible, it is certainly fine for the tasks you state.

Whether it is the best set of components for your budget is another question.

It could last for 2 minutes or 20 years. You can't predict parts failures very well.

I'd guess it is Windows 11 compatible, but did not check specifically.
 

Mimisss

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If the parts are compatible, it is certainly fine for the tasks you state.

Whether it is the best set of components for your budget is another question.

It could last for 2 minutes or 20 years. You can't predict parts failures very well.

I'd guess it is Windows 11 compatible, but did not check specifically.
Assuming all goes well, and considering software updates etc, is this going to last until 2026? What do you think?

The budget is 400 euros, max.
 

Lafong

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Assuming all goes well, and considering software updates etc, is this going to last until 2026? What do you think?

The budget is 400 euros, max.
I'd guess so, yes till 2026. My hardware is 6 years old and is still plenty good enough. Your PC will be higher performance than mine.

If you can provide a link to the store you will buy from, someone may be able to juggle the parts around for a bit of improvement.

I have no idea if the parts you list are compatible.

That looks like a Greek web site. I certainly can't read anything there.

Can you find power supplies by any of these brands?

Seasonic

Corsair

EVGA

Superflower
 
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Mimisss

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I'd guess so, yes till 2026. My hardware is 6 years old and is still plenty good enough. Your PC will be higher performance than mine.

If you can provide a link to the store you will buy from, someone may be able to juggle the parts around for a bit of improvement.

I have no idea if the parts you list are compatible.

That looks like a Greek web site. I certainly can't read anything there.

Can you find power supplies by any of these brands?

Seasonic

Corsair

EVGA

Superflower
Yes, I can find Corsair psu.

I will try to update with links to the manufacturers' websites.
 

geofelt

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I have built a couple of desktop pc's using the I3-10100 processor.
I am much impressed; it is quick.
It comes with a adequate cooler, no extra is needed.
Your parts list is compatible.

The key for a quick desktop pc is a SSD.
The differences on performance between 2.5" and m.2 units is really small for desktop work. I like the quality of Samsung units, but really, they are all good.

450w psu is plenty.
Look at the warranty on the psu.
Top quality units will have 7 to 10 year warranties.
Try to find 5 years at least.
Corsair is a likely candidate.

I would not worry about windows 11 unless there is some feature that you need.
But, yes, the cpu qualifies for W11.
 
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Mimisss

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I would consider a cheap laptop for around 400 to 500 bucks or so. Less of a hassle to assemble (unless you specifically want to), plenty powerful for your needs, and should last you a while. Plus, it's portable. Also often features better RAM than your choice, too.

Edit:
Someyhing like this?
https://www.e-shop.gr/laptop-lenovo-v15-g2-alc-82kd0043rm-156-fhd-amd-ryzen-5-5500u-8gb-512gb-noos-p-PER.917437
Thanks for your reply. I do have (Lenovo) laptop(s).

But it is high time for a PC build! :D
 

Mimisss

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I have built a couple of desktop pc's using the I3-10100 processor.
I am much impressed; it is quick.
It comes with a adequate cooler, no extra is needed.
Your parts list is compatible.

The key for a quick desktop pc is a SSD.
The differences on performance between 2.5" and m.2 units is really small for desktop work. I like the quality of Samsung units, but really, they are all good.

450w psu is plenty.
Look at the warranty on the psu.
Top quality units will have 7 to 10 year warranties.
Try to find 5 years at least.
Corsair is a likely candidate.

I would not worry about windows 11 unless there is some feature that you need.
But, yes, the cpu qualifies for W11.
Thank you very much for your reply.

I prefer Samsung SSDs, too. I think the EVO series is the best. On the other hand, I am trying to be on budget.

I will update the original post with a Corsair PSU and provide links to the parts manufacturers.
 

Mimisss

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Hello all,

As promised, I have updated the original post based on your replies.

I am very satisfied with the total cost.

Does anyone have any other suggestion?

What do you think about the updated configuration?
 

geofelt

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Hello all,

As promised, I have updated the original post based on your replies.

I am very satisfied with the total cost.

Does anyone have any other suggestion?

What do you think about the updated configuration?
False economy on the ram.
You are better off with dual channel ram.
Both for the cpu and for graphics performance.
Do not think you can add another 8gb later, it may not work.
Ram must be matched.
Buy a 2 x 4gb kit if budget is desperate.
Considering that ram is not expensive today, consider a 2 x 8gb kit up front.
And, while 3200 speed will run, the max speed supported with 10th gen processors is 2666 speed.
https://www.asrock.com/MB/Intel/H510M-HVS R2.0/index.asp#Specification
 

Mimisss

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False economy on the ram.
You are better off with dual channel ram.
Both for the cpu and for graphics performance.
Do not think you can add another 8gb later, it may not work.
Ram must be matched.
Buy a 2 x 4gb kit if budget is desperate.
Considering that ram is not expensive today, consider a 2 x 8gb kit up front.
And, while 3200 speed will run, the max speed supported with 10th gen processors is 2666 speed.
https://www.asrock.com/MB/Intel/H510M-HVS R2.0/index.asp#Specification
Fixed
 

Lafong

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Motherboards. I've owned Asus, Gigabyte, Intel, and Asrock. I've had failures on 3 of the 4. Doesn't really matter which because none are extremely reliable. You have some risk and can't predict accurately. Accept it.

What other Corsair PSUs can you find under say 600 watts and anywhere near your budget?
 

logainofhades

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8gb ram, in 2022 sounds like a bad idea. I would try to stretch the budget a bit, and get something like this.

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: Intel Core i3-12100 3.3 GHz Quad-Core Processor (€129.00 @ Amazon Deutschland)
Motherboard: Gigabyte B660M DS3H DDR4 Micro ATX LGA1700 Motherboard (€109.90 @ Alza)
Memory: Patriot Viper 4 Blackout 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 CL16 Memory (€58.90 @ Alza)
Storage: Samsung 980 500 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive (€42.90 @ Amazon Deutschland)
Case: Thermaltake Versa H15 MicroATX Mid Tower Case (€39.99 @ Amazon Deutschland)
Power Supply: be quiet! System Power 9 CM 500 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply (€49.30 @ Amazon Deutschland)
Total: €429.99
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2022-06-24 07:53 CEST+0200
 
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Mimisss

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Motherboards. I've owned Asus, Gigabyte, Intel, and Asrock. I've had failures on 3 of the 4. Doesn't really matter which because none are extremely reliable. You have some risk and can't predict accurately. Accept it.

What other Corsair PSUs can you find under say 600 watts and anywhere near your budget?
There's a list full of Corsair PSUs, I can choose from: https://www.skroutz.gr/c/30/psu-trofodotika/m/698/Corsair.html Maybe you can suggest one? What is your criteria?
 

Lafong

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Of those, I would get something from the CX series; not CV. A bit of searching says the CX series has superior internal components.

I think M at the end of a model number means modular; which is OK.

I guess you are not getting a separate video card, so 450 watts should be fine.

The only hangup might be that your case has limitations on what size PSU it can accept. That is unlikely, but possible. You need to confirm that by examining your case's specification sheet. Some power supplies have different dimensions.

It's up to you to read the Greek. I'm not going to rely on any translation on my end.
 

Mimisss

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Of those, I would get something from the CX series; not CV. A bit of searching says the CX series has superior internal components.

I think M at the end of a model number means modular; which is OK.

I guess you are not getting a separate video card, so 450 watts should be fine.
CX. Got it. Thanks.
 

Mimisss

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8gb ram, in 2022 sounds like a bad idea. I would try to stretch the budget a bit, and get something like this.

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: Intel Core i3-12100 3.3 GHz Quad-Core Processor (€129.00 @ Amazon Deutschland)
Motherboard: Gigabyte B660M DS3H DDR4 Micro ATX LGA1700 Motherboard (€109.90 @ Alza)
Memory: Patriot Viper 4 Blackout 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 CL16 Memory (€58.90 @ Alza)
Storage: Samsung 980 500 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive (€42.90 @ Amazon Deutschland)
Case: Thermaltake Versa H15 MicroATX Mid Tower Case (€39.99 @ Amazon Deutschland)
Power Supply: be quiet! System Power 9 CM 500 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply (€49.30 @ Amazon Deutschland)
Total: €429.99
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2022-06-24 07:53 CEST+0200
Thank you for the suggestion!
 

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