1. Budget & Location
My Budget is around 900€ ( ~960$ ) and I live in Germany.
I am currently only palying older games like modern warfare 2 but I want to be able to play EA Battlefront & Battlefront II when it comes out. I also want the system to be able to handle games in the next 3-4 years as I will probably get more games by then.
I will only want one monitor and am strongly considering the ASUS VG245H Gaming Monitor - 24" FHD (1920x1080) 1ms, GameFast Input Technology, FreeSync™.
I've already got a gaming mouse, mousepad and a headset. I will probably be able to get a keyboard and an SSD from a friend of mine.
5. Why are you upgrading?
Because I am using a five year old laptop with integrated graphics.... I think you get the point.
CPU: € 202 AMD Ryzen 5 1500X, 4x 3.50GHz, boxed (YD150XBBAEBOX)
GPU: € 218 Sapphire Pulse Radeon RX 580 4GD5, 4GB GDDR5, DVI, 2x HDMI, 2x DisplayPort, lite retail (11265-09-20G)
MoBo: € 81 ASRock AB350M Pro4 (90-MXB520-A0UAYZ)
RAM: € 71 Kingston HyperX Fury schwarz DIMM 8GB, DDR4-2666, CL15-17-17 (HX426C15FB/8)
PS: € 51 Corsair CX Series Modular CX450M 450W ATX 2.4 (CP-9020101-EU/CP-9020101-UK)
Case: € 81 Fractal Design Define Mini C mit Sichtfenster, schallgedämmt (FD-CA-DEF-MINI-C-BK-W)
Monitor: € 181 ASUS VG245H Gaming Monitor - 24" FHD (1920x1080) 1ms, GameFast Input Technology, FreeSync™
Storage: € 0 ? SSD 120 GB ( ? )
OS: € 30 Windows 10 Home from kinguin.net
Sum: ~ € 900
I would like to be able to save a few bucks without losing performance so CPU and GPU fit for me. (the RX 570 might also be a compromise but as the System is for Gaming a good graphics card is a must)
But the case and monitor? they are both quite expensive for this build in my eyes but I'm also not sure how much quality I will lose with going cheaper there.
The monitor is the most used hardware as its the main interface so I would like to have a good one. But its almost the same cost as the RX 580 so will its low response time, Freesync etc. be actualy useful?
And for the case I just really like the look of the Fractal Design Define Mini C with all its features but how much quality will I lose if go with a cheaper case? (no dust filters etc.) How harmful is that for my system? I would sitll like a micro ATX case for the smaller footprint on my desk and the easier option to transport it to Lan Parties which I do rather frequently.
If you know a budget friendly alternative for the case or monitor I would be happy to hear it!