TL:DR - looking at getting into 1080p PC GAMING, can do so for $100 using 8+ year old pc parts or should I spend $xxxx? to buy more modern parts?
I have 2 possibilities, a build that can be completed with $100 or less using my current stock of parts that are now 8+ years old. Or scrapping that, and starting a new build using new modern age parts. What to do, hoping the input and feedback on this thread helps me decide.
I have all the parts as outlined in this list: My $150 PC Build
CPU: Xeon E3-1230v2
CPU Cooler: intel included with cpu above
Memory: G.Skill 16gb(8gbx2) DDR3-1600
Storage: Samsung SM843TN 120gb SSD's x5
Video Card: Asus RX 580 8gb
PSU: be quiet! Pure Power L8 700w, 80+ Bronze (new sealed)
All I need is the mobo and case and I can start gaming ASAP,..
Cases: trying to decide between Sama Tank RGB, Cougar MX330-G, or Phantek P300, all $65 or less, so any input here is appreciated.
My issue is after 2 months I have not been able to find a suitable MOBO for less than $100, mainly due to lack of knowledge, as I didn't know ZERO about z68, H77, and z77 chipsets or what any of that meant. However I have learned quite a bit now and know exactly what it is I need now, just trying to find out for $50 or less now.
So here's the thing.. for about $100 investment I'd be done.. albeight using older tech, but done.
Or should I sell the cpu and ram and start new?
Now 1 month ago I wouldn't even know where to start here, but thanks to this forum and google I am a little more learned.
CPU: Ryzen 5 3600 or Ryzen 7 2600X <-- any input here is appreciated
CPU Cooler: whatever comes with the cpu right? Or what do yall recommend?
Mobo: B450 seems the way to go here, but which one? HOW do I decide? ex, lookin at these..
- MSI B450 Gaming Plus Max $105 - LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the black/red theme
- MSI B450 Tomahawk MAX - $115 - seems everyone and they mama recommends this one?
- Asus TUF B450M-Plus Gaming - $90, seems like a steal for $90 right?
Memory: no idea here, ddr4 right? but which ones and how much?
Storage: would love to get m.2 here, but price and capacity needs to be considered
GPU: Asus RX 580 8gb
Case: welcome any and all input here, would be willing to spend more if I do a modern build
PSU: would my brand new still sealed but 5+ year old be quiet! L8 suffice here? If not, what do you recommend?
Let me know what you all think, appreciate any input and advice!
Goals in order of importance: high to low: put together a pc piece by piece, have fun, 1080p gaming (Witcher III, FH3, pubG, World of Tanks, all FREE Epic store games), RGB theme, running VM's (Kali, Metasploit)
looking forward to this discussion and learning quite a bit!
thank you in advance