I have been using a laptop for some years, and after collecting enough cash, it was finally time to get a brand new PC. This is my first complete build ever, and I'm quite happy that it turned out well.
My main goal was so that I can play my current games at more reasonable framerates, on at least average graphics settings and also to do "work" and other stuff on faster speed. My laptop was just not enough anymore, getting slow for just browsing files and at games on the lowest graphics settings.
I have been doing my research on parts for quite a while, sometimes even getting headaches. I also tried not to go over 250000 HUF/€800, so I wanted this build to be budget friendly.
I live in Hungary, I bought all the parts in a local store online, so that I don't have to bother with getting all part separately for slightly better price and delaying the building further away.
I also had this stupid idea that I later may want to try out Crossfire just for fun, partly the reason why I choosed a mobo with 2 x16 slots and another GPU which has a slim slot variant from the same brand.
i5-7400: I wanted an Intel CPU with 4 cores.
Arctic Freezer i32: I wanted a cooler with 120mm fan size and being push-to-pull compatible.
MSI B250M Mortar: I wanted a microATX size mobo with only one m.2 slot and 4 ram slot.
Team Group Elite 2x4GB DDR4 2400MHz: Not really much to say here, only that I bought these separately, because it was cheaper than a actual 2x4GB kit.
Crucial MX300 275GB M.2 SATA SSD: I wanted an m.2 for less cable managing, and the storage size looked odd and neat.
Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200rpm 64MB WD10EZEX: I wanted at least 1TB for storage, and I had a 500GB HDD from them before.
XFX RX 460 4GB Single Fan: I wanted a GPU with at least 4GB.
Thermaltake Core V21: I wanted a cube case, and it's quite customize-able.
Enermax Triathlor ECO 550W: I wanted a semi-modular PSU with at least 500W and Bronze efficiency.
Arctic F12 3-pin Case Fan and MX-2 4g Thermal Paste: A case to push air out and paste for the CPU/Cooler. I sticked with Arctic to keep it simple.
In total it was 245285 HUF/€791.26 including delivery.
Also, I realized later, but I bought a VGA-HDMI adapter for my old monitor separately, for 3380 HUF/€10.9 including delivery.
Lesson learned: Always check your shopping list twice before making a purchase.