This is my first ever build. My goal was to build a pc for my wife and I that can do office work(spreadsheets, office, email, etc) and entertainment for our daughter. Me, being the selfish person that I am, decided that I also want to be able to enter the PC gaming master race. The constraint on this build was about $550.00. Due to having $350.00 in Amazon gift cards, most parts were bought from Amazon save for the m.2 ssd and motherboard. After some research and many revised builds, here is what I went with along with a quick description:
CPU I choose the Intel Core i3-6100 after some thought. I was debating between the Pentium G4400 and this and I think I made the right choice. This CPU should be sufficient for office work and some gaming.
GPU I debated between the 1050 Ti and the RX 470. In the end, I chose the RX 470. Attached to my 1080p monitor, this graphics card should be able to handle everything at it with playable frame rates.
RAM I went with 16GB of ram. I figured this should be good enough for all of our use cases.
Storage I got a little wild here for my first time. I planned on a 1TB 7200RPM drive for this PC, but I found a great deal on an M.2 128gb stick. I loaded Windows on this stick so I boot in about 14 seconds from press of button and system seems very snappy in its limited use so far.
Case I kind of rushed my case choice but I settled on the Rosewill TYRFING Mid Tower. It does the job and seemed to not hinder my first time building process at all. I have no qualms here.
I chose the Asus H110M-A/M.2 Micro ATX motherboard. I got this for 34.99 after MIB. I thought this was a great deal for what it was and my budget.
Total cost for this build: $580.00 Gift Cards: $350.00 Total Paid: $230.00
Please tell me what you guys think, what I should do differently, any advice, etc. I am open to any kind of criticism and I truly had a good time building this PC. Remember, this PC is built in a family setting with my wife and young daughter. Gaming is second fiddle in this build but definitely the best part about it.