Budget build for AVForum peeps


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Jun 13, 2020
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Hi all

I've noticed that quite a few people on this forum are looking at either a budget PC or don't need a mega powerful rig because they browse the internet and read emails.

I recently saw a review of the new AMD 5600 non x and noticed that the entry level Intel 12100 CPU had single threaded performance that was almost the same as midrange CPUs.

I thought it would be a good idea to put an entry level rig together for people who need a good computer, like my mom, but don't want to spend a fortune. I built my mom an entry level Core i3-8100 PC back in 2016 and it's still snappy and lovely to use to this day because I chose certain key parts that would last.

So here is my build for you:
My basket at OcUK:

Total: £375.16 (includes delivery: £12.30)​

Add a 12100 at from here at £126.36

Total: £501

Yes, it's not £250 and super cheap. It's designed to be a computer that'll last you 10+ years (with a little upgrade here and there) and not conk out after 2 years because it was made of the cheapest parts possible.
Linus has created a PC build guide if you want to get into it and are intimidated by the options.


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