Budget: £600 Uses: Work, Programming, some Gaming

I built it and after some struggling a bit with debian, I know have a functioning pc. I chose the parts in aim of: upgradability, compatibility, quietness, arrival time, cheap-ish.

The integrated graphics are great, somehow I can play some of my games on it, although I will get a proper dedicated graphics card.

I think I should have went with a cheaper mobo, but it works well and I would still recommend it.

I originally purchased a samsung ssd, but it didn't get delivered, so I chose a cheap ssd that I could get quickly.

The case is great for the price, although it certainly feels cheap.

Debian didn't work with the network adapter out of the box, but after some searching up and tweaking I got it sorted.

I plan to upgrade in the future, this build is far from complete.

The whole process of building this pc was fantastic, and I'm very happy with it.

Part Reviews


  • Lots of features

  • Looks nice

  • Expensive


A reasonable budget case

Case Fan

Effortlessly silent. Looks great.

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  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

looks good! not all 1st builds have to be expensive and luxurious, sometimes functionality is the way to go. congrats on building your own pc, there's just something about it that is awesome

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

+1 for a Linux build! I wouldn't be too hooked on Samsung for the NVMe, take a look around when it's time to buy.