Hello fellow HUKDers,
My name is James and I've been a member on the site for some time now but only just started discovering the forums and possibilities within. I mostly just browse looking at deals, though I am signed in on devices used by other people so they may or may not have posted deals as my username.
Now that formalities are out of the way, I'm looking to design a powerhouse PC with a small form factor. I was originally thinking of basic spec but then I've been considering investing a little more and seeing if I can build a capable gaming unit, so that I can access my (rather dated) steam catalogue. So I thought I would see what you knowledgeable folk have to offer in terms of parts recommendations :)
I'm intending to plow through forums this weekend and view other people's builds to see what works well but I'm pretty set on the Fractal Design Node 202 (itx) case. I'm really looking at a console-style slim design and although this one isn't cheap, it's got great reviews. I'm mainly doing this as a project for something to do. I've made PC modifications before but I want to challenge myself and build this from scratch.
I am on a budget. I doubt I could build an decent machine for less than £500, though it would be great if I could.
So here is the parts list and I'd like your suggestions please :)
CASE: Fractal Design Node 202 (£73 on amazon or £130 with 450W PSU at Argos with free £10 voucher)
Will the optional integrated 450W be enough? It works out at about £50
Or should I look for something else
MOTHERBOARD: (itx with built in wifi)
I've used ASUS before and like them. How do ASRock compare?
Intel? Or AMD?
RAM: (8GB or 16GB)
Crucial MX300 275GB £80ish
OS: Windows 10 OEM
Thank you in advance for your help. I will not take all the glory when it's finished. I will reference you when I boast about the finished product :)