Six PC collections from 600 euros

In our specialty, we’d like to offer you six PC configurations, three each based on AMD and Intel processors. Of course, our collections serve as examples of what hardware components you can buy with a specific budget to get a game-ready and well-balanced PC or even to upgrade an existing PC. In the case of cheap PCs, the goal is of course to get as much performance as possible for the money. With the most expensive PCs, on the other hand, part of the budget goes to components of particularly high quality and not exclusively to the best price-performance ratio (game) performance.

But we also give you a few general tips on what to consider when choosing things like cabinet and motherboard. Of course, a section where we present a price-performance index for graphics cards should not be missing. With the index you can assess and decide if you want to use another graphics card for one of our suggestions and which it could be. But let’s start with a few basic tips for assembling PCs.

Case: ATX, µATX or Mini-ITX?

Before assembling a PC, you should be aware of how much space the PC will later take up. Also notice our special on spring cleaning of the PC, where we also gave important tips about the location: The PC should have some space around it, primarily at the back, so that the warm air can be drawn out there and up. For many places it means: Do not choose the house too large.

A particularly large case is no longer as important nowadays as it once was. Thanks to good concepts in the construction of the house as well as modern coolers and fans, there is nothing wrong with managing a compact MIDI tower in ATX format from around 30 euros. Just make sure there is enough space for graphics cards and coolers.

For top graphics cards, it should be from 32 inches for graphics cards, but even with 30 inches of space, there are many choices even for very powerful graphics cards. The CPU cooler should have 16 centimeters of space, preferably 17 centimeters. The values ​​for the maximum graphics card lengths and radiator heights can be found in the manufacturer’s information on the cabinet or on price comparison websites.

Til en af ​​vores mellemstore pc'er bruger vi Phanteks Eclipse P300, som koster 60 euro og tillader en grafikkortlængde på op til 33 cm og en køligere højde på op til 16 cm.

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For one of our mid-range PCs, we use the Phanteks Eclipse P300, which costs 60 euros and allows a graphics card length of up to 33 cm and a cooler height of up to 16 cm.

Source: Phanteks

The large E-ATX case standard is in itself unnecessary for a normal gaming PC. On the other hand, if you want a particularly small case, you can look around at µATX models or even use Mini-ITX. However, we only recommend the latter format to those who know exactly what they are doing and have good planning in place.

Because even though certain graphics card lengths or CPU cooler heights fit according to the manufacturer, it can get too tight if you max out these values. There may also be situations where a certain graphics card length only fits if, for example, there is a fan space free. Mini-ITX motherboards are also very expensive compared to what they offer.

We therefore recommend an ATX or µATX case. Depending on the format of the case, you can also vary the motherboard: µATX motherboards also fit in an ATX cabinet, which often has no relevant disadvantages compared to an almost identical ATX model, but can be somewhat cheaper.

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