Welcome to Cnczone, good to have you.
Your question is a good one. When I started out, I wanted just plasma.
I then set a budget for my machine, and set off to building. Before long, I decided to just go with oxyfuel to keep costs low. I burned a number of parts on my 550 dollar machine with oxyfuel, and have now changed the machine up a number of ways. I now run Oxy or plasma, depending on the thickness of the material. I have a couple of pictures in my photo gallery of some plasma and oxy fuel cut pieces, from 3/16 to 1/2.
I have a build thread showing my original table, and some newer pics of it are on the way.
If you want, I can just post pictures here.
Do you know how and with what components you will build your table?
Are you only cutting mild steel, 1/4 and 3/8?
will cut edge bevel be a problem?
how big are the parts to be cut?