3x to 1x – cassette replacement – ISO advice

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      Took out the large and small chain rings on my bike, leaving me with a 32T chainring and 9 gears. Ready to get a new cassette. Currently have a Shimano CS HG300-9, 12-36 Tooth. As a novice tinkerer who is learning as I go, I have watched some videos and read articles, but still have a few questions:

      • What do I need to look for in a cassette? Will any 9 speed system work (assuming hardware is the right type), regardless of type, size etc?
      • Any issues with shifting through the range of gears if too great a span?
      • When installing, is there anything else I need to do besides put the new cassette in?
      • Interested in something like 10(ish)-50(ish), thoughts?
      • Best bang for the buck? Are the cheapies I see for $35 no go for sure? I assume you get what you pay for.
      • Anything else?

      Really appreciate the insight and help.

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