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sannoh 2 months ago

I need a Build for my gaming rig (cousins') budget - $500

Things to Exclude - HDD/Peripherals/Windows 10

Include - Wireless Network Card/SSD

Casing type - Small (Mini) to Mid Tower similar to Corsair - 270R ATX Mid Tower Case

Thanks!

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Crofter 5 Builds 1 point 2 months ago

Quite a challenge at that price point. But this should be a decent platform at a little over budget. Assuming you are US based.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 3 2200G 3.5 GHz Quad-Core Processor $89.00 @ Amazon
Motherboard MSI - B350M GAMING PRO Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard $69.99 @ B&H
Memory Team - Vulcan 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $60.98 @ Newegg Business
Storage Patriot - Burst 240 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $31.99 @ Newegg Business
Video Card PowerColor - Radeon RX 570 4 GB RED DRAGON Video Card $144.99 @ Newegg
Case Thermaltake - Versa H17 MicroATX Mini Tower Case $39.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply Corsair - CXM (2015) 450 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $44.99 @ Newegg
Wireless Network Adapter Asus - PCE-AC51 PCI-Express x1 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi Adapter $29.99 @ B&H
Case Fan Thermaltake - CL-F011-PL12BL-A 40.99 CFM 120mm Fan $5.49 @ SuperBiiz
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $517.41
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-12-13 06:48 EST-0500
ProbablyProdigy 3 Builds 1 point 2 months ago

Yeah, this would be about as good as it can get unless OP can score some things that are open-box or pre-owned. Which might be worth looking into. Also just consider that the RAM and SSD are using the Newegg Business pricing so those items will be a bit more expensive unless OP has a business account.

sannoh submitter 1 point 2 months ago

What about if I stretch the budget to 600 dollars?

Crofter 5 Builds 1 point 2 months ago

Upping budget to 600 means you get to improve one or two of following: CPU multi threaded 4/6 core, ram to 16GB or GPU 8gb version/rx580 8gb.

$700 is where you get a very decent all round 1080p system.

Out of interest, what games and monitor resolution will you need this system for? Above list is good starter for 1080p.

ProbablyProdigy 3 Builds 1 point 2 months ago

As Crofter mentioned, those would be things to upgrade if you increase your initial budget. Depending on your uses, I would personally try and upgrade the GPU a bit as I believe the R3 2200G is a great starter CPU and you shouldn't really require more than that if this is a first time build for 1080p gaming.

I would personally try and find a good used RX 580 and then spend the extra budget for 16GB of RAM.

sannoh submitter 1 point 2 months ago

I have a very light use on games. Not hard-core rather just normal games like they sims or csgo. Primarily uses my pc for streaming and maybe some programming

ProbablyProdigy 3 Builds 1 point 2 months ago

If you're wanting to stream, then I would probably say to try and get a bit more CPU. The R3 probably wouldn't handle streaming very well. If you're able to stretch the budget, try and go for the Ryzen 5 1600 since that is a 6 core / 12 thread CPU.