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Arkhifoxx 2 months ago

My desire is simple. I'd like to build a PC that I can hook up to my TV to play a variety of Couch co-op style games on steam with my partner. Things like Gang Beasts, Worms W.M.D, Stick Fight, Etc. The ability to occasionally play something a bit more demanding like Overwatch (In comparison at least to what I'd normally be playing). The budget for this system is $500, and I was wanting it to be ITX. Both me and my partner have our own primary PCs, so no need for a high end GPU.

I'm okay with AMD or Intel, pretty agnostic in that regard.

Would like to build in a Enthoo Evolv ITX case.

Thanks for any suggestions.

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ImperiousBattlestar 2 points 2 months ago

How does this look?

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 5 2400G 3.6 GHz Quad-Core Processor $149.89 @ OutletPC
Motherboard MSI - B450I GAMING PLUS AC Mini ITX AM4 Motherboard $119.99 @ SuperBiiz
Memory *G.Skill - Ripjaws 4 Series 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) DDR4-2800 Memory $54.99 @ Newegg
Storage Crucial - MX500 500 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $67.95 @ B&H
Case Phanteks - Enthoo EVOLV ITX TG (Black) Mini ITX Desktop Case $86.98 @ Newegg
Power Supply Corsair - CXM (2015) 450 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $50.00 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $529.80
*Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-02-13 21:58 EST-0500

Note: You didn't specify if you needed anything else, so I've just focused on the rig.

Arkhifoxx submitter 1 point 2 months ago

Looks perfect. I wrote my post late last night so didn't specify as well as I should've, but I was actually interested in something with integrated graphics, so I could use an even smaller case. The Enthoo was simply the first case that came to mind, but I could easily take this build into something smaller since I don't need a large video card.

Allan_M_Systems 2 points 2 months ago

You want a $500 gaming computer with almost 20% of the budget allocated to the case?


Here's something worth building that will be a pleasure to own and use for many years:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor $149.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard MSI - B450I GAMING PLUS AC Mini ITX AM4 Motherboard $119.99 @ SuperBiiz
Memory G.Skill - Aegis 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $84.99 @ Newegg
Storage Micron - 1100 1 TB 2.5" Solid State Drive $125.81 @ Amazon
Video Card Sapphire - Radeon RX 570 4 GB NITRO+ Video Card $149.99 @ Newegg Business
Case Phanteks - Enthoo EVOLV ITX TG (Black/Red) Mini ITX Desktop Case $86.98 @ Newegg
Power Supply Corsair - RMx (2018) 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $72.00 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $789.75
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-02-13 23:47 EST-0500

Here's the $500 build: It would be a disgrace to put this in an Enthoo (doing so in budget would require compromises not worth taking at all)....

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i3-8100 3.6 GHz Quad-Core Processor $118.89 @ OutletPC
Motherboard MSI - B360I GAMING PRO AC Mini ITX LGA1151 Motherboard $93.96 @ B&H
Memory GeIL - EVO SPEAR 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $44.99 @ Newegg
Storage Team - L5 LITE 3D 480 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $49.99 @ Newegg
Video Card PowerColor - Radeon RX 560 - 896 4 GB Video Card $104.99 @ Newegg
Case Thermaltake - Core V1 Mini ITX Desktop Case $41.35 @ Amazon
Power Supply Corsair - CX (2017) 450 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $36.00 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $490.17
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-02-13 23:51 EST-0500

$500 is a pretty tight build budget in 2019. This isn't 2006. The "Good ole days" when a near top-of-the-line computer could be had for under a thousand bucks are gone.