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Entry Level AMD Gaming Build

by ThoughtA

Description

CPU

Our CPU of choice is the Ryzen 3 2200G. This CPU is inexpensive but still packs a punch with its 4 cores and 3.7 GHz turbo frequency. It also has an impressive integrated GPU, which will allow you to play lower demand games passably, including Fortnite.

The Ryzen 3 2200G includes a good stock cooler, so a 3rd-party cooler isn't necessary.

Motherboard

We're using a parametric filter to constantly select the best-priced motherboard while meeting selected criteria. In this case, we are filtering for mATX B450 chipsets, which will allow us to overclock the CPU without breaking the bank. The compatibility engine will filter out anything not compatible with the build.

Memory

For this build and most machines outside of the top end enthusiast realm we opted to go with 8GB of DDR4 memory. The parametric filter finds the best price on 8GB kits of memory that are within AMD’s recommended specifications. We've limited it to DDR4-2800 to DDR4-3200 as Ryzen CPUs scale well with higher frequency memory.

Storage

We're also using a parametric filter to select the best priced SSD available that is at least 240GB. The SSD can be used for your OS and a handful of games. Additionally, we're using a parametric filter to select the best-priced 2TB drive. Everyone's needs are different, so feel free to increase capacities or remove a drive to fit yours.

GPU

We have set a parametric filter for the best-priced Radeon RX 570, which will let you play any popular game available today, including Fortnite, PUBG, and Apex Legends.

Case

The Cooler Master MasterBox Q300L is an mATX mini tower case with 2x front panel USB 3.0 Gen 1 ports and fits full-size graphics cards without issue. It provides several cable management holes and a couple patterned magnetic dust filters for easy removal and cleaning. If you so wish, you can also move the I/O panel to up to six different locations on the case.

PSU

For the PSU, we're using a parametric selection of a few well-reviewed semi-modular and modular units, which are all rated for good power efficiency and can provide plenty of power for this build.

Intel Version

Here is the Intel version of our Entry Level Gaming Guide.

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Estimated Wattage: 252W
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CPU $93.99 $93.99 SuperBiiz Buy
Motherboard
From parametric filter
  • Socket / CPU: AM4
  • Chipset: AMD B450
  • RAM Slots: 4 - 16
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Memory
From parametric filter
  • Speed: DDR4-2800, DDR4-2933, DDR4-3000, DDR4-3200
  • Type: 288-pin DIMM
  • Size: 8GB (2x4GB)
$54.99 $0.99 $55.98 Newegg Buy
Storage
From parametric filter
  • Capacity: 240 GB - 15360 GB
  • Type: SSD
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From parametric filter
  • Capacity: 1000 GB - 15360 GB
  • Type: 7200RPM
  • Form Factor: 3.5"
$35.99 FREE $35.99 Amazon Buy
Video Card
From parametric filter
  • Chipset: Radeon RX 570
$129.99 FREE $129.99 Newegg Buy
Get 2 free games w/ purchase, limited offer
Case $39.99 $6.99 $46.98 B&H Buy
Power Supply $54.99 FREE $54.99 Newegg Buy
Base Total: $514.82
Shipping: $7.98
Total: $522.80
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* Some physical dimension restrictions cannot (yet) be automatically checked, such as cpu cooler / RAM clearance with modules using tall heat spreaders.

Comments Sorted by:

RainbowRoads 2 points 22 days ago

I really like this build I can't to start putting a computer together. And I love how it's constantly updated.

Joseph0534 2 points 19 days ago

I have a 10yr old who is interested in gaming and wants to have a gaming computer. Is this a good starter computer for a 10yr old? If he likes it is it easy to add to this and make it bigger? Right now he is in the fortnight craze and Minecraft. Is this a good choice for playing these games? Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated as a parent I’m ver hesitant about getting him his own computer with all that is out there that could potentially be hurtful to him.

Sharaths21312 3 points 18 days ago

Yes, this pc plays fortnite and minecraft smoothly and is a very good chice for playing these games (it is actually a bit overkill).

Lasezz 1 point 9 days ago

Yes this is a bit overkill for him. You easily can instead of a 2200g with rx 570 use a r5 2400g and FORTNITE and Minecraft will run easily at med on FORTNITE and obviously maxed out in Minecraft

ctrobin1 2 points 15 days ago

Cool build. I wonder if someone could tell me if this build would run World of Warcraft at medium settings at least? Should I expect this to perform well for that game? It's basically the only game I'd be playing. Thanks!

eesti 2 points 15 days ago

yes

Skwere 1 point 11 days ago

Definitely

Crossbolt27 2 points 14 days ago

Hello, I was wondering if this had an audio jack already built in? (I am new) I also wondered if this would be able to run virtual reality games such as oculus. Also I love this site and how everyone is positive and helps one another

johnpost 2 points 14 days ago

The case has both a headphone and mic jack. For oculus rift an RX 580 is recommended instead of an RX 570, but a 570 might be acceptable. If you want to go the 580 route, the 2200g shouldn't bottleneck it.

Crossbolt27 1 point 14 days ago

Thank you! Also this does NOT come with an operating system right? I will have to buy the operating system separately?

Noxast 1 point 13 days ago

Correct, OS is a separate purchase.

NP_Three 1 point 9 days ago

Dumb question but, how do you buy Windows 10 is it a physical thing or digital?

Lasezz 0 points 9 days ago

Search up windows os for which ever windows version u want. Plug in a flash drive and download the file on the flash drive. Then when u build ur pc you plug the flash drive in and power it on. Simple as that. Or you could just search “how to download windows for free” on YouTube lol

XxChevyMoneyXx 1 point 12 days ago

You can technically get a free window 10 operating system for free with a watermark heres the link to get it

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bkafkI32Cs0

Ort1z 2 points 7 days ago

What type of FPS do you think this build could achieve running Rocket League with modest display options?

Noxast 1 point 6 days ago

Probably 90+ on max 1080p. Rocket League is not demanding and the 570 is a pretty good entry-mid card. For reference it averages 65fps on Battlefield 1 on 1080p max. So Rocket League would be a walk in the park.

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reuan 1 point 24 days ago

Hi im new, how much fps will this pc give me on med settings? And will all these parts go together? Im trying to build my first pc but a lil lost

Jafjaf5 1 Build 1 point 24 days ago

It depends on the game. This will give you 40-60 fps on most AAA titles, but for more demanding open world games expect frames to get into the 30s and you may have to use lower settings. Yes, these parts should all fit together. If you want to build the pc even cheaper and don't care about 30 fps at low settings you can ditch the video card, the Ryzen 2200g CPU had integrated graphics.

Seas 1 point 22 days ago

would there be any upgrades i could get instead of the parts listed to get a steady 60 fps across the board? maybe $100-200

Triniking 1 Build 1 point 22 days ago

Again it would depend on the game. Upgrading the CPU to the Ryzen 5 2600 would help.

Seas 1 point 21 days ago

probably pubg, csgo, lol, starcraft, fortnite, r6siege, maybe some for honor. i wouldnt mind dropping the quality a bit i just want steady 60fps at minimum. i dont want potato graphics though so if theres any upgrades that would help, ill do it. would the 2600 be enough?

mantaray202 2 points 19 days ago

No, it'd be more worthwhile upgrading your GPU rather than CPU. I'd get a 580 8GB.

johnpost 1 point 14 days ago

Your best bet will be getting an RX 580 instead of and RX 570

chimpyxx -1 points 24 days ago

This would do fine at medium settings in almost every game

Bmorningstar87 1 point 22 days ago

Definitely new to everything about pc gaming. I want to get a good but affordable pc to get into strictly iracing ....My question is would this be suitable to run iracing ?

eesti 1 point 20 days ago

Yes

JoshSh -2 points 22 days ago

I assume you're talking about this game: https://www.iracing.com/

If so, definitely. You could run this game at 1080p over 120FPS easy (if your monitor supports it). You could probably pull 1440p 85FPS also.

iRacing isn't a very demanding game. If that's all your looking to play, I'd go with this gaming PC: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/WcwvxG

I left the same case, but you can change it out if you'd like.

404_ERROR 1 point 22 days ago

Thinking of building this for my friend, but I see no WiFi on the mobo, does it have built in WiFi or not?

DerBengel 1 point 13 days ago

I see if you go to Newegg and look up this board, they have a model that includes wi-fi.

GrabEmByTheDew 1 point 21 days ago

How would this fair at running Rainbow Six Siege at 60fps and 1080p?

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Kekra 1 point 21 days ago

hello, is it possible to run ark full?

Nathiest 2 points 20 days ago

Sorry, but no. Ark is a VERY demanding game. Even with the "excellent" or "magnificent" builds you'd get frame drops on full settings. I think if you played on low settings you might hover around 30-40 fps, but there would still be drops bringing it lower occasionally.

Kekra 1 point 13 days ago

OK, thanks. which configuration guide is recommended for this game?

Lasezz 0 points 9 days ago

Things like People pubg, COD4, FORTNITE or even Battlefield will at least hit 60fps avg on medium with this build

Noxast 1 point 21 days ago

Looks like someone watches BitWit. He did basically this same build 2200g/570 combo. Runs games better than most people would probably expect. Solid entry level build.

Sharaths21312 -1 points 18 days ago

As a processor, the 1300x would be better because it has a higher boost and supports PCIe x16 (the 2200g only supports upto x8).

eesti 2 points 12 days ago

The 2200G is slightly more efficient, and PCIe x8 is still enough for most GPUs you would pair with it

XxChevyMoneyXx 1 point 18 days ago

Could this PC run Fortnite(high) Rainbow Six Siege (Atleast Medium if not High) and Unturned?

Sharaths21312 1 point 18 days ago

Idk about the other two but it can run fortnite 60 fps at ultra.

XxChevyMoneyXx 2 points 16 days ago

Alright then it should be able to run the other two, thank you

Bryanwhopewell 1 point 18 days ago

Hi I'm new here and to computer building I want it to game but mostly run things like obs slobs etc and get my stream setup good is there anyway to upgrade this build buy like 100 dollars I'm ready to buy all the parts but really nervous don't wanna mess anything up

arshaumh12 1 point 11 days ago

instead of a rx 570 try upgrading to rx 580

Lasezz 2 points 9 days ago

Really not much of a difference going from 570 to 580

HotMangoBoy 1 point 18 days ago

Hi, this is my first build I was wondering what type of games I could run if I didn't put in a graphics card and also does the motherboard have a psi slot for a wireless internet adapter?

Sharaths21312 1 point 15 days ago

yes, the motherboard has pci slots for a network adapter. If you didn't put the rx 570 you can run games like dota 2, CS:GO, fortnite and league of legends pretty well.

Travis101 1 point 16 days ago

Will this PC run GTA 5 smoothly?

eesti 3 points 13 days ago

yes

MrHyd 1 point 11 days ago

Hey there! I'm kinda new to gaming builds : I'm targeting a very specific game to play, so I can make this pc last for a few years. This game I'm interested in it's The Witcher 3 : can this build run it with decent settings? Do I have to buy a different RAM package or a different GPU to make it work better?

Thanks to everyone in advance for helping me with these questions!

Potatogamer1230 1 point 8 days ago

you should be able to play witcher 3 at around medium settings. if you wanted to upgrade it I would do the cpu to a ryzen 5 and get another 8gb of ram. the gpu is okay but if you wanted somthing better I would get a 1060 6gb

Sab_Moya13 1 point 9 days ago

Does the case come with fans in it or i have to get my own and can it run destiny 2 and apex legends on high settings

Potatogamer1230 1 point 8 days ago

Not sure about apex but im playing destiny 2 at max settings on this build

Dqwk11 1 point 9 days ago

I like the build and Is a great option for my specifics, Im sure it can also run Team Fortress 2 and other valve games with video options turned down.

Potatogamer1230 2 points 8 days ago

it will be able all valve games at max. their games are very easy to run.

Dqwk11 1 point 9 days ago

What is the OS for this build? I would like to use Windows 10, but i’m wondering if it’s interchangeable.

Noxast 1 point 8 days ago

It is interchangeable, and Windows 10 works.

UnsocialAtol501 1 point 8 days ago

Hi I am wondering if this build could handle, skyrime, fallout 4 with mods. And could it possibly handle some shooter games like Call of Duty and other shooting games. Also would it handle a Medium a mount of content creation ?-? if not could I upgrade anything so it can. Because I really like the case its self lol. I am a noob at this so if can take the time to respond it would be greatly apricated.

Potatogamer1230 1 point 8 days ago

it will be able to play all the games you mentioned and you should be able to do content creation stuff.

TheDiamondSh4rk 1 point 8 days ago

Do you think this could run Dark Souls 3?

eesti 1 point 6 days ago

yes

Reyesjesse 1 point 7 days ago

Hello I’m a first pc builder and have no idea what I’m doing. I want a pc to play two specific games overwatch and apex legends. Would this build be able to run these games smoothly?

eesti 1 point 6 days ago

yes

Noxast 1 point 6 days ago

Yes, both 70-90fps on 1080p max settings which is smooth so you're good.

balbasor 1 point 6 days ago

This is my first time building a pc, would this be a good choice for music production, fortnite/dmc5 light gaming, photoshop multitasking? Also as far as the parts go, where do urecomend i get them from, should i just use the links provided or are some places better than others, thanks for your help guys

lrak019 1 point 6 days ago

Goodday everyone! I have a noob question here, Could this run games like LOL and WOW without the GPU? I to max it on LOL, it's ok if low settings in WOW. btw i have an old GT 630 if its ok to pair it with ryzen 3.

eesti 1 point 6 days ago

Not at max, but yes, also the Vega 8 integrated is faster than the GT 630

Benja_1223 1 point 6 days ago

Would it be worth the money to buy exchange the CPU with a Ryzen 5 2400? The most difficult for the PC I would be playing is PUBG.

Hexadecimals 1 point 5 days ago

I’ve always had some no good laptop to play my games on and all I could play was Minecraft. Even that had to be on the lowest settings possible. This build has caught my eye. I was wondering if it could run all of the games I am actually wanting to play. I already know from reading previous comments and the information above that I can play Fortnite and Minecraft. Which I’m really happy to see. But I was wondering if I could play my other games I want to play. Like:

Skyrim. Battlefield. Fortnite. Minecraft. Eve. League of legends. DayZ. Fallout 4

These are all the games I have been wanting to play for ages. I haven’t managed to play any of them due to having a bad computer. This build seems really worth it if it can run all of these games. I’d prefer if it could run these games on atleast medium settings.

My only problem is now; after purchasing all of the parts for this. I’m not actually sure how to put them together. Could someone also link me a video or something that could teach me how to build this?

Thank you for reading if you read my comment. I’d just like to know if it could run those games.

Tzx613 1 point 5 days ago

Can someone direct me to the best video guide closest to this build?

pcnooblmaoo 1 point 4 days ago

At around how much FPS will fortnite run at with this build?

RootBeardGuy 1 point 3 days ago

How would this build do with some more recent AAA games like RE2 or Metro Exodus? Presumably not great at max settings, but I'm trying to get a general idea.

volvulous 1 point 2 days ago

So I have looked online and I found that I can buy a Ryzen 5 1600 processor for just $80 at my local Micro Center and a 8GB RX 580 for $170. Should I get this or is the build fine as it is?Also, should I trust eBay for computer parts? It says that there is a brand new RX 580 for$120 but I don't know how reliable eBay is in the context of computer components. Thanks :]

EDIT: Heh, nevermind. Someone already bought the RX 580. Should I still get the Ryzen 5 though? EDIT 2: Alright! Scratch that! At my local Micro Center they sell 8gb RX 580 for $170, so I'm gonna go with that instead if it's worth it.

Dqwk11 1 point 2 days ago

So i am having problems with the OS. I bought a Windows 10 Home 64 Bit Full disc version. Im using an external disc drive to load it. Although when i try to load it to the Hard Drive, it doesnt work. And tells me i may have files missing or corrupted, even though its a clean drive with only the board driver on it. I dont really understand why. Can somone help me?

Dqwk11 1 point 2 days ago

Also, what order should I load the drivers? I have Motherboard, Graphics Card, and Windows 10 OS.

bokononista 1 point 2 days ago

First time building a gaming computer.

The reviews of the hard drive (Hitachi - Ultrastar 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive) are not the best. Can these be ignored? If not, what is a recommended replacement hard drive which is compatible with these other components?

Thanks!

john29kops 0 points 21 days ago

Hey , can somebody make me a best pc (AMD) for 400$ without case ?!

HotMangoBoy 0 points 18 days ago

I'm just asking how is the customer experience from the delivery options. For example how long did it take to arrive and what condition it was in or did you ever get it?

john29kops -2 points 21 days ago
eesti 2 points 20 days ago

No

mantaray202 1 point 19 days ago

It's pretty bad.

Jamels66 1 point 18 days ago

because of the cpu?

Sharaths21312 3 points 18 days ago

Yes, nobody games on dual-core anymore and games like Apex Legends need at least a quad-core CPU. thus a 200GE won't get you very far.

Lasezz 1 point 9 days ago

The cpu is terrible. Upgrade to either the 2200g or 1200 then it would be modest. Then u do know that there are cheaper rx 570 8gb cards than the 4gb card you have in your list. Other than that it’s alright

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Reason:
Note: Wattages are estimates only. Actual power draw may differ from listed values.
Component Estimated Wattage
AMD - Ryzen 3 2200G 3.5 GHz Quad-Core Processor 8W - 65W
Team - Vulcan 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory 7W - 7W
Team - L5 LITE 3D 240 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive 2W - 10W
Hitachi - Ultrastar 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive 4W - 20W
ASRock - Radeon RX 570 4 GB Phantom Gaming D Video Card 37W - 150W
Total: 58W - 252W