Question ~$300 gaming computer

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Ive been interested in PCs for a while when I was in my early years of middle school, now there is all this new stuff, I don’t know what to get. I’m looking to build a 300 dollar computer that can handle games like csgo at 1080p and maybe some newer titles.
I can definitely live with buying items that are used, I use letgo to find some stuff for cheaper, I found a gigabyte 1060 3 gb for 130. I think I’m going to buy it, so maybe the rest of the parts that can handle the 1060. I’ll also use the computer for some music production.
Any help would be appreciated
 
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PCPartPicker Part List: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/XM79bX

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 3 2200G 3.5 GHz Quad-Core Processor ($83.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte - B450 AORUS M Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($84.89 @ OutletPC)
Memory: Corsair - Vengeance LPX 4 GB (1 x 4 GB) DDR4-2400 Memory ($22.99 @ Corsair)
Memory: Corsair - Vengeance LPX 4 GB (1 x 4 GB) DDR4-2400 Memory ($22.99 @ Corsair)
Storage: Western Digital - Green 120 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($28.89 @ OutletPC)
Power Supply: SeaSonic - S12III 450 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($41.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $285.74
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-06-19 02:31 EDT-0400

I just make one for you, you can choose the case :)
 
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and if you want MOARRRR POWAAAAA you cant add a new vga :) so lucky to live in US such a low price for a hardware there , i live in indonesia where Ryzen 3 2200g price is whopping 140$
 

Darkbreeze

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Those S12III units are not good, regardless that they are Seasonic. I would stop recommending them and in fact, have.

http://www.jonnyguru.com/forums/showthread.php?16373-Seasonic-S12III-(3)-appears-DC-DC-finally


You picked two separate memory kits, which opens it up to problems with incompatibility. You always want to buy in a matched set/kit when possible.

And you included no case.

This would be miles better.

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 3 2200G 3.5 GHz Quad-Core Processor ($83.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte - B450 AORUS M Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($84.89 @ OutletPC)
Memory: G.Skill - Ripjaws 4 Series 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) DDR4-2666 Memory ($36.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Patriot - Burst 240 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($25.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Fractal Design - Focus G ATX Mid Tower Case ($51.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair - CX (2017) 450 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($37.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $321.83
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-06-19 02:39 EDT-0400
 
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Those S12III units are not good, regardless that they are Seasonic. I would stop recommending them and in fact, have.

http://www.jonnyguru.com/forums/showthread.php?16373-Seasonic-S12III-(3)-appears-DC-DC-finally


You picked two separate memory kits, which opens it up to problems with incompatibility. You always want to buy in a matched set/kit when possible.

And you included no case.

This would be miles better.

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 3 2200G 3.5 GHz Quad-Core Processor ($83.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte - B450 AORUS M Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($84.89 @ OutletPC)
Memory: G.Skill - Ripjaws 4 Series 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) DDR4-2666 Memory ($36.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Patriot - Burst 240 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($25.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Fractal Design - Focus G ATX Mid Tower Case ($51.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair - CX (2017) 450 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($37.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $321.83
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-06-19 02:39 EDT-0400
o shoo i guess i was rushing when i pick the memory hehehehe
 
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o shoo i guess i was rushing when i pick the memory hehehehe
and basically Ryzen 3 2200G is a whole lotta better for budget build tho
Those S12III units are not good, regardless that they are Seasonic. I would stop recommending them and in fact, have.

http://www.jonnyguru.com/forums/showthread.php?16373-Seasonic-S12III-(3)-appears-DC-DC-finally


You picked two separate memory kits, which opens it up to problems with incompatibility. You always want to buy in a matched set/kit when possible.

And you included no case.

This would be miles better.

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 3 2200G 3.5 GHz Quad-Core Processor ($83.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte - B450 AORUS M Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($84.89 @ OutletPC)
Memory: G.Skill - Ripjaws 4 Series 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) DDR4-2666 Memory ($36.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Patriot - Burst 240 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($25.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Fractal Design - Focus G ATX Mid Tower Case ($51.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair - CX (2017) 450 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($37.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $321.83
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-06-19 02:39 EDT-0400
Ryzen based APU are the king of budget right now i wouldnt stop recommending ryzen to anyone haha
 

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TBH, rather than buying new, I would look at an office refurb 'desktop' model of a Dell or HP with something along the lines of a 3/4th gen i7, probably i5 given budget and then add an inexpensive power supply and a rx570, or just a 1050ti. Should give great results and come in just under or right at budget.
I would point out a bit of buyer beware. I have seen a lot of ads recently for well priced refurbs, but then the fine print informs you that the Win 10 onboard is not activated. You should READILY be able to find a (legal) Win 10 3rd gen i7 sub $150.

To add to this....the above recommendations are solid, however for a decent gaming experience the sweet spot for even starting in that arena is around $500. If you are in a position where you are going to be getting more money to build I would take a wait and see stance for a moment and save up some more cash. A dedicated GPU for instance, will make a WORLD of difference in your end experience alone. I am not knocking the AMD APU's but they just don't hold a candle to even a low end and outdated GPU. A 750ti will abosolutely eat the lunch of Vega 3. Another aspect to keep in mind is that the APU is going to take system memory away for it's own use. When you are in a position to only buy something like 8GB to start, trying to operate on less than 4-5 and game can be abysmal.
 
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