[SOLVED] 500$ aud build

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Hi want to build a pc for my friend between 500-600 aud including windows pls help. He wants to play games like Minecraft csgo and valorant
 
PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 3 3200G 3.6 GHz Quad-Core Processor ($162.80 @ Newegg Australia)
Motherboard: MSI A320M-A PRO MAX Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($89.00 @ Austin Computers)
Memory: G.Skill Aegis 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory ($89.10 @ Newegg Australia)
Storage: Kingston A400 240 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($41.00 @ Centre Com)
Case: Deepcool MATREXX 30 MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($45.00 @ Mwave Australia)
Power Supply: Corsair CXM (2015) 450 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply ($95.00 @ PC Byte)
Total: $521.90
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available

A ryzen 3 3200g integrated graphics will play those titles fine. You can build a system that is below budget skimping on a decent psu, but I'd suggest otherwise.

The a320m board isn't the best, but it can support up to a r5 3600 without worry. The motherboard only has two ram slots, so best to get the 16gb now.

Windows can be installed for free, as long as you don't mind having the stock background.

If you don't expect an upgrade in the future, you can replace the psu with a budget unit like a mwe v2 and reduce the memory to 2x4gb
 

Darkbreeze

Retired Mod
500? In Australia? Right now, with the current prices on hardware due to the Covid shut downs? That's not very realistic.
There's just no way to do that, even for 600 bucks, unless you want to resort to integrated graphics.
 
PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 3 3200G 3.6 GHz Quad-Core Processor ($162.80 @ Newegg Australia)
Motherboard: MSI A320M-A PRO MAX Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($89.00 @ Austin Computers)
Memory: G.Skill Aegis 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory ($89.10 @ Newegg Australia)
Storage: Kingston A400 240 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($41.00 @ Centre Com)
Case: Deepcool MATREXX 30 MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($45.00 @ Mwave Australia)
Power Supply: Corsair CXM (2015) 450 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply ($95.00 @ PC Byte)
Total: $521.90
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available

A ryzen 3 3200g integrated graphics will play those titles fine. You can build a system that is below budget skimping on a decent psu, but I'd suggest otherwise.

The a320m board isn't the best, but it can support up to a r5 3600 without worry. The motherboard only has two ram slots, so best to get the 16gb now.

Windows can be installed for free, as long as you don't mind having the stock background.

If you don't expect an upgrade in the future, you can replace the psu with a budget unit like a mwe v2 and reduce the memory to 2x4gb
 
This will play those games, though your budget is quite small.
PCPartPicker Part List

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
CPU | AMD Ryzen 3 3200G 3.6 GHz Quad-Core Processor | $162.80 @ Newegg Australia
Motherboard | MSI B450M-A PRO MAX Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard | $107.00 @ Skycomp Technology
Memory | G.Skill Aegis 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory | $89.10 @ Newegg Australia
Storage | SanDisk SSD PLUS 240 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive | $45.00 @ PC Byte
Case | Deepcool Wave V2 MicroATX Mini Tower Case | $35.40 @ Device Deal
Power Supply | Corsair CV 450 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply | $69.00 @ Centre Com
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total | $508.30
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-08-18 23:52 AEST+1000 |
 
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Darkbreeze

Retired Mod
Well, have fun playing on something that looks like it came from 1990. You guys DO realize that EVERYBODY "says" that "I'm ONLY going to be playing THIS game or THIS game" but as soon as they build the system they come back here and start whining about how "Insert name of semi to fully demanding game here" is playing like crap and why did you recommend something that is so crappy and can't play anything. These lower end games are ALWAYS just a stepping stone to something more advanced and to me, if you can't at least fit a low end 1080p card into the mix that's capable of some kind of mixture of low and medium settings at 60FPS, then it's a waste of time to even bother with it and whoever it is building it should simply be capable of understanding that.

Now, if they FULLY agree that they DO understand that, then pfffft, ok. At least you've made sure they know that once they get even an inch past the realm of potatoland, it's going to tank extremely fast.
 

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