$500 Console Killer - Best PC Builds 2019

What is the Best PC Build under $500?

  • CYTOTOXIN by Dark Lord of Tech

    Votes: 11 45.8%
  • The Red Phantom by TechyInAZ

    Votes: 4 16.7%
  • Against the Grain by Tennis2

    Votes: 5 20.8%
  • The Lounger by Saieden

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • VFM Performance Kukulas by Mossi

    Votes: 4 16.7%

  • Total voters
    24
  • Poll closed .

Johnny5

Community Manager
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Vote now for the Best PC Build under $500! Here are the final five:

CYTOTOXIN by Dark Lord of Tech

The Red Phantom by TechyInAZ

Against the Grain by Tennis2

The Lounger by Saieden

VFM Performance Kukulas by Mossi


Welcome to the Spring 2019 Best PC Builds Competition! For over two decades Tom's Hardware has brought you news and reviews of the latest in PC hardware, while the famous forum has grown to more than 2 million members. Because of their expertise and the constant requests for help with PC builds, our members have developed a talent for finding the best prices and putting together the best system builds.

This thread is for the $500 Console Killer budget category. We are looking for the best performing gaming PC under $500. Please only submit builds within the $500 budget category to this thread. All other builds will be disqualified.

Submissions will be accepted over the next 2 weeks.

Please make sure to follow the ground rules below. Any builds over budget will be disqualified.

Here are the ground rules:
  • Only one build per budget category, per user. Multiple builds from a single user or duplicate accounts will be disqualified.
  • Do not go over budget.
  • Use only Amazon AND/OR Newegg to source parts.
  • DO NOT USE Amazon 3rd Party Sellers or Newegg Business to source parts.
  • Use list prices only: coupons, rebates, bundles or any other limited-time offers will not be accepted.
  • Do not include shipping or tax in your final budget.
  • Do not include the Operating System, Monitor or VR Headset, Keyboard, Mouse or Gamepad.
  • All builds must have a name.
  • Do not put your forum handle in the name of your build, and avoid odd capitalizations & symbols.
  • Provide links to the Amazon and/or Newegg product pages of each component — we encourage users to use PCPartPicker's System Build for speedy construction. Do not post a link to your build, but rather please be sure to export as BBCode for a quick copy/paste to the forums:
Here's an example build for formatting help:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 3 1200 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor
Motherboard: Biostar - X370GTN Mini ITX AM4 Motherboard ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2400 Memory ($62.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate - Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: EVGA - GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB ACX 2.0 Video Card ($174.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master - Elite 130 Mini ITX Tower Case ($44.12 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: EVGA - BR 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($32.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $475.06
Minus Shipping: $10.98
Base Total: $467.07
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-10-09 14:31 EDT-0400

Here are links to all five build categories:

$500 Console Killer Build
$1000 Mainstream Gaming Build
$1500 Streaming and Gaming PC
$2000 High End Content Creation and Gaming Rig
$5,000 Ultimate Everything RGB Build

Good luck and may the best build win!
 
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Lutfij

Titan
Moderator
Here is my entry in this category, affectionately named Le Petite HotBox.

Build name: Le Petite HotBox
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 7 1700 3 GHz 8-Core Processor ($159.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock - B450M-HDV R4.0 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial - Ballistix Sport LT 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) DDR4-2666 Memory ($48.95 @ Newegg)
Storage: ADATA - XPG SX850 256 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($39.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: ASRock - Radeon RX 570 4 GB Phantom Gaming D Video Card ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Rosewill - SCM-01 MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic - S12III 500 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($43.98 @ Newegg)
Sub-total: $498.89
Minus Shipping: $3.99

Total: $494.9

Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-03-18 16:20 EDT-0400
 
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Dark Lord of Tech

Speedy Gonzales
Moderator
CYTOTOXIN

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel - Core i3-8100 3.6 GHz Quad-Core Processor ($118.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte - H310M A Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($55.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill - Aegis 8 GB (1 x 8 GB) DDR4-2666 Memory ($40.98 @ Newegg)
Storage: Inland - 480 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: PowerColor - Radeon RX 580 8 GB Video Card ($169.99 @ Newegg)
Case: DIYPC - MA01-G MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($25.97 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic - S12III 450 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($44.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $506.90
Minus Shipping: - $7.98
Final Total: $498.92

Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-03-22 12:32 EDT-0400

Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-03-21 15:05 EDT-0400
 
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falagund

Commendable
Jul 23, 2016
6
1
1,515
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Name: More Power

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel - Core i3-8100 3.6 GHz Quad-Core Processor ($118.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte - H310M A Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($55.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill - Aegis 8 GB (1 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Team - L5 LITE 480 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: XFX - Radeon RX 580 4 GB GTS XXX Edition Video Card ($169.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Rosewill - SCM-01 MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic - S12III 500 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($43.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $498.92
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-03-18 16:26 EDT-0400


Base Total:$494.93


the ability to go to 16Gig of memory down the road is better IMO than the dualchannel now
 
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Name: BudgetKing

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 3 2200G 3.5 GHz Quad-Core Processor ($94.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock - B450M-HDV R4.0 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial - Ballistix Sport LT 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) DDR4-2666 Memory ($43.95 @ Newegg)
Storage: ADATA - SU655 480 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($52.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: XFX - Radeon RX 580 4 GB GTS XXX Edition Video Card ($169.99 @ Amazon)
Case: DIYPC - DIY-F2-O MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: EVGA - BT 450 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($39.29 @ Amazon)
Total: $486.19
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-03-18 16:29 EDT-0400

+ $5 coupon credit back
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Final Price: $491.19
 
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shrapnel_indie

Distinguished
The Pulse

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 2400G 3.6 GHz Quad-Core Processor ($134.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock - B450M-HDV Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($63.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) DDR4-2800 Memory ($51.98 @ Newegg)
Storage: Inland - 480 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: ASRock - Radeon RX 570 4 GB Phantom Gaming D Video Card ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Rosewill - FBM-X1 MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($26.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair - CX (2017) 450 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($49.98 @ Newegg)
Base Total: $499.93
Shipping: $7.97
Total: $507.90
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available

Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-03-20 11:26 EDT-0400

[edit: Updated due to one bad source, and pricing]
 
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Here is my entrance into the $500 Console Killer Builds.
Name: Low Key
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor ($164.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock - B450M-HDV R4.0 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial - Ballistix Sport LT 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) DDR4-2666 Memory ($48.95 @ Newegg)
Storage: Inland - Professional 120 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($19.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital - Caviar Blue 320 GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($19.15 @ Amazon)
Video Card: ASRock - Radeon RX 570 4 GB Phantom Gaming D Video Card ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Case: DIYPC - MA01-R MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($19.96 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Rosewill - 450 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($34.99 @ Amazon)
Total (Excluding Shipping And Promotions): $498.01
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-03-18 17:17 EDT-0400
 
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The Snow White

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 3 1200 3.1 GHz Quad-Core Processor ($89.87 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock - B450M-HDV R4.0 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill - Flare X 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-2400 Memory ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate - Barracuda 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($39.89 @ Amazon)
Video Card: ASRock - Radeon RX 570 4 GB Phantom Gaming D Video Card ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Case: DIYPC - P48-W ATX Mid Tower Case ($33.96 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic - S12II 520 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($58.11 @ Amazon)
Total: $491.80
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-03-18 17:39 EDT-0400
 
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Build Name: Micro Intel

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel - Core i3-8100 3.6 GHz Quad-Core Processor ($118.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock - H370M Pro4 Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($87.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Crucial - Ballistix Sport LT 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) DDR4-2666 Memory ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: PNY - CS1311 240 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($44.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: MSI - GeForce GTX 1050 2 GB AERO ITX Video Card ($134.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Rosewill - FBM-X1 MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($26.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Antec - 450 W ATX Power Supply ($36.03 @ Amazon)
Total: $499.97
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-03-18 18:23 EDT-0400
 

TechyInAZ

Polypheme
Moderator
The Red Phantom:

Solid system, designed all around for future upgradability. Motherboard is a solid B450 chipset platform with best in price range power delivery and VRM. Should be able to power six core Ryzen CPUs both present and future without any issues at stock clocks.

Also splurged on PSU, computer case, and storage, for extra quality of life improvements.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 3 2200G 3.5 GHz Quad-Core Processor ($94.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI - B450M GAMING PLUS Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($88.46 @ Newegg)
Memory: Patriot - Viper 4 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($58.98 @ Newegg)
Storage: Team - L5 LITE 480 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: ASRock - Radeon RX 570 4 GB Phantom Gaming D Video Card ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master - MasterBox Lite 3.1 MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($47.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic - S12III 450 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($47.03 @ Newegg)
Total: $517.42
Minus Shipping: $18.96
Base Total: $498.46
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-03-18 18:21 EDT-0400
 
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Karadjgne

Titan
Herald
Name: Taking Chances

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 1600 3.2 GHz 6-Core Processor ($142.47 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock - B450M-HDV R4.0 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill - Aegis 8 GB (1 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate - 1 TB 2.5" 5400RPM Hybrid Internal Hard Drive ($58.95 @ Amazon)
Video Card: ASRock - Radeon RX 570 4 GB Phantom Gaming D Video Card ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Case: DIYPC - DIY-F2-O MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic - S12III 500 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($43.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $496.37
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-03-18 21:30 EDT-0400
 
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tennis2

Commendable
Nov 12, 2018
1,550
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Name: Against the Grain.

Since the i3-8100 beats the 2400G without OCing and with cheaper DDR4-2400 (in dual channel). Mobo has 4 RAM slots for future expandability. Also, went with an SSD which has a DRAM cache. I think the Asrock Phantom D has a better cooler than the Power Color Red Dragon for the same price. The Thermaltake H15 case has a dust filter for the front fans and PSU, [acrylic] side panel window, and has a good, open layout with [limited] cable space behind the mobo tray.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel - Core i3-8100 3.6 GHz Quad-Core Processor ($118.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte - B360M DS3H Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: GeIL - EVO SPEAR 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) DDR4-2400 Memory ($44.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Patriot - Burst 480 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($54.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: ASRock - Radeon RX 570 4 GB Phantom Gaming D Video Card ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Thermaltake - Versa H15 MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($33.26 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic - S12III 500 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Subtotal: $492.20
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-03-18 23:24 EDT-0400

And since I've got $7 to spare, let's face it, a single 120mm exhaust won't cut it. So we'll throw in a 120mm White LED fan for $5.99

Total = $498.19
A bit difficult to make sure none of the PCPartPicker prices are sale/shellshocker prices, but I put in the time and made sure that these are 100% non-sale prices. A lot of people are going to get disqualified on their case selection alone so far.

[Edit] added a couple more sentences to first paragraph to explain choices.
 
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Mar 18, 2019
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MasterRacer One

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 3 1200 3.1 GHz Quad-Core Processor ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock - AB350M-HDV Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($58.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill - Aegis 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-2400 Memory ($77.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate - Constellation ES.3 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($39.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: XFX - Radeon RX 570 8 GB Video Card ($154.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Cooler Master - MasterBox E300L MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($39.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Apevia - Beast 550 W ATX Power Supply ($31.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $493.92
Minus Shipping: $3.99
Base Total: $489.93
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-03-19 21:41 EDT-0400
 
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Mar 4, 2019
4
0
10
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The Lounger

A console replacement with a focus on investing in the comforting QoL aspects that PCs provide such as 1TB SSD, aesthetic SFF chassis, feature-rich and capable motherboard while still being able to game relatively well at 720p medium and/or 1080p low by giving the 2200G a healthy bit of memory clock. There is plenty of PSU headroom to add a midrange GPU and CPU combo further down the line, or of course the top end Ryzen 3xxx APUs when they arrive.


PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU | AMD - Ryzen 3 2200G 3.5 GHz Quad-Core Processor | $94.99 @ Newegg
Motherboard | MSI - B450I GAMING PLUS AC Mini ITX AM4 Motherboard | $129.99 @ Amazon
Memory | Team - Vulcan 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory | $60.98 @ Newegg
Storage | ADATA - SU655 960 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive | $99.99 @ Amazon
Case | NZXT - H200 (White) Mini ITX Tower Case | $74.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply | SeaSonic - S12III 500 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply | $43.98 @ Newegg
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Base Total | $499.94
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-03-19 04:44 EDT-0400 |
 
Mar 19, 2019
5
1
10
0
Build Name: OpenSourcePC

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor ($164.89 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Asus - PRIME B450M-A/CSM Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($79.99 @ B&H)
Memory: Kingston - FURY 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) DDR4-2666 Memory ($59.89 @ OutletPC)
Storage: ADATA - XPG SX6000 Pro 256 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Asus - Radeon RX 570 4 GB ROG STRIX Video Card ($159.95 @ Amazon)
Case: Rosewill - SCM-01 MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($19.99 @ Newegg Business)
Power Supply: Corsair - VS 650 W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply ($30.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $565.58
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-03-19 06:52 EDT-0400
 
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Mar 19, 2019
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Name: Miniature Power House

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 3 2200G 3.5 GHz Quad-Core Processor ($94.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus - PRIME B450M-A/CSM Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($79.99 @ B&H)
Memory: Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-2400 Memory ($87.31 @ Amazon)
Storage: Kingston - A400 240 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($29.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($44.89 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Gigabyte - GeForce GT 1030 2 GB Video Card ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Thermaltake - Versa H15 MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($35.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Rosewill - 450 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($34.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $498.14
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-03-19 08:44 EDT-0400
 

Rdslw

Respectable
Aug 1, 2017
1,366
1
2,660
294
Requirements
small, fast, upgradable, silent(if you borrow cooler from something bigger, I was out of $)
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 2400G 3.6 GHz Quad-Core Processor ($150.94 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI - B450M PRO-VDH PLUS Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($79.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Kingston - HyperX Predator 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($118.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: ADATA - XPG SX8200 Pro 256 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($59.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Cooler Master - N200 MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($47.53 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: EVGA - BT 450 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($39.29 @ Amazon)
Total: $496.73
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-03-19 10:27 EDT-0400
 

carltonje

Distinguished
Aug 18, 2006
171
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Console Shomsole

cpu: AMD RYZEN 5 2400G Quad-Core 3.6 GHz (3.9 GHz Turbo) 134.99 newegg
mb: MSI B450M GAMING PLUS 84.47 newegg
memory: Team Elite Plus 16GB (2 x 8GB) 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 2400 84.99 newegg
case: Cooler Master MasterBox E300L MATX 39.03 newegg
ps: CORSAIR VS Series, VS450, 39.97 newegg
vid: MSI Radeon R7 240 54.99 newegg
storage: Kingston UV500 240GB 43.96 newegg
storage: Seagate SkyHawk 1TB 52.99 newegg
total 495.40

Part Picker did not have all my stuff so did it old fashioned way
 
Mar 19, 2019
1
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Name: It's What's Inside that Matters

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 3 1200 3.1 GHz Quad-Core Processor ($89.87 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock - AB350M-HDV Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($58.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: GeIL - EVO SPEAR 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) DDR4-2400 Memory ($45.98 @ Newegg)
Storage: Team - L5 LITE 120 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($17.80 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital - Caviar Green 500 GB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive ($19.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Gigabyte - GeForce GTX 1660 6 GB OC Video Card ($219.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Rosewill - SCM-01 MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($19.99 @ Newegg Business)
Power Supply: Apevia - Beast 550 W ATX Power Supply ($31.99 @ Amazon)
Base Total: $499.61
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-03-19 11:02 EDT-0400
 

artk2219

Distinguished
Jun 30, 2010
366
1
18,865
25
Pew Pew Pew

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
CPU | AMD - Ryzen 3 2200G 3.5 GHz Quad-Core Processor | $94.99 @ Newegg
Motherboard | Gigabyte - B450 AORUS M Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard | $74.99 @ Newegg
Memory | G.Skill - Aegis 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-2400 Memory | $77.99 @ Newegg
Storage | ADATA - Ultimate SU650 480 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive | $54.99 @ Newegg
Video Card | ASRock - Radeon RX 570 4 GB Phantom Gaming D Video Card | $129.99 @ Newegg
Case | Rosewill - SCM-01 MicroATX Mini Tower Case | $22.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply | Rosewill - 450 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply | $34.99 @ Amazon
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total | $490.93
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-03-19 12:10 EDT-0400 |
 

g-unit1111

Titan
Moderator
"Mini Me":

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 3 2200G 3.5 GHz Quad-Core Processor ($94.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock - B450M-HDV R4.0 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($68.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) DDR4-2400 Memory ($55.98 @ Newegg)
Storage: Mushkin - Source 500 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($54.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Gigabyte - GeForce GTX 1050 2 GB D5 Video Card ($119.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Cooler Master - N200 MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($47.53 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair - CXM (2015) 450 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $497.45
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-03-19 12:24 EDT-0400
 

Gam3r01

Titan
Moderator
Name: What's this, a build not using Part Picker...

CPU:
AMD Ryzen 5 - 1600 3.2 Ghz 6-core ($79.99 Micro Center)
Motherboard: Gigabyte Gigabyte B450M DS3H AM4 mATX ($39.99 Micro Center when bundled with above CPU)
Memory: GeIL EVO Potenza 8GB 2 x 4GB DDR4-2400 PC4-19200 Dual Channel Desktop Memory Kit ($43.99 Micro Center)
Storage: Inland Professional 240GB 3D TLC NAND SATA III 6GB/s 2.5" Internal Solid State Drive (240G) ($27.99 Micro Center)
Storage: WD Blue Mainstream 1TB 7200RPM SATA III 6Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive ($39.99 Micro Center)
Video Card: PowerColor Red Dragon Radeon RX 580 Dual-Fan 8GB GDDR5 PCIe Video Card ($179.99 Micro Center)
Case: Thermaltake Versa H17 mATX Mini Tower Computer Case - Black ($39.99 Micro Center)
Power Supply: Cooler Master MasterWatt Lite 500 Watt 80 Plus ATX Power Supply ($36.99 Micro Center)
Total: $488.92

I did include 16GB of RAM but the price went up to $534 which just exceeded the limit. The 8GB isn't great but with it including a 6 core processor and an RX580 I thought it was a decent trade off.
As per the rules, this build will not qualify.
  • Use only Amazon OR Newegg to source parts.
 

logainofhades

Titan
Moderator
Don't Need No Stinking Console

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 3 1200 3.1 GHz Quad-Core Processor ($89.87 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock - AB350M-HDV Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($58.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: GeIL - EVO POTENZA 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($55.98 @ Newegg)
Storage: Inland - 480 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: XFX - Radeon RX 580 8 GB GTS XXX ED Video Card ($188.89 @ Amazon)
Case: DIYPC - MA01-R MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($23.96 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic - S12III 500 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($43.98 @ Newegg)
Base Total:$498.68

Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-03-19 14:20 EDT-0400
 

ScrewySqrl

Champion
Moderator
The Potato Masher

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 3 2200G 3.5 GHz Quad-Core Processor ($94.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock - B450M-HDV R4.0 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($68.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial - Ballistix Sport LT 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) DDR4-2666 Memory ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Inland - 480 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate - Constellation ES.3 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($39.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: ASRock - Radeon RX 570 4 GB Phantom Gaming D Video Card ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Rosewill - SCM-01 MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($22.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: EVGA - BT 450 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($39.29 @ Amazon)
Total: $496.21
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-03-20 21:45 EDT-0400


A basic PC capable of solid 1080p gaming at 120 Hz
SSD + HDD gives 1.5 TB of storage, 4 core/8 thread Ryzen R3-2200G is adequate, even though we aren't using its built-in GPU because of the much better RX-570 GPU. The plain-jane case gives this a 'stealth' look if you take it to a LAN party. It'll look like you brought a 'potato' of an office PC, thus the name

(edit: removing the Newegg Business links required dropping the HDD to 1 TB, and lowering the RAM to 2666 - though that can probly be overclocked by losening the timings a notch)
 
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I went for value for money, performance-centric build.
Ryzen 3 2200G as it's as fast as the i3-8100 for less money but only slightly more expensive than the 1200.
I tried to do a 1660 ti build but it's just not happening with this budget and only using Amazon, Newegg so settled for a 1660 build instead.
As the brief mentions a gaming PC I went for a powerful GPU to take the load and the CPU being suitably powerful to drive it.
Surely there isn't much in terms of storage but it's a gaming PC nonetheless.
With CPU + GPU maxing TDP at 200W and only 1 more SSD to drive I thought a 400W PSU is enough in terms of wattage and amperage.
Would have liked DDR4-3000 for the extra mile but thought to go for dual channel DDR4-2666, the lesser of the 2 evils to try and squeeze as many frames out of it.
The case can fit this GPU as per other testimonials of fitting much longer GPUs.
So there, performance-centric console killer.
You saw it here first!


CPU: AMD - Ryzen 3 2200G 3.5 GHz Quad-Core Processor ($94.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock - AB350M-HDV Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($58.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial - Ballistix Sport LT 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) DDR4-2666 Memory ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Team - L5 LITE 120 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($18.98 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Gigabyte - GeForce GTX 1660 6 GB OC Video Card ($219.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Rosewill - SCM-01 MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($22.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: EVGA - 400 W ATX Power Supply ($32.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $498.91
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-03-19 16:22 EDT-0400
 

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