Question A good 500$ budget pc or not?

Memme_gamer

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Hi i wounder if this 500$ pc that i built on system builder is a good budget heres the specs i dont know if its good but i atleast tried


CPU: AMD Athlon 3000G 3.5ghz 2C/4T) Price 57.99$
Motherboard: MSI B450M PRO-M2 MAX M.ATX AM4 socket) Price 74.99$
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport LT White 8gb 2x4Gb 2666Mhz DDR4) Price 38.99$
HDD: Western digital Blue 1TB 7200RPM) Price 39.99$
SSD: Kingston A400 240Gb Sata 6gb) Price i think like 39.99$
GPU: XFX Radeon RX 570 4Gb) Price 129.99$
PSU: Corsair CXM (2015) 450W 80+ Bronze ATX power supply) Price 64.99$
Case: Corsair Spec-05 ATX mid tower case) Price 48.98$

Total cost around 495$
 

WildCard999

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1600 AF $85
https://www.amazon.com/AMD-Processor-Wraith-Stealth-Cooler/dp/B07XTQZJ28

Other parts
PCPartPicker Part List
Motherboard: Gigabyte B450M DS3H Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($72.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Patriot Viper 4 Blackout 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($42.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Kingston A400 240 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($39.99 @ Adorama)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon RX 570 4 GB GAMING Video Card ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master MasterBox Q300L MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($44.99 @ Best Buy)
Power Supply: Corsair CX (2017) 450 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($59.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $420.92
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-03-26 15:50 EDT-0400


Total: $505.92

The extra $10 is well worth it for a CPU that's pretty much equivalent to the Ryzen 2600 and if gaming will easily outperform that Athlon 3000G.
 
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RodroX

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Wildcard999 build is the way to go if thats all the money you have and gaming is important.

Going from a 2c/4t cpu to a 6 cores/12 threads CPU will be H U G E!

Athlon 3000 is more for very basic office tasks.

If you can't find the R5 1600AF then i guess the second very good option will be the:
PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $119.99
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-03-26 16:16 EDT-0400
 

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