I'm thinking about a new pc build on a $500 or less budget with Amd apu. Most of what I do is web based with Facebook and their games & YouTube. I really don't think I need a decaited gpu as I'm not playing games per say.
The G series (2200G,2400G,3200G,3400G,etc) have a built in iGPU so no dedicated GPU is required. The other ones do not have a iGPU so a dedicated GPU is required to have a display. For your uses 4 cores/8 threads is plenty and the iGPU (Vega 11) on the 3400G performs close to the GT 1030 2gb so for flash style games it's more then enough.I currently have a 1 tb 7200rpm drive so won't need it but I'm hearing a lot about the ssd for speed.
Just curious question, what is the difference on the ryzen series. I'm still new to the oem/new market.
Thank you. I understand the basics but the explanation you given definitely clears up some thoughts on my partYou basically have two choices with the current Ryzen apus which are the 3200g or the 3400g. The 3200g has the Vega 8 GPU and the 3400g has the Vega 11 GPU. The speed difference between the two is around 3%-4% with the Vega 11 giving you a bump in graphics as well. The price difference is $50. The 3200g should easily handle your needs you provided us.
I would pass on the 2200g which is the previous generation of the 3200g because as you can see above it is $10 more.
Since you already have a drive your new cost would be around $330 for a shiny new warrantied computer that no one has sneezed on, coughed on, used as a coaster or a plate, or has a dust bunny village living inside.
86zx has a good idea of asking family members or friends if they have a slightly older system they want to get rid of. It would allow you to test it out to see if it works for you. Just keep in mind if buying it how it compares to a new one.
Putting a budget SSD into a older laptop can breath some new life into it. I had a old HP laptop (T6400/4gb ram/GT 9800M) that I replaced the HDD with a Sandisk 240gb SSD Plus with a clean install of Windows 10. From there the system ran great considering how outdated the parts were.Had an older dell, not sure of model or specs, but it finally gave up the ghost last week. Using an older hp that runs slow so that's what has been pushing me to buy new one but wanna try my hand at building also.
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