Question Amd-based system for around 300$?

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Hello guys! So, I am not new to pc building, just new to AMD. I want to build a complete system, which I should specify will have no case as it will be mounted somewhere under my table, that could run ESports games and maybe games like Gta V. I would pick the parts myself, but, I heard that AMD has some great deals going on with their Ryzen CPU's and all. So I decided that I want an AMD build. My budget is basically 300$ (US dollars, but I don't live in the US) Keep in mind that I will get second-hand parts only, maybe the storage and the PSU will be new, but other than that, I want everything to be second-hand. If any of you guys have any tips leave them down below, it would be highly appreciated! <3
 
Does that budget need to include an OS or any peripherals?

I don't know what used prices are like in your area, but basically you want a Ryzen 2200G or 2400G, at least 8GB of RAM or 16GB if possible, preferably around 3000 MHz, in a dual channel kit. A B450 motherboard with VRM heatsinks (like the Asrock B450(M) Pro4). Decent 450W PSU (could be less, but there aren't many quality options for lower wattage units).

Example parts:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 3 2200G 3.5 GHz Quad-Core Processor ($91.99 @ Walmart)
Motherboard: ASRock - B450M PRO4 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg Business)
Memory: G.Skill - Ripjaws V 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($44.89 @ OutletPC)
Power Supply: Corsair - CX (2017) 450 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($35.10 @ Newegg)
Total: $331.96
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-02-15 15:38 EST-0500
 
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Yeah I was thinking of getting the 2200G and a b450 mobo, and 8 gigs of ram. As I said I want the parts to be second hand so I think I could squeeze in a gpu, which one would you reccomend?
 
From latest generation, at most you could maybe get RX 560 or GTX 1050 with your budget. Roughly similar but older cards would be GTX 950/960/770/760, RX 460, R9 380/370(X).

2200G integrated graphics are about on par with a GT 1030, 2400G iGPU is a little better than that.
 
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I am not really planning on using the integrated vega graphics on that chip, so I was thinking about the rx560-rx570 or gtx 1050-gtx 1050 ti- gtx 1060 3gb variant. Maybe I will find a good deal on one of theese and I'll snatch it.
 
It's hard to give you advice when I really don't know what these things are going to cost you. Just looking on ebay, the cheapest RX 570 is 120 USD + shipping. That's almost half your budget. If you get lucky and find one for cheap then more power to you. If not a 1050 Ti should probably be in your price range.

Given that the 2200G is relatively new, I don't know if you're going to find one for significantly cheaper than new. Same for the motherboard.
 
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Ocasionally there are a few deals around here, for example the 4gb version is like 85$. Which is weird because the 1050 ti is 90-100$.
 
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Hm, also about the price on a ryzen, I found a kit with a ryzen 2200g cpu, 450 mobo and 8GB of ddr4 ram for 185$. All I need now is a PSU and I'm all set.
 
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It doesn't really matter anymore because I asked the guy and he said it's not available anymore. Btw, in my country its almost midnight so I think I'll tty tommorow.
 
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Does that budget need to include an OS or any peripherals?

I don't know what used prices are like in your area, but basically you want a Ryzen 2200G or 2400G, at least 8GB of RAM or 16GB if possible, preferably around 3000 MHz, in a dual channel kit. A B450 motherboard with VRM heatsinks (like the Asrock B450(M) Pro4). Decent 450W PSU (could be less, but there aren't many quality options for lower wattage units).

Example parts:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 3 2200G 3.5 GHz Quad-Core Processor ($91.99 @ Walmart)
Motherboard: ASRock - B450M PRO4 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg Business)
Memory: G.Skill - Ripjaws V 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($44.89 @ OutletPC)
Power Supply: Corsair - CX (2017) 450 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($35.10 @ Newegg)
Total: $331.96
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-02-15 15:38 EST-0500
I'd say this is good, but no need for 16 GB of RAM, 8GB is fine, and I'd remecomend a ssd to go with is to improve responsiveness.
 

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