Budget Gaming PC for Brother looking for any advice or improvements

JackoKov

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PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant
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CPU: AMD - Ryzen 3 2200G 3.5 GHz Quad-Core Processor (£85.99)
Motherboard: Gigabyte - B450M DS3H Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard (£64.94)
Memory: Kingston - HyperX Fury 8 GB (1 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory (£56.60)
Storage: Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£37.59)
Video Card: Gigabyte - Radeon RX 570 4 GB Gaming 4G Video Card (£137.94)
Case: Deepcool - Frame MicroATX Mid Tower Case (£25.74)
Power Supply: EVGA - 500 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply (£0.00) (Already have from an old build)
Total: £408.80

Gaming PC that will be used by my little brother will be used for general gaming at 1080p this is the build I've come up with trying to keep budget as low as possible but also trying to keep some opportunity for potential upgrades in the future.

  • -Decided against going for an SSD for now as I'm trying to keep the price as low as possible as it is not needed when getting the PC however one will most likely be added later.

    -PSU is set to £0.00 as I have one lying around from an old build and with it in working order I decided to add it to this build.

    -Not really sure what games he will be playing a this is his first PC experience so the PC will range around 1080p Gaming with a variety of Games new and old.

    -Trying to keep the budget as low as possible as this is his first time trying PC gaming so starting with something Budget friendly is ideal as it can be upgraded in the future if he enjoys it enough and wants to add some extra performance later down the line.

    -Case will be changed later on as I didn't really look into it much while picking as I just chose a cheap case so it would seem as a complete build as I was going to let him pick the case to what ever he liked the look of as long as it was compatible with the parts.
 

Barty1884

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As a 'budget' build, it's solid. I'd suggest opting for the R3 1200 over the 2200G though.
While there's a tradeoff in clock speed, you'll have access to the full array of PCIe lanes. The 1200 should OC to 3.6-3.7GHz easily enough anyway.
Saves you a little bit, helping meet your goal of "as low as possible".

The 500W isn't great, and I wouldn't run out to buy one - but if you have it laying around, it should be capable enough for that system.

A Ryzen build benefits heavily from both speed, and dual-channel memory.
If at all possible, opt for 2x4GB 3000-3200MHz opposed to 1x8GB.

If you opt for the 1200, then a B350 board becomes an option - saving a little here too.

I've changed a few things, including the case for something (subjectively) nicer - it's what I would opt for in the 30quid range.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 3 1200 3.1 GHz Quad-Core Processor (£69.00 @ Amazon UK)
Motherboard: ASRock - AB350M-HDV Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard (£53.99 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: Corsair - Vengeance LPX 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory (£59.58 @ Aria PC)
Storage: Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£37.59 @ Aria PC)
Video Card: Gigabyte - Radeon RX 570 4 GB Gaming 4G Video Card (£137.94 @ AWD-IT)
Case: Aerocool - QS-240 MicroATX Mid Tower Case (£31.97 @ Amazon UK)
Power Supply: EVGA - 500 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply (£0.00)
Total: £390.07
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-02-10 04:03 GMT+0000
 

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