Budget Gaming PC for Brother looking for any advice or improvements


Nov 9, 2016
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant
CPU: AMD - Ryzen 3 2200G 3.5 GHz Quad-Core Processor (£86.50)
Motherboard: Gigabyte - B450M DS3H Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard (£64.94)
Memory: Corsair - Vengeance LPX 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory (£59.58)
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: CIT Dark Soul nero case (£35.56)
Power Supply: EVGA - 500 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply (£0.00) (Already have from an old build)
Total: £423

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.
Reasonable, you could build as is.

I have some thoughts:

I will never again build without a ssd for the "C" drive. It makes everything you do much quicker.
120gb is minimum, it will hold the os and a handful of games.
But, many things default to the "C" drive.
When a SSD nears full, it will lose performance and endurance.
240gb is the recommended minimum.

If you can go 240gb, or 500gb you may never need a hard drive.

You can defer on the hard drive unless you need to store large files such as video's.
It is easy to add a hard drive later.

Samsung EVO is a good choice for performance and reliability.
a 240gb 860 evo is only £10 more than the hdd


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