Build Advice Budget PC advice ~700 Euro

Mar 8, 2021
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Hello everyone!
I need a budget friendly PC for my brother - preferably around 600 euros (700 at max), mostly for home use - working with Microsoft office, watching some movies, playing some single player games time to time (not the latest and definitely not on max settings), also I need to do some basic animations in after effects (nothing 3D or any kind of renderings, just flat animations).
I got 2 offers at that price range - main difference is that the first one is without a dedicated graphics card. Is any of these worth considering? Are they any better than my curent pc? If not, at what minimum specs I should be looking at least, to get an average all-round pc?

My current PC (bought in 2014 for similar amount of money). It kinda does all the job, but it I wish it could be a bit faster in overall:

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3P
CPU: AMD FX-Series FX-6300 SAM3+ BOX FD6300WMHKBOX
Graphics: Gigabyte AMD/ATI Radeon HD7770 1GB GDDR5 PCIE GV-R777OC-1GD
PSU: Chieftec GPS ATX2.3 80+ 500W
RAM: Corsair 8GB DDR3 CL11 CMV8GX3M1A1600C11
SSD: 250GB Kingston
HDD: Western Digital CAVIAR Blue 1TB SATA 7200RPM 64MB WD10EZEX
Windows 10 Home

Offer #1

Motherboard: Gigabyte H410M S2H mATX LGA1200
CPU: Intel Core i5-10400, Hexa Core, 4.3GHz, 12MB, LGA1200, 14nm, BOX
Graphics: Integrated
PSU: FSP 350W SP400-A, 120MM SATA4, MOLEX2, 80+
RAM: Crucial 2x8GB DDR4 2666MHz DIMM
SSD: 250GB Kingston
HDD: 2TB Toshiba P300 SATA3
Windows 10 Home

TOTAL: 578 EUR

OR

Offer #2

Motherboard: Gigabyte B450M S2H V2
CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3400G (4C/8T, 3.7GHz, 4MB Cache, Vega 11, 65W)
Graphics: Radeon RX Vega 11
PSU: Deepcool Nova, 500W, 80+
RAM: ADATA XPG GAMMIX D10 Black, 16GB, DDR4, 3200MHz, CL16, Kit of 2
SSD: Intel 760p, 256GB, M.2 (2280)
HDD: None
Windows 10 Home

TOTAL: 584 EUR
 
For comparison with your pc:
FX-6300 has 6 threads and a passmark rating of 4126. That is when all threads are fully utilized.
Not likely in a desktop environment.
Of more importance is the single thread performance with a rating of 1479.
The i5-10400 has 12 threads and a rating of 12500/2600.
The 3400g has 8 threads and a rating of 9364/2340.
Really, either is fine for a processor.
You might look for an offer with the less expensive i3-10100 8 threads and a rating of 8949/2648 which is a closer match to the 3400g.

The intel HD630 graphics is fine for hd movie playback and most normal activities.
It really is not for gaming.
For minimal gaming, adding a GT1030 to #1 would be about the minimum.
GT1030 is about the same capability as your 7700 or the integrated graphics on the 3400g.
 

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