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Build Advice Budget PC build

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Hello there to everyone of you on this forum. As the title says, I need a budget PC build for GAMING, Im not too good with builds and pairing up components so I'm asking for your help.

I already have a PSU and a HDD+SSD so I don't need those included in the build, the things I need are a motherboard, CPU, GPU and RAM.

I did some research on the internet and I laid my eyes (for the CPU) on the I3 9300F. Can you guys help me with a build which includes that CPU and works good with the other components?

My budget is 300$, I know it's not that much but I`m trying not to spend a lot of money.
Thanks in advance!
 
Here u go, what do you think?

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: Intel Core i3-9100F 3.6 GHz Quad-Core Processor ($74.99 @ B&H)
Motherboard: Asus PRIME H310M-E R2.0 Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($56.07 @ Amazon)
Memory: Patriot Viper Steel 8 GB (1 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($32.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1650 SUPER 4 GB WINDFORCE OC Video Card ($159.99 @ B&H)
Total: $324.04
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-05-02 07:36 EDT-0400


What's your PSU?
 
Mar 24, 2020
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Here u go, what do you think?

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: Intel Core i3-9100F 3.6 GHz Quad-Core Processor ($74.99 @ B&H)
Motherboard: Asus PRIME H310M-E R2.0 Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($56.07 @ Amazon)
Memory: Patriot Viper Steel 8 GB (1 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($32.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1650 SUPER 4 GB WINDFORCE OC Video Card ($159.99 @ B&H)
Total: $324.04
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-05-02 07:36 EDT-0400


What's your PSU?

Redragon RGPS600W, 80+ Bronze, 600W
This is my PSU, I think the 600w are enough to run this build.

I really like the build, really cool, just what I was looking for.
Let me know if you think the PSU is good enough , although I think there shouldn`t be a problem about it.
Thanks a lot!
 

gamerbrehdy

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Here u go, what do you think?

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: Intel Core i3-9100F 3.6 GHz Quad-Core Processor ($74.99 @ B&H)
Motherboard: Asus PRIME H310M-E R2.0 Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($56.07 @ Amazon)
Memory: Patriot Viper Steel 8 GB (1 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($32.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1650 SUPER 4 GB WINDFORCE OC Video Card ($159.99 @ B&H)
Total: $324.04
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-05-02 07:36 EDT-0400


What's your PSU?
RAM seems to be a good price, but isn't it a better idea to go 2 x 4GB?
https://www.amazon.com/Patriot-Memory-3000MHz-Channel-PV48G300C6K/dp/B0157UPYZ8
 
RAM seems to be a good price, but isn't it a better idea to go 2 x 4GB?
https://www.amazon.com/Patriot-Memory-3000MHz-Channel-PV48G300C6K/dp/B0157UPYZ8
It would definitely be better to run 2x4GB. However his budget didn't allow room for a motherboard with 4 slots, so I went with 2 slots only. I'm assuming that he will also be budget conscious in the future (given I already went over his 300$ budget) and therefore preferred to go with 1x8GB (due to the 20$ premium of going 2x4 here) so that he can simply add another 8GB when he has the money and run dual channel in the future instead of replacing the 2x4GB with a 2x8GB.

That being said, I do need to mention that when he upgrades to 16GB, I would highly recommend for going for the exact same stick in order to minimise issues when trying to run dual channel.
 
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Redragon RGPS600W, 80+ Bronze, 600W
This is my PSU, I think the 600w are enough to run this build.

I really like the build, really cool, just what I was looking for.
Let me know if you think the PSU is good enough , although I think there shouldn`t be a problem about it.
Thanks a lot!
I mean the wattage in itself is certainly more than okay. What worries me is the brand and make/model. I didn't even know that Redragon made PSUs (and I spend a lot of time in this forum), so that is generally a bad sign.

I went further and checked their website. Couldn't find any information and what Topology (architecture/type of electrical circuit) they are using, nor could I find basic information on how much the 12V rail can support (FYI, 12 volts is what powers your main components like your GPU), so it's also worrying to not find any basic information like that. --> Personally, for me that's a big NO GO for me. But I am not an expert. I did find a review in Romanian here:
https://www.mygarage.ro/teste-si-review-uri/456138-review-sursa-redragon-rgps500w-80-bronze.html
After translating it, the review said that the unit was "okay". Although it is comparing the price point to a Thermaltake Litepower, which worries me a lot as that's a garbage unit.

My best guest based on all of this would be that your PSU should be the next unit you upgrade. And fast. Especially if that 3-year warranty has expired already. This new build of yours contains units that came out this year, just because of that, most people won't even recommend good units from 3 years ago like the Seasonic S12ii just because it's "outdated". So personally, I wouldn't be comfortable with it.

My best advice though, is that experts can take a quick look at what's inside a PSU and tell if it's garbage of not. Post that picture in a specialised thread in this forum, or even better on https://www.jonnyguru.com who have a lot of PSU connoisseurs, although there are plenty here too. And see what they ask. P.S: Don't forget to mention your new components.
 

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