Budget System Needed

Nov 13, 2018
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I want to upgrade my home PC - it's quite old at this point

3GHz Celeron
8GB RAM
Gigabyte motherboard
240 SSD boot drive
Corsair CX430 PS
3 - 2TB drives
2 - 27" monitors

I'm running Linux and will continue to do so. Main purpose is to connect into work with VMware's Horizon Client. Other things I do with it is I run ZoneMinder for security system and I would like to run X-Plane 11.

I'm thinking about moving to AMD this time (mainly for $$$)...

i'm looking to get into this a cheaply as possible but I will spend what I have to to future-proof as much as I can. I'm thinking about staying with Gigabyte for the MB as I know them....

I need 16GB RAM and something to drive my 2 monitors.....

Thoughts?
 
Here is a solid rig for under $700. Not a bad deal at all.

PCPartPicker part list: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/mRTLYT
Price breakdown by merchant: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/mRTLYT/by_merchant/

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor ($159.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock - B450M PRO4 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($129.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Crucial - MX500 500 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($82.89 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: MSI - Radeon RX 580 8 GB ARMOR OC Video Card ($189.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master - MasterBox E300L MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($34.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair - CX (2017) 550 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $682.83
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-11-13 16:50 EST-0500
 
The processor is 4 cores 8 threads, is fully upgradable until the year 2020 and the socket will take up to 8 core 16 threads. The integrated vega graphics is pretty good and you can install a graphics card in the future if you need to. Feel free to put any capacity SSD or subtract the cost 1tb if you already have one:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant
CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 2400G 3.6 GHz Quad-Core Processor ($158.89 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: ASRock - B450M PRO4 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($134.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital - Blue 1 TB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($139.99 @ Amazon)
Case: DIYPC - MA08-BK MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($26.97 @ Newegg Business)
Power Supply: SeaSonic - S12II 520 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($31.63 @ Newegg)
Total: $547.46
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-11-13 19:12 EST-0500
 

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