[SOLVED] Building a desktop PC for my friend

Rostropovich

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Hi guys,

My friend and I are trying to build a desktop configuration under 500 Euros (excluding a monitor) so he could play Disco Elysium on it and his wife can play The Sims 4 and maybe some other newer games that run on the newer DX12 API.

We're having trouble deciding which way to go.
Should we go full on i5 integrated graphics and add later down the road a mid-range GPU or should we somehow try to squeeze a GPU in right now?

Do you guys have any ideas? Suggestions on a processor and mobo, or just a whole configuration in general, would be much appreciated.
 

jeremyj_83

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Hard to beat this for 600 Euro.
PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 3 3100 3.6 GHz Quad-Core Processor (€109.00 @ ARLT)
Motherboard: MSI B450M-A PRO MAX Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard (€68.80 @ Alza)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 CL19 Memory (€67.90 @ Amazon Deutschland)
Storage: Crucial MX500 1 TB 2.5" Solid State Drive (€103.50 @ Mindfactory)
Video Card: XFX Radeon RX 570 8 GB Video Card (€154.99 @ Mindfactory)
Case: Deepcool MATREXX 30 MicroATX Mini Tower Case (€31.15 @ Amazon Deutschland)
Power Supply: Cooler Master MWE Bronze V2 550 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply (€66.89 @ Alternate)
Total: €602.23
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-06-03 22:03 CEST+0200
 

natcha12

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Whats the budget/resolution?

Depending what kind of newer games you mean, at 1080p HD you would be OK with integrated Sims 4 and DE from Intel chips within last few generations.

For a better, yet still not GPU level experience, for a budget you could use the newer AMD ryzen APU. the upcoming 4400g or current 3400g would slamdunk the intel iGPU's for cheap, but this is a moot point if you REALLY want a discrete graphics card.

A complete build suggestion would depend on res/budget.
 

jeremyj_83

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Hi guys,

My friend and I are trying to build a desktop configuration under 500 Euros (excluding a monitor) so he could play Disco Elysium on it and his wife can play The Sims 4 and maybe some other newer games that run on the newer DX12 API.

We're having trouble deciding which way to go.
Should we go full on i5 integrated graphics and add later down the road a mid-range GPU or should we somehow try to squeeze a GPU in right now?

Do you guys have any ideas? Suggestions on a processor and mobo, or just a whole configuration in general, would be much appreciated.
Is your 500 Euro budget for parts alone or does that include shipping costs?
 

Rostropovich

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Whats the budget/resolution?

Depending what kind of newer games you mean, at 1080p HD you would be OK with integrated Sims 4 and DE from Intel chips within last few generations.

For a better, yet still not GPU level experience, for a budget you could use the newer AMD ryzen APU. the upcoming 4400g or current 3400g would slamdunk the intel iGPU's for cheap, but this is a moot point if you REALLY want a discrete graphics card.

A complete build suggestion would depend on res/budget.
The budget is 500 - 600 Euros and the target resolution is 1080p.

Is your 500 Euro budget for parts alone or does that include shipping costs?
The budget is for parts alone and it might be able to scale to 600 Euros too.
 

jeremyj_83

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Hard to beat this for 600 Euro.
PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 3 3100 3.6 GHz Quad-Core Processor (€109.00 @ ARLT)
Motherboard: MSI B450M-A PRO MAX Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard (€68.80 @ Alza)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 CL19 Memory (€67.90 @ Amazon Deutschland)
Storage: Crucial MX500 1 TB 2.5" Solid State Drive (€103.50 @ Mindfactory)
Video Card: XFX Radeon RX 570 8 GB Video Card (€154.99 @ Mindfactory)
Case: Deepcool MATREXX 30 MicroATX Mini Tower Case (€31.15 @ Amazon Deutschland)
Power Supply: Cooler Master MWE Bronze V2 550 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply (€66.89 @ Alternate)
Total: €602.23
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-06-03 22:03 CEST+0200
 

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