Question Building amd pc for my 10yo? What do you think?

mcan226

Honorable
Jan 19, 2017
103
13
10,695
1
Hello everyone. My nephew is turning 10 next month and I want to buy him an entry gaming pc with an APU. He mainly plays minecraft and maybe fortnite.

I can get these components in a near hardware:

AMD ryzen 5600G
Msi A520M-A PRO
Kingston fury 2x8gb at 3200 mhz (KF432C16BB/8)
Sentey HBP500-GS 500W 80 Plus Bronze
Seagate Barracuda 1Tb HDD


I'll give him a barely used Samsung 768p monitor I have with me.

I can get everything for about 400 USD, I live in south america so prices might be higher than in the US and the EU, but that aside what do you think of this build?

thanks in advance
 
Last edited:

mcan226

Honorable
Jan 19, 2017
103
13
10,695
1
That's very generous of you!

What case are you putting this in?

Looks fine. Hard for us to suggest alternatives that would stay within budget if we can't see pricing.
I'm thinking in a Sentey R20-SF Rgb. He does enjoy his rgb lol.

As for alternatives, prices are mostly the same except they have some added costs. I don't know how much this build is worth where you live, but that would be my budget if I also live there
 

punkncat

Distinguished
Ambassador
Without knowing the landscape for things such as LetGo, Craigslist, Marketplace and so forth...

I would probably consider trying to find something used for this iteration. Something along the lines of 2GB 750ti/3GB 960, 4th gen 4core system and see if you can't beat the new price. Two reasons. First see if it gets use and second if nephew takes care of.
Perhaps if both those aspects are on a positive note then maybe consider moving onto a new build that he and you build together at some later point?

Obviously, if this if for nothing aside from gaming then consoles honestly offer great performance to price AND security. If it's for the added aspects of a PC such as school work, research, internet and so on the PC is the better choice.

I am going to attempt not to overstep any bounds here but would certainly discuss with the parents your desire to get a 10yo a computer both to see if they are cool with it as well as educated enough to navigate that minefield. The internet is a dangerous place for uninitiated children and their caretakers.
 

mcan226

Honorable
Jan 19, 2017
103
13
10,695
1
Without knowing the landscape for things such as LetGo, Craigslist, Marketplace and so forth...

I would probably consider trying to find something used for this iteration. Something along the lines of 2GB 750ti/3GB 960, 4th gen 4core system and see if you can't beat the new price. Two reasons. First see if it gets use and second if nephew takes care of.
Perhaps if both those aspects are on a positive note then maybe consider moving onto a new build that he and you build together at some later point?

Obviously, if this if for nothing aside from gaming then consoles honestly offer great performance to price AND security. If it's for the added aspects of a PC such as school work, research, internet and so on the PC is the better choice.

I am going to attempt not to overstep any bounds here but would certainly discuss with the parents your desire to get a 10yo a computer both to see if they are cool with it as well as educated enough to navigate that minefield. The internet is a dangerous place for uninitiated children and their caretakers.
Yeah, the parents are fine with it, it will be a gift from all the family members. He also already has a computer and browses the web so it won't be something new. He won't be taking care of it, but won't break it either and I will do some maintenance from time to time since I only know how to build computers.

I'm also thinking about buying a 1050ti and an i3 10110f instead of the apu. It would costs roughly the same.
 
Reactions: punkncat

punkncat

Distinguished
Ambassador
^ Going with something like the 1050ti could possibly mean a resolution bump for those use cases as well. IF there is any later desire to upgrade from the newer component choices then already having a 1080P monitor would be huge.
 

mcan226

Honorable
Jan 19, 2017
103
13
10,695
1
^ Going with something like the 1050ti could possibly mean a resolution bump for those use cases as well. IF there is any later desire to upgrade from the newer component choices then already having a 1080P monitor would be huge.
The thing is that he doesn't really care atm about 1080p nor 60 fps. He knows what they are, but he plays minecraft and fortnite on a nintendo switch, which is 720p and locked at 30fps, and I bet he doesn't even know it. That's why I thought about using a 768p monitor for now and maybe in the future buy him a better dedicated gpu when he's older.
 

mcan226

Honorable
Jan 19, 2017
103
13
10,695
1
Can you list the make/model of the parts on the PC he already has?
Perhaps some parts can be repurposed to save costs.

See if you can't get a ssd into the budget instead of a HDD.
Nothing, he has an old laptop. The only part I'm not buying is the monitor, I'll be giving him a barely used 768p samsung I have.
 

mcan226

Honorable
Jan 19, 2017
103
13
10,695
1
720p certainly allows better FPS from a lesser IGP/dGPU, so that's a bonus.

Beggars can't be choosers!

If he already has a PC, do you need to buy a new monitor? Or is a family PC?
It's a super old laptop. the monitor is an old one that has been barely used so it's like new. But as I commented to the other user, he doesn't really know the difference between hd and fhd yet. He ain't too much of a tech kid.

That Sentey PSU is only really a 400W PSU. The meaningful metric is the 12V rail(s) current/watts.
https://www.sentey.com/es/hbp-500-watts-hbp500-gs
wow. 400w should still be enough though
 

mcan226

Honorable
Jan 19, 2017
103
13
10,695
1
If you find that you need better graphics later, the GTX1050ti you mentioned would be a huge upgrade.
Yeah, that's the issue. He ain't much of a gamer tbh. He won't be playing any AAA games. When I asked him what would he play on a pc he said "minecraft". He's still too young and kinda gets bored easily. So buying a dgpu now might not be worth it. A vega 7 might just be enough for him with a 768p monitor, and it's something that can be upgraded in the future.
 
Hello everyone. My nephew is turning 10 next month and I want to buy him an entry gaming pc with an APU. He mainly plays minecraft and maybe fortnite.

I can get these components in a near hardware:

AMD ryzen 5600G
Msi A520M-A PRO
Kingston fury 2x8gb at 3200 mhz (KF432C16BB/8)
Sentey HBP500-GS 500W 80 Plus Bronze
Seagate Barracuda 1Tb HDD


I'll give him a barely used Samsung 768p monitor I have with me.

I can get everything for about 400 USD, I live in south america so prices might be higher than in the US and the EU, but that aside what do you think of this build?

thanks in advance
Looks fine.
The 5600G is not a bad gamer.
At 768p it should move things along fairly well.
If the budget allows swap the hdd for a ssd.
 

ASK THE COMMUNITY