Choosing pre-build gamig pc

lcoyke90

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Hello guys,
Long story short. I needed some serious cash for the holidays, and sold my AM3+ FX6300 rig, with an ATI Radeon 7870, 8gigs ram and 1TB hard drive. Got about $300 out of it. I'm currently without a computer and need help choosing from these 3 pre-builds as a starter gaming PC, cause right now it's cheaper for me to buy then to build. And I just want something I can plug in and start playing games with such as GTA 5, Minecraft, Left for Dead 2, Rise of The Tomb Raider.

What's the best one out of these?:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/HP-Elite-6300-Pro-SFF-i5-3470-3-2GHz-4GB-500GB-HDD-Windows-10-ab/183604166541?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Dell-Optiplex-790-Tower-3-1ghz-i3-2100-8GB-500GB-HHD-Win10-pro-64bit-BBVZGQ1/223094364791?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Dell-Optiplex-390-SFF-i3-2120-3-3GHz-4GB-RAM-250GB-HD-Win-7-Pro-Good-Condition-/323109704081?oid=173688269863

Please note, I do plan to drop in a GTX 1050 or a GT 1030 to play the newer titles.
 

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Best starter is the first link with the i5

But none of these systems will run things the way you want. All these Dell systems come in a little SFF case which limits upgrade options. And the one that comes in a more normal case is a mere 2nd Gen i3.

Your old setup was much better. You may want to consider other options and drop a little more money into it. Current options are a dead end pc.
 

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This is only temporary solution until I can afford to build a new rig with Ryzen
 

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I may suggest this.... Not sure what you'll think of it.

Motherboard will support ryzen 2600 - also, 4 Ram slots for upgrade later (that's why mobo is a little more expensive)
Ram at 3000mhz to support ryzen 2600
Power supply at 450w to be able to handle lower end independent graphics


Not much flare, bang for the buck. The Star is the motherboard....


PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD - Athlon 200GE 3.2 GHz Dual-Core Processor ($54.79 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte - B450M DS3H Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($73.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: Patriot - Viper 4 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital - RE3 500 GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($28.85 @ Amazon)
Case: Rosewill - FBM-X1 MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($19.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: EVGA - BT 450 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($24.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $262.59
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-12-28 14:30 EST-0500
 


Completely agree with you.
 


don't waste your money!
 

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That's a good setup, but wouldn't an APU be more efficient? An A8 9600 is only $67 bucks on Amazon and it would save money on a video card, for now at least.

https://cpu.userbenchmark.com/Compare/Intel-Core-i5-2500-vs-AMD-A8-9600-APU-2016-DBR/m517vsm339630
 


Really good entry level build with an upgrade option. The 200ge is actually OC'able with the right mobo and bios. Much better option than the older systems which will massively hamper any performance for gaming.
 


The Vega 3 on the 200ge is actually better than the APU on the 9600 : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g3_1ZcmzrB8
Not all games, but most of them.

 

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I think the msi boards released full support for OC on 200ge, which makes it a good temporary option (but I'm not sure what OP has in mind as far as spending at this time, msi are more expensive). I haven't actually looked at many other cpu options, just going with most modern stuff.

For a 60 buck cpu It's quite good, but of course it's got it's limitations.

The APU will pull off a lot of games on low settings. More so with an msi motherboard I'm sure
 

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