Question First ever build.

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Hey. This is my first post. I would like to build my own cheapish pc that will play the odd game. I have a console which I prefer except for World of Tanks which I am able to easily use the keyboard. Apart from that I would like to be able to run Adobe PS and other like software but it won't be serious editing. I am attempting to start at around £500 and then upgrade to better parts. I would like to start with the Ryzen 5 and between 8GB and 16GB ram. I see that graphics cards are fairly expensive if one wants to do anything spectacular. I don't for now. Does the Ryzen 5 come with some kind of graphics card? I have seen AMD Radeon RX Vega 11 Integrated Graphics mentioned many times. Does this come shipped with the processor? I would like some help with suggesting motherboard, RAM, etc. Thank you very much in advance.
 
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 2400G 3.6 GHz Quad-Core Processor (£119.99 @ Amazon UK)
Motherboard: *ASRock - B450 Pro4 ATX AM4 Motherboard (£76.80 @ CCL Computers)
Memory: Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory (£106.38 @ Aria PC)
Storage: Crucial - MX500 500 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive (£61.75 @ Aria PC)
Case: Phanteks - Eclipse P300 Tempered Glass (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case (£50.37 @ CCL Computers)
Power Supply: Corsair - TXM Gold 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply (£74.99 @ Amazon UK)
Total: £490.28
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
*Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria
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PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 2400G 3.6 GHz Quad-Core Processor (£119.99 @ Amazon UK)
Motherboard: MSI - B450 TOMAHAWK ATX AM4 Motherboard (£89.98 @ CCL Computers)
Memory: Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory (£106.38 @ Aria PC)
Storage: Crucial - MX500 500 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive (£61.98 @ Amazon UK)
Case: Cooler Master - MasterBox Lite 5 ATX Mid Tower Case (£43.82 @ Amazon UK)
Power Supply: SeaSonic - FOCUS Plus Gold 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply (£79.69 @ CCL Computers)
Total: £501.84
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-03-21 16:22 GMT+0000
 
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PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 2400G 3.6 GHz Quad-Core Processor (£119.99 @ Amazon UK)
Motherboard: *ASRock - B450 Pro4 ATX AM4 Motherboard (£76.80 @ CCL Computers)
Memory: Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory (£106.38 @ Aria PC)
Storage: Crucial - MX500 500 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive (£61.75 @ Aria PC)
Case: Phanteks - Eclipse P300 Tempered Glass (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case (£50.37 @ CCL Computers)
Power Supply: Corsair - TXM Gold 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply (£74.99 @ Amazon UK)
Total: £490.28
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
*Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-03-21 16:20 GMT+0000


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PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 2400G 3.6 GHz Quad-Core Processor (£119.99 @ Amazon UK)
Motherboard: MSI - B450 TOMAHAWK ATX AM4 Motherboard (£89.98 @ CCL Computers)
Memory: Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory (£106.38 @ Aria PC)
Storage: Crucial - MX500 500 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive (£61.98 @ Amazon UK)
Case: Cooler Master - MasterBox Lite 5 ATX Mid Tower Case (£43.82 @ Amazon UK)
Power Supply: SeaSonic - FOCUS Plus Gold 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply (£79.69 @ CCL Computers)
Total: £501.84
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-03-21 16:22 GMT+0000
Thanks very much. This makes it a lot easier. I was getting a little overwhelmed and confused by the amount of choices.
 
Mar 21, 2019
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PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 2400G 3.6 GHz Quad-Core Processor (£119.99 @ Amazon UK)
Motherboard: *ASRock - B450 Pro4 ATX AM4 Motherboard (£76.80 @ CCL Computers)
Memory: Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory (£106.38 @ Aria PC)
Storage: Crucial - MX500 500 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive (£61.75 @ Aria PC)
Case: Phanteks - Eclipse P300 Tempered Glass (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case (£50.37 @ CCL Computers)
Power Supply: Corsair - TXM Gold 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply (£74.99 @ Amazon UK)
Total: £490.28
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
*Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-03-21 16:20 GMT+0000


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PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 2400G 3.6 GHz Quad-Core Processor (£119.99 @ Amazon UK)
Motherboard: MSI - B450 TOMAHAWK ATX AM4 Motherboard (£89.98 @ CCL Computers)
Memory: Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory (£106.38 @ Aria PC)
Storage: Crucial - MX500 500 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive (£61.98 @ Amazon UK)
Case: Cooler Master - MasterBox Lite 5 ATX Mid Tower Case (£43.82 @ Amazon UK)
Power Supply: SeaSonic - FOCUS Plus Gold 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply (£79.69 @ CCL Computers)
Total: £501.84
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-03-21 16:22 GMT+0000
Would it be woth going up to the 2600X processor or the 1600X. I don't mind spending a little more as I can always buy the parts over a few weeks.
 
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The 2600X and 1600X do not have built-in graphics, so you would have to buy a GPU.
Thanks for that. OK. If I can still add a graphics card at a later stage to the 2400G cant I? Can I upgrade the CPU easily enough at a later stage from your suggestion?
 
The motherboard will allow aboout 6 items to be attached, and they can be whatever you want inside the computer
DVD, SSD, etc
Also depending when you are going to buy. The 3000 series will come out after June (in theory). They will be better, but if you need a computer now, buy now
 
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The motherboard will allow aboout 6 items to be attached, and they can be whatever you want inside the computer
DVD, SSD, etc
Also depending when you are going to buy. The 3000 series will come out after June (in theory). They will be better, but if you need a computer now, buy now
Thanks very much. You've made this so easy for me. You've been a great help.
 
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The case will also determine if you can add a disc DVD drive. A lot of cases today do not include a 5.25" external bay for a DVD drive. So just be sure the case you want has a 5.25" external bay.
I think I will forgo the DVD drive as I would prefer to stick to the build without starting to tinker. I can get a USB one that I can use whenever required.
 
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The motherboard will allow aboout 6 items to be attached, and they can be whatever you want inside the computer
DVD, SSD, etc
Also depending when you are going to buy. The 3000 series will come out after June (in theory). They will be better, but if you need a computer now, buy now
I'm buying now. I've already got the ram, processor, and motherboard. thought it was the case id ordered but checked and it was the ram. I'm reluctant to go outside of the suggested build so I will just buy an external DVD/RW as I wont require it all the time. I'm committed now.
 
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An external is really handy. A lot easier then having to power down the machine, remove the side-panel, and plug in SATA cables. This is of course if your case doesn't have the 5.25" external bay.
It doesn't but its no big deal. I have come round to the idea that optical drives are no longer required. An external will do the job I need it to do.
 

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