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Question First time building a PC: Low budget starter

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Hey yall, I wanted to build a pc with a budget of about 500 and wanted to get thoughts on whether or not it's good and if the parts are compatible. I got a warning that states "Some AMD A320 chipset motherboards may need a BIOS update prior to using Picasso CPUs. Upgrading the BIOS may require a different CPU that is supported by older BIOS revisions. " when checking on pc part picker. I read up on it but still don't quite understand how you're supposed to upgrade the bios, or should I just change the part itself? thoughts and recommendations would be helpful. Also, any parts I'm missing that's required? a wire that I may need maybe? Really first time and I've just been watching full pc builds videos and wanted to be sure. Build: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/LL2KRk
 
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What are you trying to play on that. The RAM is gonna be a huge bottleneck with a single 8GB 2133mhz stick.
Moderate to comp gaming like cs:go and valorant. I also occasionally play games like ac odyssey but don't really mind low settings since I'm playing on a 1080p monitor. Was planning on buying another ram later, but what would you recommend (ram and how many)?
 
Moderate to comp gaming like cs:go and valorant. I also occasionally play games like ac odyssey but don't really mind low settings since I'm playing on a 1080p monitor. Was planning on buying another ram later, but what would you recommend (ram and how many)?
You want as fast as you can get up to 3600mhz, however that motherboard choice is gonna limit you to probably 2933/3000mhz. Running RAM, especially on a Ryzen CPU in single channel mode (1 stick) is going to severely hinder performance.

Buying more RAM later to add to current RAM is not recommended as it’s not guaranteed to be compatible at rated speeds. So if you bought good RAM now and later it may only run at 2133mhz.

Your power supply choice would be fine without a GPU but that thing has 12v ripples that could potentially cause the GPU to crash. There’s only so “budget” you can go with gaming.
 
If you can save and stretch the budget a bit I’d recommend something like this to start.

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 3 3200G 3.6 GHz Quad-Core Processor ($91.97 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI B450M PRO-M2 MAX Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($74.99 @ B&H)
Memory: G.Skill Aegis 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($67.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($43.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon RX 5500 XT 4 GB OC Video Card ($179.99 @ B&H)
Case: Cooler Master MasterBox Q300L TUF Gaming Edition MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($50.10 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair CX (2017) 450 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($64.99 @ Corsair)
Total: $574.02
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-05-08 04:12 EDT-0400
 

JadeHarley

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Good build, but RAM should be 4+4GB 2 sticks as the dude said

On 3200G you will have good gameplay in csgo/valo, I wish I built that, cause I play light games and chill, but now I have strong PC and play light games ... why I've done this ... so much money

BIG EDIT: Don't buy Thermaltake, better FSP or Be Quiet system power 9, or at least Cougar STX, any
 

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