Question I am building a pc for $300

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I am building a pc for $300 if you can include a gpu into this only if you can i am planning to run fortnite or minecraft
 

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In that budget you can probably fit an Athlon or a Ryzen 3 G with 2x4gb and a cheap motherboard. It should be powerful enough for esports titles.
If you are willing to buy used parts, I guess you could fit a 2nd/3rd gen i5 with 8gb and an RX 470/480/570/580, but it depends where are you shopping from.
 
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Man that's tight budget second hand would be the best for that budget just buy a used workstation with i5 3-4 gen and throw in a 90dollar rx 550 4gb and your minecraft would be running at 300fps cz I use rx550 myself and it caps till 800fps on minecraft and pretty decent fortnite too like about 60- 80 fps😉
 
The absolute cheapest new I can come up with, the first and foremost selection criteria being the least expensive. Based on modern CPU, and personally would not consider lower than "Core" or Ryzen here anyway.

i3 9100F - 79
refurb - ASRock B360M - 60
G Skill Aegis 2x4GB 2400 - 31
RX550 2GB - 77
Power Star 650W ATX PSU - 40 (This is TOTAL JUNK)

Even with this selection of what I would consider unwise on the PSU part, comes to ~$297 with estimated shipping on Newegg. I didn't check compatibility issues. This includes no case, and no license for Windows, OR storage option.
 
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The cheapest B450 option I can find it about $7-10 more, and the processor itself is $21 more. So, if you went with the 2200G AND didn't run into RAM issue by using the "cheapest" rather than "compatible" you would have ~$40 left for a storage solution with the same parts as above sans the GPU.
 
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The absolute cheapest new I can come up with, the first and foremost selection criteria being the least expensive. Based on modern CPU, and personally would not consider lower than "Core" or Ryzen here anyway.

i3 9100F - 79
refurb - ASRock B360M - 60
G Skill Aegis 2x4GB 2400 - 31
RX550 2GB - 77
Power Star 650W ATX PSU - 40 (This is TOTAL JUNK)

Even with this selection of what I would consider unwise on the PSU part, comes to ~$297 with estimated shipping on Newegg. I didn't check compatibility issues. This includes no case, and no license for Windows, OR storage option.
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V-Color 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4 DRAM 2666MHz - 22$
Intel Pentium Gold G5420 - 75$
MSI ProSeries Intel Coffee Lake H310 LGA 1151 - 56$
GameMax GP-400A 80 Plus Bronze 400W Active PFC - 36$
DEEPCOOL MATREXX 30,Mini-Tower,M-ATX/Mini-ITX - 39$
PNY CS900 240GB 3D NAND 2.5" SATA III - 25$
PowerColor AMD Radeon RX 550 4GB - 84$

Ummm it's 330$ all inclusive (without license windows)
 
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The absolute cheapest new I can come up with, the first and foremost selection criteria being the least expensive. Based on modern CPU, and personally would not consider lower than "Core" or Ryzen here anyway.

i3 9100F - 79
refurb - ASRock B360M - 60
G Skill Aegis 2x4GB 2400 - 31
RX550 2GB - 77
Power Star 650W ATX PSU - 40 (This is TOTAL JUNK)

Even with this selection of what I would consider unwise on the PSU part, comes to ~$297 with estimated shipping on Newegg. I didn't check compatibility issues. This includes no case, and no license for Windows, OR storage option.
V-Color 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4 DRAM 2666MHz - 22$
Intel Pentium Gold G5420 - 75$
MSI ProSeries Intel Coffee Lake H310 LGA 1151 - 56$
GameMax GP-400A 80 Plus Bronze 400W Active PFC - 36$
DEEPCOOL MATREXX 30,Mini-Tower,M-ATX/Mini-ITX - 39$
PNY CS900 240GB 3D NAND 2.5" SATA III - 25$
PowerColor AMD Radeon RX 550 4GB - 84$

Ummm it's 330$ all inclusive (without license windows)
 
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(Note that these are just placeholders).

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Athlon 200GE 3.2 GHz Dual-Core Processor ($73.48 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte B450M DS3H Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($74.99 @ B&H)
Memory: G.Skill Aegis 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) DDR4-2400 CL17 Memory ($30.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: ADATA SU635 240 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($25.99 @ Amazon)
Case: CiT F3 MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($32.97 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: EVGA W3 450 W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply ($44.99 @ Best Buy)
Total: $283.41
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-09-12 13:12 EDT-0400

  1. If you can find one within the budget, get a 2200g instead (the 3200g/3400g requires a bios update).
  2. Dual channel memory (a kit of 2 sticks) does help. That's why I put a motherboard with 4 dimm slots.
  3. While not impacting framerate, and ssd does reduce loading times and makes everything snappier.
If this route is not practical, then getting a prebuilt is also a good idea (though you may want to put an ssd in there, since most of them only come with a hard drive).
 
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(Note that these are just placeholders).

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Athlon 200GE 3.2 GHz Dual-Core Processor ($73.48 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte B450M DS3H Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($74.99 @ B&H)
Memory: G.Skill Aegis 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) DDR4-2400 CL17 Memory ($30.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: ADATA SU635 240 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($25.99 @ Amazon)
Case: CiT F3 MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($32.97 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: EVGA W3 450 W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply ($44.99 @ Best Buy)
Total: $283.41
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-09-12 13:12 EDT-0400

  1. If you can find one within the budget, get a 2200g instead (the 3200g/3400g requires a bios update).
  2. Dual channel memory (a kit of 2 sticks) does help. That's why I put a motherboard with 4 dimm slots.
  3. While not impacting framerate, and ssd does reduce loading times and makes everything snappier.
If this route is not practical, then getting a prebuilt is also a good idea (though you may want to put an ssd in there, since most of them only come with a hard drive).

OP, if you can scare up $8 and sub in the 2200G this is a solid suggestion.
 
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V-Color 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4 DRAM 2666MHz - 22$
Intel Pentium Gold G5420 - 75$
MSI ProSeries Intel Coffee Lake H310 LGA 1151 - 56$
GameMax GP-400A 80 Plus Bronze 400W Active PFC - 36$
DEEPCOOL MATREXX 30,Mini-Tower,M-ATX/Mini-ITX - 39$
PNY CS900 240GB 3D NAND 2.5" SATA III - 25$
PowerColor AMD Radeon RX 550 4GB - 84$

Ummm it's 330$ all inclusive (without license windows)
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