[SOLVED] Is this gaming PC okay to run AAA titles and does it have possibility for upgrades in the future

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  • Please find the specs below

  • CAS: Cyberpower ONYXIA Mid-Tower Black Gaming Case w/ USB 3.0, Front & Side Tempered Glass
  • CPU: AMD Ryzen 3 3200G - 4-Core 3.6GHz, 4.0GHz Turbo - 4MB L3 Cache w/ Radeon Vega 8 Graphics [+11]
  • EXPAN: Built-in USB Ports
  • FAN: AMD Ryzen Wraith CPU Cooler
  • HDD: 1TB Seagate BarraCuda SATA-III 6.0Gb/s 7200RPM Hard Drive (1 Drive)
  • HOLIDAY1: BullGuard Internet Security 2018 for Windows PC with Game Booster! - 1 year - 3 User Licence [+0]
  • INTERBROWSER1: Microsoft Edge Internet Browser (default with Windows 10) [+0]
  • MEMORY: 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4/2400mhz Dual Channel Memory (HyperX Fury w/Heat Spreader)
  • MOTHERBOARD: MSI B450M PRO-VDH PLUS: M-ATX w/ USB 3.1, SATA3, 1x M.2 [+17]
  • POWERSUPPLY: Cooler Master MWE V2 650W 80+ Gaming Power Supply [+12]
  • SSD: 240GB ADATA Ultimate SU630 2.5" SSD - 520MB/s Read / 450MB/s Write (1 Drive)
  • VIDEO: MSI GeForce® GTX 1650 4GB - DX12®, VR Ready, HDMI, DVI, DP - 3 Monitor Support (Single Card)
 

ScrewySqrl

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for 600 pounds and skill with a screwdriver, you can do much better if you build your own:

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor (£118.97 @ CCL Computers)
Motherboard: MSI B450M PRO-VDH PLUS Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard (£61.45 @ Ebuyer)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport LT 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory (£72.26 @ CCL Computers)
Storage: Intel 660p Series 1.02 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive (£97.97 @ CCL Computers)
Video Card: MSI Radeon RX 580 8 GB ARMOR OC Video Card (£168.96 @ Box Limited)
Case: Deepcool TESSERACT BF ATX Mid Tower Case (£30.46 @ Scan.co.uk)
Power Supply: be quiet! System Power 9 500 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply (£48.03 @ Amazon UK)
Total: £598.10
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
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this will do 1080p gaming on high/ultra settings at 60+ fps.

you should be able to reuse your windows 8.1 license for win 10
 
It's entry to mid level for AAA gaming meaning you won't be able to have all the graphical effects turned on.

There's a few things about the build that could be better, but if you are happy to play at 1080p 60hz, with medium settings, you will have a pretty good experience.

So here goes,

1. CPU - Ryzen 3200g, decent processor - maybe limited in some CPU intensive games like BF V. Something like a Ryzen 3600/2600 with more cores and threads is better for AAA gaming. Most games will use more cores/threads, and certainly so going forward.

2 GPU- is good for medium to high settings at 1080p. Mid range card.

3. Ram is only 1 x 8gb. This means you lose out on dual channel mode, which would bring you about 10-15% extra FPS (game dependant). Also the ram is slow. 2400mhz. Ryzen loves fast ram. Preferably about 3000mhz+. Faster ram would give you another 10-15% FPS over the 2400mhz.

4. The PSU isn't great, but it's not the worst, so it gets a pass, considering this is a budget gaming PC.

To answer your other part of the question - Thats the only redeeming thing IMO about the system. It IS upgradeable at least. You can swap in a new CPU/GPU and/or 2 x 8gb or 2 x 4gb matched kit for dual channel.
 
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It's entry to mid level for AAA gaming meaning you won't be able to have all the graphical effects turned on.

There's a few things about the build that could be better, but if you are happy to play at 1080p 60hz, with medium settings, you will have a pretty good experience.

So here goes,

1. CPU - Ryzen 3200g, decent processor - maybe limited in some CPU intensive games like BF V. Something like a Ryzen 3600/2600 with more cores and threads is better for AAA gaming. Most games will use more cores/threads, and certainly so going forward.

2 GPU- is good for medium to high settings at 1080p. Mid range card.

3. Ram is only 1 x 8gb. This means you lose out on dual channel mode, which would bring you about 10-15% extra FPS (game dependant). Also the ram is slow. 2400mhz. Ryzen loves fast ram. Preferably about 3000mhz+. Faster ram would give you another 10-15% FPS over the 2400mhz.

4. The PSU isn't great, but it's not the worst, so it gets a pass, considering this is a budget gaming PC.

To answer your other part of the question - Thats the only redeeming thing IMO about the system. It IS upgradeable at least. You can swap in a new CPU/GPU and/or 2 x 8gb or 2 x 4gb matched kit for dual channel.
Thank you for your response I am looking at getting an upgradeable pre build and this is the one I was looking at priced at £600. Do you think this is worth it or do you have any better recommendations I am from the UK ?
 

ScrewySqrl

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for 600 pounds and skill with a screwdriver, you can do much better if you build your own:

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor (£118.97 @ CCL Computers)
Motherboard: MSI B450M PRO-VDH PLUS Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard (£61.45 @ Ebuyer)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport LT 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory (£72.26 @ CCL Computers)
Storage: Intel 660p Series 1.02 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive (£97.97 @ CCL Computers)
Video Card: MSI Radeon RX 580 8 GB ARMOR OC Video Card (£168.96 @ Box Limited)
Case: Deepcool TESSERACT BF ATX Mid Tower Case (£30.46 @ Scan.co.uk)
Power Supply: be quiet! System Power 9 500 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply (£48.03 @ Amazon UK)
Total: £598.10
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-08-26 19:45 BST+0100


this will do 1080p gaming on high/ultra settings at 60+ fps.

you should be able to reuse your windows 8.1 license for win 10
 

j121

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i would say its a decent price for it, the cpu is good enough to last a while and the Graphics card can be replaced in afew years if needed. adding 4 or 8 gb more ram would future proof it even more. the Graphics card could be alittle stronger but you will be able to run 1080 p at mid or high i some games.

i have to take back what i said , you should try to find something with 4 cores / 8 threads or 6 cores like amd ryzen 5 2600 or possibly ryzen 5 1600. more cores / threads will be important for future proof.
 
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for 600 pounds and skill with a screwdriver, you can do much better if you build your own:

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor (£118.97 @ CCL Computers)
Motherboard: MSI B450M PRO-VDH PLUS Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard (£61.45 @ Ebuyer)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport LT 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory (£72.26 @ CCL Computers)
Storage: Intel 660p Series 1.02 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive (£97.97 @ CCL Computers)
Video Card: MSI Radeon RX 580 8 GB ARMOR OC Video Card (£168.96 @ Box Limited)
Case: Deepcool TESSERACT BF ATX Mid Tower Case (£30.46 @ Scan.co.uk)
Power Supply: be quiet! System Power 9 500 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply (£48.03 @ Amazon UK)
Total: £598.10
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-08-26 19:45 BST+0100


this will do 1080p gaming on high/ultra settings at 60+ fps.

you should be able to reuse your windows 8.1 license for win 10

HI [B]ScrewySqrl[/B] Thanks for the response as this would be the first computer I have ever assembled do you believe it would be easy enough for me to do. Thanks for the help and any tips or videos that you think would help on this would be greatly appreciated.
 

ScrewySqrl

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HI [B]ScrewySqrl[/B] Thanks for the response as this would be the first computer I have ever assembled do you believe it would be easy enough for me to do. Thanks for the help and any tips or videos that you think would help on this would be greatly appreciated.
Building a PC is not difficult. there are literally hundreds of videos on youtube about how to build one. Everything is set up so you just plug things in where they belong. a screwdriver and the ability to plug a cartridge into a slot are all the skills really needed. Everything is labeled either of the board or in the manuals.
 
Thank you for your response I am looking at getting an upgradeable pre build and this is the one I was looking at priced at £600. Do you think this is worth it or do you have any better recommendations I am from the UK ?
Like the others have said, there is more value to be had by building it. With that said, not everyone 'wants' to build it. It can be fun, but also a headache.

For £600 it is expensive, and you could get better parts for the cost. But it's starting point, 'if' you are happy to pay it.

The system that ScrewySqrl listed, would be literally twice as fast at gaming FPS, but you have to build it.
Whilst ScrewySqrl is right for the most part, about putting a PC together - parts plug into each other, screwdriver and all that jazz, there is sometimes a little troubleshooting to be done to get a system up and running. While not difficult, it can be frustrating.

Buying a prebuilt saves a little time for yourself, It's not a bad way to go. Just not great value.

If your set on e prebuilt then maybe something like this:

https://www.scan.co.uk/products/scan-gamer-amd-ryzen-5-3600-8gb-ddr4-6gb-evga-gtx-1660-ti-512gb-ssd-1tb-win-10

This would be a much better gamer, but so much more expensive because it's prebuilt. But even still, it has it's own pitfalls, with 8gbs of ram and a low end PSU (450w)
 

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