Question Is this pc part picker list good?


For gaming, not great.

#1 If you are on a budget, used graphics cards are where it is at. GT1030 is barely a gaming card. A used GTX 1050 shouldn't be too hard to come by.

Stick to name brands though. Lot of 'fake' GPUs out there that are BIOS hacked older cards, they tend to look like this:

As for the rest, if I am not beaten to it, I will post something in a few.


Here is a more budget conscious list (below):

CPU is a little dated, but when you have more cash, you should be able to drop in anything up to a 5000 series CPU if the BIOS updates come through, worst case a 3000 series part. You could pre-splurge for a B550 motherboard to be sure.

SSD is a little cheaper, as is the motherboard

Doubled the memory, you will always want dual channel memory

Case is a little bigger, cheapest with a clear side panel (they make an identical one with a solid panel if you want that) And comes with a single rear fan, but plenty of room for more. Not a great case, but not a bad one. (My favorite budget case of choice seems to be out of your price range, comes with two fans)

Power supply is a little pricey, but is a decent pick. That is another area where you might consider the used market, or keep an eye out for sales. Follow the guidelines here to keep yourself from buying fire hazards:

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 1600 (12nm) 3.2 GHz 6-Core Processor ($149.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte B450 AORUS M Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($79.98 @ Amazon)
Memory: Kingston HyperX Fury 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory ($68.99 @ Best Buy)
Storage: ADATA XPG SX6000 Pro 512 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($57.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Cougar MX330 ATX Mid Tower Case ($41.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair CX (2017) 450 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($54.94 @ Newegg)
Total: $453.88
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2021-01-11 15:59 EST-0500
see this, this build is without gpu, its inside cpu, performance of gpu is pretty much similar to GT1030
for gpu speed built inside cpu, ram speed matters here, so cherry picked compatible ram sticks for this mainboard clocked at 3600 when XMP gets enabled..and yeah its 16GB since u got budget

gaming performance may not be for 1080p gameplay, but u get solid base..and u can always add later any gpu u find cheap