Question Looking to build gaming tower for league of legens, csgo,500$

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Looking to build a gaming tower for the best prices possible for all the internal units I play league of legends everyday and honestly 99% of the time. The case ill be more flexible for style and space availability. Budget id like to spend around 500$ . Thanks!
 
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What country are you shopping in and what's your budget?

Do you need a monitor, keyboard, mouse, speakers, headset, windows license, etc?
Im shopping in canada, and im just looking for the cost of the tower. I have the majority of the accesories!
 
This is 500 CAD we're talking about here, right?

I think getting a base system from somewhere like Kijiji would be a good place to start, then add a GPU. What city are you in? Or do you prefer new components.

If so, this is in the ballpark of what your budget allows:
PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 3 3200G 3.6 GHz Quad-Core Processor ($124.50 @ shopRBC)
Motherboard: MSI B450M PRO-VDH MAX Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($99.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Memory: Patriot Viper 4 Blackout 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($52.99 @ Amazon Canada)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda Compute 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.75 @ Vuugo)
Case: Cooler Master MasterBox Q300L MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($52.95 @ Mike's Computer Shop)
Power Supply: Antec Earthwatts Gold Pro 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply ($79.98 @ Amazon Canada)
Total: $475.16
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
 
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500 is tough. Maybe you should try to get a used Ryzen system or parts. Saving 20$ here and there on some parts could go a long way in that budget range.
The system tennis2 submitted is more or less the max you can get with new parts, but it is a 4 core system with an igpu. It will play Lol and csgo no problem, but after you add a gpu you are stuck with a relatively weak cpu.

Optimal would be a system containing a 6 core cpu like a R5 1600 AF or 2600 and an dedicated gpu like a RX 570. I think if you could stretch you budget to that level or get used parts the system will serve you better for a longer period.

PCPartPicker Part List: https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/list/zyL26R

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor ($159.00 @ Canada Computers)
Motherboard: MSI B450M GAMING PLUS Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($119.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($62.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Storage: Seagate BarraCuda 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($52.75 @ Vuugo)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon RX 570 4 GB PULSE Video Card ($209.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Case: Cooler Master MasterBox Q300L MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($52.95 @ Mike's Computer Shop)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA G3 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($119.75 @ Vuugo)
Total: $777.42
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-02-17 13:27 EST-0500
 
I agree, I was trying to make a Rzyen 2600 + RX570 system work, but it drives the system cost up by ~$220.

If there's only a small amount of money to add, I'd start with an SSD (240-500GB). Whether that's replacing or in addition to the HDD is up to your storage needs.
 
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I agree, I was trying to make a Rzyen 2600 + RX570 system work, but it drives the system cost up by ~$220.

If there's only a small amount of money to add, I'd start with an SSD (240-500GB). Whether that's replacing or in addition to the HDD is up to your storage needs.
Is the ryzen 5 3600 much more useful?
Also was recommended an ASrock b450 motherboard is there much of a difference in comparison ?
 
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500 is tough. Maybe you should try to get a used Ryzen system or parts. Saving 20$ here and there on some parts could go a long way in that budget range.
The system tennis2 submitted is more or less the max you can get with new parts, but it is a 4 core system with an igpu. It will play Lol and csgo no problem, but after you add a gpu you are stuck with a relatively weak cpu.

Optimal would be a system containing a 6 core cpu like a R5 1600 AF or 2600 and an dedicated gpu like a RX 570. I think if you could stretch you budget to that level or get used parts the system will serve you better for a longer period.

PCPartPicker Part List: https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/list/zyL26R

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor ($159.00 @ Canada Computers)
Motherboard: MSI B450M GAMING PLUS Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($119.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($62.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Storage: Seagate BarraCuda 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($52.75 @ Vuugo)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon RX 570 4 GB PULSE Video Card ($209.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Case: Cooler Master MasterBox Q300L MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($52.95 @ Mike's Computer Shop)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA G3 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($119.75 @ Vuugo)
Total: $777.42
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-02-17 13:27 EST-0500
500 is tough. Maybe you should try to get a used Ryzen system or parts. Saving 20$ here and there on some parts could go a long way in that budget range.
The system tennis2 submitted is more or less the max you can get with new parts, but it is a 4 core system with an igpu. It will play Lol and csgo no problem, but after you add a gpu you are stuck with a relatively weak cpu.

Optimal would be a system containing a 6 core cpu like a R5 1600 AF or 2600 and an dedicated gpu like a RX 570. I think if you could stretch you budget to that level or get used parts the system will serve you better for a longer period.

PCPartPicker Part List: https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/list/zyL26R

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor ($159.00 @ Canada Computers)
Motherboard: MSI B450M GAMING PLUS Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($119.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($62.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Storage: Seagate BarraCuda 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($52.75 @ Vuugo)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon RX 570 4 GB PULSE Video Card ($209.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Case: Cooler Master MasterBox Q300L MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($52.95 @ Mike's Computer Shop)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA G3 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($119.75 @ Vuugo)
Total: $777.42
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-02-17 13:27 EST-0500
Ive read issues of the msi b450 not being able to support ryzen 5 considering is says it only runs 2 and 3 before flashing bios would you reccomend getting the tyzen 5 3600 and a motherboard like the asrock 450 to run that ?
 

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Ive read issues of the msi b450 not being able to support ryzen 5 considering is says it only runs 2 and 3 before flashing bios would you reccomend getting the tyzen 5 3600 and a motherboard like the asrock 450 to run that ?
Looks like $500 isn't your budget?

MSI b450's and up can flash the BIOS for support without a CPU installed. You will commonly see any 300 or 400 series board listed as "Might not work". Before you order you need to ask if it has been flashed as some merchants can do that for you beforehand if it does not.

If you're wanting to keep the cost down then you can also look for used GPU's or CPU's and sometimes Combos.

Your Canadian Hardware Swapping Hub

Here are examples I found in just a few seconds of looking.

 
PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor ($159.00 @ Canada Computers)
Motherboard: MSI B450M PRO-VDH MAX Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($99.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Memory: OLOy 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($91.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Storage: Western Digital Blue SN550 500 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($84.99 @ Canada Computers)
Video Card: Asus Radeon RX 570 4 GB ROG STRIX Video Card ($185.86 @ Amazon Canada)
Case: Cooler Master MasterBox Q300L MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($52.95 @ Mike's Computer Shop)
Power Supply: Antec Earthwatts Gold Pro 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply ($79.98 @ Amazon Canada)
Total: $754.76
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-02-17 20:48 EST-0500
 

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For me, if you are going R5 2600, you can opt for a cheaper motherboard than a MAX as you won't necessarily need it.
Something like this

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor ($159.00 @ Canada Computers)
Motherboard: ASRock B450M-HDV R4.0 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($62.45 @ Vuugo)
Memory: OLOy 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($88.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda Compute 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.75 @ Vuugo)
Video Card: XFX Radeon RX 570 4 GB RS XXX Video Card ($181.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Case: Deepcool MATREXX 30 MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($39.99 @ Canada Computers)
Power Supply: Corsair CXM 550 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply ($85.75 @ Vuugo)
Total: $682.92
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-02-18 03:42 EST-0500


Would save you a few $$ over the above build but still give you adequate performance. If not OCing you could probably shave a few more $$ off by going down to an A320 board.
 
While the prospect of saving a few $$ is enticing, I would absolutely NOT recommend a motherboard with only 2 RAM slots (among other deficits of that board) if you can possibly help it. Not only does it prevent you from being able to simply add another kit of RAM later (which is highly likely in most systems over their lifespan) but if you're strapped for cash, you may already be cutting RAM to a minimum to hit your budget, which will only exasperate the situation.

Also, consider that a motherboard is only of the least likely components to be upgraded/swapped over the lifetime of a system. You don't have to go crazy, but don't reach to the bottom of the barrel either.
 
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