[SOLVED] Need a new PC- mainboard, cpu, ram, psu, mini casing around $400

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Really appreciate your reading! :D

I am looking for a complete budget AMD build for games playable at 30+ FPS on medium settings and futureproof -
  1. Motherboard
  2. CPU
  3. 16GB Ram
  4. Modular certified PSU
  5. Smallest Casing alive. (that has room for 2 SSDs and 1 HDD (optional as I will move to complete SSD in the future), 1 GPU and the rest of the required components; nothing extra will be added)
I will upgrade GPU later as I already have an RX 460 2GB, which will do for now.

If not an AMD build, then please do suggest Intel, although I am leaning towards an AMD build. I have used Intel for a long time ever since I started computing. However, in Bangladesh, the hardware components are pretty costly (Intel is even more) and hence, I would like some AMD within my price range; whichever fits my budget.

I have strayed away from the PC market news long enough to know what is the most futureproof hardware items to run games at medium settings for years to come especially with high-end ones.

If budget crosses, no worries. I may wait till I save enough. Thank you
 
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Think i'd rather go for the older Ryzen 2600(X) in such a build,

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 2600X 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor ($119.99 @ Walmart)
Motherboard: Gigabyte B450 AORUS M Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($74.98 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($77.99 @ Best Buy)
Case: GameMax Whisper MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($43.75 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: be quiet! Pure Power 10 CM 600 W 80+ Silver Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply ($81.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Total: $398.69
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-12-16 06:29 EST-0500


If available would i rather use one of the next psu's,
Corsair TXM Gold 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply vs. Corsair RMx (2018) 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply - PCPartPicker
The SF600 is also a good option,but might have short cables so keep an eye on that. Actually looking at the next review migth cables be abit too short for an M-ATX case.
Corsair SF600 Platinum PSU Review: Setting The SFX Performance Bar Higher - Tom's Hardware | Tom's Hardware

Used the Ryzen 2600X here since little price difference in the pcpartpicker and you could just let it run turbo speeds and not bother with overclocking. If a large difference in price between Ryzen 2600 and 2600X where you live can you of course take the 2600.
 
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Something like this would get you started:

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3400G 3.7 GHz Quad-Core Processor ($134.99 @ Walmart)
Motherboard: MSI B450M PRO-VDH MAX Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($78.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($64.99 @ Best Buy)
Case: Cooler Master MasterBox Q300L MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($44.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: SeaSonic FOCUS Plus Gold 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($97.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Total: $421.94
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-12-13 10:06 EST-0500


This would get you started at low-mid settings on 1080p, and along with an RX570/5500xt would be pretty decent at 1080p 60hz gaming
 
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Something like this would get you started:

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3400G 3.7 GHz Quad-Core Processor ($134.99 @ Walmart)
Motherboard: MSI B450M PRO-VDH MAX Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($78.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($64.99 @ Best Buy)
Case: Cooler Master MasterBox Q300L MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($44.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: SeaSonic FOCUS Plus Gold 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($97.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Total: $421.94
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-12-13 10:06 EST-0500


This would get you started at low-mid settings on 1080p, and along with an RX570/5500xt would be pretty decent at 1080p 60hz gaming
Thank you, Keith! I am basically sold on most of the parts you mentioned.

However, Seasonic does not seem available where I live. I found Corsair SF600 & Cooler Master MWE 550 and 650, all of them claiming to be fully modular 80-plus Gold with a very little price difference in between. Are they good Tier 1/2 PSUs? Also, is microATX the smallest I have to take or miniATX also an option?

Thank you :D
 

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Something like this would get you started:

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3400G 3.7 GHz Quad-Core Processor ($134.99 @ Walmart)
Motherboard: MSI B450M PRO-VDH MAX Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($78.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($64.99 @ Best Buy)
Case: Cooler Master MasterBox Q300L MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($44.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: SeaSonic FOCUS Plus Gold 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($97.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Total: $421.94
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-12-13 10:06 EST-0500


This would get you started at low-mid settings on 1080p, and along with an RX570/5500xt would be pretty decent at 1080p 60hz gaming
Isn't that case known for awful temps?
 

Vic 40

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Think i'd rather go for the older Ryzen 2600(X) in such a build,

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 2600X 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor ($119.99 @ Walmart)
Motherboard: Gigabyte B450 AORUS M Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($74.98 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($77.99 @ Best Buy)
Case: GameMax Whisper MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($43.75 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: be quiet! Pure Power 10 CM 600 W 80+ Silver Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply ($81.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Total: $398.69
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-12-16 06:29 EST-0500


If available would i rather use one of the next psu's,
Corsair TXM Gold 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply vs. Corsair RMx (2018) 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply - PCPartPicker
The SF600 is also a good option,but might have short cables so keep an eye on that. Actually looking at the next review migth cables be abit too short for an M-ATX case.
Corsair SF600 Platinum PSU Review: Setting The SFX Performance Bar Higher - Tom's Hardware | Tom's Hardware

Used the Ryzen 2600X here since little price difference in the pcpartpicker and you could just let it run turbo speeds and not bother with overclocking. If a large difference in price between Ryzen 2600 and 2600X where you live can you of course take the 2600.
 
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Hi, I would go this way, since you already have a GPU:

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte B450 AORUS M Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($74.98 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Flare X 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Fractal Design Focus G Mini MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($44.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair CXM 650 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply ($79.98 @ Amazon)
Case Fan: ARCTIC Arctic F12 74 CFM 120 mm Fan ($6.89 @ SuperBiiz)
Total: $386.82
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-12-16 06:55 EST-0500


Keep in mind that some components you wrote are either too old, or too expensive to keep the budget asked.
 
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Thanks, folks! Regardless of my leaning towards AMD build, how will Intel's 9400F fair in today's games?

I just checked that the price of Intel processors has reduced dramatically over time in my region, which was not the case before - the reason why I was leaning towards AMD at first. But now that it's low, this very thing enables me to buy Intel for the same or lower price as well.

One or two Intel processors of i5 will help. I figure an i5 6-core will be fine. :)
 
Thanks, folks! Regardless of my leaning towards AMD build, how will Intel's 9400F fair in today's games?

I just checked that the price of Intel processors has reduced dramatically over time in my region, which was not the case before - the reason why I was leaning towards AMD at first. But now that it's low, this very thing enables me to buy Intel for the same or lower price as well.

One or two Intel processors of i5 will help. I figure an i5 6-core will be fine. :)
Hmmm. TBH, i'd avoid the 9400/f. Intel 6c/6t CPU's already max out in some games. Anything AAA/new coming down the line too. A good example is BF5. It uses upwards of 6 threads and can consume a straight 6c CPU which causes stuttering in game. I'd defo go the route of the Ryzen 2600/3600 type, which are 6c/12t or Intel 8700k/9700k if you want to be sure from an Intel point of view.

At 1080p for standard games the 9400 might get you 5% more FPS then a 2600 (not the 3600), but I'd rather a higher core/thread count CPU to rule out maxing out the CPU in game. Ryzen makes good use of it's SMT and the extra resources really help with more CPU demanding games.
 

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