Need help finding cheap but good pc.

Jul 19, 2018
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So i want to get a computer that is under 600 dollars and can run fortnite at good settings, along with gta v, overwatch, and good for video editing in Sony Vegas Pro 13. I’m on a tough budget and i’m getting a pc for my birthday which is July 27. I also want to be able to record and sometimes stream fortnite and stuff like that.

Here are the specs at the computer i am thinking of getting

Processor: AMD FX-6300 3.5 GHz (not to sure about how many cores, it doesn’t specify)
Graphics Card: AMD Radeon RX 560 (Dedicated) (2 GB)
RAM: 8 GB (DDR3 SDRAM)

If you want to find the exact computer, here’s the name: CyberPowerPC Gamer Ultra GUA1600BST

Getting it off Best Buy for about 580 dollars.
 

logainofhades

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This would run circles around that old FX rig, though saving up for something better would be a good idea.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 1600 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor ($149.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock - AB350M Pro4 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($74.49 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Patriot - Viper 4 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($79.99 @ Newegg Business)
Storage: Seagate - Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($37.09 @ Newegg Marketplace)
Video Card: Zotac - GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB Mini Video Card ($169.99 @ B&H)
Case: Rosewill - FBM-X1 MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($26.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair - CXM 550W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $588.53
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-07-20 08:33 EDT-0400
 
Erm, that's one way to put it. But generally, I would highly recommend waiting a little bit longer/saving up a bit more money. The FX series is not worth investing money in. If you ABSOLUTELY need to have the pc immediately, I hesitate to do this, but I'd recommend buying used. I found an i5 6600k (still a strong processor) with a Z170 board for $200. Do mind that if you need to buy the OS, you'd probably have to shop for a used GPU as well, which I WOULD NOT recommend, as plenty of people sell low quality units that were used in mining rigs.

TL;DR
Wait and save up a bit more money, or build it yourself using used components.
 

logainofhades

Titan
Moderator
This would run circles around that old FX rig, though saving up for something better would be a good idea.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 1600 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor ($149.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock - AB350M Pro4 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($74.49 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Patriot - Viper 4 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($79.99 @ Newegg Business)
Storage: Seagate - Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($37.09 @ Newegg Marketplace)
Video Card: Zotac - GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB Mini Video Card ($169.99 @ B&H)
Case: Rosewill - FBM-X1 MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($26.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair - CXM 550W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $588.53
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-07-20 08:33 EDT-0400
 
That's definitely a solid build for $600, but as logain said, if you saved up a little then you could get A LOT more. For example, an extra $250 could net you a MUCH stronger GTX 1060 6 GB card, an SSD which would make your system run WAY faster, and a higher quality case/PSU. Do note, the prices he specced are WITHOUT windows, which adds another ~$90 to the cost.
 

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