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[SOLVED] Ryzen 3 2200G Music Production Build.

Jul 7, 2020
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Hi All

I am on a super tight budget for a computer and that would just be around $500. I havent bought an audio interface, headphones and studio monitors as well that's why $500 is the limit for the computer. I was wondering if this build would be enough as i want to start making music soon.

PCPartPicker Part List:

CPU: AMD Ryzen 3 2200G 3.5 GHz Quad-Core Processor ($110.00)
Motherboard: Gigabyte B450M S2H Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($110.00)
Memory: G.Skill Aegis 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-2666 CL19 Memory ($80.00)
Storage: ADATA XPG SX8200 Pro 256 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($65.00)
Storage: Toshiba 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($40.00)
Power Supply: Thermaltake Litepower 550 W ATX Power Supply ($40.00)
Custom: Thermaltake Versa H13 mATX Case ($40.00)
Custom: Generic White Led Ring 120mm Fan (4-Pack) ($20.00)
Total: $505.00

If you noticed some of the parts are priced higher than it should as i live in the philippines and i relied only to online shopping which sucks but it's better to go that route than be infected with a virus even if it cost you a little more.

if you're wondering why i chose the 2200g over the 3200g is because of compatability. PC part picker says that i need to update the bios if i need to use a 3200g with that motherboard. If i will be using a cheaper A320 motherboard, same situation with the 2200g. I heard and read that AMD is lending a cpu for you to update your bios, it's really nice of them but i don't think we have something like that here so i ended up with the cpu-mobo combo to avoid such hassle.

I'll be using Cakewalk as my DAW and Lepou Lecto, Hybrit and SoloC for guitar amp sims, GK for bass amp and MT Power Drum Kit 2 as my drum software (i think cakewalk has a drum machine too but i'll be using this mainly) Tracking, mixing and mastering will be done here as well. There will be vocals, 3 guitars and a bass then drums to be recorded normally. If you'll notice the trend, all of the mentioned are free so another thing to see that im really on a tight budget.

According to my understansding with Cakewalk's website, an APU is around their minimum requirements - i think. So i'm thinking that the system above should be minimum for the use. i hope.

Thanks for the answers. Cheers!
 

logainofhades

Titan
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I was able to squeeze in a 3400g, faster ram, a better board, and keep it in budget. The extra threads, of a 3400g, should prove helpful, for your music production. You want faster ram, with Ryzen.

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3400G 3.7 GHz Quad-Core Processor ($149.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX ATX AM4 Motherboard ($124.99 @ Best Buy)
Memory: G.Skill Aegis 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory ($57.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Silicon Power Ace A55 256 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($29.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($43.25 @ Amazon)
Case: Deepcool TESSERACT BF ATX Mid Tower Case ($48.54 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair CV 550 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($41.08 @ Amazon)
Total: $495.83
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-07-07 09:46 EDT-0400
 
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logainofhades

Titan
Moderator
I was able to squeeze in a 3400g, faster ram, a better board, and keep it in budget. The extra threads, of a 3400g, should prove helpful, for your music production. You want faster ram, with Ryzen.

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3400G 3.7 GHz Quad-Core Processor ($149.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX ATX AM4 Motherboard ($124.99 @ Best Buy)
Memory: G.Skill Aegis 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory ($57.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Silicon Power Ace A55 256 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($29.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($43.25 @ Amazon)
Case: Deepcool TESSERACT BF ATX Mid Tower Case ($48.54 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair CV 550 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($41.08 @ Amazon)
Total: $495.83
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-07-07 09:46 EDT-0400
 
Reactions: techghosting
Jul 7, 2020
5
0
10
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I was able to squeeze in a 3400g, faster ram, a better board, and keep it in budget. The extra threads, of a 3400g, should prove helpful, for your music production. You want faster ram, with Ryzen.

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3400G 3.7 GHz Quad-Core Processor ($149.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX ATX AM4 Motherboard ($124.99 @ Best Buy)
Memory: G.Skill Aegis 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory ($57.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Silicon Power Ace A55 256 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($29.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($43.25 @ Amazon)
Case: Deepcool TESSERACT BF ATX Mid Tower Case ($48.54 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair CV 550 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($41.08 @ Amazon)
Total: $495.83
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-07-07 09:46 EDT-0400
hi

i appreciate the response 😁

thanks for recommending the 3400G just found out that it has SMT - should help with the purpose of the build. The other parts are nice but those are rare to find or out of my budget. the tomahawk max is normally $160-$220 and i'm lucky if i ever found selling at $120-$130 - i don't plan to overclock the cpu anyway. I tried looking for 3200mhz ram outside online stores luckily i found some sellers at about a reasonable price.

Cheers
 

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