Build Advice Should I build a gaming PC cheaper with older, used parts or is it better to buy more expensive, new parts?

What GPU/PSU/Case do you have? (GTX650 2GB, FSP Hyper S 500W, CM CMP-351?) In fact, can you list your current PC specs?
I'd have a hard time spending $150 on a 4th Gen Intel i5-4570S+H81 mobo with 2 RAM slots+8GB RAM

Are you in the USA?

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor ($119.92 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock B450M PRO4 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($69.98 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Aegis 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($62.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Blue 500 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($64.98 @ Amazon)
Total: $317.87
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
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What GPU/PSU/Case do you have? In fact, can you list your current PC specs?
I'd have a REALLY hard time spending $250 on a 4th Gen Intel i5 CPU+mobo+RAM
Hi, sorry, new reply. I didn't see the other stuff you mentioned for some reason,
My current pc specs are:

CPU: Core 2 Quad Q8300
GPU: GT 730 2GB DDR3
Mobo: Don't know, some random Foxconn
EDIT: Case is a no name mid tower(?)
EDIT2: Dang, you keep editing your post, not in the US.
EDIT3: Removed, I can't read.

PSU: Don't know, my dad bought it without me.
 
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Your Current system and just drop a newer card into it..
-You might need a molex to pcie adaptor. The EVGA 1060 if you look in the pics has one.
The RX570 is the best cheap card.. Both of these will be cpu-limited with the Q8300 but at least later on when you upgrade the cpu+board+mem+drives, ect. You can resuse the card vs. a too slow GT1030 or RX560, ect.

Some games wont run at all on the Q8300 because it lacks things like SSE4, ect.
It also matters if you have windows 7 X64, or the 32bit version now. If your running XP the lastest from AMD is the FuryX and R9-390X. With Nvidia the newest card to support XP is the GTX960.

https://pcpartpicker.com/products/video-card/#sort=price&c=379,380,378,373,443,476,439,376,392,391

It's the DDR3 instead of GDDR5 that slows the GT 730 down.
GT 730 DDR3 vs. GT730 GDDR5
View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OSCBgG9WBfw


That used Asus GTX 650 2GD5 is faster than the GT 730 .
GT 1030 vs. GT 730
View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LT7DYZKuumg

GT 1030 vs. GTX650
View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4JMBf8x2R8A

The GTX650 is pretty good for $37.
 

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MY build with more new parts.
Ryzen 3 1200 with a RX570, 2tb seagate. B450 board that can overclock a bit and works with newer cpus.
The HDD has 256mb cache and is one of the faster regular HDD's so it should work ok as a boot drive.
Or course a M.2 Pcie NVME drive for the boot drive is faster but adds a extra $40.
I didn't include a case because i thought you could reuse the one you have now..
PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 3 1200 3.1 GHz Quad-Core Processor ($59.00 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock B450M-HDV R4.0 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($63.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) DDR4-2400 Memory ($34.95 @ Adorama)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda Compute 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: XFX Radeon RX 570 4 GB RS XXX Video Card ($119.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: EVGA BR 450 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($39.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $367.90
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
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MY build with more new parts.
Ryzen 3 1200 with a RX570, 2tb seagate. B450 board that can overclock a bit and works with newer cpus.
The HDD has 256mb cache and is one of the faster regular HDD's so it should work ok as a boot drive.
Or course a M.2 Pcie NVME drive for the boot drive is faster but adds a extra $40.
I didn't include a case because i thought you could reuse the one you have now..
PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 3 1200 3.1 GHz Quad-Core Processor ($59.00 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock B450M-HDV R4.0 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($63.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) DDR4-2400 Memory ($34.95 @ Adorama)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda Compute 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: XFX Radeon RX 570 4 GB RS XXX Video Card ($119.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: EVGA BR 450 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($39.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $367.90
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-01-18 07:35 EST-0500
Thanks for the suggestion, but the only thing available here in your list is the hard drive.
 

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The GTX 650 paired with the Q8300, while that might not be the fastest gaming system today, at one time it was considered fast. The GTX650 is close in speed to the old GTX280 and the AMD HD-4870 that were out when the Q8300 was new. So you can play all of the classics that are from those days on it and some of the newer ones that don't have really high system requirements.
 

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For example it won't play COD WWII but will play COD1 maxed out and Black Ops at med details.
BF1, no way.. BF4 Yeah..
The Newest NFS nope.. Prostreet, Shift, Shift2, Yeah..
FEAR Yeah.. Fear2, sorta..
Crysis1 Yeah.. Crysis2, nope sorry...
Farcry1 Yeah,,, Farcry2 kinda,, the newer Farcry games,,, nope..
Dirt2, 3 Yeah.. Dirt4, not really...
 
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Ok. You're going to have to reuse your existing case and hard drive:
i3-9100F = ₱4,700
B365 mobo = ₱5,050
2x8GB DDR4-3000 = ₱3,707
FSP Gold Aorum 500W = ₱3,250
GTX1050Ti = ₱6,900 (far better than a GTX650)
Total = 23,607. Close enough. And that's a pretty good system!
Thanks, but I can't reuse anything, I'm going to give my old pc if I buy a new one.
If I add the costs of a hdd and a case to your build it'd total to 26,800 and + 6100 for Windows 10 = 32900 which is 629 USD. Way over my budget.
 
Honestly, I'd give your old system to the garbage can. Transfer your windows license to the new machine and keep the hard drive and case.

Don't make yourself suffer if you're giving it away for free. Beggars can't be choosers.
 

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