Build Advice What's the best Gaming PC you can get under 500$?

Jun 17, 2019
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Hi there. I was thinking about buying a new PC around 500$. Any ideas?

And what do you think of this setup:-

Processor:AMD Ryzen™ 3 2200G with Radeon™ Vega 8 Graphics

RAM:Corsair Vengeance LPX 8GB DDR4 3000 (PC4-24000) C16 PC Memory (CMK8GX4M1D3000C16)

Motherboard:ASUS Prime A320M-K AM4 uATX Motherboard With LED lighting DDR4 32Gb/s M.2 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0

GPU:Gigabyte Radeon RX570 4GB

Power Supply:Corsair CP-9020170-UK 450W Certified Power Supply (Black)

Cooling Fan:Cooler Master Hyper H410R or Cooler Master Hyper 212 LED CPU Cooler with PWM Fan

Thanks
 
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Eximo

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Probably go for a B450 motherboard so you have some growth potential.

You don't need to buy a CPU cooler.

I always recommend spending more on a power supply. Key to stability right there. Seasonic 520W generally go on sale, minimum Corsair CX or EVGA B2 or B3 power supplies is where I draw the line.
 

logainofhades

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With a 1650 super, but quad core.
PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 3 1200 3.1 GHz Quad-Core Processor ($61.51 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock B450M-HDV R4.0 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($59.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: GeIL EVO POTENZA 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Silicon Power Ace A55 256 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($27.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($39.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Zotac GeForce GTX 1650 SUPER 4 GB Twin Fan Video Card ($159.99 @ B&H)
Case: Rosewill RANGER-M MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($23.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair CXM 550 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply ($69.98 @ Amazon)
Total: $493.43
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-12-13 12:49 EST-0500



Better CPU, but lesser GPU, for better multithreaded support, in newer titles.

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor ($119.00 @ B&H)
Motherboard: ASRock B450M-HDV R4.0 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($59.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: GeIL EVO POTENZA 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Silicon Power Ace A55 256 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($27.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($39.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: ASRock Radeon RX 570 4 GB Phantom Gaming D Video Card ($113.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Rosewill RANGER-M MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($23.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair CXM 550 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply ($69.98 @ Amazon)
Total: $504.91
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-12-13 12:50 EST-0500
 
Jun 17, 2019
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With a 1650 super, but quad core.
PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 3 1200 3.1 GHz Quad-Core Processor ($61.51 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock B450M-HDV R4.0 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($59.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: GeIL EVO POTENZA 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Silicon Power Ace A55 256 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($27.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($39.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Zotac GeForce GTX 1650 SUPER 4 GB Twin Fan Video Card ($159.99 @ B&H)
Case: Rosewill RANGER-M MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($23.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair CXM 550 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply ($69.98 @ Amazon)
Total: $493.43
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-12-13 12:49 EST-0500



Better CPU, but lesser GPU, for better multithreaded support, in newer titles.

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor ($119.00 @ B&H)
Motherboard: ASRock B450M-HDV R4.0 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($59.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: GeIL EVO POTENZA 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Silicon Power Ace A55 256 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($27.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($39.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: ASRock Radeon RX 570 4 GB Phantom Gaming D Video Card ($113.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Rosewill RANGER-M MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($23.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair CXM 550 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply ($69.98 @ Amazon)
Total: $504.91
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-12-13 12:50 EST-0500
Haa... I wish. In UK these prices go way up. Wish I was born i the US. The RX 570 here cost 125 pounds. And everything's like that. What do you think of replacing ryzen 5 2600 with ryzen 3 2200g or ryzen 5 2400? And anything equivalent to rx 570 but cheaper. Not 1650 coz it seems to be a bit behind even the 1050ti
 

EndEffeKt_24

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I think it might be an idea to start with a 3400g and later add a gpu. The budget is so tight that you just get no really balanced rig that is not due for an upgrade in 6 months.
 
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I think it might be an idea to start with a 3400g and later add a gpu. The budget is so tight that you just get no really balanced rig that is not due for an upgrade in 6 months.
Why go for a better CPU but excluding the GPU? Amazon has an offer for Ryzen 5 2600 right now. 110£ right now. Is that a better option? And an rx 570? Like I said, jus for gaming and recording
 
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Hi there. I was thinking about buying a new PC around 500$. Any ideas?

And what do you think of this setup:-

Processor:AMD Ryzen™ 3 2200G with Radeon™ Vega 8 Graphics

RAM:Corsair Vengeance LPX 8GB DDR4 3000 (PC4-24000) C16 PC Memory (CMK8GX4M1D3000C16)

Motherboard:ASUS Prime A320M-K AM4 uATX Motherboard With LED lighting DDR4 32Gb/s M.2 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0

GPU:Gigabyte Radeon RX570 4GB

Power Supply:Corsair CP-9020170-UK 450W Certified Power Supply (Black)

Cooling Fan:Cooler Master Hyper H410R or Cooler Master Hyper 212 LED CPU Cooler with PWM Fan

Thanks
Better off going for a 2400g and just upgrading later I think. Because with that the GPU only has 4GB of RAM, you only have 8GB of ram which is a very big no no on an APU (remember 2GB will be taken by the APU) and you’ll need to swap the PSU if you want to do any upgrading.
 
500usd is 375 pounds.

PCPartPicker Part List

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
CPU | AMD Ryzen 3 1200 3.1 GHz Quad-Core Processor | £46.00 @ Amazon UK
Motherboard | ASRock B450M-HDV Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard | £52.90 @ More Computers
Memory | Team Vulcan 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory | £49.99 @ Overclockers.co.uk
Storage | SanDisk SSD PLUS 480 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive | £46.99 @ Amazon UK
Video Card | XFX Radeon RX 570 8 GB Video Card | £119.99 @ Ebuyer
Case | Aerocool Bolt ATX Mid Tower Case | £26.40 @ Amazon UK
Power Supply | Corsair CX (2017) 450 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply | £44.99 @ Amazon UK
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total | £387.26
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-12-15 13:04 GMT+0000 |
 

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