Question Which option to go with for new gaming pc

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Hello, so i don't know much about computer parts. I have a gaming pc but my brother built it for me but that was 4 years ago an now i want to upgrade an he lives far away from me currently. I went on offer up and saw these 3 computers in my price range. which option do you guys suggest and let me know if these are good deals for the quality of the parts or am i being ripped off an should ask for less!

HERES MY SPECS :


There are the offers

450$


440$



600$


or if you think i should just buy parts on the 1 i have know let me know what's a god recommendation i can do 200-500$
 

Barty1884

Titan
Moderator
Do you know what you have, specifically for the GPU? R7 200 is a series, not a specific card...

Of the options listed, the $440 option looks decent for the money.
Completely ignorne the FX-4100 and the "AMD Quadcore 3.7GHz" builds.... Those are FX platforms and horrible performers for the money.

However, if you're considering $440-$450 used, a new base platform might be the way to go.

For example:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor ($164.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock - B450M-HDV Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($68.69 @ Amazon)
Memory: Team - Vulcan 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($55.88 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: PowerColor - Radeon RX 580 8 GB Video Card ($169.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $459.55
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-03-23 23:02 EDT-0400


Would mean reusing your Storage, PSU and Case (assuming PSU is up to the task), but would net you better performance than the used options.... for similar money.
 
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I'm assuming you're in the US and these prices are in US dollars?

As far as those systems go, I would say 'no' on the $600 one, as it has an FX CPU that would likely be similar to what your current system has. In general, I would avoid anything with an 'FX' or 'Athlon' processor at this point for gaming, as they can't keep up particularly well with AMD's Ryzen or Intel's recent Core processors. The graphics card in that one would be an improvement, but a similar graphics card alone could be bought new for around $200.

And again 'no' on the $450 one, which doesn't specify exactly which CPU it has, but it sounds like it's also probably one of those older ones, and has a graphics card that is quite low-end by today's standards.

The $440 one with the i5-4570 and GTX 970 actually seems fairly decent, and is the only one I would consider out of those. The CPU is also a bit older, but is one that should still hold up reasonably well to current lower-end quad cores. The graphics card similarly should hold up fairly well against current lower-mid-range cards. Price-wise, it seems reasonably good for the amount of performance you would be getting.

If you were putting a system together on your own with new parts, you could probably get a little bit getter performance for under $500 though.
 
Mar 23, 2019
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Do you know what you have, specifically for the GPU? R7 200 is a series, not a specific card...

Of the options listed, the $440 option looks decent for the money.
Completely ignorne the FX-4100 and the "AMD Quadcore 3.7GHz" builds.... Those are FX platforms and horrible performers for the money.

However, if you're considering $440-$450 used, a new base platform might be the way to go.

For example:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor ($164.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock - B450M-HDV Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($68.69 @ Amazon)
Memory: Team - Vulcan 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($55.88 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: PowerColor - Radeon RX 580 8 GB Video Card ($169.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $459.55
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-03-23 23:02 EDT-0400


Would mean reusing your Storage, PSU and Case (assuming PSU is up to the task), but would net you better performance than the used options.... for similar money.
ok will my PSU ( Corsair CX Series 430 ) be enough for this build?
 

ScrewySqrl

Champion
Moderator
here's what I'd try for $450

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 3 1200 3.1 GHz Quad-Core Processor ($74.32 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock - B450M-HDV Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($63.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: Patriot - Viper 4 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($44.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: ADATA - Ultimate SU800 256 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($39.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Hitachi - Ultrastar 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($36.75 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Asus - Radeon RX 570 4 GB AREZ STRIX OC Video Card ($124.99 @ Newegg Business)
Case: Rosewill - FBM-X1 MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($19.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Rosewill - 450 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($43.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $448.99
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-04-22 20:59 EDT-0400


If you stretch it to $500, you could update the CPU to a Ryzen 5 1600, or the GPU to the 8 GB RX 580, or the storage to a 500GB SSD and 2 TB HDD.
 

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