PCPartPicker

  • Log In
  • Register

Budget CSGO Build wanted

Forum Search

Guidelines

  • Be respectful to others
  • No spam
  • No NSFW content
  • No piracy or key resellers
  • No link shorteners
  • Offensive content will be removed

Topic

phizzer 1 month ago

DId a quick search for this and didn't find anything recent that fit the bill, sorry if I am repeating topics..
Looking to build the cheapest possible computer that can run CSGO smooth at decent video settings. I only play CSGO and I know it is less intensive than most other games so I'm hoping to get lower than the 'entry-level' standard builds. I have an OS and mouse and mouse pad but that's it. I'll need a monitor, keyboard and headset. I've been playing on a budget laptop getting 30-40fps and I'm tired of emptying my clip only to see my guy fire 3 bullets in the death cam haha. I don't game much though so I'm not looking to invest heavily.. Maybe I should look for a used prebuilt?? What do you guys think? PS I have built a system before although it has been a while..

::UPDATE:: Thanks for the help everybody, ended up getting a refurbished Dell t3600 with a RX570 card

Comments Sorted by:

Zerk2012 1 Build 5 points 1 month ago

https://m.newegg.com/products/9SIADZE6JS3739?Description=refurbished+dell+desktop&cm_re=refurbished_dell_desktop-_-9SIADZE6JS3739-_-Product

https://pcpartpicker.com/product/6hKhP6/asus-geforce-gtx-1050-ti-4gb-phoenix-video-card-ph-gtx1050ti-4g

Used Dell and add the video card. About 320 bucks.

Your connection to the server makes a big difference in seeing yourself dead and thinking you killed them first.

ssjg5rlly 1 point 1 month ago

Use a 570 instead of a 1050Ti? Faster and cheaper,

Gilroar 1 Build 2 points 1 month ago

570 needs external power so you have to factor in a new power supply as well if you use it.

phizzer submitter 1 point 1 month ago

Would this Dell refurb be able to fit the same graphics card? https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=9SIAC0F7TS6337

Granddy 2 points 1 month ago

That's a USFF size

You won't be able to use any gpu at all.

If it was the Sff then it will only fit in half height gpus

If it was MT aka every large case then it should be able to fit any gpu that's short than 9.5 inches.

phizzer submitter 1 point 1 month ago

Gotcha.. so I should be looking for Mini-Towers if I'm trying to upgrade the graphics card?

Granddy 2 points 1 month ago

Yes

phizzer submitter 1 point 1 month ago

Just browsing all my options... Seems like there's a few variables within my price range.. What would you guys say is more important # of processor cores vs generation (older i5 vs newer i3), and also RAM speed.
This is the cheapest I found with DDR4 https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA9SK84E6703 Would that be worth the extra money or would the Dell that Zerk recommended be near the same performance?

Also should I be looking for a minimum wattage on the PSU?

Zerk2012 1 Build 1 point 1 month ago

No.

[comment deleted]
staffsMike 3 points 1 month ago

Thinking about it I hadn’t factored in the sharing of the ram for the APU, so fast 8gb would be the way to go.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 5 2400G 3.6 GHz Quad-Core Processor $159.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard ASRock - B450M PRO4 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard $59.99 @ Newegg
Memory Team - Vulcan 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $61.98 @ Newegg
Storage TCSunBow - X3 120 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $20.99 @ Amazon
Case Rosewill - SRM-01 MicroATX Mini Tower Case $19.99 @ Newegg Business
Power Supply EVGA - BT 450 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $29.89 @ OutletPC
Monitor Acer - SB220Q bi 21.5" 1920x1080 75 Hz Monitor $89.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $462.82
Mail-in rebates -$20.00
Total $442.82
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-01-10 14:22 EST-0500
Granddy 2 points 1 month ago

What's your budget for the build?

Used dell office prebuilds or workstations can make a very good value gaming machine

staffsMike 2 points 1 month ago

KPCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 5 2400G 3.6 GHz Quad-Core Processor $159.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard ASRock - B450M PRO4 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard $69.99 @ Amazon
Memory Crucial - Ballistix Sport LT 4 GB (1 x 4 GB) DDR4-2666 Memory $30.99 @ Adorama
Storage TCSunBow - X3 120 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $20.99 @ Amazon
Case Rosewill - SRM-01 MicroATX Mini Tower Case $19.99 @ Newegg Business
Power Supply EVGA - BT 450 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $29.99 @ Amazon
Monitor Acer - SB220Q bi 21.5" 1920x1080 75 Hz Monitor $89.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $421.93
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-01-10 14:07 EST-0500

It will hit 75z @ 1080 low/medium settings.

Enough storage for the game and general purpose.

Freesync monitor up to 75hz.

4gb or ram is enough for csgo at this end. 8gb would set you back about about $20 more.

From what I’ve seen on YT .. the 2200g could also just about manage this with a bit of messing and probably a bit of overcloking.

Bear in mind csgo, especially played a low settings (which is how it should be played!) is typically more cpu bound. So an i3 with a cheap graphics card is also very viable.

Zerk2012 1 Build 2 points 1 month ago

Left off the rest but the used Dell and card I listed above is your best performance.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
Monitor AOC - G2460VQ6 24.0" 1920x1080 75 Hz Monitor $148.88 @ B&H
Keyboard Logitech - K120 Wired Standard Keyboard $8.99 @ Amazon
Headphones Logitech - G430 7.1 Channel Headset $29.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $187.86
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-01-10 16:15 EST-0500
aud10_fr3ak 2 points 1 month ago

as low as it goes for a full setup.

https://pcpartpicker.com/list/TvY7Ft

you can change whatever you like. (i don't reccomend switching out the case for a cheaper one unless you want to cut yourself)

would recommend at least a 1080p monitor though (and a mechanical keyboard with backlighting of some sort). (better mouse optional, but extra features/buttons help). included all the stuff i recommend though for a somewhat decent setup. (i play cs:go myself)

https://pcpartpicker.com/list/cCvczY

phizzer submitter 1 point 1 month ago

Is 1080 more important than the frequency or size you think for gameplay? I was thinking of getting a better keyboard than stock too. I have a roccat kone mouse already. Looks like you prefer corsair for accessories, they the best value or you prefer that brand?

aud10_fr3ak 2 points 1 month ago

usually game performance is everyone's top priority - the vega 8 on the 2200g can handle 1366x768 well for cs:go, getting around 67 fps, but once you jump it up to 1080p, you only get around 40 fps. it really depends on what monitor you are getting. it costs $60 for the 2400g, but that might be worth it as then you can hit over 60 fps, and you will have to pay for the 1080p monitor on top of that, which will cost around $20

monitor size and frequency do matter, most 1080p monitors will do just fine, no need for a specialized gaming one a 144 hz monitor since you would need a better graphics card to make full use of it.

around any monitor will do. all monitors now are at least 60 hz, but aim for a response time of under 7 ms. and if you can, get one with freesync. screen tearing can get really annoying.

this would be good: https://pcpartpicker.com/product/GLm323/acer-sb220q-bi-215-1920x1080-75-hz-monitor-sb220q-bi

size: probably the least important thing, though you want something around 21-27 inches. ultrawide monitors are not really practical for gaming

though if you are getting the 2400g, i reccomend this bundle: https://www.microcenter.com/product/5002552/amd-ryzen-5-2400g-with-wraith-stealth-cooler,-gigabyte-b450m-ds3h-cpu---motherboard-bundle (micro center has 3 locations in ohio, i don't know if it worth the trip to them, depending on how far you live from each of the locations)

if they don't have this bundle in stock, just look for the ryzen 5 2400g bundle that comes with a b450 or x470 motherboard. bundling saves money. even if you can't make up your mind, just pay a visit at least once

1080p allows for a clearer picture, and it will be easier to land shots (and it just looks better)

as for corsair, the peripherals i picked out where just good quality and value (the keyboard is good since it has cherry mx red switches, which i really like and use personally)

i don't really have brand preferences, as my own setup is very mismatched set of peripherals.

: )

phizzer submitter 1 point 1 month ago

Thanks for the quick replies! These seem like some great options in my range. I am looking to be under $500.. Seems like a Dell refurb and a build like staffsmike posted would be similarly priced. I assume the custom build would have slightly better specs? I do like the idea of not having to put it together, even though I'm fairly confidant I could still get the job done. Anyways thanks for the info guys!!

ImperiousBattlestar 2 points 1 month ago

The custom build does have an upgrade path, but the trade off you get is worse graphical performance (the(the Vega 11 is only about as strong as a GT 1030/RX 550)

Having a refurbished desktop doesn’t really give you an upgrade path, but it allows you to get have a decent CPU and GPU (like a 1050TI)

phizzer submitter 1 point 1 month ago

I see, thank you! Leaning towards the refurb path...

staffsMike 1 point 1 month ago

Lean away,

If you are willing to go to $500, this will knock your socks off

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i3-8100 3.6 GHz Quad-Core Processor $118.89 @ OutletPC
Motherboard Gigabyte - H310M S2P Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $57.71 @ Amazon
Memory G.Skill - NT Series 4 GB (1 x 4 GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $27.99 @ Newegg
Storage Team - L5 LITE 120 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $19.99 @ Newegg
Video Card ASRock - Radeon RX 570 4 GB Phantom Gaming D Video Card $130.98 @ Newegg
Case Rosewill - SRM-01 MicroATX Mini Tower Case $19.99 @ Newegg Business
Power Supply EVGA - BT 450 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $29.99 @ Amazon
Monitor Acer - SB220Q bi 21.5" 1920x1080 75 Hz Monitor $89.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $495.53
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-01-10 21:17 EST-0500
Camranatic101 2 Builds 1 point 1 month ago

make sure it runs the game at 1080p 144hz.

Camranatic101 2 Builds 2 points 1 month ago

https://pcpartpicker.com/user/Camranatic101/saved/QLg7WZ

It's a little expensive but I think it's worth it. You get a hell of a lot of performance. You could switch the CPU to a ryzen 3 and the GPU to a RX570 and would still be pretty awesome.

phizzer submitter 1 point 1 month ago

Wouldn't I need a 144hz monitor too? I think that'd put it out of my price range..

Camranatic101 2 Builds 1 point 1 month ago

That's true but you can get one down the line, in like 6 months or something like that...

nickk1352 1 point 22 days ago

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i3-8100 3.6 GHz Quad-Core Processor $118.89 @ OutletPC
Motherboard ASRock - H370M Pro4 Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $69.99 @ Newegg
Memory ADATA - XPG GAMMIX D10 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) DDR4-2666 Memory $49.99 @ Amazon
Storage Kingston - A400 240 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $29.99 @ Amazon
Case Rosewill - FBM-X1 MicroATX Mini Tower Case $26.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply Corsair - CXM 550 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $39.99 @ Newegg
Other rx570 8gb Sapphire gpu $110.00
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $480.84
Mail-in rebates -$35.00
Total $445.84
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-01-26 09:02 EST-0500
nickk1352 1 point 22 days ago

If you really want to improve your performance from that old laptop of your I'd recommend this any day

[comment deleted by staff]