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AndrewPeery03

10 months ago

I'd really like to do some light gaming on this but I don't have a ton of money to spend, so try and keep it under or as close as possible to $500, please. OS not included. Also, no peripherals except for the monitor. Hope to be able to run Overwatch and Spellbreak on this at somewhere close to 50-60 fps. I don't really have a preference on what brand you use, as long as it stays under budget. Located in the U.S. Thanks!

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  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Location?

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Sry United States

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

This is what I came up with.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 3 1200 3.1 GHz Quad-Core Processor $89.99 @ Newegg
Motherboard ASRock - AB350M-HDV Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard $56.49 @ SuperBiiz
Memory ADATA - XPG GAMMIX D10 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) DDR4-2666 Memory $49.99 @ Amazon
Storage ADATA - Ultimate SU650 240 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $32.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card PowerColor - Radeon RX 570 4 GB RED DRAGON Video Card $144.99 @ Newegg
Case DIYPC - MA01-R MicroATX Mini Tower Case $20.98 @ Newegg
Power Supply Corsair - CX (2017) 450 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $39.99 @ Amazon
Monitor AOC - E2260SWDN 21.5" 1920x1080 60 Hz Monitor $81.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $517.31
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-01-30 10:36 EST-0500
  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks, I think I would save for a little while longer and get the 2nd gen processor though.

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

No need. https://cpu.userbenchmark.com/Compare/AMD-Ryzen-3-2200G-vs-AMD-Ryzen-3-1200/m441832vs3931

10% in performance. However, the 2200G will eat up some of your RAM with its iGPU even if it isn't in use, and the performance difference isn't much anyway.

If you want 2nd generation Ryzen, the best option would be to just buy a 2200G used, or get a used 1300X.

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Swap out the GPU for this one:

https://pcpartpicker.com/product/kJkj4D/xfx-radeon-rx-570-8gb-video-card-rx-570p8dfd6

and that would be a great choice.

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Would be a good call right now, if the thread starter has the extra money up front to wait for the rebate.

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Here's what I got.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 3 2200G 3.5 GHz Quad-Core Processor $94.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard MSI - B450M PRO-M2 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard $74.99 @ B&H
Memory GeIL - EVO POTENZA 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $47.98 @ Newegg
Storage Toshiba - Product Series:DT01ACA 500 GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $22.95 @ Amazon
Video Card XFX - Radeon RX 570 8 GB Video Card $139.99 @ Newegg
Case Rosewill - SCM-01 MicroATX Mini Tower Case $22.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply Corsair - CXM (2015) 450 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $34.99 @ Newegg
Monitor AOC - E2260SWDN 21.5" 1920x1080 60 Hz Monitor $81.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $555.87
Mail-in rebates -$35.00
Total $520.87
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-01-30 11:11 EST-0500

You'll have to utilize mail-in rebates, which are a bit of a pain, but you get 2 free games with the purchase of the RX 570 which is a nice plus. 8GB of RAM isn't ideal, and there are only 2 slots on the motherboard I have, so you'd need new sticks altogether to upgrade your RAM further. PSU is only bronze certified, but in a microATX you'll want to have semi-modular at the very least. In order to stay in budget and for maximum capacity, I opted for a 500GB HDD instead of an SSD, (Overwatch by itself is 30GB according to blizzard). Comes out slightly over budget at $520, but it should be able to run both Overwatch and Spellbreak at pretty good video quality and around 60 FPS.

  • 10 months ago
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PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 3 1200 3.1 GHz Quad-Core Processor $89.99 @ Newegg
Motherboard Gigabyte - GA-AB350M-DS3H Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard $66.95 @ Amazon
Memory *ADATA - XPG GAMMIX D10 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) DDR4-2666 Memory $49.99 @ Amazon
Storage Crucial - BX500 240 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $33.99 @ Adorama
Video Card *ASRock - Radeon RX 560 - 896 4 GB Phantom Gaming Video Card $99.99 @ Newegg
Case DIYPC - MA01-R MicroATX Mini Tower Case $20.98 @ Newegg
Power Supply Corsair - CX (2017) 450 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $39.99 @ Amazon
Monitor Acer - SB220Q bi 21.5" 1920x1080 75 Hz Monitor $89.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $491.87
*Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-01-30 17:44 EST-0500
  • 9 months ago
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