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$500 USD entry level gaming build

jgrifforse

8 months ago

Really looking for something that in the future has some uogradeability!!

About 500USD will have to buy everything online - don't worry about peripherals or an OS.

Thanks in advance:)

Comments

  • 8 months ago
  • 2 points

I think if you can stretch your budget a little bit you can buy a 6 core CPU which will last you much longer.

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 5 1600 3.2 GHz 6-Core Processor $117.50 @ Amazon
Motherboard Gigabyte - B450 AORUS M Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard $73.99 @ Amazon
Memory G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $76.99 @ Newegg
Storage Western Digital - Blue 500 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $59.99 @ Amazon
Video Card MSI - Radeon RX 570 8 GB ARMOR OC Video Card $129.99 @ Newegg
Case Lian-Li - LANCOOL ONE ATX Mid Tower Case $69.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply Corsair - CX (2017) 450 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $39.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $568.44
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-05-31 13:46 EDT-0400
  • 8 months ago
  • 2 points

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 5 1600 3.2 GHz 6-Core Processor $117.50 @ Amazon
Motherboard ASRock - B450M PRO4 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard $59.99 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $45.99 @ Newegg
Storage Mushkin - Source 500 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $51.99 @ Newegg
Video Card MSI - Radeon RX 570 8 GB ARMOR OC Video Card $109.99 @ Newegg
Case Thermaltake - Versa H15 MicroATX Mid Tower Case $36.11 @ Walmart
Power Supply Corsair - CX (2017) 550 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $42.98 @ Newegg
Case Fan Apevia - CF12S-BK 57.67 CFM 120 mm Fan $5.99 @ SuperBiiz
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $515.54
Mail-in rebates -$45.00
Total $470.54
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-05-31 14:38 EDT-0400
  • 7 months ago
  • 2 points

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 5 1600 3.2 GHz 6-Core Processor $117.40 @ OutletPC
Motherboard Gigabyte - B450M DS3H Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard $67.99 @ Amazon
Memory Team - Vulcan 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $66.89 @ OutletPC
Storage Mushkin - Source 500 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $51.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card *XFX - Radeon RX 570 4 GB XXX Edition Video Card $119.85 @ Amazon
Case Deepcool - MATREXX 30 MicroATX Mini Tower Case $36.98 @ Newegg
Power Supply Corsair - CX (2017) 450 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $41.99 @ Corsair
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $502.99
*Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-05-31 23:01 EDT-0400
  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Best build in thread so far by a long shot. Well done!

  • 7 months ago
  • 2 points

Hi jgrifforse,

Check out the build posted by ImperiousBattlestar. By far the best posted so far.

Rules for budget gaming builds:

  1. 1600 or bust on CPU. If you can't fit it, don't bother building. Buy a refurb with a 4-6 core E5 V2 Xeon instead. Consider the i5-9400F for a few bucks more if you can stretch.

  2. 2 X 8GB or bust on RAM. If you can't fit it, don't bother building. Buy a refurb with 2 X 8GB instead.

  3. Don't split the storage budget. Pool the budget into the largest SSD you can afford. 500GB will fit this budget and work great for a gaming rig. If you can stretch, there are 1TB SSD's for as low as $85 now. Remember, adding drives is one of the easiest upgrades you can do, so there's no reason to pay for 2 drives at the outset of this build.

  4. RX 570. Nothing more, Nothing less. Anything more or less does not bring as much value to the table as this GPU.


$500:

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 5 1600 3.2 GHz 6-Core Processor $117.40 @ OutletPC
Motherboard Gigabyte - B450M DS3H Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard $67.99 @ Amazon
Memory Team - Vulcan 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $66.89 @ OutletPC
Storage Kingston - A400 480 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $49.99 @ Newegg Business
Video Card XFX - Radeon RX 570 4 GB XXX Edition Video Card $119.85 @ Amazon
Case Thermaltake - Versa H15 MicroATX Mid Tower Case $36.11 @ Walmart
Power Supply Corsair - CX (2017) 450 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $39.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $498.22
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-06-01 05:16 EDT-0400

$600:

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i5-9400F 2.9 GHz 6-Core Processor $149.89 @ OutletPC
Motherboard ASRock - B365M Phantom Gaming 4 Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $79.99 @ Amazon
Memory Crucial - Ballistix Sport LT 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-2666 Memory $68.79 @ B&H
Storage ADATA - SU655 960 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $84.99 @ Amazon
Video Card XFX - Radeon RX 570 4 GB XXX Edition Video Card $119.85 @ Amazon
Case Cooler Master - MasterBox Q300 MicroATX Mini Tower Case $39.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply Corsair - CX (2017) 550 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $49.99 @ Corsair
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $593.49
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-06-01 05:13 EDT-0400
  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

are you needing a monitor?

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

no

  • 8 months ago
  • -3 points

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 5 2400G 3.6 GHz Quad-Core Processor $135.89 @ OutletPC
Motherboard ASRock - B450M-HDV Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard $67.93 @ OutletPC
Memory Corsair - Vengeance LPX 8 GB (1 x 8 GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $37.99 @ Amazon
Storage Seagate - Barracuda 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $59.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card MSI - Radeon RX 570 8 GB ARMOR OC Video Card $109.99 @ Newegg
Case Fractal Design - Focus G ATX Mid Tower Case $61.55 @ Newegg
Power Supply Corsair - CXM (2015) 450 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply $50.00 @ Walmart
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $563.24
Mail-in rebates -$40.00
Total $523.24
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-05-31 11:14 EDT-0400
  • 8 months ago
  • 2 points

It has no SSD and only 1 stick of slow RAM. :/

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

upgradeablity is there

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

little bit over, but it'll get the job done... Plenty of room for upgrade.

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

How's this?

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 3 2200G 3.5 GHz Quad-Core Processor $86.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard ASRock - Fatal1ty B450 GAMING K4 ATX AM4 Motherboard $79.89 @ OutletPC
Memory Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $69.99 @ Newegg Business
Storage Inland - 240 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $28.99 @ Amazon
Storage Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $42.99 @ Newegg
Video Card MSI - Radeon RX 570 8 GB ARMOR OC Video Card $109.99 @ Newegg
Case Thermaltake - Core G21 Tempered Glass Edition ATX Mid Tower Case $42.98 @ Newegg
Power Supply Corsair - CX (2017) 450 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $32.98 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $549.80
Mail-in rebates -$55.00
Total $494.80
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-05-31 12:14 EDT-0400
  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

A little over budget but how's this?

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 3 2200G 3.5 GHz Quad-Core Processor $86.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard Gigabyte - B450 AORUS M Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard $73.99 @ Amazon
Memory *OLOy - 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $63.99 @ Newegg
Storage Crucial - MX500 250 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $39.99 @ Adorama
Storage Toshiba - 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $34.99 @ Monoprice
Video Card MSI - Radeon RX 570 8 GB ARMOR OC Video Card $109.99 @ Newegg
Case Fractal Design - Focus G Mini MicroATX Mini Tower Case $50.03 @ Walmart
Power Supply Corsair - TXM Gold 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply $63.96 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $563.93
Mail-in rebates -$40.00
Total $523.93
*Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-05-31 12:35 EDT-0400
  • 7 months ago
  • 2 points

I like this build over Raptors only because of the SSD, it is a brand i recognize, while Inland i have no idea about.

I'd go for this one over raptors, but just my somewhat knowledgeable opinion. :)

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 3 2200G 3.5 GHz Quad-Core Processor $86.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard ASRock - B450M PRO4 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard $69.99 @ Newegg
Memory OLOy - 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $74.99 @ Newegg
Storage Intel - 660p Series 512 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $62.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card XFX - Radeon RX 570 4 GB XXX Edition Video Card $119.85 @ Amazon
Case Fractal Design - Focus G Mini MicroATX Mini Tower Case $50.03 @ Walmart
Power Supply Corsair - CX (2017) 450 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $39.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $504.73
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-05-31 13:16 EDT-0400

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