- 6 months ago
Hello, everyone! I’ll start off by sharing my situation. I am 15 years old. I started researching PC-building last May, and have been fascinated ever since. I attempted to get a job over the summer to build my own PC, but not many places hire at 15, in fact only 2 places do in my area. Needless to say, I didn’t get the job. Recently, I’ve been working on creating a super budget PC build for a Christmas present. I squeezed every last drop of performance out of the $550 budget. However, this budget needs to go down to $500. It’s getting to the point where, in my opinion, a dedicated GPU isn’t even worth it anymore and it’d be better to get one of the Ryzen APUs. Is this true?
My task for all of you wonderful people is to create two parts lists: One with a dedicated GPU and the other with the Ryzen APU. Give me your opinions on which would be the better option and why.
• Location: U.S.
• Peripherals: None. I already have a 1080p monitor, keyboard, and mouse.
• Operating System: Windows 10 Home.
• Games I’ll be playing: Minecraft, PUBG, CS:GO, and maybe some Fortnite.
My main question is this: Is it worth it to dumb down all the parts in order to get a dedicated GPU, or would I benefit more from a Ryzen APU allowing me to up the quality of the other parts?