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Guide

Entry Level AMD Gaming Build

Description

CPU

Our CPU of choice is the Ryzen 3 2200G. This CPU is inexpensive but still packs a punch with its 4 cores and 3.7 GHz turbo frequency. It also has an impressive integrated GPU, which will allow you to play lower demand games passably, including Fortnite.

The Ryzen 3 2200G includes a good stock cooler, so a 3rd-party cooler isn't necessary.

Motherboard

We're using a parametric filter to constantly select the best-priced motherboard while meeting selected criteria. In this case, we are filtering for mATX B450 chipsets, which will allow us to overclock the CPU without breaking the bank. The compatibility engine will filter out anything not compatible with the build.

Memory

For this build and most machines outside of the top end enthusiast realm we opted to go with 8GB of DDR4 memory. The parametric filter finds the best price on 8GB kits of memory that are within AMD’s recommended specifications. We've limited it to DDR4-2800 to DDR4-3200 as Ryzen CPUs scale well with higher frequency memory.

Storage

We're also using a parametric filter to select the best priced SSD available that is at least 240GB. The SSD can be used for your OS and a handful of games. Additionally, we're using a parametric filter to select the best-priced 1TB drive. Everyone's needs are different, so feel free to increase capacities or remove a drive to fit yours.

GPU

We have set a parametric filter for the best-priced Radeon RX 570, which will let you play any popular game available today, including Fortnite, PUBG, and Apex Legends.

Case

The Cooler Master MasterBox Q300L is an mATX mini tower case with 2x front panel USB 3.0 Gen 1 ports and fits full-size graphics cards without issue. It provides several cable management holes and a couple patterned magnetic dust filters for easy removal and cleaning. If you so wish, you can also move the I/O panel to up to six different locations on the case.

PSU

For the PSU, we're using a parametric selection of a few well-reviewed semi-modular and modular units, which are all rated for good power efficiency and can provide plenty of power for this build.

Intel Version

Here is the Intel version of our Entry Level Gaming Guide.

Compatibility: No issues or incompatibilities found.

Component Selection Base Promo Shipping Tax Price Where
CPU AMD - Ryzen 3 2200G 3.5 GHz Quad-Core Processor
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Motherboard MSI - B450M PRO-VDH Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard

From parametric filter: Socket / CPU: AM4; Chipset: AMD B450; Memory Slots: 4 - 16

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Memory

From parametric filter: Speed: DDR4-2800, DDR4-2933, DDR4-3000, DDR4-3200; Type: 288-pin DIMM; Modules: 2 x 4GB

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Storage Western Digital - Green 240 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive

From parametric filter: Capacity: 240 GB - 15360 GB; Type: SSD

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$50.13
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$50.13
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Storage Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive

From parametric filter: Capacity: 1000 GB - 15360 GB; Type: 7200RPM; Form Factor: 3.5"

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$70.81
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Video Card MSI - Radeon RX 570 4 GB ARMOR OC Video Card

From parametric filter: Chipset: Radeon RX 570

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$219.00
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Case Cooler Master - MasterBox Q300 MicroATX Mini Tower Case
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Power Supply SeaSonic - FOCUS Gold 450 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply

From parametric selection: Show

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Total: $783.39

Comments

  • 2 months ago
  • 10 points

I have a 10yr old who is interested in gaming and wants to have a gaming computer. Is this a good starter computer for a 10yr old? If he likes it is it easy to add to this and make it bigger? Right now he is in the fortnight craze and Minecraft. Is this a good choice for playing these games? Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated as a parent I’m ver hesitant about getting him his own computer with all that is out there that could potentially be hurtful to him.

  • 2 months ago
  • 7 points

Yes, this pc plays fortnite and minecraft smoothly and is a very good chice for playing these games (it is actually a bit overkill).

  • 2 months ago
  • 3 points

Yes this is a bit overkill for him. You easily can instead of a 2200g with rx 570 use a r5 2400g and FORTNITE and Minecraft will run easily at med on FORTNITE and obviously maxed out in Minecraft

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

I think fortnight sucks, but yes this will work. Oh, and for all the people who say it is overkill, read this: He's going to be playing FortNite when he first gets it, he might start playing more graphic games in the future like PUBG, Exodous, APEX Legends, etc. Also, as he gets updates, adds add-ons, fills up his steam library, you and your son is gonna wish he had gotten something better.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

I'm thinking about getting this PC for myself, but not for FortNite, for PUBG, CS:GO, and maybe APEX Legends, but APEX Legends is like FortNite, people only like it because it's popular.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Ummm…. You do know you have to build it your self, right? Also Windows 10 comes with parental settings so you can limit his screen time, block websites, and stuff like that.

  • 25 days ago
  • 1 point

I would get a Ryzen 5 1600 or maybe even a Ryzen 7 1700, they will cost you a little bit more but they are great CPU's and would allow future upgradability

  • 1 month ago
  • 0 points

2200g actually has a nice integrated gpu, if you want to save a few bucks. But if you want to upgrade in the future, I would recommend getting a 2400g, which is more powerful cpu and can be paired with something like a rx 580 or gtx 1660ti in the future. Everything else in this guide is good enough for a system like that. With the integrated graphics on lower settings he should be fine, but would reccomend upgrading in future to run newer (and more demanding) games.

  • 22 days ago
  • 4 points

I love your choice of parts but I'd add at least one extra case fan as the thermals of the case aren't the best. This fan is about $10 and would allow you to overclock the GPU to a more stable clock with the same thermals.
https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835186033 Or even this one for the same price to keep with the same blue theme of the case. http://www.coolermaster.com/cooling/case-fan/sickleflow-120-2000rpm-red-led/

  • 2 months ago
  • 3 points

I really like this build I can't to start putting a computer together. And I love how it's constantly updated.

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

Looks like someone watches BitWit. He did basically this same build 2200g/570 combo. Runs games better than most people would probably expect. Solid entry level build.

  • 2 months ago
  • -1 points

As a processor, the 1300x would be better because it has a higher boost and supports PCIe x16 (the 2200g only supports upto x8).

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

The 2200G is slightly more efficient, and PCIe x8 is still enough for most GPUs you would pair with it

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

Cool build. I wonder if someone could tell me if this build would run World of Warcraft at medium settings at least? Should I expect this to perform well for that game? It's basically the only game I'd be playing. Thanks!

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

yes

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Definitely

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

Hello, I was wondering if this had an audio jack already built in? (I am new) I also wondered if this would be able to run virtual reality games such as oculus. Also I love this site and how everyone is positive and helps one another

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

The case has both a headphone and mic jack. For oculus rift an RX 580 is recommended instead of an RX 570, but a 570 might be acceptable. If you want to go the 580 route, the 2200g shouldn't bottleneck it.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you! Also this does NOT come with an operating system right? I will have to buy the operating system separately?

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Correct, OS is a separate purchase.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Dumb question but, how do you buy Windows 10 is it a physical thing or digital?

  • 2 months ago
  • 0 points

Search up windows os for which ever windows version u want. Plug in a flash drive and download the file on the flash drive. Then when u build ur pc you plug the flash drive in and power it on. Simple as that. Or you could just search “how to download windows for free” on YouTube lol

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  • 25 days ago
  • 1 point

Use of Windows must be done with a legitimate product key.

Per Microsoft:

You are authorized to use this software only if you are properly licensed and the software has been properly activated with a genuine product key or by other authorized method.

For more information please see: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/Useterms/Retail/Windows/10/UseTerms_Retail_Windows_10_English.htm

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

What type of FPS do you think this build could achieve running Rocket League with modest display options?

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

Probably 90+ on max 1080p. Rocket League is not demanding and the 570 is a pretty good entry-mid card. For reference it averages 65fps on Battlefield 1 on 1080p max. So Rocket League would be a walk in the park.

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  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

At around how much FPS will fortnite run at with this build?

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

with low or med settings

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

wrong this will run about med to highish settings 60fps

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

depends on the game. You'll be able to play games like dota 2, LOL and rocket league fine on max, and fortnite and similar games you might want to turn it down to high settings. If your playing shadow of the tomb raider and Games of that sort I would recommend looking at the modest amd build guide.

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

yea obviously a 2200g and Rx 570 will not play all triple a max settings or even high at enjoyable fps

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

How would this build do with some more recent AAA games like RE2 or Metro Exodus? Presumably not great at max settings, but I'm trying to get a general idea.

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

Well AMD has a promo running right now for the 570 4GB (from Gigabyte) which includes getting RE2 and another game (DMC5 or The Division 2). All 3 with the 590.

So I'm guessing the build would be good for playing RE2.

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

First time building a gaming computer.

The reviews of the hard drive (Hitachi - Ultrastar 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive) are not the best. Can these be ignored? If not, what is a recommended replacement hard drive which is compatible with these other components?

Thanks!

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

probably a caviar blue or Seagate 1tb drive for a little more money

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

Does anyone know around what FPS this build will run on CSGO and Rainbow Six Seige? I am 14 and don’t know much about these parts and I will mainly be playing these games.

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

This Run CSGO very easily bc its not that hard to run and im not so sure about rss bc I dont play that but it will probably not be a problem to run. CSGO will probably run anywhere from 100-180ish fps rrs probably 60-85

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

i play rainbow six siege with this build at high settings at around 100 fps.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Ok thank you, I actually bought this a few days ago and the parts are supposed to be in today. I will be building it today. Thanks for the help.

  • 28 days ago
  • 1 point

hey im 14 as well, i played on an imac that had 30-50 fps range for csgo lol, tell me how much fps you get when you play csgo on the computer. I'd probably build this pc for my birthday.

  • 6 hours ago
  • 1 point

Hey dude, this will easily run CSGO at 300fps maxed out, I have a weaker build and it does absolutely fine.

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

Im looking to to get a cheaper pc for RTS games, and modded terraria and minecraft, is there anyway to make this more cost effective or is this pretty basic? send me a new list if anyone fancy it doing it:D

Peace and Love

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

https://pcpartpicker.com/list/yW86WD this just has a slightly worse gpu

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

i think there is no point in buying the rx 560 because integrated graphics in 2200g are still not that bad and you save yourself 100 bucks. Also, i hate it when people comment on build guides about building pcs while there is a forum for that: https://pcpartpicker.com/forums/forum/27-create-a-part-list-for-me/. Spread the word.

  • 23 days ago
  • 2 points

About the case fans?

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi im new, how much fps will this pc give me on med settings? And will all these parts go together? Im trying to build my first pc but a lil lost

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

It depends on the game. This will give you 40-60 fps on most AAA titles, but for more demanding open world games expect frames to get into the 30s and you may have to use lower settings. Yes, these parts should all fit together. If you want to build the pc even cheaper and don't care about 30 fps at low settings you can ditch the video card, the Ryzen 2200g CPU had integrated graphics.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

would there be any upgrades i could get instead of the parts listed to get a steady 60 fps across the board? maybe $100-200

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Again it would depend on the game. Upgrading the CPU to the Ryzen 5 2600 would help.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

probably pubg, csgo, lol, starcraft, fortnite, r6siege, maybe some for honor. i wouldnt mind dropping the quality a bit i just want steady 60fps at minimum. i dont want potato graphics though so if theres any upgrades that would help, ill do it. would the 2600 be enough?

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

No, it'd be more worthwhile upgrading your GPU rather than CPU. I'd get a 580 8GB.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Your best bet will be getting an RX 580 instead of and RX 570

  • 2 months ago
  • -1 points

This would do fine at medium settings in almost every game

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Definitely new to everything about pc gaming. I want to get a good but affordable pc to get into strictly iracing ....My question is would this be suitable to run iracing ?

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes

  • 2 months ago
  • -2 points

I assume you're talking about this game: https://www.iracing.com/

If so, definitely. You could run this game at 1080p over 120FPS easy (if your monitor supports it). You could probably pull 1440p 85FPS also.

iRacing isn't a very demanding game. If that's all your looking to play, I'd go with this gaming PC: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/WcwvxG

I left the same case, but you can change it out if you'd like.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Thinking of building this for my friend, but I see no WiFi on the mobo, does it have built in WiFi or not?

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

I see if you go to Newegg and look up this board, they have a model that includes wi-fi.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

How would this fair at running Rainbow Six Siege at 60fps and 1080p?

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  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

hello, is it possible to run ark full?

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

Sorry, but no. Ark is a VERY demanding game. Even with the "excellent" or "magnificent" builds you'd get frame drops on full settings. I think if you played on low settings you might hover around 30-40 fps, but there would still be drops bringing it lower occasionally.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

OK, thanks. which configuration guide is recommended for this game?

  • 2 months ago
  • 0 points

Things like People pubg, COD4, FORTNITE or even Battlefield will at least hit 60fps avg on medium with this build

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Could this PC run Fortnite(high) Rainbow Six Siege (Atleast Medium if not High) and Unturned?

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Idk about the other two but it can run fortnite 60 fps at ultra.

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

Alright then it should be able to run the other two, thank you

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi I'm new here and to computer building I want it to game but mostly run things like obs slobs etc and get my stream setup good is there anyway to upgrade this build buy like 100 dollars I'm ready to buy all the parts but really nervous don't wanna mess anything up

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

instead of a rx 570 try upgrading to rx 580

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

Really not much of a difference going from 570 to 580

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi, this is my first build I was wondering what type of games I could run if I didn't put in a graphics card and also does the motherboard have a psi slot for a wireless internet adapter?

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

yes, the motherboard has pci slots for a network adapter. If you didn't put the rx 570 you can run games like dota 2, CS:GO, fortnite and league of legends pretty well.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm just asking how is the customer experience from the delivery options. For example how long did it take to arrive and what condition it was in or did you ever get it?

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Will this PC run GTA 5 smoothly?

  • 2 months ago
  • 3 points

yes

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey there! I'm kinda new to gaming builds : I'm targeting a very specific game to play, so I can make this pc last for a few years. This game I'm interested in it's The Witcher 3 : can this build run it with decent settings? Do I have to buy a different RAM package or a different GPU to make it work better?

Thanks to everyone in advance for helping me with these questions!

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

you should be able to play witcher 3 at around medium settings. if you wanted to upgrade it I would do the cpu to a ryzen 5 and get another 8gb of ram. the gpu is okay but if you wanted somthing better I would get a 1060 6gb

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Does the case come with fans in it or i have to get my own and can it run destiny 2 and apex legends on high settings

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Not sure about apex but im playing destiny 2 at max settings on this build

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

I like the build and Is a great option for my specifics, Im sure it can also run Team Fortress 2 and other valve games with video options turned down.

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

it will be able all valve games at max. their games are very easy to run.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

What is the OS for this build? I would like to use Windows 10, but i’m wondering if it’s interchangeable.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

It is interchangeable, and Windows 10 works.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi I am wondering if this build could handle, skyrime, fallout 4 with mods. And could it possibly handle some shooter games like Call of Duty and other shooting games. Also would it handle a Medium a mount of content creation ?-? if not could I upgrade anything so it can. Because I really like the case its self lol. I am a noob at this so if can take the time to respond it would be greatly apricated.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

it will be able to play all the games you mentioned and you should be able to do content creation stuff.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Do you think this could run Dark Souls 3?

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

yes

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Hello I’m a first pc builder and have no idea what I’m doing. I want a pc to play two specific games overwatch and apex legends. Would this build be able to run these games smoothly?

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

yes

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes, both 70-90fps on 1080p max settings which is smooth so you're good.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

easily

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Goodday everyone! I have a noob question here, Could this run games like LOL and WOW without the GPU? I to max it on LOL, it's ok if low settings in WOW. btw i have an old GT 630 if its ok to pair it with ryzen 3.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Not at max, but yes, also the Vega 8 integrated is faster than the GT 630

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Would it be worth the money to buy exchange the CPU with a Ryzen 5 2400? The most difficult for the PC I would be playing is PUBG.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

its only 40 bucks more but its not really worth it but it will be a noticeable difference

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

I’ve always had some no good laptop to play my games on and all I could play was Minecraft. Even that had to be on the lowest settings possible. This build has caught my eye. I was wondering if it could run all of the games I am actually wanting to play. I already know from reading previous comments and the information above that I can play Fortnite and Minecraft. Which I’m really happy to see. But I was wondering if I could play my other games I want to play. Like:

Skyrim. Battlefield. Fortnite. Minecraft. Eve. League of legends. DayZ. Fallout 4

These are all the games I have been wanting to play for ages. I haven’t managed to play any of them due to having a bad computer. This build seems really worth it if it can run all of these games. I’d prefer if it could run these games on atleast medium settings.

My only problem is now; after purchasing all of the parts for this. I’m not actually sure how to put them together. Could someone also link me a video or something that could teach me how to build this?

Thank you for reading if you read my comment. I’d just like to know if it could run those games.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

yes all of those games that you mentioned will for the most part (not so sure with Battlefield) run on medium 60fps at least.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

So I have looked online and I found that I can buy a Ryzen 5 1600 processor for just $80 at my local Micro Center and a 8GB RX 580 for $170. Should I get this or is the build fine as it is?Also, should I trust eBay for computer parts? It says that there is a brand new RX 580 for$120 but I don't know how reliable eBay is in the context of computer components. Thanks :]

EDIT: Heh, nevermind. Someone already bought the RX 580. Should I still get the Ryzen 5 though? EDIT 2: Alright! Scratch that! At my local Micro Center they sell 8gb RX 580 for $170, so I'm gonna go with that instead if it's worth it.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Get the Ryzen 5 1600 since it's 6 cores/12 threads.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

So i am having problems with the OS. I bought a Windows 10 Home 64 Bit Full disc version. Im using an external disc drive to load it. Although when i try to load it to the Hard Drive, it doesnt work. And tells me i may have files missing or corrupted, even though its a clean drive with only the board driver on it. I dont really understand why. Can somone help me?

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Also, what order should I load the drivers? I have Motherboard, Graphics Card, and Windows 10 OS.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

If the MOBO needs a BIOS update do that first. Then let Windows update before you install GPU drivers.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Is it normal if there is no CPU cooler on this build? I want to make this PC for a friend but I don't want the CPU to overheat after 1 year.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

the 2200g comes with a cooler in the box with preinstalled TP on it

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

can it run minecraft and OBS and discord at the same time?

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Does anyone have a good recommendation for a wifi compatible motherboard on this build? My current setup doesn't allow for an ethernet connection and I'm inexperienced.

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

buy a WI-FI adapter that u will plug into usb or even pcie

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

a more well rounded build for a few bucks more https://pcpartpicker.com/list/GTVMWD

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Hi, I have a youtube channel and would like more hard drive space for videos is one terabyte enough for atleast a dozen videos before deleting them from my files?

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Get a 2 or 3TB internal.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Does anyone know if this could run Beam-ng-Drive at medium settings?

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

I'm looking to build a PC and am very much a noob when it comes to knowing the best parts/combinations and what will run the games I'm looking to play. That being said, excuse my questions if they come off as no-brainers. I would really only be using the PC for gaming, surfing the web and maybe playing around on some DAWs.

The games I intend to play are WoW, Apex Legends, Fortnite, potentially something like Rust and Total War/Warhammer.

Would this be able to run those games at max or at least High settings?

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

hey guys im new to pc building but im looking for a pc that can run Old School Runescape 50fps and Runescape 3 is this a pc for me thank u

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

I don't know why but I feel like Fortnite, PUBG, and Apex Legends aren't "real" games for me to start building a entry level computer around. How good is this build for modern titles like The Division 2, something like Far Cry 5 or the new Sekiro that recently came out? I'm still new at this btw, so sorry for the noob question.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

would this pc be good for a really low budget streamer setup or should i try something else

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

this will be pretty much perfect for a low budget streamer.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Can this build run dota 2 at 120+ fps while at medium or higher settings?

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Hey, I'm looking into building a pc, and was wondering how well this game could run Apex Legends. Would it be able to run 60+ fps?

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

easily. though when landing it might drop to the 40's because it has to process the whole map and u are moving fast

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Hello, I am trying to slowly build a computer for my house, general usage, nothing crazy, don't even play games....with that said, we have a mac mini and hate it. I went with mac because I was sick of all the PC bloatware and how amazingly slow a PC can become after a year or 2.

My hope is to build a nice, simple, but fast computer that will take of word processing, general internet usage and a few other things. I like the look and price of this build....is it overkill?

Finally, does building a computer like this prevent all the crappy adware/bloatware that comes with pre-built from best buy? thanks for the help.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

it is kind of overkill for simple use. in fact if u just take out the graphics card the Vega 8 in the CPU will be more than enough for day to day general use. for ur other question there will only be the apps that are like straight windows only. but buying a key can cost money. anymore from 15-100 dollars. you also dont want to buy the key from windows as they charge 100+ dollars for it. instead there are many websites that sell then for 10-20 bucks.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

This would be a perfect build for your needs. And yeah, building it yourself will save you the hassle with bloatware. Just look out that sometimes the driver CDs that come with the hardware have some bloatware on it.. But you can simply opt out of installing it.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Will this set up run Farm simulator 2019 smooth?

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Would this be a good build to run AUTO CAD software? Trying to find a budget build. Thank you.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

If you are looking into a budget workstation I would rather opt for a Ryzen 5 2600. It has SMT and 2 more cores. It is a much better CPU for heavier workloads.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Hi, could this play apex at max settings?

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

Well depends at what Resolution. I suggest you look up some benchmarks on youtube. Something like "Rx 570 Apex 1080p benchmarks". You probably want to set the settings to high/medium to get the most fps out of it. I think in fps gamesfps > graphics. But yeah... the RX 570 should hold up quite good in apex

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for this build.

This case has got some mixed reviews on Youtube that has me worried - specifically the inability to dissipate heat.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

So I want to build this. My only issues are does it need more than just this? Case fans, OS, CPU cooling, etc.?

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Does anyone know if this works good

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Can this run CSGO, overwatch, fortnite, and apex legends all on medium?

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Can anyone tell me if this will be able to run World of Warcraft and what the fps will be? Thanks.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Hey, this is my first build and want to get the best bang for my buck. I'm not 100% knowledgeable on this but I'll try my best lol. I'm not into gaming to much at the moment, but it may be something I'll get into later. I've tweaked some things and com out with this: https://pcpartpicker.com/user/Retro_R/saved/RHrx6h. Does anyone have good recommendations for if I should change anything, like a better graphics card, processor, etc?

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

TL;DR: It depends on how much you're willing to spend and what you want to do with it. I can give you suggestions that'd tweak your build for productivity, but, for entry level gaming, your build is just fine. Productivity tweaks below.

So my suggestion has a few caveats. Is money an object? I'll assume you aren't trying to break the bank here. Also, what do you want to use it for currently, if not gaming? Productivity?

RAM: Well, if you think you'll have a lot of programs / tabs open simultaneously - say for research or something - you should get more than 8GB of RAM. I'd say 16 is a sweet spot, but some people go for more just to be safe. The more RAM you have the less likely you will be swap data between RAM and your hard drive or SSD when doing a lot of tasks at once.

CPU: I'd say the CPU is good enough, but something with a higher core/thread count would benefit you more for productivity, if that's you're goal. Now, you don't HAVE to whip out a threadripper... but it would be cool and perform really well.

GPU: Similar story for the graphics card, though I'd go a bit higher personally (say, RX 590). Or you could get a graphics card more geared towards things like CAD work if that's what you'll be doing, such as NVidia's Quadro series or AMD's Firepro series. Keep in mind that these graphics cards don't do so well with gaming, so if you want to do both, considering buying both a work and gaming card and swapping out which card you're using when you game/work. Or just building a separate workstation from your gaming rig. Kinda costly, but some people prefer it.

Storage: If you're going to be doing a lot of productivity that involves frequently moving/making larger files, maybe a larger/another SSD, or even swapping the HDD with a hybrid? I don't do much work of that kind anymore, but that was my plan before I stopped. Honestly, though, what specs you should aim for really depends on what you'll be using the computer for.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

I'm probably only gonna use it for web browsing, discord, and maybe virtual boxes. I don't wanna spend too much (less than $1000 for sure) but don't really have a price range. I'm probably gonna use Chrome, or Firefox (prob Firefox more bc I've had issues with chrome). I added a CPU with some more cores so that should be good. I'm looking at RTX 580s, since I've been told to look at those. I'm also thinking to keep 8GB ram for right now and when prices drop, get the other 2 8GB ram sticks.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Oh, you can definitely get that for less than $1000 (assuming you mean RX 580s). I get that RAM is expensive, so it's up to you to asses value for picking 8 or 16. Also, I'm using Firefox too for that exact reason. Good luck!

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Solid, but I have a gripe or two. While you come in with a nice price tag for an entry level build, I have to wonder if 8 gigs of ram is actually enough in 2019 and going forward. While most things would run well enough (except maybe chrome), you pretty much leave no room for multitasking, in my experience, and would definitely run into performance issues for, say, Minecraft (it's ever evolving nature can potentially use up a lot of RAM as it generates new terrain, especially if you have a decently high render distance). That's the biggest example I can think of, but a number of multiplayer games also have increasing demands for memory as the number of players increases. It doesn't have to be the fastest memory, but just 8 gigs seems limiting for a desktop.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

This will definetely be able to run fortnite on high settings a little over 60 FPS

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

If he's only going to play a few games, don't get the hard drive and spend more on a 500 GB ssd

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Looking for an entry level gaming PC for my son who wants to start gaming on PC. He wants to play Minecraft (w/mod packs?), Roblox, etc. Figure building one would be a good experience for us and may be a cheaper route. Would this build work for our needs? Is it upgradable for when he wants to add more memory, better GPU, etc?

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Great questions! This build will definitely work for your needs and with typical Minecraft mods. I feel it's best to mention that there's nothing really restricting how demanding Minecraft mods can get, so I'm sure there are some crazy ones that wouldn't work on this PC, though many of those mods probably wouldn't work reasonably on any PC :P

The parametric filter for the motherboard is set to require a minimum of 4 RAM slots, and the parametric filter for the memory is set to require exactly 2 sticks of 4GB each of RAM (for a total of 8GB). This means there will definitely be room for another 2 sticks of RAM to be easily installed at a later date.

Simlarly, the GPU is very easy to swap out in just about all builds, including this one!

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

This will be my first pc, wondering how many frames it would be able to run fortnite at about medium settings?

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Is this a good build for light to moderate gaming and web? https://pcpartpicker.com/list/hG8wBb

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Depends on the game, if it is light games, like Rocket League, or something like that, you can run on max settings, but if it is a more demanding game, you might just have to run it on medium, but of course, it is good for web browsing.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

I'm thinking I'll maybe play PUBG maybe CS:GO, also TF2, GTA5, etc. Would a RX580 help?

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, a RX580 would definitely help with the gaming performance.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Ok, I added it, just wanted to make sure. I think the processor (Ryzen 5 2600) and video card (MSI RX580) are VR ready? IDK may try it

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Yes, the Ryzen 5 2600 and the RX 580 are VR ready, as stated on the AMD website. Link: https://www.amd.com/en/technologies/vr-ready-processors

  • 29 days ago
  • 1 point

can you link the rx 580 that you bought? trying to find the right one as i am new to this and there are a lot of variations

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

I haven't used AMD does it come with thermal paste?

  • 29 days ago
  • 1 point

Incoming GTX 1650

  • 29 days ago
  • 1 point

does anyone know how gta plays on this build?

  • 27 days ago
  • 1 point

Sorry im new to building pc's but would this be a decent build to record for ty and stream? Also playing games like primal carnage, subnautica, just games that are decent graphics but not insanely high?

  • 26 days ago
  • 1 point

The only things I would change about this build is the SSD to a M.2 because M.2's are faster, plus you can find a 128 GB for $32, and the power supply, I would go gold rated for that just because the last time I had a bronze rated PSU it blew out and it took most of my PC with it, so a bit skeptical about anything lower than a gold rated PSU. But overall great Build selection. Also if you have the money to drop, then try to snag 16 GB of ram instead of the 8 GB

  • 25 days ago
  • 1 point

Any good options for a cooler?

  • 25 days ago
  • 1 point

Does anyone know if this will play apex with decent Fps?

  • 24 days ago
  • 1 point

Someone please comment will this setup run Swtor smoothly? Please someone help

  • 9 days ago
  • 1 point

Wondering if this could run Assassins creed Unity and games that are similar in graphics?

  • 8 days ago
  • 1 point

I might go with a bit faster memory; maybe 3400 Ghz even if an argument by performance-per-dollar math might not be clear-cut. That System would still price-out between $500 and $520, so not too much more

I just know if people look at these specs, that is the ONE issue people will nag about, "Oh, your RAM is slow for a Ryzen build..."

So, to AVOID that sort of discussion as people look at you system just spend the extra $50.

  • 6 days ago
  • 1 point

Hi there, im another newbie to pcs and gaming. Aside from games, how would this build handle programming stuff? like python and C programs that are medium intensive in terms of run times and load? Also, does this come with Windows 10, or do I have to buy it separately?

  • 6 days ago
  • 1 point

The stock cooler is only good if you're not using APU. If you're more into playing lower demand games, a GPU is not needed, but you will need a 3rd party cooler (Cooler Master: Hyper 212 is a good one for a low price) to keep your CPU at a stable temperature.

  • 6 days ago
  • 1 point

im new to computer building... if i got 16 gb of ram instead of 8 gb could i still get all the other listed parts?

  • 2 days ago
  • 1 point

You are missing a cooler.

  • 2 days ago
  • 1 point

The CPU includes a cooler.

  • 2 days ago
  • 1 point

how many fps will be in Cs Go on this PC

  • 1 day ago
  • 1 point

I am thinking of building this PC. I would like to play shooter videogames, such as Fortnite, Apex, and COD. The thing is I would like to keep playing on my Xbox controller, would I be able to play with a controller on this PC?

  • 2 months ago
  • 0 points

Hey , can somebody make me a best pc (AMD) for 400$ without case ?!

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point
  • 2 months ago
  • -3 points
  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

No

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

ITS TRASH

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

ATHLON, REALLY AT 3.2 GHz, DON'T QUIT UR DAY JOB TO BECOME A PC BUILDER

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

and its still over 450 dollars lol

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

The cpu is terrible. Upgrade to either the 2200g or 1200 then it would be modest. Then u do know that there are cheaper rx 570 8gb cards than the 4gb card you have in your list. Other than that it’s alright

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

It's pretty bad.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

because of the cpu?

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

Yes, nobody games on dual-core anymore and games like Apex Legends need at least a quad-core CPU. thus a 200GE won't get you very far.

  • 1 month ago
  • 0 points

Imagine if you could only game on a single core processor. But it could be a very powerful single-core processor that you could just put four threads on to make it like a 4-core processor.

  • 29 days ago
  • 0 points

This is a quad core processor

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  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ErjIkriXKiA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LGTqOqznXKw

the second uses an older gpu but its still the same concept

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