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AvocadosToast

4 months ago

Keeping it in the $500 range, tbh.. I almost have all the parts except for the video card and power supply. Would probably get a new case, but not for now.

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Athlon 200GE 3.2 GHz Dual-Core Processor $54.30 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard MSI - X470 GAMING PLUS ATX AM4 Motherboard $136.99 @ Amazon
Memory Crucial - Ballistix Sport LT 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) DDR4-2666 Memory $40.99 @ Amazon
Video Card XFX - Radeon RX 580 8 GB GTS XXX ED Video Card $179.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply EVGA - 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply $87.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $500.26
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-06-19 10:50 EDT-0400

Comments

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Um I'm going to assume you got a high end X470 because you're planning to upgrade to Zen2, sooo

I'd get some 16gb 2666mhz RAM for 15 bucks more I'd get an EVGA G2 550w since it's a better PSU, you don't need a 750w lol If you get a new case, aim for one with great airflow, like for something with a front mesh

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

I thought Zen2 will only work on X570 motherboards or am I wrong?

Definitely planned to get a 16gb ram soon. I'll save your PSU suggestion.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Zen2 is supported on B450 and X470, while only select few B350 and X370 may support Zen2, while A320 doesn't support Zen2

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

That cpu is a big NO-NO!

If you are on low budget, get a B450 motherboard (you can upgrade cpu later) and get a Ryzen 2600. Also, for Ryzen builds you will need 3200+ Mhz memory for optimal speed.

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor ($145.88 @ Amazon)

Motherboard: ASRock - B450M PRO4 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($75.61 @ OutletPC)

Memory: Team - T-Force Vulcan 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($42.99 @ Newegg)

Video Card: MSI - Radeon RX 580 8 GB ARMOR OC Video Card ($159.99 @ Newegg)

Power Supply: EVGA - 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg)

Total: $484.46 Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-06-20 03:45 EDT-0400

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah the CPU was really cheap and I bought it just to be able to use the computer in the mean time. Any reasons not to keep the X470 I already have? seeing as the Ryzen 5 2600 is compatible.

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