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Entry Level AMD Gaming Build

by ThoughtA

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.

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Compatibility Check: No issues/incompatibilities found.

Estimated Wattage: 252W
Component Selection Base Promo Shipping Tax Price Where
CPU €95.00 €9.95 €104.95 Komplett Buy
Motherboard
From parametric filter
  • Socket / CPU: AM4
  • Chipset: AMD B450
  • RAM Slots: 4 - 16
€78.04 €78.04 Custompc Buy
Memory
From parametric filter
  • Speed: DDR4-2800, DDR4-2933, DDR4-3000, DDR4-3200
  • Type: 288-pin DIMM
  • Size: 8GB (2x4GB)
€65.44 €65.44 Custompc Buy
Storage
From parametric filter
  • Capacity: 240 GB - 15360 GB
  • Type: SSD
€33.27 €33.27 Custompc Buy
From parametric filter
  • Capacity: 1000 GB - 15360 GB
  • Type: 7200RPM
  • Form Factor: 3.5"
€44.91 €44.91 Custompc Buy
Video Card
From parametric filter
  • Chipset: Radeon RX 570
€195.71 €195.71 Custompc Buy
Case €49.00 €9.95 €58.95 Komplett Buy
Power Supply €79.59 €79.59 Custompc Buy
Base Total: €640.96
Shipping: €19.90
Total: €660.86
* Using your selected merchants and only including nearby in-store pickup prices)
* Some physical dimension restrictions cannot (yet) be automatically checked, such as cpu cooler / RAM clearance with modules using tall heat spreaders.

Comments Sorted by:

Joseph0534 8 points 1 month ago

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.

Sharaths21312 7 points 1 month ago

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

Lasezz 3 points 1 month ago

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

tonikisek 1 point 28 days ago

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.

thomaskredpath 1 point 9 days ago

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.

thomaskredpath 1 point 9 days ago

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.

Ta1241 1 Build 1 point 8 days ago

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.

RainbowRoads 3 points 1 month ago

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

ctrobin1 2 points 1 month ago

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!

eesti 2 points 1 month ago

yes

Skwere 1 point 1 month ago

Definitely

Crossbolt27 2 points 1 month ago

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

johnpost 2 points 1 month ago

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.

Crossbolt27 1 point 1 month ago

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

XxChevyMoneyXx 2 points 1 month ago

You can technically get a free window 10 operating system for free with a watermark heres the link to get it

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bkafkI32Cs0

Noxast 1 point 1 month ago

Correct, OS is a separate purchase.

NP_Three 1 point 1 month ago

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

Lasezz 0 points 1 month ago

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

Ort1z 2 points 1 month ago

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

Noxast 2 points 1 month ago

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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pcnooblmaoo 2 points 1 month ago

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

pcnooblmaoo 1 point 1 month ago

with low or med settings

Lasezz 2 points 1 month ago

wrong this will run about med to highish settings 60fps

TotallyWafflez 1 point 21 days ago

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.

Lasezz 2 points 20 days ago

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

RootBeardGuy 2 points 1 month ago

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.

AvocadosToast 2 points 1 month ago

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.

bokononista 2 points 1 month ago

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!

Lasezz 2 points 1 month ago

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

Jdub2023 2 points 1 month ago

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.

Lasezz 2 points 1 month ago

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

Potatogamer1230 1 point 15 days ago

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

Jdub2023 1 point 4 days ago

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.

PaCeri 1 point 2 days ago

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.

GezSch 2 points 1 month ago

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

Lasezz 1 point 1 month ago

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

tonikisek 1 point 28 days ago

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.

reuan 1 point 1 month ago

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

Jafjaf5 1 Build 1 point 1 month ago

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.

Seas 1 point 1 month ago

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

Triniking 1 Build 1 point 1 month ago

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

Seas 1 point 1 month ago

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?

mantaray202 2 points 1 month ago

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

johnpost 1 point 1 month ago

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

chimpyxx -1 points 1 month ago

This would do fine at medium settings in almost every game

Bmorningstar87 1 point 1 month ago

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 ?

eesti 1 point 1 month ago

Yes

JoshSh -2 points 1 month ago

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.

404_ERROR 1 point 1 month ago

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

DerBengel 1 point 1 month ago

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

GrabEmByTheDew 1 point 1 month ago

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

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Kekra 1 point 1 month ago

hello, is it possible to run ark full?

Nathiest 2 points 1 month ago

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.

Kekra 1 point 1 month ago

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

Lasezz 0 points 1 month ago

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

Noxast 1 point 1 month ago

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.

Sharaths21312 -1 points 1 month ago

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

eesti 2 points 1 month ago

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

XxChevyMoneyXx 1 point 1 month ago

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

Sharaths21312 1 point 1 month ago

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

XxChevyMoneyXx 2 points 1 month ago

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

Bryanwhopewell 1 point 1 month ago

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

arshaumh12 1 point 1 month ago

instead of a rx 570 try upgrading to rx 580

Lasezz 2 points 1 month ago

Really not much of a difference going from 570 to 580

HotMangoBoy 1 point 1 month ago

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?

Sharaths21312 1 point 1 month ago

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.

HotMangoBoy 1 point 1 month ago

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?

Travis101 1 point 1 month ago

Will this PC run GTA 5 smoothly?

eesti 3 points 1 month ago

yes

MrHyd 1 point 1 month ago

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!

Potatogamer1230 1 point 1 month ago

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

Sab_Moya13 1 point 1 month ago

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

Potatogamer1230 1 point 1 month ago

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

Dqwk11 1 point 1 month ago

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.

Potatogamer1230 2 points 1 month ago

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

Dqwk11 1 point 1 month ago

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

Noxast 1 point 1 month ago

It is interchangeable, and Windows 10 works.

UnsocialAtol501 1 point 1 month ago

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.

Potatogamer1230 1 point 1 month ago

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

TheDiamondSh4rk 1 point 1 month ago

Do you think this could run Dark Souls 3?

eesti 1 point 1 month ago

yes

Reyesjesse 1 point 1 month ago

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?

eesti 1 point 1 month ago

yes

Noxast 1 point 1 month ago

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

Lasezz 1 point 1 month ago

easily

lrak019 1 point 1 month ago

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.

eesti 1 point 1 month ago

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

Benja_1223 1 point 1 month ago

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.

Lasezz 1 point 1 month ago

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

Hexadecimals 1 point 1 month ago

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.

Lasezz 1 point 1 month ago

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

Tzx613 1 Build 1 point 1 month ago

Can someone direct me to the best video guide closest to this build?

Lasezz 1 point 1 month ago

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

volvulous 1 point 1 month ago

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.

Triniking 1 Build 1 point 1 month ago

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

Dqwk11 1 point 1 month ago

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?

Dqwk11 1 point 1 month ago

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

Triniking 1 Build 1 point 28 days ago

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

Budut 1 point 1 month ago

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.

Lasezz 1 point 1 month ago

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

RyanMerten 1 point 1 month ago

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

aHikeW 1 point 1 month ago

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.

Lasezz 2 points 1 month ago

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

Lasezz 1 point 1 month ago

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

PCBuilder73 1 point 1 month ago

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?

Triniking 1 Build 1 point 28 days ago

Get a 2 or 3TB internal.

parvoif 1 point 1 month ago

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

Tiranek 1 point 29 days ago

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?

Asalcedo91 1 point 29 days ago

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

AvocadosToast 1 point 28 days ago

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.

cyborgwalrus 1 point 28 days ago

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

Lasezz 1 point 26 days ago

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

Blaaaaank 1 point 28 days ago

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

NervousScarab94 1 point 27 days ago

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?

Lasezz 1 point 26 days ago

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

ajmikola 1 point 26 days ago

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.

Lasezz 1 point 26 days ago

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.

Lobsterareawesome 8 Builds 1 point 19 days ago

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.

dbirch29 1 point 24 days ago

Will this set up run Farm simulator 2019 smooth?

DDJenkins 1 point 22 days ago

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

Lobsterareawesome 8 Builds 1 point 19 days ago

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.

SafetyLast 1 point 20 days ago

Hi, could this play apex at max settings?

Lobsterareawesome 8 Builds 2 points 19 days ago

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

WRD2093 1 point 20 days ago

Thanks for this build.

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

Ruveium 1 point 19 days ago

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

Pcnoob412 1 point 16 days ago

Does anyone know if this works good

dog346 1 point 12 days ago

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

xXWikiWikiXx 1 point 12 days ago

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

Retro_R 1 point 10 days ago

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?

JaBlu3 2 points 8 days ago

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.

Retro_R 1 point 8 days ago

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.

JaBlu3 1 point 7 days ago

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!

JaBlu3 1 point 9 days ago

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.

thomaskredpath 1 point 9 days ago

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

thomaskredpath 1 point 9 days ago

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

Mike2181 1 point 8 days ago

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?

ThoughtA staff submitter 1 point 8 days ago

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!

zmadan 1 point 8 days ago

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

Retro_R 1 point 8 days ago

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

FetchPlayz 1 point 7 days ago

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.

Retro_R 1 point 7 days ago

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

FetchPlayz 1 point 7 days ago

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

Retro_R 1 point 7 days ago

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

FetchPlayz 1 point 6 days ago

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

Clutvhh 1 point 3 days ago

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

Baked_Potato_69 1 point 4 days ago

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

chimpyxx 1 point 3 days ago

Incoming GTX 1650

Clutvhh 1 point 3 days ago

does anyone know how gta plays on this build?

SentinalSlay3r 1 point 1 day ago

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?

Venom_Vision90 1 point 13 hours ago

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

john29kops 0 points 1 month ago

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

Lasezz 1 point 1 month ago
john29kops -3 points 1 month ago
eesti 2 points 1 month ago

No

thomaskredpath 1 point 9 days ago

ITS TRASH

thomaskredpath 1 point 9 days ago

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

thomaskredpath 1 point 9 days ago

and its still over 450 dollars lol

Lasezz 2 points 1 month ago

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

mantaray202 1 point 1 month ago

It's pretty bad.

Jamels66 1 point 1 month ago

because of the cpu?

Sharaths21312 2 points 1 month ago

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.

thomaskredpath 1 point 9 days ago

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.

chimpyxx 1 point 3 days ago

This is a quad core processor

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Reason:
Note: Wattages are estimates only. Actual power draw may differ from listed values.
Component Estimated Wattage
AMD - Ryzen 3 2200G 3.5 GHz Quad-Core Processor 8W - 65W
Corsair - Vengeance LPX 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory 7W
ADATA - Ultimate SU650 240 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive 2W - 10W
Seagate - BarraCuda 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive 4W - 20W
ASRock - Radeon RX 570 8 GB Phantom Gaming X Video Card 37W - 150W
Total: 252W