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$160 CPU+MOBO+RAM Budget Gaming Build?

Hello,

I am in the process of upgrading right now. I mostly play CS:GO and Paladins. I already have an RX 460 and I am just upgrading the other components. Here's what I've come up with:

Intel Pentium G4560 - $64
MSI B250M Pro-VD - $79
DDR4 2133Mhz 1x4GB - $27-$37
Total - $170-$180

I am not really gonna play AAA titles so I think I can step down the CPU and MOBO.

Here's my backup:

Intel G4400 - $56
Gigabyte H110M-H - $64
DDR4 2133Mhz 1x4GB - $27-$37
Total - $147-$157

Is this backup build ok? Thanks to everyone!
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  1. Best answer
    do not step down the CPU 2 threads vs 4 threads 4 always wins.
    I would look to AMD
    https://pcpartpicker.com/list/fQWZNN
    AM4 new socket, overclockable if you wish, easily swap to Ryzen if needs be.

    of the 2 the first is the one to get
  2. I agree with R_1, the first build is better, definitely in the long run. I do not advice you to go with the Athlon because it still uses AMD's old architecture and it is significantly slower than the Pentium.
  3. R_1 said:
    do not step down the CPU 2 threads vs 4 threads 4 always wins.
    I would look to AMD
    https://pcpartpicker.com/list/fQWZNN
    AM4 new socket, overclockable if you wish, easily swap to Ryzen if needs be.

    of the 2 the first is the one to get


    Sadly, X4 950 will never be available in my country and AM4 MOBO cost around $90-$100.
    Guess I'll go with the G4560 :P
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