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How GOOD would this budget Gaming PC be?

Im looking for a budget Gaming computer for around £300-350 for everything.
Im not looking to overclock the CPU in any way shape or form.


Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-A320M-HD2
CPU: Ryzen 3 1200
PSU: Corsair CX550
RAM: 8GB DDR4 (2133Mhz)
GPU: ???
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  1. you might want to wait a few days for reviews of the raven ridge apu's to come out. the r5 2400g vega igpu might be worth it to save on the gpu.
  2. jpe1701 said:
    you might want to wait a few days for reviews of the raven ridge apu's to come out. the r5 2400g vega igpu might be worth it to save on the gpu.


    Im not quite fan of APU's, id rather just have a plain CPU and a GPU rather than a two in one type thing, they're usually not worth the extra in price and the integrated graphics arent that good (from my experience)

    E: Furthermore, i don't think an APU would quite keep up with the games im looking to play (e.g Subnautica,The Forest, Sea of Thieves, Witcher 3 ect ect) or maybe im just dumb?

    E2: If you by chance recomended this due to the GPU: ???, I have a decent 1080p graphics card laying around that i can use until the graphics card prices hopefully go down
  3. I would spend the extra 40 bucks and get a ryzen 5 1400, you'll get the SMT (multi-threading) which will improve gaming and future proof your rig for a couple years at least. Also there are plenty of b350 boards that are 50-60 bucks you might as well go with b350 for better power phase delivery, more pcie lanes on the chipset, more i/o ports...
  4. BaRoMeTrIc said:
    I would spend the extra 40 bucks and get a ryzen 5 1400, you'll get the SMT (multi-threading) which will improve gaming and future proof your rig for a couple years at least. Also there are plenty of b350 boards that are 50-60 bucks you might as well go with b350 for better power phase delivery, more pcie lanes on the chipset, more i/o ports...


    Im not quite sure what better power phase delivery means, care to explain?

    Having more PCIe lanes would be good for SLI/Crossfire configs, something i don't think ill ever get into and one seems to be fine for what ill be using, more IO ports are definitely good but just the normal 4/6 at the back and 2 at the front would be enough for me, Maybe the "Better power Phase" would be a game changer?

    E: I've also seen some benchmarking videos comparing the Ryzen 3 1200 and Ryzen 5 1400 and the differences aren't that monumental for the higher price (Unless i've been seeing the wrong videos, feel free to point me in the right direction)
  5. PCPartPicker part list: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/C3dMnH
    Price breakdown by merchant: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/C3dMnH/by_merchant/

    CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 1400 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($149.89 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: MSI - B350 PC MATE ATX AM4 Motherboard ($55.98 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill - Aegis 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($87.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic - EVO Edition 620W 80+ Bronze Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($37.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $331.85
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-02-10 22:58 EST-0500
  6. wilsonsilva said:
    BaRoMeTrIc said:
    I would spend the extra 40 bucks and get a ryzen 5 1400, you'll get the SMT (multi-threading) which will improve gaming and future proof your rig for a couple years at least. Also there are plenty of b350 boards that are 50-60 bucks you might as well go with b350 for better power phase delivery, more pcie lanes on the chipset, more i/o ports...


    Im not quite sure what better power phase delivery means, care to explain?

    Having more PCIe lanes would be good for SLI/Crossfire configs, something i don't think ill ever get into and one seems to be fine for what ill be using, more IO ports are definitely good but just the normal 4/6 at the back and 2 at the front would be enough for me, Maybe the "Better power Phase" would be a game changer?

    more pcie lanes for anything. sound card, additional m.2 drives, capture cards, wifi cards. also you'll get 2 additional sata ports. plus the ability to overclock if you wish to later on.
  7. better power phase delivery means higher quality chokes, better voltage protection. and better overclocking if you wish to. It helps deliver stable voltages to your cpu because your cpu voltage changes as the clock speed goes up and down. better power delivery makes it a little more stable and could help your cpu last longer
  8. BaRoMeTrIc said:
    wilsonsilva said:
    BaRoMeTrIc said:
    I would spend the extra 40 bucks and get a ryzen 5 1400, you'll get the SMT (multi-threading) which will improve gaming and future proof your rig for a couple years at least. Also there are plenty of b350 boards that are 50-60 bucks you might as well go with b350 for better power phase delivery, more pcie lanes on the chipset, more i/o ports...


    Im not quite sure what better power phase delivery means, care to explain?

    Having more PCIe lanes would be good for SLI/Crossfire configs, something i don't think ill ever get into and one seems to be fine for what ill be using, more IO ports are definitely good but just the normal 4/6 at the back and 2 at the front would be enough for me, Maybe the "Better power Phase" would be a game changer?

    more pcie lanes for anything. sound card, additional m.2 drives, capture cards, wifi cards. also you'll get 2 additional sata ports. plus the ability to overclock if you wish to later on.


    Im sure more PCIe slots are good, if you're going to use them, but i've never needed to use any Soundcards or anything with any of my computers over the year, same with Wifi Cards. The Sata ports are good but i use an External SSD for portability.
  9. BaRoMeTrIc said:
    better power phase delivery means higher quality chokes, better voltage protection. and better overclocking if you wish to. It helps deliver stable voltages to your cpu because your cpu voltage changes as the clock speed goes up and down. better power delivery makes it a little more stable and could help your cpu last longer


    Sounds good but it seems this would impact more if i were to overclock the CPU, which i won't be doing.
  10. Yeah I don't blame you, the igpu is supposed to be about rx 550 level this time but I'd want more too. The r3 2200g might be worth it though because I have heard it will be about $99 and it should be as good or better than the 1200 and even though you won't overclock it should overclock well with only 1 ccx plus you get the free igpu.
  11. Well if you want used parts then you can get a decent powerful pc.
    But if you want a new pc then it will be slower than a used pc for your budget.
    This is what i could find for new pc, the CPU is a 4 cores and 8 threads, a GTX 1050 TI 4GB, and a decent 8GB DDR3 ram.
    This PC will be a future proof and you can save then for better parts instead of buying whole new pc.
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: AMD - A8-7600 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor
    Motherboard: Asus - A68HM-K Micro ATX FM2+ Motherboard
    Memory: Kingston - HyperX Fury Black 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($70.86 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Seagate - BarraCuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($44.89 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: Zotac - GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB Mini Video Card ($234.98 @ Newegg)
    Case: Rosewill - SCM-01 MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($24.67 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: CoolMax - 500W ATX Power Supply ($24.75 @ OutletPC)
    Total: $400.15
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-02-11 08:59 EST-0500
  12. The other post was wrong because there was no price for the CPU.
    Here is another build what i could find with 6 core and 12 threads CPU, 4GB GDDR5 RX 560 and a decent 8GB DDR3 ram which it is faster but a litte bit more money.
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: AMD - FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($81.55 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: Asus - M5A78L-M/USB3 Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($70.15 @ Newegg Marketplace)
    Memory: G.Skill - NS Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($59.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Seagate - BarraCuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($44.89 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: Asus - Radeon RX 560 - 896 4GB Video Card ($168.98 @ Newegg)
    Case: Rosewill - FBM-X1 MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($21.99 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: CoolMax - 500W ATX Power Supply ($24.75 @ OutletPC)
    Total: $472.30
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-02-11 09:08 EST-0500
  13. jpe1701 said:
    Yeah I don't blame you, the igpu is supposed to be about rx 550 level this time but I'd want more too. The r3 2200g might be worth it though because I have heard it will be about $99 and it should be as good or better than the 1200 and even though you won't overclock it should overclock well with only 1 ccx plus you get the free igpu.


    All in all, maybe i should just wait out a few months like i was thinking, people are recomending A8's and FX's and imho that doesn't reallty seem like the best idea, Ill wait for the Ryzen APU and see if i the benchmarks are something im happy with, otherwise ill just buy a normal GPU seperately, Thanks for your help!
  14. wilsonsilva said:
    jpe1701 said:
    Yeah I don't blame you, the igpu is supposed to be about rx 550 level this time but I'd want more too. The r3 2200g might be worth it though because I have heard it will be about $99 and it should be as good or better than the 1200 and even though you won't overclock it should overclock well with only 1 ccx plus you get the free igpu.


    All in all, maybe i should just wait out a few months like i was thinking, people are recomending A8's and FX's and imho that doesn't reallty seem like the best idea, Ill wait for the Ryzen APU and see if i the benchmarks are something im happy with, otherwise ill just buy a normal GPU seperately, Thanks for your help!

    Please wait.
    I will build a pc for you with a ryzen... just wait :)
  15. Best answer
    ^ absplutely the right thing to do - the 2200g might actually outperform the ryzen 1200 on a cpu level & if it does the integrated graphics is just a bonus to fall back on
  16. madmatt30 said:
    ^ absplutely the right thing to do - the 2200g might actually outperform the ryzen 1200 on a cpu level & if it does the integrated graphics is just a bonus to fall back on


    But after all the integrated will be a pain.
    Even if you have a integrated ryzen graphics he can't play games because integrated graphics arent meant for gaming.
    Look at the specs from the vega 11 mobile:https://www.techpowerup.com/gpudb/3054/radeon-rx-vega-11-mobile
    And it has only 256mb vram DDR4.
  17. ^ ignoring the igp entirely the 2200g has faster base & boost clocks than the ryzen 1200, the cpu side is also based on half the ccx cores so in theory performance based on memory latency (which doea affect ryzen cpu's) should be less of an issue.

    It looks like it 'may' offer better performance than the 1200, maybe better tham the 1300x even.

    If it does & it comes in at the same pricepoint as the 1200 then there would be no real reason not to buy one .

    Apart from the fact that most if not all boards will likely require an updated bios to run one.

    Only a few days to go till we see proper pricing & proper benchmarks.
  18. This build comes in total $505 is that good for you?
    It has a Ryzen CPU!

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: AMD - Ryzen 3 1200 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($104.99 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: MSI - A320M PRO-VD PLUS Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($44.99 @ Amazon)
    Memory: G.Skill - Aegis 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2133 Memory ($87.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital - AV-GP 1TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive ($42.99 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: Asus - Radeon RX 560 - 896 4GB Video Card ($168.98 @ Newegg)
    Case: Rosewill - FBM-X1 MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($21.99 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: Cooler Master - MasterWatt Lite Full Range 500W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply ($36.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Total: $508.92
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-02-11 10:29 EST-0500

    Or this build, it has also a Ryzen CPU but with a RX 550 2GB and this cost in total $455:
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: AMD - Ryzen 3 1200 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($104.99 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: MSI - A320M PRO-VD PLUS Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($44.99 @ Amazon)
    Memory: G.Skill - Aegis 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2133 Memory ($87.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital - AV-GP 1TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive ($42.99 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: Asus - Radeon RX 550 2GB Video Card ($114.99 @ Amazon)
    Case: Rosewill - FBM-X1 MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($21.99 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: Cooler Master - MasterWatt Lite Full Range 500W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply ($36.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Total: $454.93
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-02-11 10:31 EST-0500
  19. Oh wait you are from the UK.
  20. Here u go with a Ryzen CPU and also a RX460 4GB.
    This comes in total of 393 pounds.
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: AMD - Ryzen 3 1200 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor (£82.50 @ Aria PC)
    Motherboard: MSI - A320M PRO-VD PLUS Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard (£44.98 @ Ebuyer)
    Memory: G.Skill - Ripjaws 4 series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2400 Memory (£59.30 @ Amazon UK)
    Storage: Seagate - BarraCuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£33.95 @ Aria PC)
    Video Card: XFX - Radeon RX 460 4GB Video Card (£110.99 @ Ebuyer)
    Case: Rosewill - FBM-X1 MicroATX Mini Tower Case (£16.03 @ Amazon UK)
    Power Supply: Corsair - VS 450W ATX Power Supply (£44.79 @ Alza)
    Total: £392.54
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-02-11 15:38 GMT+0000
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