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Posted · Original PosterOP

What do you think of a used eBay build using an i5 4690k and an rx 480. With 8GB of RAM, and some cheap 35 pound case, power supply and motherboard, it comes to a total of about £320. Would this be a good idea?

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If you're going to get a cheap motherboard you might as well get a non-K i5 since you probably won't be overclocking.

Buying a cheap PSU is a very bad idea, you should allocate at least $50 (and check the PSU tier list).

A cpu like that with a GPU like that will still do fine at 1080p, so as long as you don't skimp on the PSU you should be fine :).


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AMD Ryzen 5 3600, Fractal Design Meshify C TG, 2x8GB G.Skill Ripjaws V 3200MHz, MSI B450 Gaming Plus MaxSamsung 850 EVO 512GB, 128GB Samsung NVM and a 2TB WD Blue, Gigabyte RTX 2060 Windforce OC, Seasonic Focus Plus Gold 650, Corsair Hydro H75, LG 27GL83A-B

 

Lenovo L480 (i5-8250U, 16GB RAM)

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Posted · Original PosterOP

I understand your concerns but £40 is about equal to 50 dollars and I'll make sure to get a good brand like a corsair, with a bronze rating. I might try to find a motherboard bundle to get it ultimately cheaper.

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8gb DDR4, a cheap B450 board, and a used ryzen 3 1200 comes in a touch more expensive but offers quite the upgrade path.


I WILL find your ITX build thread, and I WILL recommend the SIlverstone Sugo SG13B

 

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Is a first gen ryzen 3 not going to pose a bigger bottleneck than the i5. I5 always allows an i7 4th gen and I think the only option of upgrade is a first or second gen, but then it would be much more powerful if I was to get a ryzen 7 from that ryzen 3. That's a good suggestion for that.

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PCPartPicker Part List: https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/ZLLcx6

CPU: AMD Ryzen 3 1200 3.1 GHz Quad-Core Processor  (£46.00 @ Amazon UK) 
Motherboard: ASRock B450M-HDV Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard  (£52.90 @ More Computers) 
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory  (£38.99 @ Amazon UK) 
Case: Fractal Design Focus G ATX Mid Tower Case  (£46.28 @ Amazon UK) 
Power Supply: be quiet! System Power 9 500 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply  (£42.53 @ More Computers) 
Total: £226.70
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-12-14 18:59 GMT+0000

 

Couple it with a second had GPU and storage which I presumed you already have since you didn't mention it in your post. Better upgrade path, decent power supply. Only thing I didn't do was check the QVL of the motherboard to see whether this RAM has been tested, but there are plenty of kits like this for about the same price.


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My System:

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AMD Ryzen 5 3600, Fractal Design Meshify C TG, 2x8GB G.Skill Ripjaws V 3200MHz, MSI B450 Gaming Plus MaxSamsung 850 EVO 512GB, 128GB Samsung NVM and a 2TB WD Blue, Gigabyte RTX 2060 Windforce OC, Seasonic Focus Plus Gold 650, Corsair Hydro H75, LG 27GL83A-B

 

Lenovo L480 (i5-8250U, 16GB RAM)

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Posted · Original PosterOP

I think that the Ryzen 3 would be too much of a bottleneck. But it does have a great upgrade path. I might save like 10 on the motherboard and I was thinking of an RX 480. 

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