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Super budget PC advice

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My brother is making a budget PC, I came up with this list:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant
Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Athlon 200GE 3.2 GHz Dual-Core Processor $50.79 @ OutletPC
Motherboard ASRock - A320M-DGS Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard  
Memory G.Skill - Aegis 8 GB (1 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $52.89 @ OutletPC
Storage Kingston - A400 120 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $25.99 @ Amazon
Case Rosewill - SRM-01 MicroATX Mini Tower Case $19.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply Corsair - VS 450 W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply $23.98 @ Newegg
  Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts  
  Total (before mail-in rebates) $188.64
  Mail-in rebates -$15.00
  Total $173.64
  Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-01-08 15:48 EST-0500  

Do you think we should get the 200GE? Or get a 2200g?

IF we get the 200ge then I can get an rx 470 used from ebay. Do you think we should do that? Or go with the 2200g?

 

Also do you see any issues with the list? (other then the crappy case and SSD)

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Go with the 2200G

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The time Linus replied to me on one of my threads: 

 

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You sure? I would get better performance out of the 200ge + rx 470

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2 minutes ago, owen_pi said:

You sure? I would get better performance out of the 200ge + rx 470

Obviously the iGPU of the 2200G isn't going to be amazing by any stretch of the imagination but in terms of raw CPU power, the 2200G is about 50% faster.  

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Intel Core i7 7800X 6C/12T (4.5GHz), Corsair H150i Pro RGB (360mm), Asus Prime X299-A, Corsair Vengeance LPX 32GB (4X4GB & 2X8GB 3000MHz DDR4), MSI GeForce GTX 1070 Gaming X 8G (2.113GHz core & 9.104GHz memory), 1 Samsung 970 Evo Plus 1TB NVMe M.2, 1 Samsung 850 Pro 256GB SSD, 1 Samsung 850 Evo 500GB SSD, 1 WD Red 1TB mechanical drive, Corsair RM750X 80+ Gold fully modular PSU, Corsair Obsidian 750D full tower case, Corsair Glaive RGB mouse, Corsair K70 RGB MK.2 (Cherry MX Red) keyboard, Asus VN247HA (1920x1080 60Hz 16:9), Audio Technica ATH-M20x headphones & Windows 10 Home 64 bit. 

 

 

The time Linus replied to me on one of my threads: 

 

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Get an MSI motherboard instead, find out which bios update unlocks the CPU and overclock it to 3.9, grab your 470 and away you go. Budget beast.

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He really wants to play Forza, I forgot what the numbers were for the vega 8, I will go check.

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A320 board is no good, avoid at all costs.

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

 

Primary PC:

i7 8086k (won) - EVGA Z370 Classified K - G.Skill Trident Z RGB - WD SN750 - Jedi Order Titan Xp - Hyper 212 Black (with RGB Riing flair) - EVGA G3 650W - dual booting Windows 10 and Linux - Black and green theme, Razer brainwashed me.

Draws 400 watts under max load, for reference.

 

Linux Proliant ML150 G6:

Dual Xeon X5560 - 24GB ECC DDR3 - GTX 750 TI - old Seagate 1.5TB HDD - dark mode Ubuntu (and Win7, cuz why not)

 

How many watts do I need? Seasonic Focus thread, PSU misconceptions, protections explainedgroup reg is bad

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What's his maximum budget?

Main PC:  MacBook Air (M1, 2020), 8GB of RAM, 256GB of storage; running macOS, but waiting for Linux to be ported to the M1

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Right now? He only has 175 dollars saved up currently. But he's playing on a i5 4200u with an intel HD 4400. ooof

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5 minutes ago, owen_pi said:

Right now? He only has 175 dollars saved up currently. But he's playing on a i5 4200u with an intel HD 4400. ooof

That is way too low for a PC with new parts lol

 

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD - Athlon 200GE 3.2 GHz Dual-Core Processor  ($50.79 @ OutletPC) 
Motherboard: ASRock - B450M PRO4 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard  ($59.99 @ Newegg) 
Memory: Team - Vulcan 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory  ($61.98 @ Newegg) 
Storage: Kingston - A400 240 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($36.00 @ Walmart) 
Video Card: Gigabyte - Radeon RX 570 4 GB Gaming 4G  Video Card  ($149.89 @ OutletPC) 
Case: Corsair - Carbide Series 88R MicroATX Mid Tower Case  ($44.99 @ Newegg) 
Power Supply: Corsair - CX (2017) 550 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply  ($32.98 @ Newegg) 
Total: $436.62
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-01-08 16:16 EST-0500

 

435$ with RX 570, Athlon 200GE, B450 motherboard, a good power supply and case and a 240GB SSD instead of a 120GB one.

 

Need to cheap out on some parts? Get used RAM and GPU. Should be under 400$.

Main PC:  MacBook Air (M1, 2020), 8GB of RAM, 256GB of storage; running macOS, but waiting for Linux to be ported to the M1

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Consider picking up an old used Dell Optiplex and adding a used GPU like a GTX 750 or some such.

 

For the budget u have, thats probably your best option.

 

 

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VDU: Panasonic 42" Plasma | GPU: Gigabyte 1080ti Gaming OC & Barrow Block | Sound: Asus Xonar D2X - Z5500 -FiiO X3K DAP/DAC - ATH-M50S | Case: Phantek Enthoo Primo White |

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two options:

get a 2200g, b450 pro4, 8 gigs dual channel, a fair ssd, no gpu, a okay case and a better psu for around 300 bucks after rebates

or look second hand for a good enough tower, upgrade it and get more value for your money, but lose warrenty

 

the choise is yours/his...

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Just now, SolarNova said:

Consider picking up an old used Dell Optiplex and adding a used GPU like a GTX 750 or some such.

 

For the budget u have, thats probably your best option.

 

 

The 350-400$ build I did is also actually pretty good because the AM4 platform is easy to do upgrades for and a RX 570 is much better than a GTX 750.

Main PC:  MacBook Air (M1, 2020), 8GB of RAM, 256GB of storage; running macOS, but waiting for Linux to be ported to the M1

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4 minutes ago, NunoLava1998 said:

That is way too low for a PC with new parts

yeah....

you'd be better off buying a used workstation from a few years ago and adding to it than this machine

 

your platform uses ddr4 which costs more and isn't going to benefit from the ddr4 becuase the cpu is slower than an old school i7 930

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