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Best BUDGET PC to build in 2020

Budget (including currency): goal to be under $550 US 

Country: US

Games, programs or workloads that it will be used for: Gaming 

Other details (existing parts lists, whether any peripherals are needed, what you're upgrading from, when you're going to buy, what resolution and refresh rate you want to play at, etc): 

I am out to make the best Xbox Series X competitor that is under $550

I do NOT intend to build this but think it would be a good entry point for people looking to get into gaming PCS

 

These parts list is imperfect and I want the community's help in making it perfect.

Parts list

My goal is to make the PERFECT parts list for a 500-$550 budget and I feel there is room for improvement (I just can't figure out how)

If you think you have a part that is a better value than what is here please comment!

Maybe prebuilt system integrators could take notes :)

I am a human that makes mistakes! If I'm wrong please correct me and tell me where I made the mistake. I try my best to be helpful.

AS the great linus once said "Think of it kinda like if you could buy two XBOX Ones, bolt them together and actually run games at 1080p. Hah! Burn." lol'd so hard"

 

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Well simply put this does not compete with a series x at all. The xbox is just better and until there are new parts out to replace the current not so great budget options I would just say get an xbox, ps5 or a used computer.

 

To put it simply. If you want a budget system to last a couple years into the new console gen it HAS to be be at least somewhat on par with them and the lowest end console is the series s which is still better than this computer in the cpu department by a lot.

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Honestly, if you need a computer now under $600-700 and it’s only going to be used for gaming, just get a console. Like the person above said, current budget parts for a new PC just aren’t good enough to compete with the Xbox and PS5 in performance.

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25 minutes ago, SignatureSigner said:

Budget (including currency): goal to be under $550 US 

Country: US

Games, programs or workloads that it will be used for: Gaming 

Other details (existing parts lists, whether any peripherals are needed, what you're upgrading from, when you're going to buy, what resolution and refresh rate you want to play at, etc): 

I am out to make the best Xbox Series X competitor that is under $550

I do NOT intend to build this but think it would be a good entry point for people looking to get into gaming PCS

 

These parts list is imperfect and I want the community's help in making it perfect.

Parts list

My goal is to make the PERFECT parts list for a 500-$550 budget and I feel there is room for improvement (I just can't figure out how)

If you think you have a part that is a better value than what is here please comment!

Maybe prebuilt system integrators could take notes :)

Don't do a budget build rn. Literally nothing is in stock

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29 minutes ago, SignatureSigner said:

Budget (including currency): goal to be under $550 US 

Country: US

Games, programs or workloads that it will be used for: Gaming 

Other details (existing parts lists, whether any peripherals are needed, what you're upgrading from, when you're going to buy, what resolution and refresh rate you want to play at, etc): 

I am out to make the best Xbox Series X competitor that is under $550

I do NOT intend to build this but think it would be a good entry point for people looking to get into gaming PCS

 

These parts list is imperfect and I want the community's help in making it perfect.

Parts list

My goal is to make the PERFECT parts list for a 500-$550 budget and I feel there is room for improvement (I just can't figure out how)

If you think you have a part that is a better value than what is here please comment!

Maybe prebuilt system integrators could take notes :)

Ryzen 3100 or 3300X if you can get one - Stock cooler
Any 16GB 3200mhz CL16 RAM
Cheapest B450 Mobo you can find that supports the above CPU and RAM speed

any 1TB 2.5" SSD

A GTX1650 or 1660 are both better

Q300L case is garbage for airflow - get something with mesh front panel and top panel

 

Still won't come close to a next gen console for fuss free perfromance

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1 hour ago, Shabba said:

A GTX1650 or 1660 are both better

In this price range, fitting a 1660 would be very hard. The RX 570 normally beats the 1650 in raw performance, but the 1650 has lower power consumtion.

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