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Budget Pc

Budget (including currency): $450 USD

Country: United States

Games, programs or workloads that it will be used for: gmod, GTA 5, maybe CoD

I was wondering what the best budget build would be for around $450 USD

 

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44 minutes ago, Sebastian_S said:

Budget (including currency): $450 USD

Country: United States

Games, programs or workloads that it will be used for: gmod, GTA 5, maybe CoD

I was wondering what the best budget build would be for around $450 USD

 

can u take u budget to 500 dollars maybe

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1 hour ago, Sebastian_S said:

Budget (including currency): $450 USD

Country: United States

Games, programs or workloads that it will be used for: gmod, GTA 5, maybe CoD

I was wondering what the best budget build would be for around $450 USD

 

Do you have any current parts to use or do you need an entire build for $450?

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An example of getting hosed by the gpu crunch.  With a budget that low you’re looking at iGP only, and the nearly useful IGPs generally only come on higher end CPUs, so you’ll have to get too much cpu to have an iGP that is big enough to work even at 720pjust not enough budget to make something useful.  Maybe some used business machine with enough cpu and a spare pcie4.0 m key m.2 slot to put a breakout board onto,  if that could be done cheap enough you might be able to have enough budget for a 3050.  That would get you gaming at 1080p.  No higher though. It would also be a messy looking multiple box thing. 

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If you can get it, a 3050 at MSRP and a $200 Optiplex. In this market, $450 isn't enough for even a decent iGPU setup. The cheapest you can go is this system right here, and it's still $20 over budget.

 

https://pcpartpicker.com/list/G4Y7Y9

 

It only has 1 memory module (makes for a terrible iGPU setup), it only has 120GB of storage (barely enough for Windows), and it is in the absolute cheapest case. The cheapest actually decent rig would be this. 

 

https://pcpartpicker.com/list/bny7Y9

 

It's $100 more but it has all the necessary quality of life thing to make the computer actually usable as a budget gaming PC. 

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20 hours ago, Tech87 said:

Do you have any current parts to use or do you need an entire build for $450?

All I have is a nvme ssd 

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20 hours ago, RONOTHAN## said:

If you can get it, a 3050 at MSRP and a $200 Optiplex. In this market, $450 isn't enough for even a decent iGPU setup. The cheapest you can go is this system right here, and it's still $20 over budget.

 

https://pcpartpicker.com/list/G4Y7Y9

 

It only has 1 memory module (makes for a terrible iGPU setup), it only has 120GB of storage (barely enough for Windows), and it is in the absolute cheapest case. The cheapest actually decent rig would be this. 

 

https://pcpartpicker.com/list/bny7Y9

 

It's $100 more but it has all the necessary quality of life thing to make the computer actually usable as a budget gaming PC. 

Thank you for the info 

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20 hours ago, RONOTHAN## said:

If you can get it, a 3050 at MSRP and a $200 Optiplex. In this market, $450 isn't enough for even a decent iGPU setup. The cheapest you can go is this system right here, and it's still $20 over budget.

 

https://pcpartpicker.com/list/G4Y7Y9

 

It only has 1 memory module (makes for a terrible iGPU setup), it only has 120GB of storage (barely enough for Windows), and it is in the absolute cheapest case. The cheapest actually decent rig would be this. 

 

https://pcpartpicker.com/list/bny7Y9

 

It's $100 more but it has all the necessary quality of life thing to make the computer actually usable as a budget gaming PC. 

That 2nd build is less than $20 off budget since the op has an nvme drive already.

 

@Sebastian_S - That 2nd build is decent and will get you up and running. I'd go for it!

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4 minutes ago, Tech87 said:

That 2nd build is less than $20 off budget since the op has an nvme drive already.

 

@Sebastian_S - That 2nd build is decent and will get you up and running. I'd go for it!

Only issue with the second build is you'd likely have to get a BIOS update on the board in order to get it up and running. AMD does have their loaner CPU program, but just be warned that it might be a bit of a pain to go through the effort of using the loaner CPU. If you can afford the extra $20 to get a board with BIOS flashback, it's probably a good idea.

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32 minutes ago, RONOTHAN## said:

Only issue with the second build is you'd likely have to get a BIOS update on the board in order to get it up and running. AMD does have their loaner CPU program, but just be warned that it might be a bit of a pain to go through the effort of using the loaner CPU. If you can afford the extra $20 to get a board with BIOS flashback, it's probably a good idea.

Sounds good. I’m trying to get back into the groove with computers and such. Took an unnecessary break a while back 

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9 minutes ago, Sebastian_S said:

Sounds good. I’m trying to get back into the groove with computers and such. Took an unnecessary break a while back 

I'll catch you up real quick. The GPU market was looking to get really amazing with cards like the 3060 Ti for $400 (an incredible value card if it actually existed), then nothing was in stock and the entire market can now be summed up by the "Everything is fine" meme. 

 

The CPU market has actually been really great. There was a brief period of time near launches where CPUs were hard to get, but now they're readily available for great prices, to the point where used stuff rarely makes sense to buy. Competition is great

 

Welcome back. 

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