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Best Budget PC for Gaming (just the e-sports ones and some more)

Hello, i'm planning to build a PC from scratch for this summer and I want to know your opinion. I'm living in Spain so if you can put amazon links and euro prices would be great ^^.

I was thinking about this:

  • CPU: I have 3 options here, the cheap one (Intel i3-7100) and the mid ones (Intel i5-7500 or AMD Ryzen 5-1500X).
  • Cooler: Cooler MAster Hyper 212 LED Red.
  • Mobo: Asus Prime B250-Plus Intel 1151//Asus Prime B350-Plus AM4.
  • RAM: G.Skill Flare X Series Red 2x8GB 2400MHz DDR4.
  •  GPU: Sapphire Pulse Radeon RX 580 4GB DDR5.
  • HDD: Seagate BarraCuda3,5” 1TB.
  • SSD: Kingston SSDNow UV400 120GB I have this one already :).
  • PSU: AeroCool KCAS 600W 80Plus Bronze
  • Case: Nox Hummer MC USB 3.0 Black I have this one too :).
  • And i need a monitor too so i have this option LG 22M47VQ-P 21,5” LED (No more than 100€ pls).

Currently i have a MSI GL62 6QD laptop and a pre build PC from 2006 from Acer bought by my parents that have some changes (new case, SSD update, dedicated graphics card and new thermal compound aplied):

  • A proprietary mobo from Acer.
  • A proprietary PSU from unknown brand.
  • Intel Dual-Core at 2.7 GHz.
  • An acer fan and heat sync.
  • 2x2GB GDDR2 RAM (old af).
  • Some WD HDD 640GB.
  • I'm ashamed but i have a Nvidia GeForce 730 that i bought for myself. Don't kill me please.
  • The ssd and the case mentioned before are in this build.
  • It has some getto flavour becouse of the proprietary PSU with short 24 and 4 pin conectors, I'll put a picture of it. I hope it will kill the motherboard so my parents would let me buy the hardware that i want.IMG_20170521_153328.thumb.jpg.e22773dc08553a9b170643d4d4116e32.jpg
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Total budget? I could put a list together.

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Pentium g4560 (king of budget gaming right now)

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4 minutes ago, SergiuDuca said:

Hello, i'm planning to build a PC from scratch for this summer and I want to know your opinion. I'm living in Spain so if you can put amazon links and euro prices would be great ^^.

I was thinking about this:

  • CPU: I have 3 options here, the cheap one (Intel i3-7100) and the mid ones (Intel i5-7500 or AMD Ryzen 5-1500X).
  • Cooler: Cooler MAster Hyper 212 LED Red.
  • Mobo: Asus Prime B250-Plus Intel 1151//Asus Prime B350-Plus AM4.
  • RAM: G.Skill Flare X Series Red 2x8GB 2400MHz DDR4.
  •  GPU: Sapphire Pulse Radeon RX 580 4GB DDR5.
  • HDD: Seagate BarraCuda3,5” 1TB.
  • SSD: Kingston SSDNow UV400 120GB I have this one already :).
  • PSU: AeroCool KCAS 600W 80Plus Bronze
  • Case: Nox Hummer MC USB 3.0 Black I have this one too :).
  • And i need a monitor too so i have this option LG 22M47VQ-P 21,5” LED (No more than 100€ pls).

don't bother with an aftermarket cooler if you're getting an i3/5 since you can't overclock.

i'd reuse the old hdd you have now unless you really think 640gb isn't enough.

psu is sketchy, i'd get something else.

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 5600X Heatsink: Gelid Phantom Black GPU: Palit RTX 3060 Ti Dual RAM: Corsair DDR4 2x8GB 3000Mhz mobo: Asus X570-P case: Fractal Design Define C PSU: Superflower Leadex Gold 650W

 

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PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 1400 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor  (€185.00 @ Amazon Espana) 
Motherboard: ASRock - AB350M Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard  (€81.88 @ Amazon Espana) 
Memory: G.Skill - Aegis 16GB (1 x 16GB) DDR4-2400 Memory  (€123.95 @ PC Componentes) 
Video Card: Gigabyte - Radeon RX 580 8GB AORUS 8G Video Card  (€282.95 @ PC Componentes) 
Power Supply: SeaSonic - ECO 430W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply  (€58.89 @ Amazon Espana) 
Monitor: AOC - G2260VWQ6 21.5" 1920x1080 75Hz Monitor  (€126.00 @ Amazon Espana) 
Total: €858.67
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-05-21 15:53 CEST+0200

 

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 5600X Heatsink: Gelid Phantom Black GPU: Palit RTX 3060 Ti Dual RAM: Corsair DDR4 2x8GB 3000Mhz mobo: Asus X570-P case: Fractal Design Define C PSU: Superflower Leadex Gold 650W

 

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Your build idea is generally ok, however I would tone the ram down to 8gb and invest the spared money on a higher quality power supply (even of a lower wattage, 500W should be just fine for those parts). As for the cpu, if you only play stuff like csgo or lol the i3 will do just fine - if you intend to play something a little more intensive (particularly something that uses more than 2 cores) then I would recommend to fork out the extra cash for an i5 or r5, preferring the r5 if you do other heavy tasks like video editing and preferring the i5 if you don't. Don't buy an aftermarket cooler if you don't intend to overclock.

 

You can throw out the proprietary stuff and the 730, or use it for a media center. None of it is worth using in a new build aside from the ssd and possibly the case.

 

You can use pcpartpicker.com to spec out your pc and get an idea for what you'd be paying, if you need help shaving down the cost I could make a build up from scratch (you'll need to name your budget though).

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1. No point in getting R5 1500 when R5 1400 is cheaper and is similar in performance

2. No point in getting any X version of Ryzen as they cost more and what it does is some extra boost clock. Also they do not come with stock cooler so they would need to buy one

3. Aercool isn't a well known brand of PSU so I would not trust it. What's important of a PSU is not what advertised or what it looks but what is inside.

4. If you do get a cooler don't get the 212 as they are poor value and kinda suck in performance/noise. Check Be Quiet instead, the cheap lineup isn't bad but however stock cooling is more than enough

5. I'd save up for a R5 1600 instead, you'd see a benefit

 

 

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1 hour ago, SergiuDuca said:

i was thinking just 500-600€ :$

 

entire rig or monitor not included?

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 1400 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor  (€185.00 @ Amazon Espana) 
Motherboard: ASRock - A320M-DGS Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard  (€59.60 @ Amazon Espana) 
Memory: Kingston - 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory  (€44.09 @ Amazon Espana) 
Video Card: Gigabyte - Radeon RX 580 4GB Gaming 4G Video Card  (€235.95 @ PC Componentes) 
Power Supply: SeaSonic - ECO 430W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply  (€58.89 @ Amazon Espana) 
Monitor: AOC - G2260VWQ6 21.5" 1920x1080 75Hz Monitor  (€126.00 @ Amazon Espana) 
Total: €709.53
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-05-21 16:58 CEST+0200

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 5600X Heatsink: Gelid Phantom Black GPU: Palit RTX 3060 Ti Dual RAM: Corsair DDR4 2x8GB 3000Mhz mobo: Asus X570-P case: Fractal Design Define C PSU: Superflower Leadex Gold 650W

 

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