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Can someone suggest me a good 500$ (ish) gaming computer?

Maxisthemoose
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Hi I would like to know how good of a PC you can build for around 500$, it doesn't have to be exact but the closer the better. My sister is building her first computer so any help would be hugely appreciated! Thank You! If you could link a PcPartPicker link to that would be great!

Main And Only Build : CPU : Ryzen 5 1600x (OC to 4.2GHz), Cooler : Thermaltake Floe Riing RGB 240 TT Premium Edition, Motherboard : Asus ROG Strix B450-F Gaming, RAM : Trident Z RGB 16GB (2*8) 3000Mhz DDR4, GPU : Gigabyte Gaming GTX 1070 TI, PSU : EVGA G3 650W 80+ Gold Certified, Storage : 250GB Samsung 860 Evo + 256GB SU800 + 2TB Seagate HDD.

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which country? need os/monitor/peripherals?

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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United States. I wont be needing os or monitor, but peripherals, yes.

Main And Only Build : CPU : Ryzen 5 1600x (OC to 4.2GHz), Cooler : Thermaltake Floe Riing RGB 240 TT Premium Edition, Motherboard : Asus ROG Strix B450-F Gaming, RAM : Trident Z RGB 16GB (2*8) 3000Mhz DDR4, GPU : Gigabyte Gaming GTX 1070 TI, PSU : EVGA G3 650W 80+ Gold Certified, Storage : 250GB Samsung 860 Evo + 256GB SU800 + 2TB Seagate HDD.

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3 minutes ago, Maxisthemoose said:

United States. I wont be needing os or monitor, but peripherals, yes.

Probably just grab an R3 2200G PC then

 

Add in an RX 600 series GPU in the near future, then a Ryzen 3000 6 core CPU early next year


Here's a pretty good keyboard/mouse/pad/audio kit
https://www.amazon.com/Mechanical-Keyboard-Microphone-Redragon-Switches/dp/B06ZYH9WB5/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1525560837&sr=8-4&keywords=Redragon
 

PCPartPicker part list: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/jZzB4q
Price breakdown by merchant: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/jZzB4q/by_merchant/

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 3 2200G 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor  ($98.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: MSI - B450 TOMAHAWK ATX AM4 Motherboard  ($107.37 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2800 Memory  ($67.98 @ Newegg)
Storage: MyDigitalSSD - 80mm BP5e 240GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive  ($44.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Cougar - MX300 ATX Mid Tower Case  ($39.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Cooler Master - MasterWatt 650W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply  ($47.90 @ Amazon)
Total: $407.21
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-10-22 22:35 EDT-0400

I edit my posts a lot, Twitter is @LordStreetguru just don't ask PC questions there mostly...
 

Spoiler

 

What is your budget/country for your new PC?

 

what monitor resolution/refresh rate?

 

What games or other software do you need to run?

 

 

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4 minutes ago, Maxisthemoose said:

United States. I wont be needing os or monitor, but peripherals, yes.

purpose of PC? gaming? or just daily casual use?

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Just now, dgsddfgdfhgs said:

purpose of PC? gaming? or just daily casual use?

Gaming and in the near future she wants to be able to edit videos.

Main And Only Build : CPU : Ryzen 5 1600x (OC to 4.2GHz), Cooler : Thermaltake Floe Riing RGB 240 TT Premium Edition, Motherboard : Asus ROG Strix B450-F Gaming, RAM : Trident Z RGB 16GB (2*8) 3000Mhz DDR4, GPU : Gigabyte Gaming GTX 1070 TI, PSU : EVGA G3 650W 80+ Gold Certified, Storage : 250GB Samsung 860 Evo + 256GB SU800 + 2TB Seagate HDD.

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9 minutes ago, Maxisthemoose said:

Hi I would like to know how good of a PC you can build for around 500$, it doesn't have to be exact but the closer the better. My sister is building her first computer so any help would be hugely appreciated! Thank You! If you could link a PcPartPicker link to that would be great!

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 3 2200G 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor  ($98.99 @ SuperBiiz) 
Motherboard: MSI - B450-A PRO ATX AM4 Motherboard  ($69.99 @ B&H) 
Memory: G.Skill - Aegis 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory  ($63.99 @ Newegg) 
Storage: MyDigitalSSD - BP5e Slim 7 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($39.99 @ Amazon) 
Video Card: MSI - Radeon RX 570 8GB ARMOR OC Video Card  ($159.99 @ Newegg) 
Case: Raidmax - Ninja II ATX Mid Tower Case  ($25.98 @ Newegg Business) 
Power Supply: Corsair - CX (2017) 450W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply  ($18.98 @ Newegg) 
Keyboard: Redragon - S101 Wired Gaming Keyboard w/Optical Mouse  ($29.99 @ Amazon) 
Total: $507.90
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-10-22 22:39 EDT-0400

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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2 minutes ago, emosun said:

buy used. otherwise...... yeah you end up with an apu on a ryzen 3..... which is kinda lame

The R3 2200G is a perfectly fine place to start with a PC, and the platform is easy/cheap to upgrade to a high core count CPU

 

 

2 minutes ago, Maxisthemoose said:

Gaming and in the near future she wants to be able to edit videos.

Should go with Vegas so there's no monthly fee

I edit my posts a lot, Twitter is @LordStreetguru just don't ask PC questions there mostly...
 

Spoiler

 

What is your budget/country for your new PC?

 

what monitor resolution/refresh rate?

 

What games or other software do you need to run?

 

 

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Just now, Streetguru said:

The R3 2200G is a perfectly fine place to start with a PC, and the platform is easy/cheap to upgrade to a high core count CPU

if you don't already own a 5 year old computer then sure , why not

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2 minutes ago, Maxisthemoose said:

Gaming and in the near future she wants to be able to edit videos.

with this bugdet.... get 2400g for hyperthreading, 4c/8t edit video and skip ssd for a larger storage at the moment

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Just now, dgsddfgdfhgs said:

with this bugdet.... get 2400g for hyperthreading, 4c/8t edit video and skip ssd for a larger storage at the moment

The 2400G is almost never worth it for it's performance gains unless it's like $20 maybe $30 more.

I edit my posts a lot, Twitter is @LordStreetguru just don't ask PC questions there mostly...
 

Spoiler

 

What is your budget/country for your new PC?

 

what monitor resolution/refresh rate?

 

What games or other software do you need to run?

 

 

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So should I go with no Dedicated GPU for the moment?

Main And Only Build : CPU : Ryzen 5 1600x (OC to 4.2GHz), Cooler : Thermaltake Floe Riing RGB 240 TT Premium Edition, Motherboard : Asus ROG Strix B450-F Gaming, RAM : Trident Z RGB 16GB (2*8) 3000Mhz DDR4, GPU : Gigabyte Gaming GTX 1070 TI, PSU : EVGA G3 650W 80+ Gold Certified, Storage : 250GB Samsung 860 Evo + 256GB SU800 + 2TB Seagate HDD.

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Just now, Streetguru said:

The 2400G is almost never worth it for it's performance gains unless it's like $20 maybe $30 more.

but consider video editing consumes lots of cores, the 4 cores on 2200g will be a pain in long term

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Uh no... I don't think buying new at $500 is good price to value at all. You can find plenty of used prebuilts with i7s in them (yes, even ivy-bridge i7s will more than out perform a 2200G), and throw in a used GTX 970 for under $150 Or R9 390/390X, or whatever other GPU you can find. Maybe an R9 Fury or Nano. GTX 980/980 Ti if you have that money left over.

My Build, v2.1 --- CPU: i7-8700K @ 5.2GHz/1.288v || MoBo: Asus ROG STRIX Z390-E Gaming || RAM: 4x4GB G.SKILL Ripjaws 4 2666 14-14-14-33 || Cooler: Custom Loop || GPU: EVGA GTX 1080 Ti SC Black, on water || PSU: EVGA G2 850W || Case: Corsair 450D || SSD: 850 Evo 250GB, Intel 660p 2TB || Storage: WD Blue 2TB || G502 & Glorious PCGR Fully Custom 80% Keyboard || MX34VQ, PG278Q, PB278Q

Audio --- Headphones: Massdrop x Sennheiser HD 6XX || Amp: Schiit Audio Magni 3 || DAC: Schiit Audio Modi 3 || Mic: Blue Yeti

 

[Under Construction]

 

My Truck --- 2002 F-350 7.3 Powerstroke || 6-speed

My Car --- 2006 Mustang GT || 5-speed || BBK LTs, O/R X, MBRP Cat-back || BBK Lowering Springs, LCAs || 2007 GT500 wheels w/ 245s/285s

 

The Experiment --- CPU: i5-3570K @ 4.0 GHz || MoBo: Asus P8Z77-V LK || RAM: 16GB Corsair 1600 4x4 || Cooler: CM Hyper 212 Evo || GPUs: Asus GTX 750 Ti, || PSU: Corsair TX750M Gold || Case: Thermaltake Core G21 TG || SSD: 840 Pro 128GB || HDD: Seagate Barracuda 2TB

 

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4 minutes ago, Streetguru said:

The 2400G is almost never worth it for it's performance gains unless it's like $20 maybe $30 more.

Just cause Ryzen is good price to performance doesn't make it a good choice for everyone.

My Build, v2.1 --- CPU: i7-8700K @ 5.2GHz/1.288v || MoBo: Asus ROG STRIX Z390-E Gaming || RAM: 4x4GB G.SKILL Ripjaws 4 2666 14-14-14-33 || Cooler: Custom Loop || GPU: EVGA GTX 1080 Ti SC Black, on water || PSU: EVGA G2 850W || Case: Corsair 450D || SSD: 850 Evo 250GB, Intel 660p 2TB || Storage: WD Blue 2TB || G502 & Glorious PCGR Fully Custom 80% Keyboard || MX34VQ, PG278Q, PB278Q

Audio --- Headphones: Massdrop x Sennheiser HD 6XX || Amp: Schiit Audio Magni 3 || DAC: Schiit Audio Modi 3 || Mic: Blue Yeti

 

[Under Construction]

 

My Truck --- 2002 F-350 7.3 Powerstroke || 6-speed

My Car --- 2006 Mustang GT || 5-speed || BBK LTs, O/R X, MBRP Cat-back || BBK Lowering Springs, LCAs || 2007 GT500 wheels w/ 245s/285s

 

The Experiment --- CPU: i5-3570K @ 4.0 GHz || MoBo: Asus P8Z77-V LK || RAM: 16GB Corsair 1600 4x4 || Cooler: CM Hyper 212 Evo || GPUs: Asus GTX 750 Ti, || PSU: Corsair TX750M Gold || Case: Thermaltake Core G21 TG || SSD: 840 Pro 128GB || HDD: Seagate Barracuda 2TB

 

R.I.P. Asus X99-A motherboard, April 2016 - October 2018, may you rest in peace. 5820K, if I ever buy you a new board, it'll be a good one.

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Thank you all for the help, it has definitely helped

Main And Only Build : CPU : Ryzen 5 1600x (OC to 4.2GHz), Cooler : Thermaltake Floe Riing RGB 240 TT Premium Edition, Motherboard : Asus ROG Strix B450-F Gaming, RAM : Trident Z RGB 16GB (2*8) 3000Mhz DDR4, GPU : Gigabyte Gaming GTX 1070 TI, PSU : EVGA G3 650W 80+ Gold Certified, Storage : 250GB Samsung 860 Evo + 256GB SU800 + 2TB Seagate HDD.

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11 minutes ago, Herman Mcpootis said:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 3 2200G 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor  ($98.99 @ SuperBiiz) 
Motherboard: MSI - B450-A PRO ATX AM4 Motherboard  ($69.99 @ B&H) 
Memory: G.Skill - Aegis 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory  ($63.99 @ Newegg) 
Storage: MyDigitalSSD - BP5e Slim 7 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($39.99 @ Amazon) 
Video Card: MSI - Radeon RX 570 8GB ARMOR OC Video Card  ($159.99 @ Newegg) 
Case: Raidmax - Ninja II ATX Mid Tower Case  ($25.98 @ Newegg Business) 
Power Supply: Corsair - CX (2017) 450W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply  ($18.98 @ Newegg) 
Keyboard: Redragon - S101 Wired Gaming Keyboard w/Optical Mouse  ($29.99 @ Amazon) 
Total: $507.90
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-10-22 22:39 EDT-0400

This is a good partlist if you're ordering new parts...and need EVERYTHING.

 

2 minutes ago, Cereal5 said:

Uh no... I don't think buying new at $500 is good price to value at all. You can find plenty of used prebuilts with i7s in them (yes, even ivy-bridge i7s will more than out perform a 2200G), and throw in a used GTX 970 for under $150 Or R9 390/390X, or whatever other GPU you can find. Maybe an R9 Fury or Nano. GTX 980/980 Ti if you have that money left over.

This is also a good idea if you want slightly better performance...and don't mind buying used PC hardware around you.

 

| CPU: Core i7-8700K @ 4.89ghz - 1.21v  Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX Z370-E GAMING  CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i V2 |
| GPU: MSI RTX 3080Ti Ventus 3X OC  RAM: 32GB T-Force Delta RGB 3066mhz |
| Displays: Acer Predator XB270HU 1440p Gsync 144hz IPS Gaming monitor | Oculus Quest 2 VR

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11 minutes ago, Cereal5 said:

Just cause Ryzen is good price to performance doesn't make it a good choice for everyone.

If they plan on doing video editing and other stuff in the future having the option to upgrade to a cheap 8 core is better than being stuck on an old platform with only an i7, that's not to mention you want a decent motherboard with the i7 for overclocking.

I edit my posts a lot, Twitter is @LordStreetguru just don't ask PC questions there mostly...
 

Spoiler

 

What is your budget/country for your new PC?

 

what monitor resolution/refresh rate?

 

What games or other software do you need to run?

 

 

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