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Budget Gaming/Photo Editing rig

tlmills82
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I'm looking to build a decent gaming rig for my sister for <$600US.  SHe's mainly interested in Overwatch and Minecraft as well as some Photoshop type editing.

Here's the build I came up with.  How's it look?

 

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 3 2200G 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor  ($96.99 @ SuperBiiz) 
Motherboard: Gigabyte - B450M DS3H Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard  ($73.98 @ Newegg Business) 
Memory: G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2133 Memory  ($64.89 @ OutletPC) 
Storage: ADATA - Ultimate SU650 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($47.89 @ OutletPC) 
Storage: Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($45.89 @ OutletPC) 
Video Card: PowerColor - Radeon RX 570 4GB RED DRAGON Video Card  ($156.17 @ Newegg) 
Case: DIYPC - Cuboid-R MicroATX Mini Tower Case  ($47.67 @ Newegg) 
Power Supply: EVGA - BQ 600W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply  ($53.34 @ OutletPC) 
Total: $586.82
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-11-02 15:54 EDT-0400

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Looks okay, but I have a couple of suggestions. First of all, there's no need to get an APU when you already have a dedicated GPU. Good choice on the RAM. Having dual channel will help a lot with performance. Finally, you can swap out that power supply for a smaller one. You don't need that much juice. 

 

Try this:

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

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 3 1300X 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor  ($127.78 @ OutletPC) 
Motherboard: Gigabyte - B450M DS3H Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard  ($69.99 @ Amazon) 
Memory: G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2133 Memory  ($64.89 @ OutletPC) 
Storage: ADATA - Ultimate SU650 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($47.89 @ OutletPC) 
Storage: Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($45.89 @ OutletPC) 
Video Card: PowerColor - Radeon RX 570 4GB RED DRAGON Video Card  ($144.98 @ Newegg) 
Case: DIYPC - Cuboid-R MicroATX Mini Tower Case  ($44.88 @ Newegg) 
Power Supply: EVGA - 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply  ($37.76 @ OutletPC) 
Total: $584.06
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-11-02 16:09 EDT-0400

 

If anyone has any issues with this list, feel free to correct me.

Main PC:

AMD Ryzen 7 5800X • Noctua NH-D15 • MSI MAG B550 Tomahawk • 2x8GB G.skill Trident Z Neo 3600MHz CL16 • MSI VENTUS 3X GeForce RTX 3070 OC • Samsung 970 Evo 1TB • Samsung 860 Evo 1TB • Cosair iCUE 465X RGB • Corsair RMx 750W (White)

 

Peripherals/Other:

ASUS VG27AQ • G PRO K/DA • G502 Hero K/DA • G733 K/DA • G840 K/DA • Oculus Quest 2 • Nintendo Switch (Rev. 2)

 

Laptop (Dell XPS 13):

Intel Core i7-1195G7 • Intel Iris Xe Graphics • 16GB LPDDR4x 4267MHz • 512GB M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD • 13.4" OLED 3.5K InfinityEdge Display (3456x2160, 400nit, touch). 

 

Got any questions about my system or peripherals? Feel free to tag me (@bellabichon) and I'll be happy to give you my two cents. 

 

PSA: Posting a PCPartPicker list with no explanation isn't helpful for first-time builders :)

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8 minutes ago, bellabichon said:

Looks okay, but I have a couple of suggestions. First of all, there's no need to get an APU when you already have a dedicated GPU.

Is there any advantage to spending the extra money on the 1300x over the 2200g?  Will it hurt to have an APU and a dedicated GPU?

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