Description

Welcome!

This is my entry level Build to my video-guide on How to choose parts for a gaming PC. Sadly there are no pictures for this, because I didn't yet have the opportunity to build it. I'm gonna link the Parts on Amazon at the bottom of this article, PCPP often doesn't get the prices right and you can support me by buying parts over those links.

This Build is build is particularly centered around beeing affordable and easily upgradeable without sacrificing looks.
Without changing anything else you could up or downgrade the GPU, upgrade the Processor and increase the RAM.


CPU
The Ryzen 3 2200G is a APU, so it would work without a GPU. So if you really urgently need a PC, that might run Fortnite you can build this without the GPU for around 400$.
Even though its entry level, this CPU won't bottleneck a RX 570 or even a RX580.
If you're out for a bit more longevity, you could up this this to a Ryzen 5 2600.
I also could have chosen an Intel i3, but the Ryzen 3 is cheaper and comes with a better cooler (next to beeing an APU).

GPU
The RX 570 is still the probably best Bang-For-The-Buck Card around. It will let you play everything you through at it in 1080p, even though at sub 60 FPS in more demanding titles.
If you have a little more to spare, get a RX 580 or 590, but then you already might wanna look for something like this Mid-Range Build which actually looks quite similiar.
I've chosen the Sapphire Pulse 8GB because its the first and cheapest RX 570 that comes with a nice looking backplate. It totally won me over in the aforementioned build, both in performance, design and quality.

Motherboard
The Asus Prime B450;-K is a quite basic board that will allow you some overclocking, offers nice fans controls and a little bit of RGB. Asus boards allways have great quality and the IMO best UEFI.

RAM
As mentioned in my Video I'm really fond of the G.Skill Value RAM. They are cheap, look clean and G.Skill has great Quality. When you're getting a single 8GB Module you can easily upgrade by time to 2x 8GB. If you have a few bucks more or upgrade your CPU/GPU you will want to get atleast 3000MHz RAM, like G.Skill Aegis.

Storage is kept at the minimum, even though you might be able to go for a 120GB and 500GB HDD but I don't think this would be worth it.
The Masterbox Q300L looks clean, is cheap, very flexible and easy to build in.
Because it doesn't have a PSU shroud I would recommend to get the Modular PSU Version to keep the look as clean as possible.
The Masterbox only comes with one Fan at the back. I'd move that to the front and install the Corsair ML120 in Red or RGB in it's place. It's probably the best (looking) Fan and easily bright enough to illuminate the whole case.


Here are the aforementioned Amazon Links (DE/UK/US):

Ryzen 3 2200G https://amzn.to/2Vwe5qS | https://amzn.to/2Rd2gYd | https://amzn.to/2LXHGFr
Ryzen 5 2600 https://amzn.to/2ABYUnk | https://amzn.to/2RgK5kf | https://amzn.to/2AAvuFU
Asus Prime B450M-K https://amzn.to/2CXwaak | https://amzn.to/2VC25UR | https://amzn.to/2CaVpUT
G.Skill Value 8GB https://amzn.to/2CaUCD8 | https://amzn.to/2ACBBcU | https://amzn.to/2VEWmgV
Kingston A400 240GB https://amzn.to/2Canzzd | https://amzn.to/2ACOpAe | https://amzn.to/2Vxx8Bj
WD Caviar Blue 1TB https://amzn.to/2TBvvAF | https://amzn.to/2H3ApoA | https://amzn.to/2SFCR64
Sapphire Pulse RX 570 https://amzn.to/2RiUFaw | https://amzn.to/2VDpaGM | https://amzn.to/2C7jM5K
Sapphire Pulse RX 580 https://amzn.to/2VKQi6S | https://amzn.to/2H0ADNb | https://amzn.to/2CVKNuC
CoolerMaster Q300L https://amzn.to/2Rkgh6n | https://amzn.to/2RE7aNc | https://amzn.to/2VDi45d
Corsair CXM 450W https://amzn.to/2C6EPFD | https://amzn.to/2GZn3JW | https://amzn.to/2SJdSyK
Corsair 120ML120 Pro LED https://amzn.to/2ABclUp | https://amzn.to/2ABcJ5j | https://amzn.to/2RE9sfg

Comments

  • 9 months ago
  • 2 points

Might I recommend that you get 3000MHz+ because any Ryzen needs higher speeds.

  • 9 months ago
  • -1 points

I know it does, I even say it in the guide this is linked from, but this really is supposed to be Budget :)

  • 9 months ago
  • 2 points

3000 MHz i believe is only around $10 more

  • 9 months ago
  • 2 points

Great build. Budget builds are more interesting than most of the big blingy ones.

  • 9 months ago
  • 2 points

Your icon looks like PsychicPebble's on LSD

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks? :)

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Is the cooler you used in the images the stock cooler?

  • 9 months ago
  • 2 points

yes and no, its the Wrath Spire LED, from a R7 1700. The cooler is pretty much the same, except for the RGB Strip.

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  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

You spent half of what you paid for your power supply on a fan, good budget build

  • 9 months ago
  • 0 points

Well it's a budget build thats not supposed to look like a heap of ****, if you'd wanna go 100% Budget u wouldnt bother to get one at all I guess

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

what games do you play and what settings do you play on those games and the FPS?

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

U know you can get perfectly good case fana for $10 and if this was a true budget build, you would get a non modular psu

  • 9 months ago
  • 0 points

Did I ever say it was a TRUE Budget build? As mentioned in the description, It's meant to be a budget build looking as clean as possible.

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

If you're willing to go used (which from the write up it sounds like you are) you can get a much better GPU for less or even the same GPU for <50%. Just picked up a Fury for $120, myself.

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Couple problems dual channel ram I stress dual channnel it can make it run 10-20 FPS better. and they 2200g bottleneck the Rx 570 in games like GTA and Bf5 and the Rx 580 gets a massive bottleneck so please don’t say it won’t bottleneck.

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

You're right, but I think I mention in enough in the description, what you should mix with what. Also I would say 2200g/570x is not REALLY layed out for GTA/BFA5, atleast on higher settings^