Build Total
29200
Minimum
Performance
410
CPU
210
GPU
010
SSD
Minimum : 5
  • 8400

    AMD Ryzen 3 2200G (Ryzen/Raven Ridge)

    This is a good CPU for the price, that becomes excellent when considering the iGPU. A very good purchase for those wanting decent gaming capability at a cheap price. iGPU performance benefits from high speed dual-channel RAM, so go for that option if it is in your budget.

    Performance
    Single threaded : 68%
    Multi-threaded : 40%
    (relative to i7 8700K)

    Cores/threads : 4/4
    Speed : 3.5GHz-3.7GHz (turbo). Overclockable.
    Socket : AM4
    TDP : 65W
    Integrated GPU : Vega 8
    Stock HSF Included : Yes

  • ASRock A320M-HDV

    A budget motherboard for those wanting to build a Ryzen APU build. Has a PCIe slot if you want to add a more powerful discrete GPU later.

    Socket : AM4
    Chipset : AMD A320
    Size : mATX
    RAM : 2 slots, DDR4
    PCIe : x16, PCIe 3.0
    Ports : M.2 (over PCIe), USB 3.0, SATA 6Gb/s

  • 0
    AMD Ryzen 3 2200G with Radeon Vega 8 Graphics

    The 2200G - Vega 8 is a great integrated GPU for the price, suitable for light-weight gaming, beating all other iGPUs by a wide margin. It can handle many modern titles, but with low/medium settings and resolution.

    Performance :
    Overall Gaming : 11-13%
    Synthetic Benchmarks : 16%
    (relative to Titan X Pascal 2016)

    WoW : 30-40 FPS (1080p), N/A (1440p).
    Witcher 3 : 20-25 FPS (1080p), N/A (1440p).

    Note : This iGPU is included as a part of the CPU. You do not need to purchase it.

  • 3300

    4GB is an adequate amount for many programs, and usually enough for most users. Programs are getting bigger though, and 8GB is quite cheap, so feel free to upgrade to 8GB if you like. RAM kits with normal speeds are suitable for medium tiers. At the highest tiers, faster RAM is worth the price premium.

    RAM speed : In a few applications, and when using the iGPU, faster RAM gives higher performance. In most other situations, the performance differences are small. Get the fastest RAM that is reasonably priced for your budget.

    RAM capacity : Getting more RAM does not necessarily mean getting higher performance. If a program only utilizes 1GB of ram, then it does not matter if you have 8, 16, or 32GB of RAM. What matters is that you have enough. If you feel that you need more (or less) RAM than what we recommend, feel free to buy what best suits your needs.

    Warning : Older systems typically use DDR3 RAM, while some of the latest CPUs/motherboards are now using DDR4 RAM. Make sure that the RAM you are buying is compatible with your system.

  • None
    ssd
    0

    An SSD is not necessary, and may not be the best use of your at lower tiers.

  • 0

    It is free. It works fine. It's quiet at stock speeds, but don't expect to do much overclocking with it.


    Note : This HSF is included free with the CPU. You do not need to purchase it.
  • GX505
    case
    3500

    An excellent value case, with good looks, good cable management, and dust filters.

  • 1TB
    hdd
    3600

    A fast, quiet, reliable, single platter 1TB HDD. Enough for lots of movies, series, games.

    HDD capacity : HDDs are for storing data. There are no performance benefits or penalties for using more or less storage. If you feel that the amount of storage we recommend is not right for you, then please feel free to buy more (or less) storage, as you see fit.

    Warning : HDDs bigger than 2TB have additional limitations with old 32-bit versions of Windows, as explained in the HDD section below.

  • 5200
    EVGA 500B (100-B1-0500-KR)

    A quality 80+ Bronze PSU, for a very good price.

    Power : 500W
    Efficiency : 80+ Bronze (82-85%)
    Modular : No
    PCIe : 2x 6+2-Pin
    OEM : HEC

Hightlights
CPU Cores4
CPU Speed3.5Ghz
CPU Threads4
RAM4GB
Storage1TB
Power500W

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