Building a new PC can be daunting, especially if you don’t know anything about PC parts. So today, I made a PC part list, so you don’t have to!
If you’re a gamer and you’re looking to play titles like Fortnite, CS:GO, PUBG, The Division 2, GTAV, or something else, then this machine could do it. Granted you’re not going to be playing 1080p highest settings, but for the price, you’ll have an enjoyable gaming experience nonetheless. Below is UFDTech’s review using a comparable system. If you want to watch the full review, then click here
|Lowest Settings||CS:GO||Fortnite||Apex Legends||World War Z||GTA V||The Division 2|
|1080p||140 FPS||88.7 FPS||45.2 FPS||53.7 FPS||71.6 FPS||45.7 FPS|
|720p||201 FPS||154.2 FPS||69.5 FPS||78.8 FPS||97.9 FPS||77 FPS|
Of course, since this isn’t a 1:1 build, you can expect a little variance when it comes to actual FPS figures. Also, if it can handle triple-A games, then you can expect it to handle games like League of Legends and DotA 2 very well.
This build is the budget/entry-level PC build for gaming and productivity. As such, I’ve foregone aesthetics but also took into consideration some upgradeability for the future should your wallet allow it.
First, let’s talk about the CPU. The processor of choice here is the Ryzen 3 3200g. It’s a 4-core, 4-thread CPU on AMD’s previous Ryzen + line with Vega 8 graphics.
Next, we have the motherboard. For this one I chose the Asrock B450M Pro-4 F. It has one of the best VRMs in this price category, and you could put in a Ryzen 7 in the future should you require more CPU horsepower.
As for the RAM, I opted to get two 8GB sticks of Patriot Viper Steel CL 16 3200MHz so you get not only fast, but also Ryzen optimized memory. RAM generally lasts you through multiple builds, so I chose a kit that’s in the middle-upper range of products. High speeds also help improve the integrated graphics’, and Ryzen’s performance.
For storage, I just chose the cheapest 120GB SSD from Patriot and 1TB HDD from Seagate. 120GB should be enough to put your OS, most used apps like Chrome and office, and maybe a low-space game like League of Legends or CS: GO for faster load times. The 1TB hard drive should be enough to put the rest of your game library, media files, and other data that you need to be stored.
I typically don’t advise to skimp on power supplies since they provide the rest of your system with the juice it needs to power on so I chose the FSP 600 watt Hyper K 80+ white PSU. The performance it offers for the price is excellent, and it’ll allow you to add a dedicated GPU in the future. The only downside is that it uses unsleeved mustard and ketchup cables.
As for the case, it’s a very subjective subject, and you could get cheaper cases, but I chose the Tecware M2. It looks similar to the popular Nexus M, and you get a tempered glass (not acrylic) side panel. You also get two front intake fans and one rear exhaust fan for free!
Below are the parts and price list
|Ryzen 3 3200G||PHP 5,370|
|Asrock B450M Pro-4 F ||PHP 4,580|
|Patriot Viper Steel CL 16 3200MHz||PHP 2,300 (2x)|
|FSP 600watts Hyper K, 80 white ||PHP 2,230|
|120gb Patriot Burst SSD ||PHP 1,080|
|Seagate Barracuda 1tb 64mb 7200rpm hdd||PHP 2,060
|Tecware M2 TG||PHP 1,510|
Author’s note: All prices are from PCHub’s price list.
What do you guys think? If you have suggestions and recommendations, let us know in the comments below.