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Hi I've never built or bought a good gaming pc. Been looking locally to try and buy one prebuilt but think it would be better to look into a new build. I currently play on a laptop from 2007 so I'm not too picky on the buildl. I would like to play games like league, pubg, bf1 ect on high but understand with the budget that may not always be possible. Thanks in advance.

What is your budget and currency? $500 usd
Do you need a monitor?Any recommendations are accepted within or outside or budget.
Do you need a keyboard?No
Do you need a mouse?No
Do you need an operating system?No
What will you use the PC for? Gaming mostly
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So do you have a monitor or not? If you've already got a monitor, what is the make and model? In case it's worth re-using. If you need a monitor, how much over $500 can you go, including monitor price? because $500 including monitor is pretty tight, it can be done but I wouldn't really recommend it if it's avoidable.
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Lets just include a monitor probably better. My cousin has one he bought awhile ago he doesnt ude. I could push it to $600 with a monitor if that helps $650 max.
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PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel - Core i3-8100 3.6GHz Quad-Core Processor ($0.00)
Motherboard: Gigabyte - Z370 HD3 (rev. 1.0) ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($225.00)
Memory: Crucial - Ballistix Sport LT 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory ($74.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: SK hynix - SL308 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($52.88 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Zotac - GeForce GTX 1050 2GB Mini Video Card ($112.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Deepcool - D-Shield ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Power Supply: Corsair - CXM (2015) 450W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($46.99 @ Amazon)
Monitor: AOC - I2269VW 21.5" 1920x1080 60Hz Monitor ($79.99 @ Best Buy)
Total: $622.83

You can get the system to right around the $600 mark if you get this PSU instead;
pcpartpicker.com/product/GQX2FT/e...bt-0450-k1
it's like the worst quality unit you can buy(that isn't complete shit, like no name brands) but it will be perfectly fine for an i3 and GTX 1050. Mobo price is CPU+Mobo combo from Newegg.

You do kind of have to sacrifice a bit to fit the i3 within budget. It's a great CPU but if I'm being honest, I'd probably avoid it for this budget, at least for now since motherboards are still super expensive and availability isn't the greatest.

So, that said, I'd suggest R3 1200;
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 3 1200 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($109.89 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Asus - PRIME B350M-A/CSM Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill - Aegis 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($77.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: SK hynix - SL308 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($52.88 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Zotac - GeForce GTX 1050 2GB Mini Video Card ($112.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Deepcool - D-Shield ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Power Supply: EVGA - BT 450W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($21.99 @ Amazon)
Monitor: AOC - I2269VW 21.5" 1920x1080 60Hz Monitor ($79.99 @ Best Buy)
Total: $555.71

This gives you about $50 or so to play with(if you want) which you means you can get the better PSU(CX450M) and a larger SSD, or swap the GTX 1050 for a 1050Ti and get either a larger SSD OR the better PSU.
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