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New to pc gaming and Considering ordering this pc but unsure if I could get more out of a build

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****PC Build Request Form****

Budget & Currency: 1000 USD

Peripherals & Monitor: Monitor (prefer curved if possible)

Games: Minecraft, Sims, civ 5 (even worth building a pc for these games?)

Software: none

Aesthetics: simple and clean

Rebates/Promos: use full price

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When: Will order parts next Friday
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You can definitely do better with your money. Minecraft, Civ V, and Sims are all relatively easy to run so you could really get away with a Ryzen APU pretty easily. I would have to recommend an APU system right now, because buying GPUs new in the US currently, is impossible for a reasonable price. If you're willing to buy a used GPU, then you could get a pretty nice system for your money but if you're not willing to buy used parts, go with an APU system now and you can always add a discrete GPU later if you want/need.

Here's a decent starting point;
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CPU: [ Register or Signin to view external links. ] ($168.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: [ Register or Signin to view external links. ] ($86.89 @ OutletPC)
Memory: [ Register or Signin to view external links. ] ($179.89 @ OutletPC)
Storage: [ Register or Signin to view external links. ] ($129.99 @ Amazon)
Case: [ Register or Signin to view external links. ] ($59.49 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: [ Register or Signin to view external links. ] ($64.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Monitor: [ Register or Signin to view external links. ] ($337.90 @ Amazon)
Total: $1028.14


It's a little over budget, but that's because I included a 4k monitor and 16GB RAM, with a nice big SSD. The SSD, I'd leave as is, 500GB is plenty of storage and $130 is a reasonable price for a good 500GB SSD, you can always add an HDD later if you want/need more storage. If you really wanted to though, you could swap the 500GB SSD for a 240/250GB SSD and a 1TB HDD. You can drop down to 8GB RAM to save $80-90. 8GB is the bare minimum I'd recommend these days, and personally I wouldn't accept any less than 16GB in a personal system but you would be fine with 8GB, so it's up to you if you'd rather just save some money. I included a pretty nice case and PSU, both of which will easily last you a good few years if you want them to.

Here is an alternative monitor, 1440p instead of 4k, and $120 cheaper;
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If you're comfortable buying a used GPU, then you can drop to the 1440p monitor, 8GB RAM and put the money saved towards a used GTX 970 or 980. If you do buy a GPU, swap the R5 2400G for an R5 1400 or R5 1600. Keep in mind that you will NEED the R5 2400G if you don't have a GPU, as the 2400G is the only Ryzen 5 CPU with integrated graphics.

Lastly, I'd recommend adding a Cryorig H7 to this system whenever you can afford it. The stock CPU cooler will be fine, but the H7 would definitely be a nice upgrade, especially if you're running an R5 2400G.
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Thanks for the build. I'll end up just going with the initial build suggested to avoid having to sacrifice the ram and possibly switch out that cpu and upgrading to the gtx later on if possible? I failed to mention I don't have speakers either so may end up checking out the lg 29um68-p unless u have a better suggestion with built in speakers?
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Add a $150-250 GPU later and it would be a really solid system. I'd probably wait until at least next generation GPUs launch though at this point, and look at maybe getting a GTX 1150Ti/2050Ti or GTX 1160/2060.

Like I said, if you're not buying a GPU now, you'll need to get the R5 2400G. So, with the R5 2400G, an R5 1400 wouldn't be an upgrade. They'll perform exactly the same, the 2400G just has integrated graphics. That said, you can upgrade to any current Ryzen CPU or even any of the upcoming Ryzen 2 CPUs, no problem. I imagine Zen2(Ryzen 3) will also be supported with this motherboard, so a CPU upgrade in the future is definitely possible.
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