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I've been wanting to get into pc gaming for a while now, and after a couple paychecks and some pressure from my friends, i can finally buy or build a pc. i really have no idea about what makes up a pc, or how it works because I've only really used a school laptop and my xbox. i have a budget of around $300, and i wanted to see if you guys could help me out.
I will need the whole nine yards: a monitor, keyboard, etc.
Any sort of tips or guidance would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks!
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Are the peripherals included in that budget or are you buying them separate?


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Answer all of the questions fully and we can try our best to help you.
I usually try not to discourage people with smaller budgets(no offence intended, I'm not saying $300 is necessarily a "small" amount of money) because you definitely don't need to drop a grand on a system. However, $300 is going to be pretty tight, especially if that budget is including peripherals.
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21 wrotehttps://www.thetechgame.com/Forums/t=7787031/how-to-ask-for-build-and-upgrade-advice.html

Answer all of the questions fully and we can try our best to help you.
I usually try not to discourage people with smaller budgets(no offence intended, I'm not saying $300 is necessarily a "small" amount of money) because you definitely don't need to drop a grand on a system. However, $300 is going to be pretty tight, especially if that budget is including peripherals.


im able to go up to $400, but id like to keep it closer to $300
im only really gonna use it for gaming
i will need a monitor
i have an old keyboard and mouse, but im gonna need new ones. also what does "peripherals" mean
i didnt know operating systems were purchasable, so i dont really know
i also dont know what overclocking is
halo infinite will be my largest game on my pc for a long time, so i want to run that at a good frame rate and quality
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HELLAWAVE wroteAre the peripherals include in that budget or are you buying them seperate?


what do you mean by peripherals?
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I am going to go out here and say you might just wanna save a bit more money up if you plan to just use it for gaming and wanna play halo infinite on it. I can say now with a pc on that budget you will not have a a good time playing halo infinite.
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Yeah, $300 just isn't happening, especially since you need a monitor. Even $400 is going to be pretty tight since stock is pretty poor right now it seems, especially for more budget-oriented components.

R3 2200G - ~$80
B450 Mobo(AsRock B450M Pro4-F) - $70-80
8GB 3200MHz RAM(2x4GB) - $30-40
Monitor - $90ish
Storage(500ish GB SSD) - $50

These prices are assuming there is any stock though, and I can't seem to find R3 2200G's anywhere. You could grab a 3200G for an extra $20 though, which will do the same job anyway.

This would leave you around $75 for a case and PSU(if you find a 2200G for $80), so grab a cheap case for like $25, and then $50 should usually get you something like a Corsair CX450 or Seasonic S12III 500W. However, as I said, stock is horrendous right now and I can't find any reasonable quality PSUs for less than $70.

So, if stock was there, you could just about manage a system for $400, but you'd be running it without a discrete GPU, and would be relying on the Vega 8 integrated graphics. While that would be absolutely fine for the likes of Fortnite, etc, I'm not sure I'd be playing Halo Infinite on an APU.
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21 wroteYeah, $300 just isn't happening, especially since you need a monitor. Even $400 is going to be pretty tight since stock is pretty poor right now it seems, especially for more budget-oriented components.

R3 2200G - ~$80
B450 Mobo(AsRock B450M Pro4-F) - $70-80
8GB 3200MHz RAM(2x4GB) - $30-40
Monitor - $90ish
Storage(500ish GB SSD) - $50

These prices are assuming there is any stock though, and I can't seem to find R3 2200G's anywhere. You could grab a 3200G for an extra $20 though, which will do the same job anyway.

This would leave you around $75 for a case and PSU(if you find a 2200G for $80), so grab a cheap case for like $25, and then $50 should usually get you something like a Corsair CX450 or Seasonic S12III 500W. However, as I said, stock is horrendous right now and I can't find any reasonable quality PSUs for less than $70.

So, if stock was there, you could just about manage a system for $400, but you'd be running it without a discrete GPU, and would be relying on the Vega 8 integrated graphics. While that would be absolutely fine for the likes of Fortnite, etc, I'm not sure I'd be playing Halo Infinite on an APU.


ok that honestly helps a lot. i am gonna save up more than $300, but i was just wanting to see if i could get in for around that price range.
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