Budget 0-20k CPU+Mobo+RAM for Basic PC

Discussion in 'PC Buying Advice' started by HackerX, Feb 10, 2019.

  1. HackerX

    HackerX Member
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    1. What is your budget?
      • 15K
    2. What is your existing hardware configuration (component name - component brand and model)
      • CPU - Intel G30
      • Motherboard - Dead
      • GPU - AMD 7750 1Gb
      • RAM - 4GB DDR3 1333
      • Monitor - Dell 22" 1080P
      • PSU - Antec VP550
      • 1TB HDD
    3. Which hardware will you be keeping (component name - component brand and model)
      • PSU
      • Case
      • HDD
    4. Which hardware component are you looking to buy (component name). If you have already decided on a configuration then please mention the (component brand and model) as well, this will help us in fine tuning your requirement.
      • CPU - AMD RYZEN 3 2200G APU
      • Motherboard - ASROCK A320M HDV Motherboard
      • RAM - CORSAIR CMK8GX4M1D3000C16
    5. Is this going to be your final configuration or you would be adding/upgrading a component in near future. If yes then please mention when and which component
      • Yes,
    6. Where will you buy this hardware? (Online/City/TE Dealer)
      • AmazonIN on EMI
    7. Would you consider buying a second hand hardware from the TE market
      • No
    8. What is your intended use for this PC/hardware
      • Gaming(Old Games like Witcher 3 @720P)
      • Browsing
      • Desktop Processing
      • HTPC
      • Download rig, 24x7 operation
      • Watching HD movies, 10bit Anime etc
      • Other Basic things too
    9. Do you have any brand preference or dislike? Please name them and the reason for your preference/dislike.
      • I heard the after sales service in India is pathetic. Yes we all know India is a pathetic place too.
    10. If you will be playing games then which type of games will you be playing?
      • Only Old Games.
    11. What is your preferred monitor resolution for gaming and normal usage
      1. Gaming - 1280x720 for 3D and 1920x1080 for 2.5D
      2. Desktop - 1920x1080
    12. Are you looking to overclock?
      • No
    13. Which operating system do you intend to use with this configuration?
      • Windows 10 or 7 64 bit
     
  2. vyral_143

    vyral_143 Jarvis
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    Your choice of components is apt.
     
  3. AMG

    AMG Just another poor guy
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    Dont buy a Ryzen 2200G.
    Buy a 1200/1300 and keep the 7750.
     
  4. OP
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    HackerX

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    Thank both of you guys.
    So finally CPU or APU ?
    HD7750 will be used.
    No planning buy GPU soon.
    If CPU then the chosen Mobo will be OK ?
     
  5. Marcus Fenix

    Marcus Fenix Well-Known Member
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    The mobo is okay for the budget. Or you can allocate the 2.5k saved by going to 1200 to upgrade the mobo to a B450 chipset one
     
  6. OP
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    HackerX

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    How much fps will increase in game if I spend 2.5K extra on B450 mobo ?
    Just tell me the gaming performance difference @720P for both of following systems.
    Note that there will be NO OC at all.


    AMD RYZEN 3 1200 + ASROCK A320M HDV + CORSAIR CMK8GX4M1D3000C16 + HD7750 1GB
    or
    AMD RYZEN 3 1200 + MSI B450M PRO-M2 + CORSAIR CMK8GX4M1D3000C16 + HD7750 1GB
     
  7. Marcus Fenix

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    There will be no FPS difference except for the fact that future upgrade path will be a bit restricted with the A320 boards in terms of I/O.
    Furthermore the A320 boards being the lowest end of the budget spectrum will have lower quality capacitors which are one of the major reasons for the low life expectancy of cheaper boards.
     
  8. AMG

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    Things are not that simple in the PC building world, mate.

    the A320 board has 2 RAM slots. B450 has 4.

    The a320 is not an overclockable board, the b450 is.

    There is no wifi on the a320, means you will have to use a LAN cable, the b450 has o such issues.
    The 450 boards have better inbuilt audio setups (incase you are a music pro, who cares about sound quality) etc etc.
    Also more PCIe slots, for, idk, more nvme SSDs.

    a B450 will be more future proof.

    But I built my rig with A320, but thats because I knew what I was getting into.
     
  9. OP
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    HackerX

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    Only concentraingc at present instead future. No need WiFi, don't have LAN, NO OC, two RAM Slots enough etc. Now just tell the real story of capacitors ? B450 capacitors live how many more Days compare to 320M ?
     
  10. vyral_143

    vyral_143 Jarvis
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    This one is DDR3 or GDDR5 ?
     
  11. Marcus Fenix

    Marcus Fenix Well-Known Member
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    That kind of definitive number of days will vary from user to user since B450/A320 mobos are not that old. I am guessing you're a student and not looking to use this config in the long run. If you're okay with that then you can definitely go with A320 and save some moolah.
     
  12. OP
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    HackerX

    HackerX Member
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    DDR5 1GB
     
  13. vyral_143

    vyral_143 Jarvis
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    This should be able to play Witcher 3 at 720p with low settings. But newer games would struggle. If you can think of getting another GFX card in near future, opt for Ryzen 3 1200. If not, get Ryzen 3 2200G and fast (3000/3200MHz) RAM.
     
  14. OP
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    HackerX

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    Then it will be R3 1200 and Asrock 320M.
    But 2x4GB or 1x8GB RAM ?
    No RAM upgrade in future but may be GPU.
    Thank you very much! :)
     
  15. Marcus Fenix

    Marcus Fenix Well-Known Member
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    Go for 2x4 GB and mount them in alternate slots for dual channel speeds.
    Ryzen loves higher bandwidth.
     
  16. AMG

    AMG Just another poor guy
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    A320M has only two RAM slots, so he doesnt really have a choice there.
     
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    HackerX

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    Do we need to update BIOS to support R3 1200 or 2200G ?
    At 4K Price which A320 should I chose ? Asrock or Asus or Gigabyte or MSI ?
    Which 2x4GB of 3200MHz available at near 5K Price ?
    Without any GPU R3 1200 show no display(totally Black Screen) ?
     
  18. vyral_143

    vyral_143 Jarvis
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    Yes

    Whichever has best after sales service in your area. Personally, I would prefer Asus or Gigabyte.

    Yes
     
  19. OP
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    HackerX

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    Thank you!
    I would have end up in trouble if I bought before your reply. There is no way I can do BIOS update by myself. What I do now ? Intel are very expensive option currently.
     
  20. vyral_143

    vyral_143 Jarvis
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    Most dealers/vendors would help you to update BIOS once you buy the board.
     

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