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I am helping my friend build a Gaming PC + Monitor, on a $450 budget. I myself have a spare 1TB HDD and some RAM that may or may not be useful, if not then it is no problem.
I wish to get better with PCs, I haven't been able to memorize all of the parts and I am learning more and more each day, I just don't trust myself to be able to choose an entire build right now.
I found a website that lists a $400 gaming PC, just a little over $400 in total, as monitors seem to go no less than $100. ( https://www.wepc.com/builds/best-gaming-pc-under-400/ )
Thank you guys in advance for your help, if you do!!!


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If i were him I would save more money up. Yes, $400 can get you gaming on pc but it honestly in technical terms won’t be much better than console. Currently a very solid pc budget is between $6-800 or even $1000 if you want a really solid build. I am on the edge of buying a gaming laptop or building a PC currently and have done weeks/months of research of benchmarks/builds and still have not found the right build configuration yet...



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Get this build and add a GPU later the CPU is a 4 core 4 thread Ryzen chip which is good for budget gaming and its got an integrated GPU that can run games on lower settings until you add a dedicated GPU.

Just slap a GPU in this and it will run games fine. Small upgrades will scale well

Future upgrades

1) GPU (Optional but really wanted if you wanna run games above console graphics)
2) Ram (Optional)
3) SSD (Optional)

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 3 2200G 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($94.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: ASRock - X370 Pro4 ATX AM4 Motherboard ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair - Vengeance LPX 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory ($79.99 @ Corsair)
Storage: Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($43.90 @ OutletPC)
Case: Cougar - MX330 ATX Mid Tower Case ($24.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Power Supply: EVGA - 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($19.99 @ B&H)
Monitor: AOC - I2279VWHE 21.5" 1920x1080 60Hz Monitor ($79.99 @ Best Buy)
Total: $403.84
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-07-04 00:59 EDT-0400
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