AMD Budget Gaming PC Build: Wrap Up

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Today, our goal was to take a look at what we could put together for an AMD based Budget Gaming PC Build that hit a price point of about $500-600. This should put the options and selections within the reach of most enthusiasts who are looking for a good blend of performance but a more bank account friendly bill. So take a look at a quick summary of our build here today and see what tickles your fancy.

AMD Budget Gaming PC Build: Summary

ComponentModelPrice
CPUAMD Ryzen 3 3300X$120.00
MotherboardASUS TUF B450M-PRO GAMING$99.99 ($94.99)
CPU CoolerAMD Wraith Stealth/SpireFree*
GPUXFX RS XXX Edition Radeon RX 570$139.99
RAMG.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16GB
(F4-3200C17D-16GVK)
$83.99
Hard DriveADATA XPG SX8100 512GB (NVMe)$76.66
PSUSeasonic S12III 550W$56.99 ($54.99)
CaseCooler Master MasterBox Q500L$48.99
Total$626.61 ($619.61)
Prices are stated in MSRP and at time of publication (in parentheses)

AMD Budget Gaming PC Build: Alternate Summary

ComponentModelPrice
CPUAMD Ryzen 5 3400G$149.99
MotherboardASUS TUF B450M-PRO GAMING$99.99 ($94.99)
CPU CoolerAMD Wraith Stealth/SpireFree*
GPUAMD Ryzen 5 3400GFree*
RAMPatroit Viper 4 Series 16GB
(PVR416G320C6K)
$67.99
Hard DriveADATA XPG SX8100 512GB (NVMe)$76.66
PSUSeasonic S12III 550W$56.99 ($54.99)
CaseCooler Master MasterBox Q500L$48.99
Total$500.61 ($493.61)
Prices are stated in MSRP and at time of publication (in parentheses)

At the end of the day, we feel that we are left with a couple of very capable machines and a number of different combinations that you could custom tailor to your budget in this ~$500-600 range. There are certainly other options for just about every component we have selected today. However, we feel you can’t go wrong with these items as basics, or at least jumping-off points, for your next AMD Budget Gaming PC build.

Final Points

That said, by all means, click through the provided links for each component, if you so choose, or take our suggestions and sit and wait for a minute. We’ll also get a cut if you use our links, but it won’t cost you any more than it would otherwise. You will notice that we have included both “normal retail/list prices” and actual prices at the time of this article when they differed as they do fluctuate over time (or whenever when of the DRAM manufacturers needs to have an “accidental fire”).

Now, for those of you who run on the high end of things, don’t fret. We have a guide coming up for you next. So, if an AMD Ryzen system doesn’t tickle your fancy then stop back soon for our Intel Budget Gaming PC Build Guide: Summer 2020 article!

As always, leave your comments below or we will see you in the forums!

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7 Comments

  1. Going 1tb SATA ssd for $95 looks like a valid alternative. Whatever milliseconds you gain on loading times will went to waste with all the time spend backing up and reinstalling games on a tiny 500GB drive.
  2. Id almost say, go 3200 mhz for both builds. save some more as opposed to the 3600mhz stuff. I don’t think we would notice much difference.
  3. The only ‘3200 mhz’ kit I’d go for is 3200 CL14, as good memory is the life and death of a Zen 2 CPU

    (bears reposting because it’s such a nice video)
    And the 3300x is indeed, out by now.

  4. The only ‘3200 mhz’ kit I’d go for is 3200 CL14, as good memory is the life and death of a Zen 2 CPU

    (bears reposting because it’s such a nice video)
    And the 3300x is indeed, out by now.

    There were a whopping 0 listed for sale the week the article was written and the morning of publish there were still a whopping 0 listed for sale. Not much you can do about a processor that can’t be bought when articles go to bed.

  5. Going 1tb SATA ssd for $95 looks like a valid alternative. Whatever milliseconds you gain on loading times will went to waste with all the time spend backing up and reinstalling games on a tiny 500GB drive.

    An extra $20 here, and extra $20 there, an extra $30 over there and all of the sudden your $500-600 system is now a $700-800 system ;)

  6. Hopefully B550 and the Ryzen 2 3300X will be out by the time you do the summer guide. ;)

    Should be, waited until the day of pub to try to add them and they still weren’t available this go around.

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