First Home PC build for under $400 - Micro Center Build

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edited May 2020 in Your Completed Builds

imageFirst Home PC build for under $400 - Micro Center Build

Just trying to build something semi-decent for around $400 to use for basic household browsing and light gaming. Just a filler system until a graphics card can be added or to build something better. Suggestions are kindly welcomed

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  • ExplodedMrT
    might be better off replacing the m.2 with a sata ssd for cheaper, might even be able to get a 1tb ssd for the same price by switching to sata
  • TheITDad
    Like ExplodedMrT said changing to a smaller sata SSD which for boot times and maybe a game or two the difference in speed and performance isn't massive.  So by switching to a 120gb ssd for your boot drive and a small game or two you can also fit a 2tb spinning 7200 rpm spinnng drive for basically the same price and have a lot more storage space.

    CPU: (1) AMD Ryzen 3 3200G Picasso 3.6GHz Quad-Core AM4 Boxed Processor with Wraith Stealth Cooler ($79.99 EACH)
    Motherboard: (1) ASUS B450M-PLUS TUF Gaming AMD AM4 mATX Motherboard ($89.99 EACH)
    RAM: (1) Crucial Ballistix Gaming 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 PC4-25600 CL16 Dual Channel Desktop Memory Kit BL2K8G32C16U4B - Black ($72.99 EACH)
    Case: (1) Cooler Master MasterBox Q300L mATX Mini Tower Computer Case - Black ($49.99 EACH)
    Power Supply: (1) Thermaltake Smart Series 500 Watt 80 Plus ATX Non-Modular Power Supply ($59.99 EACH)
    2.5" SSD: (1) Crucial BX500 120GB SSD Micron 3D NAND SATA III 6Gb/s 2.5" Internal Solid State Drive ($25.99 EACH)
    Hard Drive: (1) Seagate BarraCuda 2TB 7200RPM SATA III 6Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive ($51.99 EACH)
    Total: $430.93
  • AbyssTECH
    good ssd but if you change that to a hard drive you can get 4Tb's for about the same price
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