The optimal supplies for building a PC


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Building a PC is something many people might find intimidating, but it can just be seen as LEGO for adults. This PC focuses on those with a bit of a tighter budget. It’s for those who want to get into PC gaming, but are still unsure about whether it’s for them.

PC #1

This computer is aimed for the person on a budget. The person that’s not sure about PC gaming, but still wants a computer that can run some games at pretty good settings.

CPU- Ryzen 3 2200G

The Ryzen 3s are absolutely amazing for a budget. These little things are overclockable, and produce fast and reliable results. For a price of just $90, these are an absolute steal.

Graphics Card- GTX 1050 Ti

The GTX 1050 Ti is the optimal budget graphics card. It performs very well at 1080p at a great price, and it can be found very easily. Just make sure that the 4 GB of VRAM model is bought, not the 2 GB version

Motherboard- ASRock – A320M-DGS Micro ATX AM4

This motherboard works well for a budget, it can overclock, and it can hold up to 32GB of RAM, although it only has two RAM slots. It works well for a budget, and will surely work as a good motherboard.

RAM: G.Skill – Aegis 16 GB Memory

G.Skill is a very reliable brand that produces high quality RAM for a good price. 16 GB is more than enough, so if there’s a super tight budget, it’s possible to cut back to 8 GB. Although if this is done, it should be noted that the RAM will run in single channel, effectively halving some speed on some processes. Either way, it will work magnificently for the build.

Storage – Seagate Barracuda 2TB

The Seagate Barracuda is a great hard drive that performs very reliably. 2 terabytes is more than enough for most people, and since it’s at 7200 RPM it’ll be decently snappy. An SSD is recommended, but completely optional.

Case- Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case

The Corsair 200R is a great, roomy case that allows ease of installation, and it has very good air circulation to ensure that the computer is running at an optimal temperature.

Power Supply- Corsair CXM 550 Watt 80+ Bronze Certified

This power supply is great for the price, and since it’s semi-modular it allows for better cable management. It’s Bronze Certified, so it’s efficient, and Corsair makes very nice products overall.