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    AMD equivalent Puppy build

    Anyone have a current best bang for under $600?
    Have a friend that specifically wants AMD and I have not been following close enough to do a quick build

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    Elemental Lord Dukenukemx's Avatar
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    Getting a good pc for $600 is hard today due to memory and video card prices. Best I can come up with. Pirate Windows 10 to cut costs.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: AMD - Ryzen 3 1200 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($104.89 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: MSI - B350 PC MATE ATX AM4 Motherboard ($55.98 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Mushkin - Essentials 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2133 Memory ($89.71 @ Newegg Marketplace)
    Storage: ADATA - Ultimate SU800 512GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($139.99 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: Asus - Radeon RX 560 - 896 4GB Video Card ($168.98 @ Newegg)
    Case: DIYPC - Solo-T1-R ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.97 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Thermaltake - Smart 600W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply ($19.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $609.51
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-02-13 12:43 EST-0500

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dukenukemx View Post
    Getting a good pc for $600 is hard today due to memory and video card prices. Best I can come up with. Pirate Windows 10 to cut costs.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: AMD - Ryzen 3 1200 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($104.89 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: MSI - B350 PC MATE ATX AM4 Motherboard ($55.98 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Mushkin - Essentials 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2133 Memory ($89.71 @ Newegg Marketplace)
    Storage: ADATA - Ultimate SU800 512GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($139.99 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: Asus - Radeon RX 560 - 896 4GB Video Card ($168.98 @ Newegg)
    Case: DIYPC - Solo-T1-R ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.97 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Thermaltake - Smart 600W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply ($19.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $609.51
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-02-13 12:43 EST-0500
    I'd pick 2200g from newegg for 99$ instead

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    Quote Originally Posted by larix View Post
    I'd pick 2200g from newegg for 99$ instead
    While I'm not against getting that CPU, you need to make sure you have the latest bios on it for the CPU to work because you can't flash it without CPU.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dukenukemx View Post
    Pirate Windows 10 to cut costs.
    You really don't have to with Windows 10. You can install Windows 10 on any system and if you don't have a key it just disables a few features (like backgrounds).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jtbrig7390 View Post
    You really don't have to with Windows 10. You can install Windows 10 on any system and if you don't have a key it just disables a few features (like backgrounds).
    You can install an insider preview build for free and be completely "official" too with all the features.

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    You should consider the new AMD Ryzen 2400G. It's an APU. While the graphics isn't at RX560/1050 level, it's certainly acceptable and a good starting point. A fancier graphics card could be used later. It will basically give you a 4/8 CPU with GT1030 level gaming for $169 (processor).

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    Yes the new Ryzen 3 and 5 are good choices, and sometime in April the 2nd generation ryzen chips will be out.
    So you can get a better deal on 1st gen or pick up the newest chip if you want.

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