The $200 Ryzen on a Budget PC

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The $200 Ryzen on a Budget PC

Hi Everyone

Welcome to my most recent reason my wallet is crying. I'm building this PC as a successor to the $100 Gaming PC I released on my YouTube channel. This PC has the best price to performance out of anything that I have ever put together, with the 6 core/12 thread Ryzen 5 1600 paired with the RX 570 4GB. Anyways, let's get into it.

How I obtained the components

* CPU: The CPU was purchased off of Craigslist off of another enthusiast that was parting out a spare rig to raise some funds for the Ryzen 3000 release. He had up for sale at $65 and I thought that was a good price as they are typically going for around $80 at MicroCenter, so I bought it as the CPU for the build.

* Mobo: After Purchasing the CPU, I was stuck at a dead end with aquiring a AM4 socketed board for under $50. I was walking through Fry's one day windowshopping for a personal upgrade when I saw that there were some open box AM4 boards. The board worked perfectly, with the only issue being that there is a missing pin in the USB 3.0 header which isn't the biggest deal.

* RAM: I purchased the RAM on eBay from a seller at auction, I put in a max bid of $25 and won it at $20.56 after fees and free shipping.

* Storage: What can I say, basic solution for a budget build. Purchased this off of eBay from a refurbisher for $7.99

* Graphics Card: I was initally considering going with a GTX 670, but when I opened OfferUp one day, I saw this card after scrolling for what seemed like hours. I saw that the card was posted for $75 and had been up for more than a week. So, naturally, I tossed the seller an offer of $60 and I was then an owner of an RX 570!

* Case: Buying a used case is certanly not a viable option when building a PC out of used parts. Most are old pieces of $h!t that are being marked up for no reason. So, I went with a brand new case off of Amazon for $19.99

* PSU: This was the first component I bought, I saw it on Craigslist in a mass post for a ton of PC parts. I sent the seller an offer of $10 and I would pick up within 10 mins. and he accepted gladly.

Cable Management
I tried as best as I could with all the cables, and let me tell you, it wasn't easy. I managed to hide most of the cable mess behind the drive cages, but there are some still somewhat visible. Overall I did my best with this case as cable managment is not one of it's strong suits, but that's what you get for $20.


Apex Legends (1080p/High Settings 4GB Buffer 4x AA): 109 FPS AVG

PUBG (1080p/High/Ultra Mix): 81 FPS AVG

Fortnite (1080p/Epic Settings): 90 FPS AVG

Cinebench R15: 1324cb

3DMark Firestrike: 11328 points

3DMark Timespy: 3932 points

YouTube Video

Video can be found here!

Thank You for Checking out my Build!
Thank you to everyone who took a peek at my build! It would mean a lot to me if you took the little time to up-vote my build so I can hopefully get featured! Again, Thank you to everyone on here for inspiring me to take my budget mindset out and build a computer that can compete with some of the big dogs!
Color(s): Black
RGB Lighting? No
Theme: none
Cooling: Air Cooling
Size: Micro-ATX
Type: General Build


$ 140.24
AMD - Ryzen 5 (1600) (YD1600BBAEBOX)
Socket: AM4
Cores: 6
$ 198.86
Gigabyte - Gaming 3 (GA-AB350M)
Chipset: B350
CPU Socket: AM4
Size: Micro-ATX
Generic/WL - Gloway STK
Type: DDR4
Capacity: 8 GB
MSI - Gaming X
Chip Manufacturer: AMD
Chip: RX 570
$ 37.00
Western Digital - WD Blue
Form Factor: 3.5 Inch
Interface: SATA 6 Gb/s
Capacity: 500 GB
$ 39.99
EVGA - 100-W1-0500-KR
Wattage: 500
Form Factor: ATX
Efficiency: 80+
$ 146.51
Rosewill - FBM-05
Type: Mid-Tower
Side Panel: Solid
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