Are Budget builds ACTUALLY worth it?

  • Published on Apr 17, 2019
  • Budget gaming PCs are super popular, but are you actually causing yourself more harm than good when you shop for as cheap as possible?
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  • Travis Jones
    Travis Jones 8 hours ago

    I've always thought 600 dollars is the price you want to try not to dip under if you're buying brand new.

  • TunOF75
    TunOF75 12 hours ago

    Eh sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

  • jordan harding
    jordan harding 14 hours ago

    For heavy gaming, just dont skimp on the mobo.

  • Bill Bollinger
    Bill Bollinger 16 hours ago

    If anyone is looking at this in mid july 2019, here's some quick start ideas for both intel and amd starting at $600 and ranging to $900. Operating system cost NOT included.
    Intel $600:
    Check out this Idea List on Amazon: 1080p Intel build with potential to upgrade by Bill Bollinger
    AMD $600:
    Check out this Idea List on Amazon: AMD Build 1080p Gaming by Bill Bollinger
    Note:for the AMD $600 build, I realize you can remove the rx570 and just use the apu, hiwever, i wanted to make it as comparable as poosible, and it meets the price point, with both having onboard graphics backups, however the amd apu is obviously superior in that respect.
    Amd $900:
    Check out this Idea List on Amazon: Ryzen 5 $900 build July 2019 by Bill Bollinger
    Notes: the 240gb ssd is meant for a boot drive and the 500gb m.2 as you game/large storage drive. Again, the 3400g is a great $150 middle ground between the jump to the $200 3600 or simplicity of the 3200g, with the added back up of an apu for the graphics card.
    Intel $900:
    Check out this Idea List on Amazon: Intel july 2019 $900 gaming pc by Bill Bollinger
    In order to kit nearly the exact same price, I went for the i5 9400f 6 core with no onboard graphics, with generally the same setup for the rest of the build as the amd build.

  • Shayne Carter-Murray
    Shayne Carter-Murray 17 hours ago

    Watching this vid makes me feel much better about my budget build. Mobo B450m, 2 ram slots. 1 8gb 2666 stick. Used rx580 ($100). Ryzen 2200g. 530watt raidmax hybrid PSU. Cheap case with 2 140mm fans. 240g ssd, 1tb hdd. All told, less than $500, easy upgrade path. Its almost like i actually paid attention to you, linus, bitwit and such over the past year 😆 .
    I upgraded from a 1st gen i3 and gtx 460, 2010 alienware. I must admit i did get my money's worth outta than big glowy box

  • Redman
    Redman 19 hours ago

    Didn't even mention the most important part, the PSU.

  • Riku Vartiainen
    Riku Vartiainen 21 hour ago

    "Jace $0,02"
    I love these captions 😅

  • Joel Guzman
    Joel Guzman 23 hours ago

    I didnt have a big budget but i made a 200-250$ pc build gets 30-60 fps 1080p and honestly aint too bad. Its outdated but if i get a better gpu i can potentially get 80+ frames. Also spemt another 150$ on am old pc my mom had to upgrade it. Now that ppc isnt ment for gamming but it sure as hell great for home use. Like yt, bills, web surf, and etc. So all in all you can make a decent pc for cheap, BUT fkr gamming you should invest more money into a mid ground 500-1k build so you can a better expirience and be combatible with future games/parts. This 200-250$ build keeps up with modern games, BUT i know very soon, maybe in 2+years time, itll be a dinosuar and only run older games. For right now im happy with the preformance. I am not expecting to play newer games on this pc. I just want to play games in general at a decent speed and rez. I love the wacky free steam games, alomg with alphas for small dev games. And that is exactly what im using this pc for. When i get a higher budget im deff gettign a 1k set up for everything i can throw at it.

  • Tjocksnorris äventyr

    Don't count ram speed out, know a guy that didn't put on XMP on his 3200mhz memory so they ran at 2133mhz i think he said, his cpu was 9900K and a RTX2080Ti on that, he had lag in games, after he changed to XMP his framrate went up a little but most important everything was lag free, AMD benefits even more than Intel to buy at least 3000mhz memory, 3000-3400mhz is the sweetspot and anything after that you don't get anything worth the money. 3200mhz memory cost like 10$ more than 2666mhz.

  • Dino Dare
    Dino Dare Day ago

    0:07 Graduation money?

  • Scout
    Scout Day ago

    Now we have i3-9100f the god of budget cpus

  • Jay Sarma
    Jay Sarma Day ago

    Rx570 is not the lowest on the list, right? Should i buy rx 570 instead of 1660

  • b36 catt7272
    b36 catt7272 Day ago

    can i use a celeron processor with a gigabyte motherboard

  • Chris Tonnu
    Chris Tonnu 2 days ago

    Does he give away graphics cards

  • Joseph Sin
    Joseph Sin 2 days ago

    Can you actually put together a pc that the average person can build upon via everything you mentioned at a reasonable price

  • Aaron Lowe
    Aaron Lowe 2 days ago +1

    A budget build isn't about saving money. It's about working with the capital you've got. People know it'll cost more in the longrun but that's the price you pay for playing a few games now rather than waiting for years.

  • Sunforged
    Sunforged 2 days ago

    Damn dude I haven't tuned into your channel in forever and you look great. Much better/healthier.

  • ShootingStarAJM
    ShootingStarAJM 2 days ago

    I just want it to look cool.

  • Muhammad Firdaus Ismail

    Not everyone can afford non-"budgetted build".

  • BillnWa
    BillnWa 3 days ago

    but you didn't build it..... I was expecting performance numbers. Thanks

  • WaapRepeat
    WaapRepeat 3 days ago

    dunno about the mobo... upgrade for me means upgrade (swap) cpu, vga or ram... so on a cheaper one i still can do it, so that msi is actually what you need....

  • Malygonis
    Malygonis 3 days ago

    my advice to anyone wanting to build a PC. dont worry about Ray tracing. its a new thing so you arent going to get much more detail with it and its a resource whore. wait 5 years until its been refined and costs less then worry about it

  • Christian Salimando
    Christian Salimando 3 days ago

    Ddr3 boi here with my 8350 still going strong with a 580 all amd woohoo

  • Gallons Of Milk Gaming
    Gallons Of Milk Gaming 4 days ago +1

    The fact that those Titan cards aren't flush is making me insane

  • ForSaleOnTinder
    ForSaleOnTinder 5 days ago

    How do you find out if your cpu is right for your gpu or the other way around??

    • UltraTV __
      UltraTV __ 4 days ago +1

      Search Cpu Gpu bottleneck calculator.

  • Carmine
    Carmine 5 days ago

    gtx 1660 rendering is good for rendering ?

  • Durgesh Kshirsagar
    Durgesh Kshirsagar 6 days ago

    Hey I have a question. Recently I built Gigabyte z390 Aorus elite with i5 9600k processor with 16 GB G. Skill Ripjaws V DDR4 3200 MHZ RAM. There are two Power connectors on my board. 2 x 2 and 2 x 4. When I plug power to 2 x 4 my machine does not boot. But, when I simply plug 2 x 2 i.e. CPU power, it boots. My GPU is GTX 950.
    Please help me out what would be the reason.
    Thank you!

  • Paulo Morais
    Paulo Morais 6 days ago

    I have build 3 computers so far, all meant to be upgraded latter and I. Never endup upgrading

  • VX static
    VX static 6 days ago

    Help me build a pc for fortnite at 100+ frames for under 700$ and under I live in the us ( all low settings except medium textures)

    • D.
      D. 5 days ago

      Dude, just grab a i5 3470 or i7 2600 prebuilt on ebay for $150, a SSD for $20, hard drive for $40, 500w psu for $40, used rx480/580, and a $30 case.

  • Nick Terco
    Nick Terco 6 days ago

    answer: YES

  • Nuno Lopes Mendes
    Nuno Lopes Mendes 6 days ago +2

    Hi, what do you think about this configuration?
    I'm spending about 800€ on it

    ATX Cooler Master N300

    Motherboard Micro-ATX MSI B450M PRO-VDH PLUS
    MSI GeForce GTX 1060 Gaming X 6G

    Seasonic M12II Evo Edition 620W Full Modular

    AMD Ryzen 5 3600 Hexa-Core 3.6GHz c/ Turbo 4.2GHz 36MB SktAM4
    120mm Cooler Master 2000RPM SickleFlow 120 LED
    RAM G.SKILL Flare X 16GB (2x8GB) DDR4-2400MHz CL16

    SSD 2.5" Kingston A400 240GB TLC SATA

    • SlickThePrick
      SlickThePrick 4 days ago +1

      Nuno Lopes Mendes this looks similar to what I’m looking to build so keep me posted if you get any suggestions.

  • Nicholas Arnold
    Nicholas Arnold 6 days ago

    Make the ultimate Carboard Box case video!

  • pabloXL
    pabloXL 7 days ago

    i3 7100 paired with RTX Titan, please make that video

  • Andreas G.
    Andreas G. 7 days ago +2

    I would love to hear more about super compact gaming PC

  • KingOfToasts
    KingOfToasts 7 days ago

    I underspent on my mobo

  • Ian Fitchett
    Ian Fitchett 7 days ago

    Idk, motherboard specs are changing so damn frequently now that replacing anything in place these days is a pain

  • Kai Damata
    Kai Damata 7 days ago +1

    i got a 2070... literally the day after... NOT EVEN KIDDING they announced 2070 super and i have no returns on my 2070...

    i’m salty about it

  • SwashBuccaneer
    SwashBuccaneer 7 days ago

    I like to sink more money into the MoBo and CPU as they're the hardest to upgrade down the line

  • Gbizzle
    Gbizzle 8 days ago

    What processor would you recommend with the 1660?

    • Gbizzle
      Gbizzle 7 days ago

      @John Kurtz thanks

    • John Kurtz
      John Kurtz 7 days ago +1

      Gbizzle top of my head for processors would be the r5 1600, or r5 3600 for price to performance. IMO :)

  • Gbizzle
    Gbizzle 8 days ago

    This video saved me, I'm trying to build my own parts and I dont know what to spend more or less money on

  • WhyteLis21
    WhyteLis21 9 days ago

    This is why you plan out your build thoroughly and follow through no matter what. Unless the item does not work from the beginning, that is. Second guessing really can kill your overall end build. Lol.

  • Aeta Capella
    Aeta Capella 9 days ago

    This video actually validated everything I have ever said about building a "Budget" build. Also if your plan is to do small/moderate upgrades as you go get an AMD motherboard so when it comes time to upgrade your cpu you don't need to upgrade the mobo too, just update the BIOS and away you go.

  • Muifx
    Muifx 9 days ago

    Can you give me that 1660😂😂

  • Zodiac Sam
    Zodiac Sam 10 days ago

    Both smarter AND more intelligent. Well shucks.

  • Brian Bratusek
    Brian Bratusek 10 days ago

    I use a PCI slot for a Firewire card. I like my M-Audio 1418 audio interface. I would choose a board with a PCI slot over one that didn't.

  • Phone User
    Phone User 11 days ago

    Shit advice in mumbling.

  • Balazs Zsiga
    Balazs Zsiga 12 days ago

    you just can't get the rush of overclocking like you did in core 2 duo times. 1.86 ghz intel 3.2 ghz? No problem! :D Also if you choose ryzen build, forget about single channel ram build. You'll be shocked when you see you could have had 40% more fps if you chose a ram kit in dual.

  • thilltrot
    thilltrot 12 days ago +1

    I once was stupid enough to buy a gigabyte budget board.
    Computer kept on randomly crashing. People kept on saying stupid stuff like "Check you memory.", "Do you update your drivers.", "Have you tried a clean install?, etc. Turns out the motherboard couldn't handle the graphics card even though they said it could.
    Changed the motherboard and kept all the other parts. No more problems.
    Never Gigabyte. Never again.

  • Robert Baldwin
    Robert Baldwin 12 days ago

    Great job and I would have recommended the same ideas myself(built for years when it wasn't as cheap). I would have just left out the tekkie stuff as you seem credible enough in the video and with the background environment.

  • No Name
    No Name 13 days ago

    For me, 256 GB on the minimum SSD size in 2019/20

    HSWG WL 14 days ago

    are the boards still viable for zen2+ ?

  • ThijsgamingNL
    ThijsgamingNL 14 days ago

    I got an a320 from gigabyte and paired it with 1x8 gb of ddr4 3000mhz corsair Vengeance ram and a ryzen 5 2400g. The only issue I have with that mobo is that it only has 2 fan headers, so my 3 front fans of my cooler master mb520 are connected to molex and make a hell lot of noise. So I made a switch between the molex cable to cut off the power so I can turn the fans off when I'm studying. But it's not a "bad" mobo. It works fine.

  • Alexander Moon
    Alexander Moon 15 days ago

    I've talked about 5 friends into "splurging" on a M.2 within the past couple of months, especially with Samsung 500g and 1TB M.2's going for $100 and $170 respectively right now.

  • free thinker
    free thinker 15 days ago

  • Gregory Galyan
    Gregory Galyan 16 days ago

    I’d love to see a complete budget build with the msi 1660 ti gaming x, ryzen 5 2600 including the best monitor that is a great match for that GPU. It’s hard to find videos on what monitor works best with a certain GPU. I spent a day reading random posts on if I should get a 1440p 144hz 1ms response time or 1080 p 60hz.

  • Mridul Mittal
    Mridul Mittal 16 days ago

    What motherboard would you reccomend for an i5-9600k

    • ThijsgamingNL
      ThijsgamingNL 14 days ago

      I'm not very familiar with intel motherboards, but I think you should go with a mid/high tier mobo. Maybe you should check out the Linus tech tips forum and go to the motherboard tier list. I think that will help you out!

    • InSaniTy
      InSaniTy 15 days ago

      id recommend an msi / asus z390 a pro/tomahawk wich goes only with 8th and 9th generation as it should ne around 200 dollars ( wifi uncluded)

  • William Ditomaso
    William Ditomaso 16 days ago

    Want to buy a cheap gaming pc? @t

  • Jmz Haz
    Jmz Haz 16 days ago +1

    What if you're going to buy a system on a budget and then run it into the ground by using it for as long as it will run before you get another machine? Say, perhaps, 5 to 8 years? What then?

    • JINORU
      JINORU 14 days ago

      That's how I roll.

  • James Roggy
    James Roggy 16 days ago +1

    You forgot the psu. FYI

  • ThunderySpoon7
    ThunderySpoon7 17 days ago +2

    1:36 is exactly what I did by doing an fx-8350 build. Now I am replacing processor, motherboard, and ram

    • Phil Swift
      Phil Swift 16 days ago

      ThunderySpoon7 EXACT same story dude, I bought a fuckin fx6300 in 2016 because I didn’t know what I was doing. Single biggest regret for pc gaming I ever had. Now I’m excited to put together my cpu replacement build this summer tho.

  • Rajeev Krishna M.R
    Rajeev Krishna M.R 17 days ago

    Hello sir.
    I want to know which one is better for long run Ryzen or Intel.. Coz I want to build a pc for gaming and 3d rendering. I really looking forward for your reply . Thank you

    • Tranquility
      Tranquility 10 days ago

      I would suggest a ryzen build. Ryzen 5 2600 lowest

  • Robert Ma
    Robert Ma 17 days ago +1

    The best way to do a budget build is buy an old workstation with an 2nd-4th generation i7 for like 100ish on ebay. Add in ram (if necessary) to get it to 16gb, add in an ssd (if necessary), add a new psu (if necessary), and throw in a nice graphics card. You can get a nice performing gaming rig for like 350 bucks depending on the graphics card you buy.

  • cwli1
    cwli1 17 days ago

    lntel knew about processor #security risks for a decade but chose to stay quiet about it, hoping no one would find out. They'll price drop 15% due to the new AMD Ryzen release, which is up to 40% quicker than the first Ryzens.

  • jon b
    jon b 18 days ago

    DC doesn’t have different phases.... it’s direct current 🤔

  • Kijas
    Kijas 18 days ago

    This has been very helpful. Thanks!!!

  • NexusCioudz
    NexusCioudz 18 days ago +4

    Ain’t everyone on a budget?

  • Phi6er
    Phi6er 18 days ago

    7:25 CS:GO says hi...

  • Ryan Taylor
    Ryan Taylor 18 days ago +1

    If you don't want to or need to play games at ultra settings than a decent mid-range product is the best bang for your buck. Buying high end components like buying a brand new luxury car: it's going to lose value very soon and it's still going to break down on you at some point.

  • Donkens
    Donkens 18 days ago +36

    8:02 : Me

    8:05 : The guy she tells me not to worry about

  • latuba247
    latuba247 18 days ago

    Thank u, I’m new to this ur awesome