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Ari Altman

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The TBG $750 Budget Gaming PC Build
« on: April 18, 2017, 08:57:29 AM »
With the release of AMD's quad-core Ryzen chips, it's finally time for the Budget Gamer to move on from Intel, so a new thread has been created to discuss the ins and outs of building this AMD-based system. You can check out the previous Intel-based $750 Budget Gaming PC thread here.

Edit: due to the release of newer Intel chips, we've switched back to recommended the Blue team for this build!
« Last Edit: July 13, 2018, 10:58:31 AM by Ari Altman »

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Re: The TBG $750 Budget Gaming PC Build (AMD Ryzen)
« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2017, 05:58:59 PM »
Glad to see the Ryzen Budget Gaming Build! :-)

A newbie question: If I wanted to go with a micro-ATX board, what would you recommend? I was looking at the Gigabyte GA-AB350M-HD3 AM4  (currently $85 on Amazon US) It only has 2 RAM slots, but does support CrossFire. Not sure if that's the same as CrossFire VX that would allow 2 RX480's or 580's.

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Re: The TBG $750 Budget Gaming PC Build (AMD Ryzen)
« Reply #2 on: April 19, 2017, 08:27:13 PM »
Glad to see the Ryzen Budget Gaming Build! :-)

A newbie question: If I wanted to go with a micro-ATX board, what would you recommend? I was looking at the Gigabyte GA-AB350M-HD3 AM4  (currently $85 on Amazon US) It only has 2 RAM slots, but does support CrossFire. Not sure if that's the same as CrossFire VX that would allow 2 RX480's or 580's.

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The Gigabyte GA-AB350M-HD3 appears to be the cheapest board that supports Crossfire (MSI's B350M mATX board does not). That being said, I'd encourage you to step up to at least the Gigabyte Gaming 3 mATX, which offers four RAM slots and three fan headers. The two on the HD3 are simply not sufficient.

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Re: The TBG $750 Budget Gaming PC Build (AMD Ryzen)
« Reply #3 on: July 13, 2018, 10:31:37 AM »
You might want to adjust THE GURU'S TIP for Video Cards in the July 2018's $750 Build, Ari. Also, I am really loving your builds! Keep 'em coming...

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Re: The TBG $750 Budget Gaming PC Build (AMD Ryzen)
« Reply #4 on: July 13, 2018, 10:57:12 AM »
You might want to adjust THE GURU'S TIP for Video Cards in the July 2018's $750 Build, Ari. Also, I am really loving your builds! Keep 'em coming...

Glad you're liking the guides, shivangswain!

I just checked and the Gigabyte RX 580 4GB has suddenly dropped to $210AR, after starting the month at $300. I may go ahead and publish the August version of the build with the RX 580 4GB if that price holds for more than a couple days. My guess, however, is that this may be either a short-term promotion or pricing error. Most RX 580 4GB cards are still well above $260, where they don't make much sense. In the meantime, I've tweaked The Guru's Tip to indicate that prices are dropping fast on the RX 580 4GB alternative.

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Re: The TBG $750 Budget Gaming PC Build
« Reply #5 on: June 11, 2019, 10:44:39 PM »
I hope this is the right thread to post suggestions. I was not sure whether I was supposed to start a new thread.

In the optional components you suggest mice as well. Can you please give your suggestion to a mice that will work for left-handers as well? (or amidextrous). Even a basic, low-cost Microsoft mouse is ambidextrous and will work for a left-hander.

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Re: The TBG $750 Budget Gaming PC Build
« Reply #6 on: June 11, 2019, 11:08:07 PM »
I hope this is the right thread to post suggestions. I was not sure whether I was supposed to start a new thread.

In the optional components you suggest mice as well. Can you please give your suggestion to a mice that will work for left-handers as well? (or amidextrous). Even a basic, low-cost Microsoft mouse is ambidextrous and will work for a left-hander.

Welcome back, front243. No problem posting this question here.

The best I can do is suggest an ambidextrous mouse, as I don't know of any left-hand-specific mice. I would go with either the Logitech G203 Prodigy Wired, or if you have the budget for it, the Logitech G305 Lightspeed Wireless. I personally feel it's worth paying more for. Not only is it wireless, but it also has a sensor that's twice as sensitive. They use the same exterior design, with one drawback being the left-mounted forward/back buttons. If you want something that is 100% ambidextrouys, with identical buttons for left and right hand use, you should go for the Logitech G300s.