Gaming PC for beginners: buying advice for CPU to graphics card

In this regularly updated purchase advice we put together a gaming PC for beginners. In doing so, we not only pay attention to the best possible price, but also on the hardware equipment. Our current entry-level PC for gamers is guaranteed to be future-proof thanks to 8 GB of RAM and RX 570 with 4 GB of memory and is well equipped for full HD. Which components you should buy for the game PC, you will find in the article.

We want to make it easier for you to buy a gaming PC. In this regularly updated purchase advice (update July 2017) we introduce you a game PC for beginners. We consciously pay attention to the lowest possible price. In the foreground is however the hardware, because finally the game PC is synonymous to have proper performance, in order to present current games liquid and in high resolution. The configuration set up in the following purchase advice is aimed especially at beginners, who want to buy a potent Zocker-PC, but want to spend less than 1000 euro.

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Gaming PC for beginners: Unmoved game in 1080p

Our current configuration for a gaming PC for beginners costs 799 euros – look for offers in our bargain guide, in order to save on the purchase of the individual hardware components. It is not cheap, our entry-level calculator. Thanks to the combination of R5 1400 and RX 570, it has enough power to display most of the current games in 1080p without detail reduction.

Thanks to 8 GB of RAM and RX 570 with 4 GB of memory, the computer is a reliable future. The combination of R5 1400 and RX 570 guarantees at Battlefield 1 Fps rates of more than 60 Fps. In Dawn of War 3, especially the RX 570 in 1.920 x 1.080 provides for liquid strategy fun. With Dirt 4 comes thanks to 60 fps and more in 1080p real speed feeling.

Overview of Hardware Components – as of July 2017

      

model price
CPU AMD R5 1400 (Ryzen) + Wraith cooler Boxed 160 euros
graphic card Sapphire RX 570 Pulse ITX , 3.500 MHz, 4 GB GDDR5 180 euros
motherboard Asus Prime B350 Plus , ATX / Socket AM4 (AMD B350), 4x DDR4, PCI-E x16 3 .0 (1), 2 .0 (1), x1 2 .0 (1) PCI (1) 87 euros
R.A.M. G. Skill Ripjaws V , F4-2133C15D-8GVR, 2 x 4 gigabytes / DDR4-2133 63 euros
SSD Samsung SSD 850 Evo , SATA3 6GB / s 250 GByte 90 euros
HDD Toshiba DT01ACA300 , 3,000 GB, 7,200 RPM 80 euros
casing Fractal Design Focus G (side window, 2x 120 mm fan included 50 Euros
power adapter Cougar GX-S 550, 80+ gold , 550 watts 70 euros
drive LG GH24NSC0 (DVD-RW) 19 euros
total cost 799 euros

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Alternative CPU: Intel’s Core i5-7400 (4c / 4t / 3,0 GHz, Turbo: 3,5 GHz, 170 Euro), which is missing SMT and which only expects four threads, is subject to the R5 1400 in the direct game performance comparison. Overclocking, we recommend the R5 1400X (4c / 8t / 3.2 GHz [+ Allcore-Turbo] with free multiplier for about 170 euros.

Alternative graphics card: In the price range below 200 euros you have the choice between the Radeon R570 and the GeForce GTX 1060 3GB. AMD’s RX 570 has 1 GB more graphics memory, the GTX 1060 3 GB, for example the KFA2 GeForce GTX 1060 3GB OC (190 Euro), runs more efficiently. As long as there are no availability problems, we recommend the RX 570 from Sapphire.

Alternate motherboard: AM4 boards with X370 chipset are significantly more expensive than the B350 models. Therefore, a board like the Asus Prime X370-Pro (143 euros) is not worth for a cheap starter PC. If you choose the Core i5-7400, however, requires a socket 1151 board like the Asrock B150M Pro4S for 69 euros.



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