1650 Budget Build

by Adam L Posted on: 3/30/2021

Build Description

I went to Microcenter to make an AMD 3400G build since I wanted a budget build and no GPUs were in stock previously. Then the unthinkable happened... A wild 1650 appeard on the shelf staring at me. I had to grab and change up my budget build a little bit. All in all I was able to keep it all under $1000 (considering I already had a case and a Seagate 2TB 7200RPM HDD). The picture of the rig is just built and went through bios. Cable management was okay but I think i can pretty it up just a little bit but overall it works as intended.

Favorite Feature

It has a GPU that I paid MSRP for.

Parts contained in build

AMD Ryzen 5 3600X Matisse 3.8GHz 6-Core AM4 Boxed Processor with Wraith Spire Cooler
AMD Ryzen 5 3600X Matisse 3.8GHz 6-Core AM4 Boxed Processor with Wraith Spire Cooler
Qty: 1 $229.99
One of the best valued CPUs on the market plus AMDs stock fans are actually usable. If you know, you know.
ASUS B550M-A Prime (WiFi) AMD AM4 microATX Motherboard
ASUS B550M-A Prime (WiFi) AMD AM4 microATX Motherboard
Qty: 1 $129.99
mATX board. Nothing fancy. Reliable board but you can tell where they cheaped out to make this a $130 board. Overall I cant complain for the price.
ASUS NVIDIA GTX 1650 TUF Gaming Overclocked Dual-Fan 4GB GDDR6 PCIe 3.0 Graphics Card
ASUS NVIDIA GTX 1650 TUF Gaming Overclocked Dual-Fan 4GB GDDR6 PCIe 3.0 Graphics Card
Qty: 1 $209.99
It's a 1650. Not great. Enough to play any game 1080p on moderate settings but nothing over the top. During this GPU shortage I was shocked to see this in stock so I grabbed one and this is the reason I was all hyped up and bought the parts and built this rig all in one day.
Crucial Ballistix Gaming 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 PC4-25600 CL16 Dual Channel Desktop Memory Kit BL2K8G32C16U4B - Black
Crucial Ballistix Gaming 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 PC4-25600 CL16 Dual Channel Desktop Memory Kit BL2K8G32C16U4B - Black
Qty: 1 $81.99
I prefer 32GB for modern day gaming rigs but for a budget build this is a solid pick. DDR4-3200 pairs well with the CPU.
NZXT H510 Tempered Glass ATX Mid-Tower Computer Case - Black/White
NZXT H510 Tempered Glass ATX Mid-Tower Computer Case - Black/White
Qty: 1 $0.00
I already owned this case but I plan on moving this build to a smaller case later.
PowerSpec 650 Watt 80 Plus Gold ATX Semi-Modular Power Supply
PowerSpec 650 Watt 80 Plus Gold ATX Semi-Modular Power Supply
Qty: 1 $75.96
Bought this open box for about $76. This is probably the cheapest moderate quality 650W semi mod 80+ Gold you will ever be able to find.
Seagate BarraCuda 2TB 7200RPM SATA III 6Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive
Seagate BarraCuda 2TB 7200RPM SATA III 6Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive
Qty: 1 $0.00
I had a spare Seagate 2TB 7200RPM that I moved to this rig as the main storage drive for games.
Inland Professional 256GB 3D TLC NAND SATA 3.0 6.0 GB/s 2.5" Internal SSD
Inland Professional 256GB 3D TLC NAND SATA 3.0 6.0 GB/s 2.5" Internal SSD
Qty: 1 $33.99
This is meant to be my budget boot drive instead of an NVME.