Solved Gaming PC on tight £400-450 budget

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Pagi

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With a tight £400 budget are these parts the best I'm gonna get for running latest games for a few years? I already have a PSU, case, CPU cooler, monitor etc from old PC...I just looked at this list here Benchmark CPU list And I guess the Ryzen 7 1700X is better buy as significantly better but only like £50 more?
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Pagi

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for £100 more i could swap in Ryzen 7 1700X and Radeon RX 590 if really worth the little extra too?
 

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Hi Pagi. The RX 580 4 GB model is fine but I would recommend getting the AMD Ryzen 1700X instead of the 2400G since that is the weakest piece out of those components. What storage device are you using for installing the OS and applications? Also what power supply are you going to be using?
 

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I have bought a new PC now thanks. I have bought a Ryzen 5 2400g, 8gb RAM and 500w psu, they came as a barebones bundle. Then just formatted my 2 old HDDs and then installed Win10 using ISO file and USB. I have a new problem now. First day I've put it on and the PC keeps freezing every 30 minutes or so, then I have to reset it and I have no idea why it's freezing. Shall I create a new thread?
 

Pagi

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oh and the bundle came with same motherboard i listed in opening post too. Got it for 300 with case so figured good deal. then i can save up for new gpu and Ryzen 7 later.
 

Pagi

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Really disheartening, as this is a brand new PC and this CPU and integrated GPU should be able to handle an old game lie Bad Company 2 on normal settings very easily yet it's stuttering so much it's unplayable. So something is seriously wrong. As my old PC with 258mb GPU and crap core duo CPU could run it fine. Looking on task manager it's using up like 88% of my CPU, that doesn't seem right at all.
 

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I've spent ages looking for and downloading drivers. AMD just tells you to download 1 piece of software that then searches for drivers for CPU and GPU etc. Even after this within device manager under display my GPU Radeon RX Vega 11 has a yellow error triangle by it and when I press on properties the status box says "this device cannot find enough free resources that it can use (code 12). If you want to use this device, you will have to disable one of the other devices on the system."

I Googled this error and someone said reinstall driver but think I did and nothing changed.
 

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Instead of buying Ryzen 5 2400G get a Ryzen 5 2600. Also don't go for ryzen 7, if you really building it for gaming.
 

Pagi

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yes except I have one remaining issue. I am meant to have 8gb of RAM, except task manager et say I only have 5.96gb. I have since found out this is cos my CPU with integrated GPU takes 2GB of my RAM, if that's true then OK but that doesn't explain why PES19 says my RAM is unsupported within its settings and I cant run it when its a game that only needs 4gb of RAM. Reckon I can ask for replacement stick of RAM?
 

Pagi

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worked it out i think, i have 8gb ram but cos the CPU has integrated GPU, think it uses up 2gb of my RAM for it?
 
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