Are Budget builds ACTUALLY worth it?

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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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collect0r 11 hours ago
hahah just bought ryzen 3600 memory motherboard an m.2, thats it money gone, and i had to buy the cheapest kit available unfortunately i have to go back a few generations of motherboard which is always needing upgraded anyway every 5 years
Heldensocke 15 hours ago
Many thanks. After this video I feel even more confident on finally starting to build my own system by myself.
zazoomatt 21 hour ago
I want a good build DAW " Digital Audio Workstation (best single core performance) machine. How do you apply all that you say to a Game build? Middle of the road Game=Middle of the road DAW machine? I dare ask thank you in advance Jayz
fran kusic
fran kusic 4 days ago
thank you on all videos :)) I was wondering if you could make a video about music production pc which has 2 options ( 1 lower budget that can do good .. and 1 higher budget ) well ..thank you in advance and thank you on your work :))
Renaissance Man
Renaissance Man 4 days ago
Can you still build a decent gaming PC today for under 1k that can play AAA games?
AJ Gibson
AJ Gibson 4 days ago
I racing 43 FPS is that respectable? I just built my first pc
Devansh Mathur
Devansh Mathur 4 days ago
*you can game on gaming socks and gaming table*
Holy Chinchilla
Holy Chinchilla 5 days ago
I just bought a Kraken Z63 do you think that was a good money saving CPU cooler?
john babe jeszareth Capili
cpu Ryzen 5 2400G MB ASRock A320MHDV gpu MSI GTX1050TI OCV1 Dual 4gb ddr5 ram Klevv 2666 ddr4 8gb psu T.take LitePower 650w storage: 500gb recycle from a laptop drive and 350 hdd from my old pc.. planning to upgrad ram and storage as soon i got another budget. is this enough to play anno1800 smooth in low to medium setting,,,
Tom Brady 6x Super Bowl Champion
You look like Marv from home alone.
MH. Designs
MH. Designs 8 days ago
kinda resembles ninja
D Murda
D Murda 8 days ago
Whats a cheap but good 3d modeling computer? I just need mother board and processor got everything else
Chilli Man
Chilli Man 8 days ago
I’m probably late but what build would you recommend to start off with
Dante Brizzi
Dante Brizzi 8 days ago
I hope that when Jay starts vids like this je just says yes/no at the beginning and then explains in stead of hearing it somewhere in the middle or end
Brad Carter
Brad Carter 9 days ago
So can you list an optimal build?
Hoot woot
Hoot woot 9 days ago
Yes, budget builds are worth it. Because something is better than nothing, My 1st custom build cost me 300$ back in 2008, Broke, Too young to work and had to mow yards for a month and save for it. I was playing WoW Wotlk and was fed up with 5FPS in raids and couldn't join in from playing on my Walmart craprig computer, That 300$ build carried me for 4 years on 70 - 50 FPS until I moved on to my 2k powerhouse I still use to this day. in fact, I still have both computers and use the 300$ computer for older games. In my world spending 300+ on a video card would get the shit kicked out of you or people tell you you are an idiot.
Kenyah McIntosh-Brown
What I don’t understand is with the motherboard, he says that AX370 is a little more than $100-$115 but from what I can see this motherboard sells for over $100 more than that. I wouldn’t necessarily say that that was a “little more”
Jo gamer
Jo gamer 10 days ago
I just want gaming pc just for streaming because I'm playing on my ps4 so what kind of gaming pc do I need.
Vishal Gautam
Vishal Gautam 10 days ago
Cardboard Box Case please. Would like to see how they gonna manage thermals.
Mannie Illescas
Mannie Illescas 11 days ago
budget for me is $6-800 not $3000 O_o
UYC 12 days ago
Yes they worth it....
Frr 12 days ago
Whats The name of the white Motherboard???
xbritishviperx 12 days ago
Wish I could afford to build pc
Draztik 12 days ago
Always always future proof
Daniel J
Daniel J 13 days ago
Absolutely, if it plays the games you want. The end.
SAKEN YOUTUBE 14 days ago
Can u Build DDR3M Budget or Gaming
David Uprichard
David Uprichard 14 days ago
Hey, so I'm going to build a pc on a budget of £1000 and it's going to be for streaming games and I want an rtx one I dont need rtx while I'm streaming any good combos i could have? Also it will be my first pc ever(but I wanna make it last)
Kevin Jacobsen
Kevin Jacobsen 14 days ago
Can a FX4300 3.8Ghz w/GTX 1050ti run iRacing simulator?
Keed Johnson
Keed Johnson 14 days ago
Are you going to do a video on building a regular PC that can be used by IT professionals to work from home?
Optimus 11 days ago
Does not compute. Does not compute.
Ruslan Karbushev
Ruslan Karbushev 15 days ago
any one music at 4:47 ?
Sidramesh Patil
Sidramesh Patil 15 days ago
Very nice video good video I like your video
R T 15 days ago
As of April 2020, A 500 TB 2.5 inch SSD is like $60. Nuts how cheap they are getting.
Clorox Bleach
Clorox Bleach 15 days ago
But Dual Channel RAM is way faster and improves FPS....
SuperKanuuna 16 days ago
Get a board. Place your mother on it. Now you got a motherboard! Features of this motherboard is, it feeds you, does your laundry, gives maybe even money and puts you in sleep and sings a goodnight song. You can thank me later that I saved your PC build money
D 16 days ago
AMD processors actually work better with faster RAM speeds.
Claudio Newell
Claudio Newell 17 days ago
it is if your computer is 10 years old.
Jacob Short
Jacob Short 17 days ago
Jason Aquino
Jason Aquino 17 days ago
*EYSOOOOOS* > Eysauce
Lebron Fitzgerald
Lebron Fitzgerald 18 days ago
Console gamers are happier exhibit A:
ThatSalesGuy 18 days ago
My rule of thumb is never spend more on the motherboard than the CPU generally I stay in the same price as my cpu
James Chai
James Chai 18 days ago
Jayz, I would like have an advise from you about graphic card, like you said choose the newer card in budget but I got a good deal for Vega 56 about same price as 1660 super. Which should I choose?
Trigit 18 days ago
now i feel like an idiot for getting an rtx 2070 super when im only gaming at 1080p with a ryzen 5 3600x. probably overkilled a bit on the graphics card lmao
TheTurnipKing 18 days ago
A budget build made purely of the cheapest components you can get usually *isn't* worth it, certainly not for very long. (That said, I slapped together a Linux PC of low tier garbage to use as a NAS box once and It's still ticking along, so YMMV) The trick to a budget build is to skimp on what you can get away with to let you refocus what cash you have on the components that will make the most difference to what you're trying to do. onboard intel GMA isn't a good choice for most builds, but it suffices for a NASand used the SINGLE expansion slot (to give you an idea of how low tier the mobo was) to give it faster networking, because that's what it's going to spend 99% of it's time doing.
Tom Blackwell
Tom Blackwell 18 days ago
Unless you actually need a pc, no your better off with a Xbox One X or Ps4 Pro, and the next gen consoles will offer even more value but ultimately they are a one trick pony, whereas a proper gaming pc is usually a great workhorse too
Akainu Sakazuki
Akainu Sakazuki 19 days ago
budget builds are great to use, dont see a problem with them, Most MMOS are easy to run and budget builds are awesome for MMOs. I still use my old 6 year old pc and play World of Warcraft and ESO just fine, pc gamers think they got to have the most expensive hardware so they can say they have it, dont need a 1500 dollar syatem to enjoy pc gaming, pc gamers act like women on PMS
Jesus Christ
Jesus Christ 19 days ago
I have a 130$ B450-F with a 140$ RX-570 graphics card and a 100$ Ryzen 3 i plan to get more money for the Ryzen 5 which is 200$ and i also want the RX-580 which is around 190$ after that I’ll basically have a up to date PC as theres no way ima buy a new motherboard just to fit a 500$ UCP i9 but i do need better RAM as i have 2 4G RAM cards but it ight cuz i got a 240G SSD and a Barracuda-2TB Hard drive
NutriFIT nutritie si fitnes
im still using my x8 8320 vishera amd at 4.5ghz and radeon r9 290 (1150 core 1500 memory) that i bought since they launched so im ok with my build it lasted long enough and it will last me untill AM5
WhereRV? 20 days ago
Jay. Any chance you could do a server build with workstations
BreeZy HD
BreeZy HD 20 days ago
My £300 Budget Build is pretty lit and worth it: RX 580 Nitro+ 8GB I5 4690K @4.5Ghz Stable OC 16gb RAM 1.5TB HDD + 120GB SSD Budget Builds all the way if you can manage to get cheap parts and dont want to spend alot building system with new parts
MR Fub
MR Fub 21 day ago
I got a 400 dollar budget
MR Fub
MR Fub 20 days ago
N I’ve never build a pc in my life sooo
True Love Does Not Exist
How do I match parts?
TheUnbanned 21 day ago
Agreed with everything but you forgot the 2 most important parts You 'mentioned' the case, but that's it. Ye look for one that looks cool for your taste, but don't forget looking for features like max. cpu, gpu length, amount of disk placements, airflow, fan delivered, airflow, front ports, placement of ports, cable management, extra's like controllers and rgb. And the second most important part, or should I say the most important part. The power supply (psu). Buy a high tier (2a or above) psu (Google psu tierlist 2020) and you don't have to buy a new one everytime you want to upgrade something because maybe your psu will break the system. Futher I totally agreed, but these 2 are very important to not cheap out on.
Blehkelekwet 21 day ago
ASUS as there's Asus' face on my tortilla.
David Balko
David Balko 21 day ago
budgeting to me is buying what you need for your applications. i could have bought a 3950x but instead got a 3700x cut my cost in half for a little more than i require. same for mobos, ram, gpu. cut the frills and get the most bang for the buck. i still have a z68 sandy bridge with a i72600k that still oc's to 4.5 with hyper 212 plus 40 degrees. samsung 850.
Noble-TV 22 days ago
0:17 that will make your purchases smarter and MORE INTELLIGENT oh really?
Bill Clark
Bill Clark 22 days ago
thank you! It helped me show my son why some (many) of the budget builds on YT are a bit iffy. I was surprised you did not cover power supplies--but this was very good!
Brooke Field
Brooke Field 23 days ago
Is there a list for the recommendations made??
Doctoberfest598 23 days ago
All I’m saying is my 550 dollar fx6300 build lasted me 6 years. My 1700 dollar build should last me 10 at least
Witssen 23 days ago
Budget PC is worth it if the alternative is no PC.
Steven Enno
Steven Enno 23 days ago
My computer allowing me to click on this video *AM I A JOKE TO YOU*
Daniel Holt
Daniel Holt 24 days ago
AMD Athlon 3000G 3.5 GHz Dual-Core AM4 Processor with Vega 3 graphics $50 or AMD RYZEN 3 3200G $100 or Ryzen 5 1600 AF $85 GIGABYTE B450M DS3H WIFI AM4 AMD B450 SATA 6Gb/s Micro ATX AMD Motherboard $85 Corsair Vengeance Performance 16 GB DDR4-2400 memory $50 (OLOy 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $58) Seagate Barracuda 500GB $18 (or ADATA SU635 240 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $28) Rosewill - FBM-X1 MicroATX Mini Tower Case $20 Corsair - VS 650 W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply $26 Windows 10 64 bit $100 (you could get a hold of Windows 10 64 bit key for $15 range) EVGA GeForce GT 730 2 GB Video Card $31 or XFX Radeon RX 550 video card $70 or XFX Radeon RX 570 4 GB video card $100 Total: $264-$314 (no video card, Athlon 3000G or Ryzen 3 3200g), graphics cards with Athlon 3000G or Ryzen 5 1600 AF $295-$330 or $334-$369 or $364-$399 pcpartpicker.com/products/video-card/#X=0,10605 Ryzen 5 1600 AF $85 Team T-FORCE DARK Z 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $65 RX 5500XT 4GB $175 Hitachi Ultrastar 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $30 Rosewill - FBM-X1 MicroATX Mini Tower Case $20 Windows 10 Pro 64 bit $5 key EVGA 400 W 80 + ATX Power Supply $37 GIGABYTE B450M DS3H WIFI AM4 AMD B450 SATA 6Gb/s Micro ATX AMD Motherboard $85 $502 For cheap quality pc gaming, PCIE 3.0: AMD Ryzen 7 2700X $248 G.Skill Trident Z 16 GB (2 X 8 GB) 3200Mhz $80 X2 $160 RX 5500XT 4GB $175 Crucial P1 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive $100 Rosewill - FBM-X1 MicroATX Mini Tower Case $20 Windows 10 Pro 64 bit $15 key Raidmax Cobra 500 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $44 GIGABYTE B450M DS3H WIFI AM4 AMD B450 SATA 6Gb/s Micro ATX AMD Motherboard $85 $767-$847 PCIE 4.0: AMD Ryzen 7 3700X $299 G.Skill Trident Z 16 GB (2 X 8 GB ) DDR4-3733 $153 X2 $306 RX 5500XT 4GB $175 Crucial P1 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive $100 HEC HX310 ATX Mid Tower Case $38 Windows 10 Pro 64 bit $15 key Raidmax Cobra 500 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $44 ASRock X570 PHANTOM GAMING 4 WIFI ax ATX AM4 Motherboard $154 $978-$1131 PCIE 3.0 with i9-9900K: Intel I9-9900K $525 G.Skill Trident Z 16 GB (2 X 8 GB) 3200Mhz $80 RX 5500XT 4GB $175 or Asus GeForce RTX 2080 8 GB DUAL EVO Video Card $600 or MSI GeForce RTX 2080 Ti 11 GB VENTUS GP Video Card $1080 Crucial P1 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive $100 DEEPCOOL MATREXX 55 ADD-RGB 3 fan Case, E-ATX Supported, Tempered Glass $74 Thermaltake 360mm Floe Riing AIO $200 Windows 10 Pro 64 bit $15 key EVGA BQ 850 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply $100 MSI MPG Z390 GAMING EDGE AC ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $190 $1459 or $1884 or $2364 The cheapest choice for 4K UHD TVs is the TCL 43S425 43 Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart Roku LED TV (2018) at 4K 30fps costs $230 (In the 65 inch to 85 inch size TV is around $600 to $800) and has smoothing. You can get a cheap high quality sound bar with sub woofer (key word sub woofer is essential, a sound bar without a sub woofer is worthless) for $108, and that adds a lot to the experience too that needs to be focused on. 43 inch: www.amazon.com/TCL-43S425-Inch-Ultra-Smart/dp/B07DK5PZFY/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=TCL%2B43S425%2B43%2BInch%2B4K%2BUltra%2BHD%2BSmart%2BRoku%2BLED%2BTV&qid=1584676826&sr=8-1&th=1 65 inch: www.amazon.com/TCL-43S425-Inch-Ultra-Smart/dp/B07JKL2K5T/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=TCL%2B43S425%2B43%2BInch%2B4K%2BUltra%2BHD%2BSmart%2BRoku%2BLED%2BTV&qid=1584676826&sr=8-1&th=1 85 inch: www.amazon.com/TCL-43S425-Inch-Ultra-Smart/dp/B07N719K59/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=TCL%2B43S425%2B43%2BInch%2B4K%2BUltra%2BHD%2BSmart%2BRoku%2BLED%2BTV&qid=1584676826&sr=8-1&th=1 Soundbar with sub-woofer: www.amazon.com/TCL-Channel-Theater-Wireless-Subwoofer/dp/B07PGBHHPJ/ref=bdl_pop_ttl_B07PGBHHPJ You need a good cable for sound and picture quality: UPTab Ultra High Speed HDMI 2.1 6ft Cable on amazon 8K 60Hz HDR 48Gbps, Dolby Vision, Dolby Atmos, eARC, VRR (6FT). The UPtap 4K 8K HDMI 1.4 2.0 2.1 cable (you need this to experience 4K and 8K) also to experience much higher bandwidth. It has 24K gold in it essential for picture quality. It supports 30fps, 60fps for 4K and 8K, and 120fps for 4K www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07KGPVQB7/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1&fbclid=IwAR0v4GmhvxYIbPz9X5idSImwesi4LEwe-vEmEgnOZxcSn7Ria5vTEphvoBk Or Display port 1.4 8K 60hz 4k 120 hz to HDMI from pc to TV: www.amazon.com/CAC-1080-DisplayPort-Adapter-displays-4096x2160/dp/B077JB28KM/ref=sr_1_3?dchild=1&keywords=displayport+1.4+to+hdmi&qid=1585896071&sr=8-3 Display port 1.4 8K 60hz 4K 120hz: www.amazon.com/KabelDirekt-DisplayPort-Supports-Lockable-Connector/dp/B07HL336L2/ref=sr_1_3?dchild=1&keywords=displayport%2B1.4%2B120hz&qid=1585896498&s=electronics&sr=1-3&th=1
JF Matt
JF Matt 24 days ago
So could you pair a 2700x with a 2080 super or 2080 ti or would that bottleneck? Wanna upgrade to one of those eventually without upgrading my 2700x
itsOTTHD 24 days ago
heey, thats my gpu! except i have the super
piqqeh - PiggMC
piqqeh - PiggMC 24 days ago
yes they are
God Of Ostrichs
God Of Ostrichs 24 days ago
God I have know idea what your saying
Qmolpoland 25 days ago
I learned from this so much, thanks!! Budget is the key.
Dustin Provost
Dustin Provost 25 days ago
B-but I like the shiny...
Josh Hodder
Josh Hodder 24 days ago
Haha same
Fenrir World-Eater
Fenrir World-Eater 26 days ago
my 1st pc build was when i was 12 . my friends showed me ever quest and a pile of pc parts. we didn't have a chassis or money so we built it in a cardboard box , we thought it was the coolest shit ever. the after a few months the psu died and fried the mobo rip.
Coalwrench 27 days ago
This yellow helmet looks kind of wrong in place XD Well explained
JG 28 days ago
True. IMHO the next best thing for me a couple years ago was a large HDD with a small Optane drive. Hugely cut down on load times and was a lot cheaper at the time. But if I was buying a new system I'd get an SSD.
tibo 29 days ago
I did some searchin and stuff and i think i assembled a pretty decent ting for a complete rookie... if i go for different cheap sites its just over €700... if i go easy in the mainstream more expensive seller its around 900... i think i did good... concidering i already got i keyboard, monitor (tv screen rip) and mouse... on the site of the motherboard i was lookin at; the x470 plus max or suttin, it said windows 10 ready. Does this mean i dont actually have to install it myself? Also should bump more money into gpu if im lookin at sim racing? And also what should i look at for music pruduction and such? Soundcard i guess but like good recommendations? And do i really need one? My laptop i got now doesnt have one im sure, and it works fine for fl studio
TheWolverine87 29 days ago
Coronavirus has stopped shopping in stores for deals on pc builds in my state being lockdown
Humanball 29 days ago
Ah yes, I should simply have more money Who would have thought of that?
Tom Llewellyn
Tom Llewellyn 29 days ago
Anyone know what that case behind him on the right is?
John Doe
John Doe 29 days ago
Should always buy your RAM in kits.
Victor's Review
Victor's Review Month ago
6:38 3 full sized PCIe sluts. 😂
Michel Roque
Michel Roque Month ago
AMD releases Ryzen 3100 and 3300x A NEW WARRIOR HAS ENTERED THE ARENA...
Kyle Pastarov
Kyle Pastarov Month ago
I still use nVidia 9500GT Do i need to upgrade?
kcapt96 Month ago
Nowadays bugdets (500/600€) are great thanks to AMD Ryzen. Get some 16gb ddr4, ryzen 2600 and you are set. Sure your GPU will be mediocre but you are fine.
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