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Does the 1250 $ build work for gaming and coding



I want to get a pc for graphic design, coding, and gaming. I used the pc build tool and selected pc/graphic design/ budget: 1250. I was wondering if this build works well for all three things I wish to do. Pls help, thx :)
Jerry James

Jerry James

Hardware Nerd @ CGDirector
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Jun 19, 2020
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Hey Odin, you haven't linked or pasted in a build here yet :) Assuming, it's this one - https://www.cgdirector.com/pc-builder/?=6Mc4Y
CGDirector.com Parts List: https://www.cgdirector.com/pc-builder/?=6Mc4Y

CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6GHz 8-Core Processor ($329.99)
CPU Cooler: AMD Wraith Prism Cooler (Included with CPU) (-)
Motherboard: MSI B550 Tomahawk ATX AM4 ($171.66)
GPU: AMD Radeon RX 570 4GB XFX RS XXX ($384.99)
Memory: 16GB (2 x 8GB) Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4-3200 C16 ($89.99)
Storage PCIe-SSD: Crucial P1 1TB, M.2 Solid State Drive ($104.89)
Power Supply: Corsair CX Series CX450M 450W ATX 2.4 Power Supply ($64.99)
Case: Corsair Carbide Series 275Q ATX Mid Tower Case ($89.99)
Total: $1236.50

I'd make a couple of changes here -
1. Upgrade the power supply to 550W. In most regions, there should be quality options at the same price.
2. The GPU is listed at an inflated price. Try to find an RTX 3060 for around that price (+$50~) if possible.
3. You can save some money on your motherboard by dropping to an MSI B550-A Pro. You can find more options here - https://www.cgdirector.com/best-b550-motherboards/