Hi, this is Leo from the Techmaker chain,
and today, in partnership with theDénicheur,
we find ourselves for a new video of
build! But beware, here we do not talk
of any build.
Some time ago I released a video
in which I chose the configuration
which seemed to me the best for a PC
to build yourself with a maximum budget
from 500 €.
Well today we will push the trick
even further, trying to get
the best config possible without exceeding
the price of a console.
That makes us a budget of about 300 €.
To make this video, I worked
with the finder, who is a comparator
which includes the vast majority of
commercial sites, the best known, but not
that since the comparator is going to go digging
on 200 different sites in the area
tech, and all that in a neutral way
! And that, it will be useful for us in
our quest for the best price.
Yeah, because with such a tight budget,
he’ll have to be tricky! For example the RTX 2080
TI we’ll leave it for the moment
and see if it fits in our budget, I’m
dubitative enough but who knows!
Good but compare prices, that’s good,
but that’s not always enough if you have a
tight budget ! And thanks to the finder,
we have access to a price history of the object
in question, as well as an estimate of
price trends of the latter.
It can for example show us that
is in a big hollow and that price is definitely going
back up quickly, or on the contrary, that it
is not the time to buy because there is
chances are the price will drop soon.
Coupled with price alerts that we can
receive an email when a prize passes
below the threshold we have defined, here we are
armed for our hunt on the right plane! And
of course, it’s totally free,
then no reason to deprive yourself!
Thanks to them, the machine
going up in this video I’m doing it to you
to win ! We talk about it at the end of
So, to begin, we will have to ask ourselves
an important question, who will not define
bad things afterwards: Is yes
or no, we want a dedicated graphics card.
This question may seem absurd: How
can we talk about PC gaming if
there is not even a dedicated graphics card
This question would have been legitimate yet
few years earlier, and I admit that
I asked myself about it at the time of
choice of components.
And I was surprised to see that today
there are processors with integrated GPU
who are actually quite capable of
to run recent games, in full HD,
with a frame rate quite correct, and
without having to put all the parameters
graphics on LOW! In particular at AMD
with its “G” range for “Gaming”, which
integrates a GPU capable for example of doing
turn The Witcher 3 in MEDIUM at 50fps in
720p anyway! Not disgusting at all, it’s
in fact roughly equivalent to a GT1030,
which costs alone in the 100 balls
In our case, given the budget really
limit, we will go on it.
In truth we could afford to take
a dedicated graphics card, but you have to
weigh the pros and cons, to see where
leans the scales.
Money saved by doing without
graphics card can be used elsewhere,
to add RAM, or switch to SSD
In our case, I preferred to put the money
elsewhere because I think the performance
overall will be much better this way.
You’ve understood, we’ll turn
at AMD for the processor, with this famous
Ryzen 5 2400G.
And I see already coming those who are still going
to say that I am a fanboy of AMD, which I
swear only by them, etc.
But in fact no, besides I have during
long used processors from
Intel! But it’s true that since the release
Ryzen, AMD hits hard, with performances
always more crazy without necessarily exploding
And with the arrival of Ryzen 3 … Oof
And in our case, even if the processors
from Intel integrate all a GPU, ben
I chose AMD, largely thanks
at the price, but also thanks to the performances
of this famous GPU integrated in this range
precise, which are just awesome
for the price !
Besides, let’s talk about the price.
Thanks to the finder, could find this little
monster for 138.12 €! So we start everything
likewise the budget, but it is not necessary
do not forget that this component represents to
it alone all the computing power of the PC
(cpu + gpu).
Another advantage of this processor is that it
is sold with a cooler, so that we
do that less to buy! No need
nor to buy thermal paste because
it is already applied on the radiator.
That leaves us a little more than half
for the rest
We can now go to the motherboard.
We will need something simple,
reliable, and effective.
Since we went on a processor
from AMD, we will need a map
mother with an AM4 socket.
For that, we will turn to a map
in the mini ATX format from Gigabyte at 43.92 €,
which is also the same from memory
than the one we had seen on our first
This card will still allow us overclock
of the processor if desired, provided
not to push too far.
As you can see we are on a format
micro ATX, and it’s not for nothing: the
electronic board on which are soldered
all the components of the motherboard costs
very expensive, and the price is of course dependent
the size of this map.
By choosing a card in this mini format
ATX, not to mention the components that are
on this map, we are already starting on an economy.
This format will also allow us to use
a smaller housing, and so too
In short, it’s all good.
Okay, now that we have the motherboard and
the processor, we will be able to spend this
that we recovered while passing from map
So we will be able to afford 8GB of RAM in
DDR4 from G.Skill) 38.99 €, as well as a
SSD 240GB from PNY at 28.49 €.
You may now understand what is
I spoke earlier, when I said
that overall performance would be better
without graphic card: yes,
it’s nice to have a RTX 2080 Ti,
but if behind we only have 4GB of RAM
and an old hard drive running at 5400
turns per minute, well we look well
This RAM and this SSD will allow us to have
a fast computer, with experience
fluid and reduced loading times.
We will now be able to switch to food.
Since we do not have a graphics card
and that the chosen processor is finally
not so greedy, despite its integrated GPU,
we will be able to stay on a power enough
It will allow us a great economy
there too !
Well, of course if you want to stay in the budget,
we’ll have to say goodbye to the modular,
hello to the cables in every way, and
goodbye to 80+ Platinium!
But we are not going to go on a
no name, because you have to know that
this is one of the most likely elements
to let go on the way.
We will therefore turn to a 350W home
The latter will only cost us
All we need is the case, and
we will finally be ready to make top 1 on
And with that we can find a correct box,
the Wave V2 from DeepCool.
So yes it’s not the sexiest of all,
but at least it is functional, and does not cost
only 22.49 €!
I think we have not forgotten anything, and I
think we did pretty well
! Unlike the previous build where we
had shamefully exceeded the budget of
7 cents, well this time we are below
budget, we still have € 5.29, that is
what to do with a kebab with fries, see
even the drink if the kebab master you
Well, now I have to tell you something.
In fact, you may have to do without
of this kebab fraction.
Because unfortunately, prices are changing without
ceases … But it is also possible that they
evolve down! So of course we
is not about an exact science here
Most sites offer delivery
free relay point, so that should
do it for your stomach!
In any case you can find the
complete build in the description, if that
you’re interested in getting a PC for
cheaper than a console!
Well, now that we have finally received all
our components, we will be able to go to the assembly.
And it must be said that mount a PC with this kind
budget, it still has an advantage
: Editing is much easier!
All components are light, we did not
than a bar of RAM, no watercooling,
we only have two fans to connect,
a single SSD, and not even a graphics card
Well there is a disadvantage,
and not least, it is the food
which is not modular.
But we will get by! And then we can
not everything, eh!
So we’ll go quickly on that,
because we’re not here to see
how to mount a PC, but if you’re interested,
I put you in the description a link to
a video where I explain in detail
the different stages of assembling a
PC, which will also apply to our case
here with the difference that this time we
does not have a graphics card.
And now, our super PC gamer at the price of a
console is finally ready! Or almost.
Only one detail is missing: the system
And how many of you have blamed me
during the video of the build at 500 € that this
price did not include the Windows license,
I decided to show you a solution
which will allow us to save on
So we will install Ubuntu, which is
a Linux-based OS whose purpose is to
maximize the compatibility of
We will be able to play all our games
without paying a license.
Of course, if you want to stay on Windows,
you can still buy a key but
I’m afraid it’ll get you out of this
tight budget of 300 € … Otherwise you can
also recover it in a way not very
very nice, in short, there are plenty of possibilities
after all !
There was also some criticism of the
did not count on my mouse and keyboard,
and here you have what to buy if
you are not hungry taking of course
first prize and for those who speak to me
because I do not count the screen …
You really have a 4K TV in the pack
your PS4 you? Should spin your tips
Now that we have all this installed, we
could say that we will throw our little ones
family benchmarks! Except that do not forget
not that here, we’re not on Windows but
on Linux, so no DirectX! And yes here
we are on openGL so a benchmark would not react
not the same because the
scoring criteria will not be the same
since the software will be different! Good in
searching the net we can see scores
about 1250 above, which is clearly not
not folichon but still 3% better
than the average of the benchmarked PCs! As
what even with a PC at this price, we get
found a little above the plebs!
Games level available on my side, so that
you have an idea, I have 1334
games on Steam (yes that’s a lot) and
554 are available if we count those supported
by Linux and those by SteamOS using
Proton, which is not bad at all! He will be
of course always possible to turn some
even more with others with software
like Wine and Lutris, there is even the possibility
to spin Fortnite on while
the game is not on Linux! Is it you
Of course, I do not advise you to use
neither Windows nor Linux, just that I wanted
to show you that it is possible to have
a machine with an operating system
free, but it’s clear that you’ll have
less trouble running your games on
a Windows, and sometimes the performances will be
to be possibly better because the games
can be more optimized for the latter
So I’m going to try this on three games that
I think graphic enough for you to
get an idea about a Linux system
in any case !
In the first place, we are going to test a
game that is not supported at the base by
Linux and who will therefore use Steam Play as well
than Proton: Skyrim.
Here even without a graphics card we come to
to have between 30 and 45 fps while juggling
the parameters, being located here between medium
and low while staying in 1080p!
On this kind of game we will often see performances
less about Linux unfortunately being
given that we make the game work with
compatibility software so this will be
necessarily less optimized than native, have
that in mind when you play your games
favorite! If we go search on the net
tests of the same build we will see some
improvements in results on
a Windows system
Then we’ll see what it looks like on Metro
Last Light to change the Exodus from the last
time ! There the game is supported natively
on Linux, and will succeed to turn in medium
Full HD around 30 FPS still a
time ! Of course we are not on the performances
the craziest of the worlds but it does not take
Do not forget the price of this beast! Again
once there is enough to have an experience
perfectly suitable game
Finally, a little nostalgia, I wanted to see
if a pc at this price could turn
Bioshock Infinite, and it seems to be
the case ! Good basic PC will put us
in very low and in 720p so I had enough
afraid at first, but there is way to push
that down to medium see without much loss of
framerate and stay around 60
fps! So clearly we could push
even more and stay on for 30 fps in the
worst case without any worries, but personally
I prefer a more fluid game, it depends
people at this level!
Of course, I only show you triples
A but you can play very well
indie games and for the moment with better
performance because the games will be less greedy,
and it is also possible to rotate
emulators if you want to
redo old games consoles, and there for
the shot while searching the net I found
people who happen to run Zelda
Breath of the wild in 1080p pretty much
fluid on Cemu! So the same at this level,
really no problem, and at the cost of a
Switch and well you can play the same
game available on this console!
So as you could see, even we are
all the same on a very capable config,
with really nasty performances,
a graphic quality well above a
console and all that at a lower price
to that of a PS4!
If you watch this video from the future,
it may be that the choices I made did not
be the best! Do not hesitate
not to dig a little anyway.
But it is not impossible that I redo
this video in a few years when all
it will still have evolved if you
Well, with all that, I think we have
took up the challenge, and that we also have in passing
destroys this myth saying that if we do not have
a huge budget, the consoles would be the
Only solution !
And you then, what do you think
? If you had the choice between this PC and a
PS4, what would you choose? Tell me that
in the card at the top right!
In addition, I have in mind to make a
video of the same style as this one, but only
with Wish / AliExpress components and
see if it is possible to make a PC for
even cheaper than that, and downright
aim for 100 balls! Tell me in comment
if it’s something that makes you laugh
If you have other build ideas to
achieve with this or that constraint,
do not hesitate to tell me that in
Come on, as you stayed until
last, I will now make you win
the PC we edited in this video! For
that, it’s happening on my Instagram, it’s
free, and you have all the explanations
there, so go take a look, my nickname
And yeah, I said it was a
good idea to have the same name there
Thanks again to the finder for sponsoring
this video !
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