My current PC is about 6/7 years old, still works OK, but i recently got a £350 bonus from work and decided it’s about time i upgraded my system. I am not a gamer, so the graphics do not need to be high end, as long as i can play 1080p video and stream that’s good enough. Current card is a very old NVIDIA, which i want to move away from.
I would like to go the AMD route and get a Ryzen CPU, I have been looking at the Ryzen 5 3600 and 3400G, the MSI X470 Motherboard and Corsair Vengeance 16GB mem. The thing i need advice on is what motherboard the B450 or x470, and how good are the G models of the Ryzen CPU with the built in GPU? As stated i only have a budget of £350 to play with so adding the extra cost of a graphics card, even entry level pushes the price up a fair bit, the Ryzen 5 3400G seems like a good bet but wanted to get peoples thoughts.
What would be a good low end entry level AMD graphics card if i decided to go the Ryzen 5 3600 option?
I run Manjaro (GNOME) so drivers and kernels etc should not be an issue, but compatibility advice welcome.
This is my first post on the DLN discourse forum, so hello and thanks in advance for any advice given.