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Dave Rice
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I always have a look at CCLs motherboard bundles to see what’s possible and tweak from there if necessary.

£180 gets you an A320 motherboard, a Ryzen 3 3200G 3.6GHz and 8GB of HyperX DDR4.

The motherboard is the weak point, it’s fine for office machines and has the M2 slot but a B450 would be better. Good news is the £20 left in the budget makes this possible, although an extra tenner widens the choice a lot.

£240 spent at E-Buyer gets you into Ryzen 5 6 core  /12 thread territory

  • AMD Ryzen 5 2600 AM4 Processor with Wraith Stealth Cooler
  • MSI B450M PRO-VDH MAX
  • HyperX FURY 8GB (1x8GB) 2400MHz DDR4