Recently, I read the PC Gamer magazine in our local library. PC Gamer Nov 2021 issue.

On the last few pages of the magazine, there are three builds of PC for game players.

Let me put it here. Maybe many years later, I can look at it and see how PC looks like now.

Budget Build

  • Motherboard: MSI A320M-A Pro
  • Processor: AMD Ryzen 5 3400G
  • Graphics Card: None
  • Cooler: AMD Wraith Spire
  • Memory: Corsair Vegeanece LPX 8GB (2X4GB) DDR4-3000
  • Power Supply: Cooler Master MWE White 400W
  • SSD: Crucial MX500 500GB
  • HDD: WD Blue 1TB 7200rpm
  • Case: Bitfenix Neos
  • Display: BenQ GW2280
  • Keyboard: Logitech G213
  • Mouse: Logitech G102

The magazine put the price total US$697.

Here below I make my own Budget Build list for the Canadian market.

I would like to use price Today for reference. If there is more than one seller on it, I will choose the one with Amazon’s Choice icon.

And some module has an updated version with a better price. I will choose it for the best replacement.

  • Motherboard: MSI B450M Pro-VDH Max CA$94.99
  • Processor: AMD Ryzen 5 5600G CA$289.99
  • Graphics Card: None
  • Cooler: AMD Wraith Stealth Cooler (Included in CPU package)
  • Memory: Corsair Vegeance LPX 16GB (2X8GB) DDR4-3200 C16 CA$84.99
  • Power Supply: Thermaltake Smart 500W 80+ White CA$49.99
  • SSD: WD Blue SN550 500GB NVMe Internal SSD Gen 3 x4 PCIe CA$54.20
  • HDD: WD Blue 1TB 7200rpm CA$48.99
  • Case: Cooler Master MasterBox Q300L mATX Tower w/Magnetic Design Dust Filter.  CA$49.99
  • Display: LG Electronics 22-inch Screen LCD CA$159.99
  • Keyboard: Logitech G213 CA$79.99
  • Mouse: Logitech G203 CA$37.62
  • Total: CA$950.74

For me, I believe the build I made is good enough for the next 5 years. including Windows 11.

David Yin

David is a blogger, geek, and web developer — founder of If you like his post, you can say thank you here

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *