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Get an AMD Ryzen 5 2400G and MSI B350 Gaming Pro motherboard for $185

If you're looking to build a budget gaming PC, a good option is AMD's Ryzen 5 2400G, a quad-core CPU with integrated Radeon RX Vega graphics. It's an even better option right now, as Newegg is selling it as part of a discounted combo deal.

Newegg is pairing  the chip with MSI's B350M Gaming Pro motherboard and selling the package for $199.99. There's also a $15 mail-in-rebate available, so your total cost (after cashing in the rebate) is $184.99.

That's a good deal for the hardware—if purchased separately, you'd bee looking at $218.99 after rebate (it applies to the motherboard). You're saving a chunk of change that could be applied to a budget case or power supply, or whatever else.

The graphics on the Ryzen 5 2400G won't come anywhere near a desktop Radeon RX Vega graphics card, but Vega 11 is serviceable for a budget box, especially compared to other integrated graphics solutions. Check out our review for an in-depth analysis of the chip.

As for the motherboard, it's a lower-end board that covers the essentials, including a reinforced PCIe 3.0 x16 slot for a future GPU upgrade.

You can grab this combo here.

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Paul has been playing PC games and raking his knuckles on computer hardware since the Commodore 64. He does not have any tattoos, but thinks it would be cool to get one that reads LOAD"*",8,1. In his off time, he rides motorcycles and wrestles alligators (only one of those is true).