We like cheap builds. We like parts that offer great value. So when AMD released its Athlon 3000G last November, we immediately wanted to get our hands on the $50 processor.
At launch, the 3000G undercut Intelâ€™s cheapest Pentium by $15â€”a notable savings in this ultra-budget space. This 2-core, 4-thread part also comes unlocked, meaning you can overclock it for a little extra performance. And if that werenâ€™t enough, you can play games with just this chip, thanks to its dedicated Vega 3 graphics cores.
Overall, you can put together a modest but reliable machine for just over $300, with no need to scour for used parts. We actually built this PC for our YouTube channel: You can watch the videos of our experience in the embeds below.