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PC Gaming Weekly | April 23, 2020

Games are providing many of us refuge during the coronavirus pandemic. So I'm a big fan of anything t
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Games are providing many of us refuge during the coronavirus pandemic. So I’m a big fan of anything that helps those on a budget either upgrade their PCs – or build or buy new machines.
Wednesday, AMD announced a new set of Zen 2 chips for the low-end market: the new Ryzen 3 3100 and Ryzen 3 3300X. Jeff Grubb has the details on this CPUs, which come out in late May.
The idea that budget gamers have an opportunity to “have some future-proofing even if you build a $500-to-$700 PC this summer” is pretty appealing nowadays. We don’t know when the shelter-in-place/quarantine orders will lift, and even after we’re through this, the idea of playing some recent big games on a PC that’s not that much more expensive than a console could appeal to a number of folks who either are worried about PC gaming being too expensive or just want to save some bucks.
And we got just the right case for any new PC build with these chips: NZXT’s new H1, a fabulous little case that looks just great for sitting on a desk or an entertainment center. Heck, after seeing this, I want to pick one up and set up a media server in my living room TV cabinet.
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–Jason Wilson, GamesBeat managing editor

From GamesBeat
AMD reveals Ryzen 3 chips that open Zen 2 up to budget gaming PCs
NZXT's H1 mini-ITX case is attractive, quiet, and a simple build
Steam's new experiment is improving search results in the game store
Steam's top 20 new games for March 2020
Nvidia attempts to move past GeForce Now squabbles
Minecraft with RTX is out, and it's worth seeing for yourself
Before We Leave launches its civilization-building game on May 8
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