The Hoplite is Alexander PCs entry level build - perfect for those who are new to gaming and want to test the waters before spending big money for a graphics card, or folks who want an office or trading PC that isn’t full of old tech like mechanical hard drives. This build represents excellent value for money, and we deliberately designed it to be easy to upgrade in the future. Just drop in a discrete graphics card, and it's instantly a serious gaming machine.
The Hoplite features AMD’s Ryzen 3 3200G processor with integrated Radeon Vega 8 graphics. We've beefed up the PCIe based M.2-2280 NVMe Solid State Drive to a full 1TB for 2021, and this machine is way ahead of the mechanical hard drives you’ll find in most off-the-shelf PCs. A typical mechanical hard drive has read and write speeds of 80-160 MB/s. The model SSDs which we use are a minimum of 2200/1600 MB/s read and write speed rating. Conservatively, at least 10x faster.
An MSI B450M Bazooka Max WiFi motherboard serves as the backbone of this system, and provides plenty of room for future upgrades as well as compatibility with Zen 3 AMD CPUs if you decide to upgrade in the future.
We round this build out with a very generous serving of 16GB of DDR4-3200 speed Corsair Vengeance RAM, and we power the system with a semi-modular Corsair CX550M power supply. The 550-watts of efficient 80-plus Bronze rated power is plenty of juice to add upgrades down the road without the need to replace the power supply as well.
The Hoplite comes with Windows 10 Home 64-bit edition fully installed and updated. We also install and update all necessary drivers prior to shipping your PC.
*photos may show older versions of The Hoplite. We update model specs monthly to optimize price/performance ratio*
The Hoplite - Specs
CPU - AMD Ryzen 3 3200G
Motherboard - MSI B450M Bazooka Max WiFi
GPU - Integrated Radeon Vega 8
RAM - 16GB Corsair Vengeance DDR4-3200
SSD - 1TB M.2-2280 NVMe
Operating System - Windows 10 Home 64-bit
Power Supply Unit - 550-watt Corsair CX550M 80-plus bronze rated
Chassis - Cooler Master Box Q300L
Warranty: Lifetime Parts and Service
Build Your Own Estimated Price: $634 - https://pcpartpicker.com/list/dxVWK3
Alexander PCs All-In Price Including Shipping and Lifetime Warranty: $699