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About bambisaur

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  1. Here is the updated build. Changing from Intel to AMD and dropping the HHD allowed me more spending liberties. I went for the Ryzen 5 2600, but only because I'm unsure of which version to pick (would appreciate feedback on whether there is a more suitable, cheaper option). I could have gone for the Tomahawk, but I assumed that since its almost parallel to the Asus (excluding the fact that the Tomahawk supports overclocking), I personally preferred the aesthetics of the Asus (Tomahawk was too silvery for me). Besides, I'm a rather light gamer, and I'm fine with lower speeds. However, I'm open to changing to Tomahawk if there are significant advantages that I'm not seeing other than overclocking. I didn't realise how excessive the G-Skill RAM was in the beginning so I downgraded to Corsair; seemed reliable. Also changed to the 1TB Crucial SSD as someone else recommended. As for the GPU, it seemed that Gigabyte and MSI were on par, although after some research MSI seemed more reliable. Despite this, the reviews on PcPartPicker made Gigabyte seem just as good. The aesthetics of the GPU itself also look way better (I wasn't a fan of the orange looking tube sticking out the front of the MSI one). However, I'm inexperienced with what makes a GPU good; I'd appreciate if someone pointed out any major flaws with the Gigabyte one. A friend of mine recommended the new PSU. I've taken up you guys' advice and looked for a gold certified one, is 550W sufficient for my build? The case was also chosen for aesthetic purposes, I think it's beautiful but I read that it was lacking in the airflow department, so I purchased two cheap but high quality fans (judging by the reviews). And I forgot to mention, I'm still looking for a sleek 144hz monitor that I expect to pay around $100-300AUD for, which is why I haven't breached the $1.5k budget yet. Unfortunately, it seems most good options or sold out, so I'm playing the waiting game atm. I'm a total noob at PC building, I'm lost as to what makes a PC part "good". but thanks to your suggestions I've been able to learn a bit more. Now, I'm just worried about whether these parts are compatible, or if they have severe flaws. I'm open to any suggestions or changes. Thanks so much! PCPartPicker Part List CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor ($209.00 @ Centre Com) Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX B450-F GAMING ATX AM4 Motherboard ($189.00 @ Austin Computers) Memory: Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory ($125.00 @ Umart) Storage: Crucial P1 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($149.00 @ PC Byte) Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER 6 GB GAMING OC Video Card ($379.00 @ Computer Alliance) Case: NZXT H510 ATX Mid Tower Case ($113.30 @ Newegg Australia) Power Supply: Cooler Master MWE Gold 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($127.66 @ Amazon Australia) Case Fan: be quiet! Pure Wings 2 87 CFM 120 mm Fan ($14.90 @ Amazon Australia) Case Fan: be quiet! Pure Wings 2 87 CFM 120 mm Fan ($14.90 @ Amazon Australia) Total: $1321.76 Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-09-25 19:04 AEST+1000
  2. I went for the Ryzen, 1660 super, 550w psu. Thanks for the feedback!
  3. And for aesthetic reasons, I prefer a white case
  4. So is it agreed that I should change to Ryzen instead? I would still prefer the 1TB hard disk because I work with a lot of large files. Also, I believe the GPU is a bit overkill for my gaming activities. Is there another alternative for a cheaper GPU in the same price range for what I'm looking for (I don't need RTX). Thanks for the advice!
  5. Budget (including currency): 1.5k AUD Country: Australia Games, programs or workloads that it will be used for: Light gaming (Overwatch, Valorant, CSGO, GTA5), Art Programs Other details: Open to alternatives, parts aren't locked in yet; just as long as they're available in Australia. I'm hoping for this build to last me at least three years and I'm aiming to upgrade in the future. Thanks for any advice! PCPartPicker Part List Type Item Price CPU Intel Core i5-10400 2.9 GHz 6-Core Processor $275.00 @ Umart CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 RGB Black Edition 57.3 CFM CPU Cooler $69.00 @ Centre Com Motherboard Asus PRIME B460M-A Micro ATX LGA1200 Motherboard $135.00 @ Umart Memory G.Skill Trident Z RGB 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 CL18 Memory $145.20 @ Newegg Australia Storage Samsung 970 Evo 500 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive $139.99 @ Amazon Australia Storage Seagate BarraCuda 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $65.00 @ Centre Com Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 1660 6 GB VENTUS XS OC Video Card $339.00 @ Computer Alliance Case In Win 101 ATX Mid Tower Case $92.00 @ I-Tech Power Supply Gigabyte P-B 650 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $99.00 @ BudgetPC Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts Total $1359.19 Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-09-24 13:52 AEST+1000