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Hi everyone, this is my first time posting here so i don't know if this is the right category to post. I've done my research and i think that my build is compatible as is. but im a bit worried though since this is my first build, im afraid ill be buying the wrong parts. so i Just wanna confirm to the experts here if my build is really compatible with each other.

there was a notification though in pcpartpicker that i3-9100f does not have stock cooler but when i asked the store they said it has stock cooler.

and another thing is that my friend told me that i3-9100f tends to overheat so i was a bit worried and told me i should go directly to i5-9400f but im on low budget so i cant move on further i still need to buy the peripherals. so i also want to confirm this

PCPartPicker Part List: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/PZg8dm

CPU: Intel Core i3-9100F 3.6 GHz Quad-Core Processor ($91.77 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus PRIME B365M-A Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard
Memory: G.Skill Trident Z RGB 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($84.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: SanDisk SSD PLUS 120 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($27.15 @ OutletPC)
Storage: Toshiba P300 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($58.48 @ Amazon)
Video Card: GALAX GeForce GTX 1650 4 GB EX (1-click OC) Video Card

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14 minutes ago, vexCoder said:

my friend told me that i3-9100f tends to overheat so i was a bit worried and told me i should go directly to i5-9400f

he told you a quad core overheats so you should get a 6 core? doesn't make sense.


Are you buying from the united states? usually the 1650 is more expensive than an RX 570 but performs worse.

I WILL find your ITX build thread, and I WILL recommend the SIlverstone Sugo SG13B


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What's your budget? The Ryzen 5 3600 is considerably better than the i5 9400f.

If you can, spend a little more and get at least a 240GB SSD.

Regardless of temperature, you should spend the $20 on a significantly better cooler.


Don't plan now. Wait for Black Friday.


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