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Budget gaming build, how did I do?

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Posted · Original PosterOP

My mate's pc is slowly dying, which inspired me to make a budget gaming. How did I do? Please feel free to make suggestions, preferably aiming to keep under £750. Would love to know why you made an edit, I'm fairly novice at this. Also as a side note, I couldn't find any motherboards on pc part picker that actively say they're compatiable with Ryzen 3000 (at least in the lower price range).

 

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PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor  (£155.00 @ Currys PC World) 
Motherboard: MSI B450M PRO-VDH MAX Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard  (£69.99 @ Ebuyer) 
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory  (£76.98 @ Aria PC) 
Storage: ADATA XPG SX6000 Pro 512 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive  (£64.08 @ CCL Computers) 
Storage: Seagate Barracuda Compute 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  (£52.22 @ CCL Computers) 
Video Card: XFX Radeon RX 590 8 GB FATBOY OC+ Video Card  (£179.99 @ CCL Computers) 
Case: Cougar MG130-G MicroATX Mini Tower Case  (£34.38 @ CCL Computers) 
Power Supply: Corsair TXM Gold 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply  (£64.98 @ Currys PC World Business) 
Total: £697.62
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-04-03 18:34 BST+0100

The MSI max boards are updated from the factory.


CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 1700@3.8Ghz Heatsink: Gelid Phantom Black GPU: Sapphire RX 5700 XT RAM: Qidian DDR4 2x8GB 3000Mhz mobo: Biostar X370GT7 case: Fractal Design Define C PSU: Superflower Leadex Gold 650W

 

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All B450 boards appear as incompatible with Ryzen 3000 as PCPartPicker doesn't take into account the ones that are ready for Zen 2 out of the box, like all of MSI's MAX boards, for example.


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Instead of that Gigabyte board, you can get a MAX board from MSI, which is guaranteed compatible. Also, that's pretty expensive for a 450 watt PSU, the corsair CX450 is just as good.

 

You can spend the saved money on a better gpu.


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

 

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Draws 400 watts under max load, for reference.

 

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Posted · Original PosterOP
9 minutes ago, Mateyyy said:

All B450 boards appear as incompatible with Ryzen 3000 as PCPartPicker doesn't take into account the ones that are ready for Zen 2 out of the box, like all of MSI's MAX boards, for example.

Yeah I thought that might be the issue. Is there much difference in the gpu?

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Posted · Original PosterOP
10 minutes ago, Fasauceome said:

Instead of that Gigabyte board, you can get a MAX board from MSI, which is guaranteed compatible. Also, that's pretty expensive for a 450 watt PSU, the corsair CX450 is just as good.

 

You can spend the saved money on a better gpu.

Any suggestions GPU wise?

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2 minutes ago, Gazeley said:

Any suggestions GPU wise?

Just the 1660 super I added. It's like a 1660 ti for a little more cost than a 1660.


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

 

Primary PC:

i7 8086k (won) - EVGA Z370 Classified K - G.Kill Trident Z RGB - Force MP500 - Jedi Order Titan Xp - The venerated Hyper 212 Evo (with RGB Riing flair) - EVGA G2 650W - Black and green theme, Razer branwashed me.

Draws 400 watts under max load, for reference.

 

Linux Proliant ML150 G6:

Dual Xeon X5560 - 24GB ECC DDR3 - GTX 750 TI - old Seagate 1.5TB HDD - Dark moded Ubuntu (and Win7, cuz why not)

 

EVGA G3 threadSeasonic Focus threadUserbenchmark (Et al.) is trash explained, PSU misconceptions, protections explainedgroup reg is bad

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This is more money rather than less, but one can find slightly faster memory for about that same price.  Also the stock cooler that comes with the 3600 is usable but not great.  I’d be tempted to throw some at a low/mid tier cpu cooler.  The PSU is a bit pricey.  Not sure you need more wattage, though extra doesn’t hurt, but the full modular and gold certification aren’t super necessary.  Maybe some money to be saved there.


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Posted · Original PosterOP
Just now, Bombastinator said:

This is more money rather than less, but one can find slightly faster memory for about that same price.  Also the stock cooler that comes with the 3600 is usable but not great.  I’d be tempted to throw some at a low/mid tier cpu cooler.  The PSU is a bit pricey.  Not sure you need more wattage, though extra doesn’t hurt, but the full modular and gold certification aren’t super necessary.  Maybe some money to be saved there.

What's the difference between the metal standards of psu?

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2 minutes ago, Gazeley said:

What's the difference between the metal standards of psu?

It goes 80+, bronze, silver, gold, platinum.  (Titanium is either before or afte platinum I think) Silver has become quite rare.  It’s how efficient the PSU is on idle.  Does not affect how reliable the PSU is.  80+ is the legal minimum and tends to denote a cheapass PSU though.


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5 hours ago, Gazeley said:

Yeah I thought that might be the issue. Is there much difference in the gpu?

The 1660S is faster by a good amount than the regular 1660, especially in titles that can take advantage of its GDDR6 memory where it can even slightly outperform the 1660Ti. I'd say about 10-25% faster, depending on the game.


Desktop: Intel Core i9-9900K | be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 4 | ASUS Strix Z390-F | Corsair Vengeance LPX 32GB 3000MHz CL15 | Intel 660p 1TB | Samsung 860 EVO 500GB | Western Digital Green 2TB | Corsair RM650x | EVGA GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER XC Ultra | Fractal Design Define R6 Blackout USB-C

Displays: BenQ BL2420PT & Alienware AW2521HF

Peripherals: Steelseries Rival 600 & Logitech MX Master 3 | CM Storm Quickfire Ultimate (Cherry MX Blue) | Sennheiser Game One

Laptop:  Apple MacBook Pro 13" 2018 - i5-8259U | 8GB RAM | 512GB SSD

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