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New Build - Any comments on parts selection?




We are in the UK and are building a PC for my 11yo Son to game on (fortnite etc.).

I've built one years ago and work in the electronics industry so am not worried about ability to assemble it, more worried about choosing suitable parts.

Hes quite switched on for an 11yo and more up on current PC stuff that I am so I've let him choose some parts to go with what we already have.....


We already have:

GPU: Radeon RX570

PSU: Gigabyte G750H 750W Modular PSU.



Shopping list:

Processor: AMD YD270XBGAFBOX Ryzen 7 2700X Processor with Wraith Prism RGB LED Cooler


RAM: Corsair Vengeance RGB PRO 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4 3200 MHz C16 XMP 2.0 Enthusiast RGB LED Illuminated Memory Kit - Black

Case: EG Argon ATX RGB Tower Gaming Case

Thermal Paste: MX-4


Monitor: Lenovo G25-10 24.5-inch FHD WLED Gaming Monitor


The case is jazzed up with colour lights etc but its what he wants any I don't see any issues there.

This lot comes to about £500 + monitor (don't want to spend more than that).


Is there anything I'm missing in terms on compatibility/performance issues/case or fitting issues etc?

Does this look like a reasonable gaming build?


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the 3600 performs better in gaming and most other tasks than the 2700x, while also being cheaper

the msi x470 motherboard is good and cheap

PCPartPicker Part List
Type Item Price
CPU AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor £155.50 @ AWD-IT
Motherboard MSI X470 GAMING PLUS MAX ATX AM4 Motherboard £104.98 @ CCL Computers
Memory Crucial Ballistix 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory £92.99 @ Amazon UK
  Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts  
  Total £353.47
  Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-05-06 20:39 BST+0100  


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