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First time building a pc and can't decide which parts to get

Budget (including currency):  $850 usd

Country: US

Games, programs or workloads that it will be used for: COD WarZone, Apex Legends, Fortnite, CS: GO, DaVinci Resolve editing (1080p), streaming

Other details (existing parts lists, whether any peripherals are needed, what you're upgrading from, when you're going to buy, what resolution and refresh rate you want to play at, etc): I already have a 144hz monitor

 

Planning to build my first gaming pc for around $850. I will be using it for 1080p gaming and maybe 1440p gaming on light titles. I will also be using it for 1080p video editing and some streaming. Any tips and advice on the build are greatly appreciated! I made 2 pcpartpicker lists but don't know which one is the best one for the price. Any help and advice is greatly appreciated!

 

[PCPartPicker Part List # 1](https://pcpartpicker.com/list/DXszZf)

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
**CPU** | [AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/9nm323/amd-ryzen-5-3600-36-thz-6-core-processor-100-100000031box) | $166.90 @ Amazon
**Motherboard** | [MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX ATX AM4 Motherboard](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/jcYQzy/msi-b450-tomahawk-max-atx-am4-motherboard-b450-tomahawk-max) | $124.99 @ Best Buy
**Memory** | [G.Skill Ripjaws V 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 CL16 Memory](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/jBZzK8/gskill-ripjaws-v-16-gb-2-x-8-gb-ddr4-3600-memory-f4-3600c16d-16gvkc) | $77.99 @ Newegg
**Storage** | [Western Digital Blue 500 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/6j448d/western-digital-blue-500gb-m2-2280-solid-state-drive-wds500g2b0b) | $68.98 @ Amazon
**Video Card** | [EVGA GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER 6 GB SC ULTRA GAMING Video Card](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/GzPgXL/evga-geforce-gtx-1660-super-6-gb-sc-ultra-gaming-video-card-06g-p4-1068-kr) | $239.99 @ Walmart
**Case** | [Phanteks Eclipse P300 ATX Mid Tower Case](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/FCs8TW/phanteks-eclipse-p300-tempered-glass-atx-mid-tower-case-ph-ec300ptgbk) | $64.98 @ Newegg
**Power Supply** | [Corsair CXM 650 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/R2mxFT/corsair-power-supply-cp9020103na) | $94.99 @ Best Buy
 | *Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts* |
 | **Total** | **$838.82**
 | Generated by [PCPartPicker](https://pcpartpicker.com) 2020-07-21 12:23 EDT-0400 |

 

[PCPartPicker Part List # 2](https://pcpartpicker.com/list/HNLDYH)

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
**CPU** | [AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/9nm323/amd-ryzen-5-3600-36-thz-6-core-processor-100-100000031box) | $166.90 @ Amazon
**Motherboard** | [ASRock B550M Pro4 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/NT7p99/asrock-b550m-pro4-micro-atx-am4-motherboard-b550m-pro4) | $143.22 @ Amazon
**Memory** | [G.Skill Ripjaws V 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 CL16 Memory](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/jBZzK8/gskill-ripjaws-v-16-gb-2-x-8-gb-ddr4-3600-memory-f4-3600c16d-16gvkc) | $77.99 @ Newegg
**Storage** | [ADATA XPG SX8200 Pro 512 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/kVzkcf/adata-xpg-sx8200-pro-512-gb-m2-2280-solid-state-drive-asx8200pnp-512gt-c) | $74.98 @ Amazon
**Video Card** | [EVGA GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER 6 GB SC ULTRA GAMING Video Card](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/GzPgXL/evga-geforce-gtx-1660-super-6-gb-sc-ultra-gaming-video-card-06g-p4-1068-kr) | $239.99 @ Walmart
**Case** | [Cooler Master MasterBox MB311L ARGB MicroATX Mid Tower Case](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/vDhmP6/cooler-master-masterbox-mb311l-argb-microatx-mid-tower-case-mcb-b311l-kgnn-s02) | $67.98 @ Newegg
**Power Supply** | [Cooler Master MWE Gold 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/J7F48d/cooler-master-mwe-gold-650-w-80-gold-certified-fully-modular-atx-power-supply-mpy-6501-afaag-us) | $99.99 @ Best Buy
 | *Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts* |
 | **Total** | **$871.05**
 | Generated by [PCPartPicker](https://pcpartpicker.com) 2020-07-21 12:24 EDT-0400 |

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Wait for 4000 series, close to release now. As the G series APU were announced. If you can wait.

 

PSU on first build switch to RMx. Still all mix bag but I hear it's better to go with RMz series.

 

Everything else looks fine. IMO

My Setup

Build Name: DarkDawn

OS: Windows 10 Pro 64-bit

Monitor: AOC CQ32G1 32" Curved QHD 2560x1440 VA 144hz 1ms

Chassis: EVGA DG-87

Chassis Fans: 4x140mm Corsair ML Pro RGB Fans

Motherboard: Asus TUF Gaming X570 Plus [Wi-Fi]

CPU: Ryzen 9 3900x @ 4.25Ghz -0.1000 Vcore Offset

CPU Cooler: EVGA CLC 360mm AIO w/ 3x120mm Corsair ML Pro RGB Fans

Memory/RAM: HyperX Predator RGB DDR4 4x8GB 32GB 3200Mhz 1600mhz FCLK @ D.O.C.P.

GPU: EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 Ti FTW2 8GB OC @ +130 Core +250 Memory

PSU: EVGA Supernova 1000w G3 w/ custom modmesh black & blood red cables from cablemod

Boot/OS SSD: Samsung 970 EVO Plus 500GB

Battle.net Game SSD: Samsung 850 EVO 250GB

Game SSD: Samsung 850 Pro 256GB

Performance/Editing HDD: Western Digital Black 1TB

Storage HDD: Western Digital Blue 1TB

Mouse: Razer Lancehead Tournament Edition

Mouse Pad: Razer Firefly Cloth Edition

Keyboard: Razer Ornata Chroma

Microphone: HyperX Quadcast

Headset: HyperX Cloud Flight S

Eyewear/Glasses: Gunnar Optiks Razer FPS

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6 minutes ago, Nailuj said:

 

 

I would go for the second list, although both are good. You get a better motherboard and a higher quality PSU.

Could save $15 by going with a Crucial P1 drive instead, but otherwise looks good

PC

Ryzen 5 2600 Stock

Sapphire Nitro+ Special Edition Radeon RX580 8GB (Would Recommend)

Gigabyte B450M DS3H (Don't recommend)

Hyper 212 RGB Black Edition

Corsair Vengeance LPX 2x8GB DDR4 3000MHz CL15 

Phanteks P300 (Would Recommend)

Kingston A400 240GB SSD

Seagate BarraCuda 1TB HDD

Corsair CX550M 550W  80+ Bronze

Deepcool FH-10 Fan Hub

3x BeQuiet Pure Wings 2

 

https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/user/marmour/saved/QTY3ZL

 

Peripherals

LG 24MK400H

Logitech G413 Carbon

Logitech G305 (AAA Adaptor - 10g reduction) (Would recommend)

Logitech Z150

HyperX Cloud II (Would recommend)

Moto G5 Plus (Webcam)

 

Phone

Pixel 3A XL (Would recommend)

 

*Useful Link* PSU Tier List: https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/1116640-psucultists-psu-tier-list/

 

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You may consider a 4TB+ HDD for mass storage. Depending on the games you play, 500GB can be filled very quick. Also for your editing it might come in handy.

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G502 Lightspeed Review

PC:

Spoiler

i5-6400

GIGABYTE GA-H110M-DS2

CORSAIR VENGEANCE LPX 2X4 DDR4-2666MHz

ASUS ROG STRIX-GTX 1060-O6G

SEAGATE 2TB HDD

FUJISTU F300 240GB SSD

CORSAIR CX750M

Laptop:

Spoiler

Acer Nitro 5
i5 8300h
GTX 1050 4Gb
12 Gb RAM

128 Gb SSD

1 Tb HDD

Peripherals:

Spoiler

Keyboard:

Logitech G310 Atlas Dawn (Romer G)

Rexus Legionare MX5.1 (Content Browns)

Mice:

Logitech G602

Logitech G502 Lightspeed
Steelseries Rival 105

Logitech M330

Headset:

Logitech G430 
Cooler Master MH 752

 

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1 hour ago, ChaoticChaosx said:

Wait for 4000 series, close to release now. As the G series APU were announced. If you can wait.

 

PSU on first build switch to RMx. Still all mix bag but I hear it's better to go with RMz series.

 

Everything else looks fine. IMO

I will be upgrading from the original Xbox One which is going to be a huge jump. Would waiting for the 4000 series be a big difference and pairing it with a B550 board?

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1 hour ago, marmour said:

I would go for the second list, although both are good. You get a better motherboard and a higher quality PSU.

Could save $15 by going with a Crucial P1 drive instead, but otherwise looks good

Ok. I will be upgrading from the original Xbox One. Will it better if I wait for the 4000 series or just get the 3600?

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46 minutes ago, Nailuj said:

Ok. I will be upgrading from the original Xbox One. Will it better if I wait for the 4000 series or just get the 3600?

Ryzen 4000 is probably not going to be released till the very end of the year, so I would go ahead and get the 3600. However, if you feel you can wait, theres no harm in it.

PC

Ryzen 5 2600 Stock

Sapphire Nitro+ Special Edition Radeon RX580 8GB (Would Recommend)

Gigabyte B450M DS3H (Don't recommend)

Hyper 212 RGB Black Edition

Corsair Vengeance LPX 2x8GB DDR4 3000MHz CL15 

Phanteks P300 (Would Recommend)

Kingston A400 240GB SSD

Seagate BarraCuda 1TB HDD

Corsair CX550M 550W  80+ Bronze

Deepcool FH-10 Fan Hub

3x BeQuiet Pure Wings 2

 

https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/user/marmour/saved/QTY3ZL

 

Peripherals

LG 24MK400H

Logitech G413 Carbon

Logitech G305 (AAA Adaptor - 10g reduction) (Would recommend)

Logitech Z150

HyperX Cloud II (Would recommend)

Moto G5 Plus (Webcam)

 

Phone

Pixel 3A XL (Would recommend)

 

*Useful Link* PSU Tier List: https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/1116640-psucultists-psu-tier-list/

 

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4 hours ago, Nailuj said:

Ok. I will be upgrading from the original Xbox One. Will it better if I wait for the 4000 series or just get the 3600?

If you can wait I'd say wait. If you NEED it now then either way you'll be happy. as far as I know there is no confirmed 4000 series launch date. So as @marmour said. If you can wait do so. So you get the new. The B550 will work with them. Shouldn't be to much longer and if you can save a little more money while waiting, the better the CPU.

My Setup

Build Name: DarkDawn

OS: Windows 10 Pro 64-bit

Monitor: AOC CQ32G1 32" Curved QHD 2560x1440 VA 144hz 1ms

Chassis: EVGA DG-87

Chassis Fans: 4x140mm Corsair ML Pro RGB Fans

Motherboard: Asus TUF Gaming X570 Plus [Wi-Fi]

CPU: Ryzen 9 3900x @ 4.25Ghz -0.1000 Vcore Offset

CPU Cooler: EVGA CLC 360mm AIO w/ 3x120mm Corsair ML Pro RGB Fans

Memory/RAM: HyperX Predator RGB DDR4 4x8GB 32GB 3200Mhz 1600mhz FCLK @ D.O.C.P.

GPU: EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 Ti FTW2 8GB OC @ +130 Core +250 Memory

PSU: EVGA Supernova 1000w G3 w/ custom modmesh black & blood red cables from cablemod

Boot/OS SSD: Samsung 970 EVO Plus 500GB

Battle.net Game SSD: Samsung 850 EVO 250GB

Game SSD: Samsung 850 Pro 256GB

Performance/Editing HDD: Western Digital Black 1TB

Storage HDD: Western Digital Blue 1TB

Mouse: Razer Lancehead Tournament Edition

Mouse Pad: Razer Firefly Cloth Edition

Keyboard: Razer Ornata Chroma

Microphone: HyperX Quadcast

Headset: HyperX Cloud Flight S

Eyewear/Glasses: Gunnar Optiks Razer FPS

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