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In need of an educated opinion on this build

Hey everyone! Thanks for showing interest in this thread. Recently, I've been contemplating on upgrading my ~3 year old pc, so I chose a couple of parts I think will do just fine (let it be known that every part I listed below will be bought brand new, with the exception of the GPU, which I will keep from my old build).

I aim to mainly play games and sometimes record footage of me doing so. I may upgrade to a better GPU in the future (most likely from the new NVIDIA 3000 series). 
I am open to any suggestions/improvements (mainly looking at the PSU, which I believe can be optimized).

Thank you!


PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor  ($204.99 @ Newegg) 
Motherboard: MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX ATX AM4 Motherboard  ($124.99 @ Best Buy) 
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 CL16 Memory  ($76.49 @ Newegg) 
Storage: Crucial P1 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive  ($104.99 @ Adorama) 
Storage: Seagate Barracuda Compute 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($54.99 @ Newegg) 
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 6 GB GT OCV1 Video Card 
Case: Phanteks Eclipse P400A Digital ATX Mid Tower Case  ($94.98 @ Newegg) 
Power Supply: Corsair CXM 650 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply  ($94.99 @ Best Buy) 
Total: $756.42
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-09-20 11:31 EDT-0400

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lmao "educated" i am not sure if anyone here has a degree in engineering but here we are.

get a ssd half that size and upgrade something else (gpu cough cough)

dont buy 3600 ram. buy 3200 or 3000 and upgrade something else (gpu cough cough)

i think people dislike seagate but i dont know

PC specs:

Ryzen 9 3900X overclocked to 4.3-4.4 GHz

Corsair H100i platinum

32 GB Trident Z RGB 3200 MHz 14-14-14-34

RTX 2060

MSI MPG X570 Gaming Edge wifi


Samsung 860 EVO 500GB

2 TB WD hard drive

Corsair RM 750 Watt


Razer Ornata Chroma

Razer Firefly 

Razer Deathadder 2013

Logitech G935 Wireless

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Just now, eeeee1 said:

i am not sure if anyone here has a degree in engineering but here we are.

12062659.png finally that toilet paper can be useful


7 minutes ago, og_ said:

everything looks fine except for this

you should reduce budget in other parts and up your GPU, maybe step down to 3300x and grab a cheaper board.

and 500gb SSD should be enough for OS + a few games.

Things I need help with:


none atm


I hate Intel's pricing, Ryzen's weird quirks, Nvidia's pricing, and Radeon GPUs in general




Products I like:


Sony Xperia Z1 / Z2 / 10 ii, Asus Strix 970 / 1070, Samsung SSD, WD HDD, Corsair PSUs (AX, RM, CX(grey)), GeForce GPU, NZXT N450/S340, be quiet! Coolers, G.Skill Trident RAM, Logitech M525, Logitech G440, Razer Deathadder Elite


Products I hate:


Xperia Z3, XiaoMi 5c, Radeon GPUs, Razer Audio Products, any bloatwares


Companies I absolutely adore: (and hope it stays that way)


be quiet! - sent me AM4 mounting for my DRP3 even though it's way past the timeframe stated, no questions asked

Corsair - very good RMA experience, absolutely recommend


Companies I hate:


Nvidia, Intel, Apple, TMT (Thundermatch, a retailer)


Personal Blacklisted Companies:


Acer: shit tier quality products, shit tier customer service thus far, they "tried" to solve my issue but they arent really doing anything but delaying and delaying. (on-going case since July)

Gigabyte: horrible customer service (gigabyte had literally 0 customer service, asked me to go to retailer with NO WAY to email them about a question) but at least they fixed my shit in ONE MONTH (would probably take me 1 hour to fix if they let me email them)

XiaoMi Phones: built like a tank but the software is buggy as all hell

Seagate HDD: had too many dead seagate drives

Kingston SSD: 300V controller swap thingy

Razer (except their mouse)


Remember, just because I had good/bad experiences with these companies/product, doesn't mean you will have similar experiences too. I would still recommend these products if they made sense for your needs, but I'll add a disclaimer of my experience if it's relevant. Feel free to DM me asking why they are where they are.



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