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First Build Advice and Recommendations

adamhdjohnson
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Hello guys,

So I am a High School Student planning to build a PC for the first time. I have watched a ton of videos and believe that I generally know the basics. However, I thought it was a good idea to share my build here for the more experienced builders to maybe verify that my build makes sense and that I am not bottle necking anywhere severely or over killing anything either. Any comments, recommendations and advice would be very much appreciated. :)

Uses: 
- Gaming (Dota 2, Star Craft, GTA5, LoL, CSGO, TF2 and so on)
- Video Editing (2.5k res, 5-15 min videos, Adobe Premier Pro + After Effects)
- Photo Editing (4k and below, Adobe Light Room + Photo Shop )
- 3-D Cadding (Not like really complex stuff, just some robotics stuff for VEX EDR)
- Streaming (Hence the extra 2 cores)
- Programming (C, C++, Python, HTML, JavaScript)

BUILD
CPU: AMD Ryen 5 2600 with stock Wraith Cooler
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07B41WS48/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1_1_2?smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER&psc=1

Mother Board: ASUS Prime X470-Pro AMD Ryzen 2 AM4 ATX Mother Board
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07C57Q1XH/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1_1_1?smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER&psc=1

Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2x8GB) DDR4 DRAM 3000MHz C15
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0134EW7G8/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1_1_7?smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER&psc=1

Storage: 
- WD Black 250GB High-Performance NVMe PCIe M.2 2280 SSD - Gen3, 8 Gb/s
- WD Blue 1TB SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 RPM 64MB Cache 3.5 Inch Desktop Hard Drive
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07C9H8MHD/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1_1_3?smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER&psc=1
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0088PUEPK/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1_1_6?smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER&psc=1

Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 SC GAMING Black Edition Graphics Card 
https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1282023-REG/evga_08g_p4_5173_kr_geforce_gtx_1070_8gb.html

PSU: Corsair CX Series 550 Watt 80 Plus Bronze Certified Modular Power Supply
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01B72W0A2/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1_1_5?smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER&psc=1

Wireless Network Adapter: Rosewill WiFi Adapter/Wireless Adapter/Network Card, 802.11AC1200 Dual Band PCI-E Wireless Network Adapter
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0799J48HD/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1_1_4?smid=A3K929QT0IENFR&psc=1

Case: Sharkoon TG5 WHITE LED Tempered Glass ATX Chassis with 4x LED Fans*
https://www.lazada.sg/products/i154958282-s195804943.html?spm=a2o42.cart.0.0.76a27a93JJBT0g&urlFlag=true&mp=1

Budget: $1130 USD (For the stuff above only)
* The reason why I am getting my case from Singapore is because I live in Singapore, but for the rest of the parts I am shipping them to an address of my friend in the US who will be helping me deliver them over because the shipping costs on Amazon is just ridiculous. 

Comments:
I already have a monitor (1440p 60Hz IPS 24") and all the necessary peripherals. I know my 1TB wont last for very long but I am gonna upgrade it eventually, but I kinda chose this because of the budget. The 250GB M.2 SSD is to future proof my PC for at least 5 years in that area. I will only be storing it with Windows 10 and most of the start up application programs like (Adguard, Steam, Spotify, Malwarebytes and all that stuff). Also, I know that ryzen in general is not exactly the best for the video editing part, but Intel CPUs are just too darn expensive and video editing is not like my profession so that's fine. Lastly, I decided not to include a new CPU cooler because of the budget and apparently the stock cooler is actually pretty good? but I do plan to overclock it in a year or 2 with better coolers and stuff so I wont need those for now.

Please do share your thoughts on this build, be it negative or positive. If, I made some horrible mistake, do pardon me, this is my first build XD.

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PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 7 1700 3GHz 8-Core Processor  ($179.99 @ Amazon) 
Motherboard: MSI - B450 TOMAHAWK ATX AM4 Motherboard  ($99.89 @ OutletPC) 
Memory: Team - Dark 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory  ($125.88 @ OutletPC) 
Storage: Crucial - MX500 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($54.95 @ B&H) 
Storage: Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($43.94 @ Amazon) 
Video Card: Gigabyte - GeForce GTX 1080 8GB D5X Video Card  ($474.98 @ Newegg) 
Case: Cougar - MX330 ATX Mid Tower Case  ($41.99 @ B&H) 
Power Supply: SeaSonic - FOCUS Plus Gold 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply  ($79.40 @ Newegg) 
Wireless Network Adapter: Asus - PCE-AC51 PCI-Express x1 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi Adapter  ($29.89 @ OutletPC) 
Total: $1130.91
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-10-14 04:32 EDT-0400

 

Try and get this. .

 

Reasoning behind the 1700 is the workloads, its also very cheap atm

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Use Pcpartpicker.com it's really easy to choose and list your stuff:

 

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@GoldenLag's build looks really good. You should go with it.

Rest In Peace my old signature...                  September 11th 2018 ~ December 26th 2018

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46 minutes ago, adamhdjohnson said:

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Build something like this instead....

 

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 7 1700 3GHz 8-Core Processor  ($179.99 @ Amazon) 
CPU Cooler: be quiet! - Dark Rock 4 CPU Cooler  ($66.99 @ SuperBiiz) 
Motherboard: ASRock - X370 KILLER SLI/ac ATX AM4 Motherboard  ($118.98 @ Newegg) 
Memory: Team - Dark 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory  ($125.88 @ OutletPC) 
Storage: Crucial - MX500 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($54.95 @ B&H) 
Storage: Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($43.94 @ Amazon) 
Video Card: EVGA - GeForce GTX 1070 Ti 8GB GAMING Video Card  ($389.89 @ OutletPC) 
Case: NZXT - H500 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case  ($69.99 @ Amazon) 
Power Supply: EVGA - SuperNOVA G2 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply  ($79.89 @ OutletPC) 
Total: $1130.50
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-10-14 04:55 EDT-0400

SSD TIER LIST

 

 

CPU - Ryzen 7 3700X

Mobo - ASRock X470 Taichi

Memory - G.Skill Trident Z RGB (8x2 3200MHz) 

Storage - Sabrent Rocket 1TB - Seagate Barracuda 2TBWD Black 1TB

GPU - MSI GeForce GTX 980Ti LIGHTNING

CaseFractal Design Meshify C

PSUSuper Flower Leadex II Gold 650W

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