Question £700 Gaming PC for a friend need help

MINIRED

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My friend wants to get a pc for about £700. I have parted out a list for him, but I am not entirely confident on building it for him, I've never built a system before, alternatively I have found similar specs on an AWD-it pre-built machine for £50 more but slightly less specs and upgradability. If anyone could comment on the value of the AWD machine &/or my custom list I'd greatly appreciate the feedback thank you!

Edit: Also which kind of PSU to expect, as only a "650 watt" was added in the specs on AWD

AWD machine:
https://www.awd-it.co.uk/awd-ryzen-5-3600-gtx-1660-super-16gb-ram-1tb-hdd-240gb-ssd-desktop-pc-for-gaming-en.html

My custom parts list:
https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/user/MiniRedline/saved/#view=XnL9NG
 
My friend wants to get a pc for about £700. I have parted out a list for him, but I am not entirely confident on building it for him, I've never built a system before, alternatively I have found similar specs on an AWD-it pre-built machine for £50 more but slightly less specs and upgradability. If anyone could comment on the value of the AWD machine &/or my custom list I'd greatly appreciate the feedback thank you!

Edit: Also which kind of PSU to expect, as only a "650 watt" was added in the specs on AWD

AWD machine:
https://www.awd-it.co.uk/awd-ryzen-5-3600-gtx-1660-super-16gb-ram-1tb-hdd-240gb-ssd-desktop-pc-for-gaming-en.html

My custom parts list:
https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/user/MiniRedline/saved/#view=XnL9NG
Permission for the parts list is denied could you paste the build in?
 

MINIRED

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ok I’d look at getting a 2600 over a 3600 cos it’ll save you about £30 and look at used GPUs. The Vega 56 is a better card and you can get one for around £200 used.
Yeah I thought with the 3600 he'd be able to aim for 144hz and can't go AMD gpu i'm afraid as he'd benefit from NVENC
 
Yeah I thought with the 3600 he'd be able to aim for 144hz and can't go AMD gpu i'm afraid as he'd benefit from NVENC
Unless you’re dropping settings, getting a 144Hz monitor and a GPU that can hit 144FPS solid there’s not much point, plus all the games that benefit from 144Hz that that GPU can hit aren’t CPU intensive anyway.

Why would you want NVENC? Pretty sure the raw performance gain would outweigh it anyway.
 

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Well it was the option for high difelity 60hz and low fidelity 144hz which that card could do 100hz+, and he streams so, thought it would help
 

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Would get a 8 core beast for that money, overclock it and you have really decent gaming performance and added 2 more cores for future proof. Also That SSD is bad, dont cheap out on the SSD!

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 2700X 3.7 GHz 8-Core Processor (£152.00 @ Amazon UK)
Motherboard: ASRock B450 Steel Legend ATX AM4 Motherboard (£86.83 @ More Computers)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory (£71.98 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Crucial BX500 480 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive (£56.99 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Seagate BarraCuda 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£34.00 @ Currys PC World Business)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1660 Super 6 GB OC Video Card (£204.97 @ More Computers)
Case: Corsair 100R ATX Mid Tower Case (£46.09 @ Amazon UK)
Power Supply: Corsair CX (2017) 550 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply (£51.22 @ Amazon UK)
Total: £704.08
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-02-17 06:44 GMT+0000
 
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MINIRED

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Would get a 8 core beast for that money, overclock it and you have really decent gaming performance and added 2 more cores for future proof. Also That SSD is bad, dont cheap out on the SSD!

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 2700X 3.7 GHz 8-Core Processor (£152.00 @ Amazon UK)
Motherboard: ASRock B450 Steel Legend ATX AM4 Motherboard (£86.83 @ More Computers)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory (£71.98 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Crucial BX500 480 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive (£56.99 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Seagate BarraCuda 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£34.00 @ Currys PC World Business)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1660 Super 6 GB OC Video Card (£204.97 @ More Computers)
Case: Corsair 100R ATX Mid Tower Case (£46.09 @ Amazon UK)
Power Supply: Corsair CX (2017) 550 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply (£51.22 @ Amazon UK)
Total: £704.08
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-02-17 06:44 GMT+0000
Would get a 8 core beast for that money, overclock it and you have really decent gaming performance and added 2 more cores for future proof. Also That SSD is bad, dont cheap out on the SSD!

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 2700X 3.7 GHz 8-Core Processor (£152.00 @ Amazon UK)
Motherboard: ASRock B450 Steel Legend ATX AM4 Motherboard (£86.83 @ More Computers)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory (£71.98 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Crucial BX500 480 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive (£56.99 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Seagate BarraCuda 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£34.00 @ Currys PC World Business)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1660 Super 6 GB OC Video Card (£204.97 @ More Computers)
Case: Corsair 100R ATX Mid Tower Case (£46.09 @ Amazon UK)
Power Supply: Corsair CX (2017) 550 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply (£51.22 @ Amazon UK)
Total: £704.08
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-02-17 06:44 GMT+0000
Awesome man! Thanks for the reply! My only question is the alleged 15% better IPC on the 3000 series over the 2000 series, he's a fortnite player, and apparently according to this link it offers a 20% uplift over the 2700X, I imagine an OC to 4.3 would pull it in closer?
https://cpu.userbenchmark.com/Compare/AMD-Ryzen-7-2700X-vs-AMD-Ryzen-5-3600/3958vs4040
 

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