Question $1200 gaming / general purpose system build help

ko6ux

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I need to build a general purpose PC for the house for gaming, watching movies, and general web browsing.

Does anyone see any issues with this build? Or have any suggestions?

My budget is right around $1200 including the OS.

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600X 3.8 GHz 6-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX ATX AM4 Motherboard ($114.99 @ Best Buy)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory ($92.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial P1 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($109.99 @ B&H)
Video Card: XFX Radeon RX 5700 8 GB DD Ultra Video Card ($329.99 @ Best Buy)
Case: DIYPC Zondda ATX Mid Tower Case ($46.93 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Cooler Master MWE Gold 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($119.99 @ B&H)
Optical Drive: LG WH16NS60 Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer ($100.98 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit ($109.99 @ B&H)

Total: $1225.84

Thanks!
 

DSzymborski

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Since you'll be under400W at a stress test, I'd much rather have an excellent 550W PSU than an OK 750W PSU. And the savings is enough to get you out of those very basic, trashy cases.

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600X 3.8 GHz 6-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX ATX AM4 Motherboard ($114.99 @ Best Buy)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory ($92.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial P1 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($109.99 @ B&H)
Video Card: XFX Radeon RX 5700 8 GB DD Ultra Video Card ($329.99 @ Best Buy)
Case: Fractal Design Focus G ATX Mid Tower Case ($60.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic FOCUS 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($94.99 @ B&H)
Optical Drive: LG WH16NS60 Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer ($100.98 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit ($109.99 @ B&H)
Total: $1214.89
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-03-31 22:00 EDT-0400


Now, there's no amazing case at this price point, but I rather have this one easily.
 

Phaaze88

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-X model not worth the price premium over the non-X model. If you could get it on sale within 10USD of the original, then sure.
-Pretty 'meh' CM psu.
-Found a cheaper 3600mhz kit
-The case is bad on cpu temps.
PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor ($174.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX ATX AM4 Motherboard ($114.99 @ Best Buy)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory ($84.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial P1 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($109.99 @ B&H)
Video Card: XFX Radeon RX 5700 8 GB DD Ultra Video Card ($329.99 @ Best Buy)
Case: Fractal Design Focus G ATX Mid Tower Case ($60.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic FOCUS 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($94.99 @ B&H)
Optical Drive: LG WH16NS60 Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer ($100.98 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit ($109.99 @ B&H)
Total: $1181.89
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-03-31 22:06 EDT-0400
 
I am not sure 3600 Mhz RAM is really worth it over a 3200 Mhz kit. I know it should give you better performance but I am pretty sure (at least from the builds I tested) it is not a big difference. Also, the 5700 is more comparable to the 2060 Super than it is to the 2070, so I swapped a 2070 in. Phaze and DSzymborski have pretty good recommendations, but I am gonna try a nvidia GPU instead:
PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor ($174.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX ATX AM4 Motherboard ($114.99 @ Best Buy)
Memory: Team T-FORCE VULCAN Z 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial P1 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($109.99 @ B&H)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2070 8 GB WINDFORCE 2X Video Card ($393.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Fractal Design Focus G ATX Mid Tower Case ($60.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic FOCUS 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($94.99 @ B&H)
Optical Drive: LG WH16NS60 Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer ($100.98 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit ($109.99 @ B&H)
Total: $1230.88
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-03-31 23:00 EDT-0400


For about $5 more than your original build, you can get a 2070 in. I swapped your chosen PSU for the same model in the other two builds and picked a 3200 kit instead of the 3600 Mhz kit.
 

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