Question $600 GAMING BUILD - WOULD YOU CHANGE ANYTHING?

fr4nkenstein

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Complete build is below. Would you change any component? Does the build look decent? All feedback is appreciated. 🙏


Approximate Purchase Date: ASAP

Budget Range: $600 PC - I was gifted an AMD Ryzen 5 5600G for my birthday. The price of the CPU is not included in the total price.

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Web surfing, light gaming ( WoW, CoD, Sims )

Are you buying a monitor: Yes.

Parts to Upgrade: everything but CPU

Do you need to buy OS: Yes

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: No preference

Location: Owosso, MI USA

Parts Preferences: No preference

Overclocking: No (IDK how)

SLI or Crossfire: IDK what this is - assuming it's not important on my budget build.

Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: If any additional information is needed, please just drop a quick comment. Thanks for reading!

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: I hate gaming on consoles.


Include a list of any parts you have already selected with descriptively labeled links for parts. Please do not post only links.

CPU --- $129 --- AMD - Ryzen 5 5600G 6-Core - 12-Thread - (4.4 GHz Max Boost) Unlocked Desktop Processor
https://www.bestbuy.com/site/amd-ryzen-5-5600g-6-core-12-thread-4-4-ghz-max-boost-unlocked-desktop-processor/6474407.p?acampID=0&cmp=RMX&irclickid=xNE0bL1HIxyNW6NSSxxUO3bcUkDXVOTEKxJiTU0&irgwc=1&loc=PCPartPicker&mpid=79301&ref=198&refdomain=pcpartpicker.com&skuId=6474407

MOTHERBOARD --- $90.98 --- GIGABYTE B550M D3SH AM4 AMD B550 Micro-ATX Motherboard with Dual M.2, SATA 6Gb/s, USB 3.2 Gen 1, PCIe 4.0
https://www.newegg.com/gigabyte-b550m-ds3h/p/N82E16813145210?Item=N82E16813145210&nm_mc=AFC-RAN-COM&cm_mmc=AFC-RAN-COM&utm_medium=affiliates&utm_source=afc-PCPartPicker&AFFID=2558510&AFFNAME=PCPartPicker&ACRID=1&ASID=https://pcpartpicker.com/&ranMID=44583&ranEAID=2558510&ranSiteID=8BacdVP0GFs-3rjPgs7eLFjtmM0FA4A_Ag

RAM --- $59.99 --- Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0143UM4TC?tag=pcpapi-20&linkCode=ogi&th=1&psc=1

STORAGE --- $76.98 --- Crucial P2 1 TB M.2-2280 PCIe 3.0 X4 NVME Solid State Drive
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B089DNM8LR?tag=pcpapi-20&linkCode=ogi&th=1&psc=1

CASE --- $42.00 (TODAY ONLY SALE) --- Cooler Master Masterbox Q300L MicroATX Mini Tower Case
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0785GRMPG?tag=pcpapi-20&linkCode=ogi&th=1&psc=1

PSU --- EVGA 600 BQ 600 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MTJTO2O?tag=pcpapi-20&linkCode=ogi&th=1&psc=1

OPERATING SYSTEM --- $109.98 --- Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM - DVD 64-bit
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00ZSI7Y3U?tag=pcpapi-20&linkCode=ogi&th=1&psc=1

MONITOR --- $119.99 (SALE) --- Acer PG241Y Pbiipx 23.8" 1920 x 1080 144 Hz Monitor
https://www.amazon.com/Acer-Monitor-FreeSync-Premium-Technology/dp/B09TBJFG7K/ref=sr_1_1?crid=3F6R9KH6E5J4Z&keywords=Acer+pg241y&qid=1667063988&qu=eyJxc2MiOiIwLjYxIiwicXNhIjoiMC4yNiIsInFzcCI6IjAuMDAifQ==&sprefix=acer+pg241y,aps,224&sr=8-1

PRICE TOTAL: 579.90
PCPARTPICKER LIST - https://pcpartpicker.com/list/8LdzjZ
 

punkncat

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Seems fine. Would check the motherboard QVL for that specific memory. Sometimes Ryzen and Corsair don't play well, but most often should be fine.

Make sure your motherboard choice comes BIOS installed and drop in ready for the 5600G. B550 was first released for 3xxx so it possibly may need an update to work. Might consider trying to find one with DP output so it will play nice with FreeSync and should check your monitor for that ability as well. If you plan to get a GPU later that would be something to think about as well.
 
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logainofhades

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That case has terrible airflow. I would definitely recommend against it. That PSU is meh, on quality as well. Crucial P2 is a slow drive. the P3 is much better, and slightly cheaper. The gskill kit I chose, I have used on multiple Ryzen rigs, without issue.

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 5600G 3.9 GHz 6-Core Processor (Purchased For $0.00)
Motherboard: Gigabyte B550M DS3H Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($90.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory ($50.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial P3 1 TB M.2-2280 PCIe 3.0 X4 NVME Solid State Drive ($73.98 @ Amazon)
Case: Deepcool MATREXX 40 3FS MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($68.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair CX650F 650 W 80+ Bronze Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($76.65 @ Amazon)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM - DVD 64-bit ($109.98 @ Amazon)
Monitor: Acer PG241Y Pbiipx 23.8" 1920 x 1080 144 Hz Monitor ($119.99)
Total: $591.55
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2022-10-29 13:38 EDT-0400
 
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fr4nkenstein

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That case has terrible airflow. I would definitely recommend against it. That PSU is meh, on quality as well. Crucial P2 is a slow drive. the P3 is much better, and slightly cheaper. The gskill kit I chose, I have used on multiple Ryzen rigs, without issue.

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 5600G 3.9 GHz 6-Core Processor (Purchased For $0.00)
Motherboard: Gigabyte B550M DS3H Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($90.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory ($50.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial P3 1 TB M.2-2280 PCIe 3.0 X4 NVME Solid State Drive ($73.98 @ Amazon)
Case: Deepcool MATREXX 40 3FS MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($68.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair CX650F 650 W 80+ Bronze Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($76.65 @ Amazon)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM - DVD 64-bit ($109.98 @ Amazon)
Monitor: Acer PG241Y Pbiipx 23.8" 1920 x 1080 144 Hz Monitor ($119.99)
Total: $591.55
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2022-10-29 13:38 EDT-0400


Thank you so much for this detailed response. After research about the new components I've decided to switch my build to this. Great recommendations for RAM, PSU & case. I really appreciate it!
 

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