Build Advice $800 USD first PC help

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I've been piecing together a parts list and would like any suggestions to improve the build. I'm trying to keep it at a reasonable $800, this is also my first time building so I'm not super sure what parts will go the best with each other but I've read that the 2700x pairs well with the B 450 mobo. I'd like to keep the cpu at a Ryzen 7 2700x with the B 450 but I'll take any suggestions you guys might have.


I did a big goof, sorry about the link. This one should work

PCPartPicker Part List: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/Yv9K27

CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 2700X 3.7 GHz 8-Core Processor ($164.49 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX ATX AM4 Motherboard ($114.99 @ B&H)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial P1 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($112.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1660 Super 6 GB GAMING OC Video Card ($249.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Phanteks P300 ATX Mid Tower Case ($54.00 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Thermaltake Smart 500 W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply ($43.31 @ Amazon)
Total: $809.76
 
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WildCard999

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If this is $800/USD then this would be my recommendation. The motherboard supports Wifi & Bluetooth and has a easy to navigate BIOS. The GTX 1660 Super is a solid price to performing GPU and handles 1080P gaming fairly easy on higher settings. Depending if your budget is a bit more flexible you could even get the 1TB version of that NVMe storage.

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 2700X 3.7 GHz 8-Core Processor ($164.49 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock B450M/AC Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($84.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial P1 500 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($66.95 @ Adorama)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 1660 Super 6 GB SC ULTRA GAMING Video Card ($239.99 @ Best Buy)
Case: Cooler Master MasterBox Q300L MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($49.89 @ B&H)
Power Supply: Corsair TXM Gold 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply ($93.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $770.28
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-01-27 22:42 EST-0500
 
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LMFAOOOOO. You're right!

The link he posted, loaded the list I had made awhile back and I hadn't even noticed.

The PowerColor RX580 though, is listed at almost $400 and I got mine for 160 (sadly, it was used though)
sorry about that, just fixed the link and put out a text version in my post
 
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You need to copy and paste the perma link, it looks similar to this.



If this is $800/USD then this would be my recommendation. The motherboard supports Wifi & Bluetooth and has a easy to navigate BIOS. The GTX 1660 Super is a solid price to performing GPU and handles 1080P gaming fairly easy on higher settings. Depending if your budget is a bit more flexible you could even get the 1TB version of that NVMe storage.

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 2700X 3.7 GHz 8-Core Processor ($164.49 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock B450M/AC Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($84.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial P1 500 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($66.95 @ Adorama)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 1660 Super 6 GB SC ULTRA GAMING Video Card ($239.99 @ Best Buy)
Case: Cooler Master MasterBox Q300L MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($49.89 @ B&H)
Power Supply: Corsair TXM Gold 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply ($93.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $770.28
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-01-27 22:42 EST-0500
just fixed the link, sorry about that. Your part list is actually very similar to what I had in mind and cheaper
 

ocer9999

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You need to copy and paste the perma link, it looks similar to this.



If this is $800/USD then this would be my recommendation. The motherboard supports Wifi & Bluetooth and has a easy to navigate BIOS. The GTX 1660 Super is a solid price to performing GPU and handles 1080P gaming fairly easy on higher settings. Depending if your budget is a bit more flexible you could even get the 1TB version of that NVMe storage.

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 2700X 3.7 GHz 8-Core Processor ($164.49 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock B450M/AC Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($84.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial P1 500 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($66.95 @ Adorama)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 1660 Super 6 GB SC ULTRA GAMING Video Card ($239.99 @ Best Buy)
Case: Cooler Master MasterBox Q300L MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($49.89 @ B&H)
Power Supply: Corsair TXM Gold 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply ($93.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $770.28
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-01-27 22:42 EST-0500
ITs a good rig, but since he said he could go to 800$ he should consider the 5600XT option.
Other than that, pretty good.

PCPartPicker Part List: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/6Zfhmg

CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 2700X 3.7 GHz 8-Core Processor ($164.49 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock B450M/AC Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($84.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial P1 500 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($66.95 @ Adorama)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon RX 5600 XT 6 GB Red Dragon Video Card ($289.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Cooler Master MasterBox Q300L MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($49.89 @ B&H)
Power Supply: Corsair TXM Gold 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply ($73.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $800.28
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-01-28 00:06 EST-0500
 
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You can get that GPU much cheaper. Just to lyk. I picked mine up a few months ago for 160+shipping on newegg.
The other question. Is this primarily a gaming rig? If so, would the op be better off with a 3600x?

Edit. Just read the op prefers the 2700x.
yes it is going to be primarily a gaming rig but I'm not looking to being able to smash games at ultra settings in 1440p, just need something that performs well at 1080p at a reasonable price
 

johnsoner13

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PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor ($119.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI B450 TOMAHAWK ATX AM4 Motherboard ($106.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Kingston A400 240 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($34.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($44.99 @ Adorama)
Video Card: XFX Radeon RX 5700 8 GB DD Ultra Video Card ($299.98 @ Amazon)
Case: Phanteks P300 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair CXM 550 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply ($69.50 @ Amazon)
Total: $796.41
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-01-28 12:54 EST-0500

I guess I’m a bit biased because this is pretty much my own build but it’s such good value. I know you said you prefer the 2700x, however if you are only gaming, the 2600 performs VERY similarly and the improvement from dropping the 2700x to the 2600 to go from the 1660 super to the 5700 will be very noticeable and worth it imo, outperforming the 2700x and the 1660 super by a good margin. 1660 Ti vs RX 5700 I know it’s a 1660 ti but its more powerful than the 1660 super I believe so the margin between the 5700 and 1660 super should be even greater than in the video. Keep in mind I had to downgrade your storage a slight bit to make room for the 5700 but youre still left with a 240 gig ssd for windows and some games and a 1 tb hdd for the rest. Just throwing out some options.
 
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PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor ($119.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI B450 TOMAHAWK ATX AM4 Motherboard ($106.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Kingston A400 240 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($34.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($44.99 @ Adorama)
Video Card: XFX Radeon RX 5700 8 GB DD Ultra Video Card ($299.98 @ Amazon)
Case: Phanteks P300 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair CXM 550 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply ($69.50 @ Amazon)
Total: $796.41
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-01-28 12:54 EST-0500

I guess I’m a bit biased because this is pretty much my own build but it’s such good value. I know you said you prefer the 2700x, however if you are only gaming, the 2600 performs VERY similarly and the improvement from dropping the 2700x to the 2600 to go from the 1660 super to the 5700 will be very noticeable and worth it imo, outperforming the 2700x and the 1660 super by a good margin. 1660 Ti vs RX 5700 I know it’s a 1660 ti but its more powerful than the 1660 super I believe so the margin between the 5700 and 1660 super should be even greater than in the video. Keep in mind I had to downgrade your storage a slight bit to make room for the 5700 but youre still left with a 240 gig ssd for windows and some games and a 1 tb hdd for the rest. Just throwing out some options.
Thank you for the build, I'll definitely put it into consideration. The 5700 is a card I've been looking a lot into for this build
 

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