[SOLVED] A new PCMR build

tennis2

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PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 3 3100 3.6 GHz Quad-Core Processor ($114.99 @ B&H)
Motherboard: MSI B550M PRO-VDH WIFI Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($109.99 @ B&H)
Memory: G.Skill Aegis 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory ($53.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Blue SN550 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($104.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon RX 5500 XT 4 GB PULSE Video Card ($183.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master MasterBox Lite 3.1 MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Antec Earthwatts Gold Pro 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply ($79.98 @ Amazon)
Case Fan: ARCTIC P12 PST 56.3 CFM 120 mm Fan ($12.14 @ Amazon)
Case Fan: ARCTIC P12 PST 56.3 CFM 120 mm Fan ($12.14 @ Amazon)
Total: $712.19
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-10-18 15:30 EDT-0400


That allows you to upgrade to the Ryzen 5000 series CPUs later down the road when more funds become available.
 

lalaniisaac

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That's a private list. On your PCPP list, click the "BB" in the yellow bar at the top, copy the contents of the pop-up window, and paste them here.

Also, please state country you're shopping in and budget.
PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: Intel Core i3-9100F 3.6 GHz Quad-Core Processor ($84.59 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock B365M Pro4 Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($78.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-2666 CL16 Memory ($65.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Green 240 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($38.35 @ Amazon)
Storage: Team GX2 512 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($44.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon RX 5500 XT 8 GB GAMING OC Video Card ($219.99 @ B&H)
Case: Cooler Master MasterBox Q300L MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($42.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: EVGA BQ 500 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply ($64.99 @ ModMyMods)
Case Fan: Corsair AF140 (2018) 62 CFM 140 mm Fans 2-Pack ($22.83 @ Amazon)
Total: $663.71
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-10-16 17:48 EDT-0400


I'm shopping in the US and $700 is the budget
 

tennis2

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PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 3 3100 3.6 GHz Quad-Core Processor ($114.99 @ B&H)
Motherboard: MSI B550M PRO-VDH WIFI Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($109.99 @ B&H)
Memory: G.Skill Aegis 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory ($53.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Blue SN550 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($104.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon RX 5500 XT 4 GB PULSE Video Card ($183.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master MasterBox Lite 3.1 MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Antec Earthwatts Gold Pro 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply ($79.98 @ Amazon)
Case Fan: ARCTIC P12 PST 56.3 CFM 120 mm Fan ($12.14 @ Amazon)
Case Fan: ARCTIC P12 PST 56.3 CFM 120 mm Fan ($12.14 @ Amazon)
Total: $712.19
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-10-18 15:30 EDT-0400


That allows you to upgrade to the Ryzen 5000 series CPUs later down the road when more funds become available.
 

lalaniisaac

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PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 3 3100 3.6 GHz Quad-Core Processor ($114.99 @ B&H)
Motherboard: MSI B550M PRO-VDH WIFI Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($109.99 @ B&H)
Memory: G.Skill Aegis 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory ($53.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Blue SN550 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($104.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon RX 5500 XT 4 GB PULSE Video Card ($183.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master MasterBox Lite 3.1 MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Antec Earthwatts Gold Pro 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply ($79.98 @ Amazon)
Case Fan: ARCTIC P12 PST 56.3 CFM 120 mm Fan ($12.14 @ Amazon)
Case Fan: ARCTIC P12 PST 56.3 CFM 120 mm Fan ($12.14 @ Amazon)
Total: $712.19
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-10-18 15:30 EDT-0400


That allows you to upgrade to the Ryzen 5000 series CPUs later down the road when more funds become available.
this is a great build for the price thanks!
 

tennis2

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I thought AMD was the better choice here since your build "limited" you to 9th gen Intel. 10th gen intel went hyperthreading on all families, and 400 series boards should/will have compatibility with 11th gen. Keeping Intel 10th gen under your $700 budget without sacrificing on GPU or a sub-par PSU wasn't working though.

For sake of argument, here's what that would've looked like:
PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: Intel Core i3-10100 3.6 GHz Quad-Core Processor ($114.95 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI MAG B460M MORTAR Micro ATX LGA1200 Motherboard ($104.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: GeIL EVO SPEAR Phantom Gaming 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 CL16 Memory ($52.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Blue SN550 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($104.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon RX 5500 XT 4 GB PULSE Video Card ($183.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master MasterBox Lite 3.1 MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Antec Earthwatts Gold Pro 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply ($79.98 @ Amazon)
Case Fan: ARCTIC P12 PST 56.3 CFM 120 mm Fan ($11.38 @ Amazon)
Case Fan: ARCTIC P12 PST 56.3 CFM 120 mm Fan ($11.38 @ Amazon)
Total: $704.63
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-10-20 22:58 EDT-0400


All-in-all, both builds are 4c/8t CPUs. The inability to squeeze in a Z490 board in the Intel build (+$30) was the kicker (to me) in looking at future upgrades where you'd probably/hopefully be looking at an i7 K-series CPU or something. Not that you can't run a K-series CPU on a non-Z mobo, but you're missing out on the opportunity of being able to realize (typically by default) the max single core turbo speed on all cores (this is called Multi Core Enhancement = MCE). If you can justify that extra $30, then the budget becomes $730-$740 and then we're getting very close to being able to get a Ryzen 3600 in there for you (depending on sales and shuffling some money around elswhere)...what's an extra $30 on top of that?.....price creep. You gotta draw the line somewhere.
 
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