[SOLVED] Advice for a build

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I have currently a i3-4th gen with R7 240 as graphics card, so maybe i'm not that up to date with recent parts, that's why i'm asking for help
My objective is running on most games (cyberpunk, doom, R6, NMS, etc..) at high or ultra with stable 60fps but not something crazy like in 4k, doing some work con CAD or design software in general and "to be easily" upgradable.
Currently i have a XFX RX 6600 XT SWFT 210 and the build i have in mind is more or less like this:


Now, the question is...
I want to spend more or less $450 (flexible) on CPU and MOBO, i'm pretty solid about the 5600X, but i'm not 100% sure about the MOBO
I need to get a better MOBO and cheaper CPU, or is alright as it is? There are other MOBO way better than this one at about the same price (maybe getting a little past the $450 budget)? Some warning or tips i need to know about the MOBO?
I don't have problem about getting an Intel CPU and MOBO, if there are reasonable better choice instead of this one above
And for the last thing, i have not decided the case yet, if you have one or two you want to propose, i will be happy to see.
It's actually my first build, don't kill me
 
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Ryzen is tightly tied to ram; I think you would need a 3600 speed kit to get the best performance.

Since you are firm on the 5600X, go ahead and buy one.
That has been the go to chip a year ago.

Me, for some $100 less, I would buy a i5-12400 and a B660 motherboard.
https://www.newegg.com/intel-core-i5-12400f-core-i5-12th-gen/p/N82E16819118358?quicklink=true
There are a number of MATX B660 DDR4 boards available for $140.
An example:
https://www.newegg.com/p/N82E16813144531

The 3200 speed ram would be ok.
Each processor has 12 threads, but the 12400 threads are faster. That is what you need most for games.
Here is a comparison of single thread capability.
Here is a review:
https://www.newegg.com/p/N82E16813144531

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Welcome to the forums, newcomer!

It's fine as is, though you could work your way up to a better featured board for a little more. I'd pick a dual channel DDR4-3600Mhz ram kit as opposed to the DDR4-03200Mhz ram kit. Do you need an atx form factor motherboard? You could look into this board for a rounded feature set.

Personally if I were to go ahead with a similar build, I'd pick something in an matx form factor, have WiFi and not go below an ALC 1200 equipped audio solution in 2022. The board you picked has the ALC892.
 
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Welcome to the forums, newcomer!

It's fine as is, though you could work your way up to a better featured board for a little more. I'd pick a dual channel DDR4-3600Mhz ram kit as opposed to the DDR4-03200Mhz ram kit. Do you need an atx form factor motherboard? You could look into this board for a rounded feature set.

Personally if I were to go ahead with a similar build, I'd pick something in an matx form factor, have WiFi and not go below an ALC 1200 equipped audio solution in 2022. The board you picked has the ALC892.
i ddin't know about ALC, the MOBO linked above has the requirements you mentioned?
I personally not need that much about BT and WIFI, considering it's plugged ethernet 24/7
 
Ryzen is tightly tied to ram; I think you would need a 3600 speed kit to get the best performance.

Since you are firm on the 5600X, go ahead and buy one.
That has been the go to chip a year ago.

Me, for some $100 less, I would buy a i5-12400 and a B660 motherboard.
https://www.newegg.com/intel-core-i5-12400f-core-i5-12th-gen/p/N82E16819118358?quicklink=true
There are a number of MATX B660 DDR4 boards available for $140.
An example:
https://www.newegg.com/p/N82E16813144531

The 3200 speed ram would be ok.
Each processor has 12 threads, but the 12400 threads are faster. That is what you need most for games.
Here is a comparison of single thread capability.
Here is a review:
https://www.newegg.com/p/N82E16813144531
 
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