Question Advice for New PC Build

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I'm currently looking to invest in a new PC build surrounding the RX 570 4GB OC that I currently own, I've made some bad investments in the past and don't really trust my own judgement. Any builds or advice would be much appreciated in the comments. Budget of $1000 AUD. (the build can exclude the case, GPU and HDD).

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For Your Consideration
PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor ($178.00 @ Shopping Express)
Motherboard: ASRock B450M Steel Legend Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($138.00 @ I-Tech)
Memory: Team Dark 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($119.00 @ Centre Com)
Storage: Intel 660p Series 512 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($85.00 @ Shopping Express)
Video Card: MSI Radeon RX 570 4 GB ARMOR OC Video Card (Purchased For $0.00)
Power Supply: SeaSonic FOCUS Gold 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply ($129.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit ($139.00 @ Amazon Australia)
Total: $788.00
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-09-16 16:10 AEST+1000


no HDD, No GPU and No Case. I went with a micro ATX motherboard to ensure it fits the most cases. the SSD is a suggestion if you only have a HDD, the speed is great.
 
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For Your Consideration
PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor ($178.00 @ Shopping Express)
Motherboard: ASRock B450M Steel Legend Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($138.00 @ I-Tech)
Memory: Team Dark 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($119.00 @ Centre Com)
Storage: Intel 660p Series 512 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($85.00 @ Shopping Express)
Video Card: MSI Radeon RX 570 4 GB ARMOR OC Video Card (Purchased For $0.00)
Power Supply: SeaSonic FOCUS Gold 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply ($129.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit ($139.00 @ Amazon Australia)
Total: $788.00
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-09-16 16:10 AEST+1000


no HDD, No GPU and No Case. I went with a micro ATX motherboard to ensure it fits the most cases. the SSD is a suggestion if you only have a HDD, the speed is great.
What are your thoughts on the following build: https://au.pcpartpicker.com/list/8MyrJ8 - I got it recommended by a friend however I'm not sure if it's even worth it after seeing this build. (cheers for all your help btw)
 
What are your thoughts on the following build: https://au.pcpartpicker.com/list/8MyrJ8 - I got it recommended by a friend however I'm not sure if it's even worth it after seeing this build. (cheers for all your help btw)
That is a much, much better build and brings you right up to date. The X570 Motherboard will make sure you have no compatibility issues with the Ryzen 3600 and will be great for any future CPU upgrade. The only thing I would add is a proper NVMe M.2 SSD like the Western Digital Blue SN500 (added to part list below) for the X570 motherboard as it is a quantum leap in speed over what you have chosen with Sequential read speeds up to 1, 700MB/s and sequential write speeds up to 1, 450MB/s. You can get much faster but than you have to balance costs as well and you get a great guarantee with WD. Still do shop around for a decent NVMe drive to see if you can get something cheaper.

PCPartPicker Part List: https://au.pcpartpicker.com/list/CgXbtp

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor ($314.00 @ Shopping Express)
Motherboard: MSI X570-A PRO ATX AM4 Motherboard ($258.00 @ Shopping Express)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport LT 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($132.00 @ Skycomp Technology)
Storage: Western Digital Blue SN500 500 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($105.31 @ Amazon Australia)
Power Supply: Corsair RMx 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($149.00 @ Centre Com)
Total: $958.31
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-09-17 22:10 AEST+1000
 
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That is a much, much better build and brings you right up to date. The X570 Motherboard will make sure you have no compatibility issues with the Ryzen 3600 and will be great for any future CPU upgrade. The only thing I would add is a proper NVMe M.2 SSD like the Western Digital Blue SN500 (added to part list below) for the X570 motherboard as it is a quantum leap in speed over what you have chosen with Sequential read speeds up to 1, 700MB/s and sequential write speeds up to 1, 450MB/s. You can get much faster but than you have to balance costs as well and you get a great guarantee with WD. Still do shop around for a decent NVMe drive to see if you can get something cheaper.

PCPartPicker Part List: https://au.pcpartpicker.com/list/CgXbtp

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor ($314.00 @ Shopping Express)
Motherboard: MSI X570-A PRO ATX AM4 Motherboard ($258.00 @ Shopping Express)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport LT 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($132.00 @ Skycomp Technology)
Storage: Western Digital Blue SN500 500 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($105.31 @ Amazon Australia)
Power Supply: Corsair RMx 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($149.00 @ Centre Com)
Total: $958.31
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-09-17 22:10 AEST+1000
Does the Ryzen 5 3600 provide a large performance boost compared to the 2600??
 

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results for general idea only. for the gist.
https://cpu.userbenchmark.com/Compare/AMD-Ryzen-5-3600-vs-AMD-Ryzen-5-2600/4040vs3955

the 17% boost on average is NOT worth the extra costs involved in the CPU and motherboard. IMHO PCIe 4.0 (nothing can take advantage now) and the boost are not worth the 225 dollar difference. that 225 could get more RAM,that 225 is a more powerful GPU, a second monitor or 17% depending on workload.
the motherboard will support a 3xxx series ryzen CPU after you flash the board.
 
Its certainly not huge and game dependant but it does bring you up to the latest gen which I think will always be better and as importantly better supported going forward. I agree it is not an easy one as you of course will save the 2700X and B450 route.

I would just look closely at benchmarks from the likes of Gamers Nexus etc and make up your mind. Bottom line it is quiet hard to buy a bad CPU in this day and age....
 
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Is there a way I could find or you could give me some performance benchmarks (with this build) for some games?? (PUBG, Destiny 2, Fortnite, COD MW, etc.) Thanks
 

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