[SOLVED] Advice on a new system

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Jan 16, 2023

I hope you guys are doing well.

The time has come to build a new PC. I thought what would be a better place than tomshardware to ask for some advice.

My budget is around 500 EUR (will be using my old GPU for now) and I have a few questions.

I have settled on the new i5-13400f (since the price difference between the 12400f is only 40 EUR)
For the motherboard I chose the Gigabyte B660M DS3H DDR4.
For RAM I chose the Corsair Vengeance LPX 3200Mhz CL16 4x8GB.
PSU: EVGA 650 BR 650 W.
M.2: Gigabyte M30 512GB (looking for a fast and a cheaper one).
I plan on upgrading my GPU to something like a RTX 3060-3070 later.

I wanted to hear your opinion on the parts, maybe something could be changed. Also I heard that choosing a good motherboard is actually important these days (something to do with power hungry CPU's and VRM's if planning to upgrade later). Would the motherboard also be compatible with the CPU out of the box?

Looking forward to your answers!
If you go with a B660 board you want to get a Gigabyte board with Q-Flash Plus so that you can update the bios before installing the cpu & RAM. I'll use this board as an example. Check other sites for better prices.

Gigabyte B660M GAMING X DDR4 €136.69