Build Advice Another Ryzen 3600X build ;)

kGius

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Hi everyone,

So after 6 years of steady duty by my previous build, it feels like high time for some upgrades. Or you know what, let's just do a new build ;)

I am however looking to use some old components as well, but I'll get into that later. Any advice on this build would be much appreciated, any potential bottlenecks you spot or better bang for my buck to be had would be wonderful.

So this is the plan including prices (Euro) where I live:

Case: Keep my "old" one:
Corsair Midi Tower Carbide 300R ATX Windowed
0,-

MOBO:
GIGABYTE Aorus B550 Elite
128,-

CPU:
AMD Ryzen 5 3600 X
215,-

GPU:
Gigabyte Aorus Radeon RX 5700 XT 8G
416,-

RAM:
Corsair Vengeance LPX CMK32GX4M2B3200C16 (32GB DDR4 3200)
109,-

PSU: Undecided
I'm thinking of using my "old" PSU, seasonic ss-620gb active pfc f3, it's approx 6 years old. Good idea? Bad idea? 620 Watts. Also have a 750W unit lying around from a previous build, but don't think I'll need that power.
0,-

Optional: Get a new PSU:
EVGA 650 GQ (V2) or something similar (recommendations very welcome)
82,-

SSD (new):
Crucial P1 1TB
98,-

Total: Around 1000,- , depending on PSU and details.

I also have an older Crucial m4 SSD 2.5" 256GB in my current system. This has my OS on it, and will likely just be moved to the new system and run as boot drive. Or might it be a lot faster to run boot on the new P1?
Some old HDD's are moving as well, but these are just bulky data storages as I'm into all sorts of data-hungry hobbies such as music production, gaming and graphic / 3D work.

So basically my questions are:

Build seem good?
Bottlenecks / bang for buck improvements?
Keep old PSU/case?
Install OS on new SSD or keep boot drive from old system?
Any other considerations are always very welcome ofcourse.

Thanks so much for having a peek at this!
 
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logainofhades

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Definitely get a new, quality PSU. Ram speed is ok, but if you can find 3600 CL16, for a similar price, that's a better choice. The rest of your choices are alright, though the 3600x isn't really worth the added cost, typically, vs a 3600. Also 4th gen is being announced today. Your case should be ok. I would keep your OS, but do a fresh install, on your current SSD, and use the 1tb drive for game storage.
 
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kGius

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Definitely get a new, quality PSU. Ram speed is ok, but if you can find 3600 CL16, for a similar price, that's a better choice. The rest of your choices are alright, though the 3600x isn't really worth the added cost, typically, vs a 3600. Also 4th gen is being announced today. Your case should be ok. I would keep your OS, but do a fresh install, on your current SSD, and use the 1tb drive for game storage.
Thanks for the quick reply!
So my "best buy" for 3600 CL16's are the G.Skill Ripjaws V F4-3600C16D-32GVKC at 160,- coming in at + 50,- / 140% price. Worth?

EDIT nvm, found them a bit cheaper, def. worth!
 
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kGius

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After some considerations, the updated list:

Case:
Sharkoon Pure Steel Black RGB (Decided to sell my old rig and well... that needs I case so I might as well get a new one)
57,-

MOBO:
GIGABYTE Aorus B550 Elite
128,-

CPU:
AMD Ryzen 5 3600 (Removed the X, saved 30,- reading many places the X is not worth)
189,-

GPU:
Gigabyte Aorus Radeon RX 5700 XT 8G
416,-

RAM:
G.Skill Ripjaws V 32GB DDR4 K2 32GVKC 3600 (2x16GB) C16 (32GB DDR4 3600) (Upgraded to 3600 over last plans for only 30,- extra.)
137,-

PSU:
Seasonic Core Gold GM 650 (yeah lets get a nice new PSU)
79,-

SSD (new):
Crucial P1 1TB
98,-

Looking better and better I'd say, a little more expensive now at 1104,- but that's snugly just slightly over the 1100,- budget ;)
Any comments would be much appreciated!
 
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