[SOLVED] Any Compatibility/bottleneck issues? 500$ gaming PC

Bach0

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Hi, i'm trying to build low budget gaming PC for around 450$ ( NOT including GPU in budget) PARTS needed: CPU, Motherboard, RAM, Storage and PSU. Ideally i'll get GTX 1650 Super/RX 580 later if i'm lucky with restock timings. NOT intending to overclock anything

These are the parts i've selected so far:

CPU: Intel Core i5-10400 2.9 GHz 6-Core Processor ($164.99 @ Adorama)
Motherboard: ASRock B460M Pro4 Micro ATX LGA1200 Motherboard ($120.00 @ Amazon)
Memory: Silicon Power XPOWER Turbine 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory ($63.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda Compute 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: EVGA BQ 600 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $448.96
https://pcpartpicker.com/list/vBz8p2

CPU: The most i can spend on CPU is around 160$, in that range i think Intel i5 10400 is the best choice for 165$. I couldn't find any AMD CPUs which could compete with Intel in this price range.

Motherboard: I don't know much about motherboards, i just try to peak the one with good rating and popularity. The ones which are expected to perform well. My potential choices are Asrock B460M PRO 4 and B560M PRO 4 B560M Link

RAM: I went for one of the cheap DDR4 3200Mhz 16GB dual channel RAM modules available, with good ratings and popularity as well, i know my CPU will only support 29.. something Mhz, but i can't do much about it

Storage: I'm OK with the legendary WD Cavier blue / Seagate Barracuda old style HDD, because i want to have at least 1 TB of storage, but if i can afford i'll go with WD 1TB SSD for 100$

PSU: same as Mobos, i want my PSU wattage to be sufficient for the system, it should be trusted , have good rating and be popular. Also, i want to be sure it's compatible with the rest components. Since i'm not going to update GPU after i get GTX 1650 Super ( requires low power usage and 1 6 pin connector) or RX 580 ( reccomended PSU 450/500 watts. Requires one 8 pin connector) i assume 600 watt PSU will be more than enough



My main concerns are durability and reliability of components, i don't want any extra/fancy features for Mobo, e.t.c. I just want them to work with each other as intended and stay alive for many years (7-10 hopefully)
 
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logainofhades

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B460 will not allow your ram to run at 3200 speed, so definitely go B560. Also, I would get a better quality PSU. A 550w is enough for what you are looking at getting, but having more doesn't hurt, and gives some upgrade headroom. Also, you are goint to want better cooling. The stock cooler is terrible.

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: Intel Core i5-10400 2.9 GHz 6-Core Processor ($164.99 @ Adorama)
CPU Cooler: Vetroo V5 52 CFM CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock B560M Pro4 Micro ATX LGA1200 Motherboard ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Silicon Power 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory ($59.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda Compute 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: EVGA G3 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($74.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $479.94
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2021-09-02 15:42 EDT-0400
 

logainofhades

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B460 will not allow your ram to run at 3200 speed, so definitely go B560. Also, I would get a better quality PSU. A 550w is enough for what you are looking at getting, but having more doesn't hurt, and gives some upgrade headroom. Also, you are goint to want better cooling. The stock cooler is terrible.

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: Intel Core i5-10400 2.9 GHz 6-Core Processor ($164.99 @ Adorama)
CPU Cooler: Vetroo V5 52 CFM CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock B560M Pro4 Micro ATX LGA1200 Motherboard ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Silicon Power 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory ($59.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda Compute 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: EVGA G3 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($74.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $479.94
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2021-09-02 15:42 EDT-0400
 

Bach0

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B460 will not allow your ram to run at 3200 speed, so definitely go B560. Also, I would get a better quality PSU. A 550w is enough for what you are looking at getting, but having more doesn't hurt, and gives some upgrade headroom. Also, you are goint to want better cooling. The stock cooler is terrible.
Thanks for replying,
I read that I5 10400's max supported memory rate is 2666Mhz on Intel's product specification page, so i won't be able to run my RAM at 3200, right? i don't know how this works, sorry..
I agree on getting better PSU, but i will say i'm happy with stock coolers. I have been using my ancient i5 3570 for about 8-9 years now with a stock cooler and temperatures under heavy load don't go over 72-74 Celsius in summer at room temperature of around 30C.Anyway, thank you for your suggestions
 

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