Question Are these the best components for this build, regarding efficiency?

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I'm trying to build this PC, but I would like to know the brands or specs for it to run the better. It's gonna be my first PC and I don't know that much about brands or RAM speeds and those stuff. Hope you could help me a little with it (I already have the CPU, got it yesterday from Amazon).

-Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 Ghz 6 Core ✔
-ASRock B450M PRO4 Micro ATX AM4
-Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB 2x8gb DDR4-3000
-SanDisk ULTRA 3D 500gb 2.5” SSD
-Gigabyte Radeon RX 580 8 GB
-Phanteks Eclipse P300 ATX Mid Tower
-EVGA SuperNova G3 550 W 80+ Gold Modular.

Thank you!
 
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Well, having the CPU and OS already, I would to spend no more than $700USD on the remaining components.

Thank you for your help!
 

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So you recommend me to buy that Asus Mobo instead of the ASRock? Is it bigger? That would be like 50$ over my budget, is it really necessary?
The asus model is no better, just because it's asus doesn't always mean it's better. One thing I like about them is their bios are really good, other than that you usually pay a big premium for the brand.
 
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The asus model is no better, just because it's asus doesn't always mean it's better. One thing I like about them is their bios are really good, other than that you usually pay a big premium for the brand.
I've been reading very good things about the ASRock one, I think I'm going for that one. How about the RX 580, is Gigabyte good? Or the best Ram for this CPU?

Thank you for your help.
 

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Depends on the model. I've not tried any motherboards with a socket am4. I would go for asus motherboard just because it's a bit premium. As i said depends on the model.
 
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The gigybyte model should be good. You can watch some reviews on them
For the RX 580 I have two options right now:

  • Gigabyte Core Clock 1355 MHz (OC Mode) / 1340 MHz (Gaming Mode)
  • Sapphire Boost Clock 1430 MHz
What does this mean, is it that a big difference? Is it worth it to spend a little more because of that?

Thank you for your help.
 

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For the RX 580 I have two options right now:

  • Gigabyte Core Clock 1355 MHz (OC Mode) / 1340 MHz (Gaming Mode)
  • Sapphire Boost Clock 1430 MHz
What does this mean, is it that a big difference? Is it worth it to spend a little more because of that?

Thank you for your help.
By overclocking your graphic card you can get better performance for free
 
What exact model of Gigabyte and Sapphire 580s? There isn't typically much performance difference between different models/brands of the same card, typically just the cooler. So one may run cooler/quieter than the other, which might let you OC a bit higher.

If it's the Sapphire Nitro+ I'd recommend that one. I have it and have no complaints.
 
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What exact model of Gigabyte and Sapphire 580s? There isn't typically much performance difference between different models/brands of the same card, typically just the cooler. So one may run cooler/quieter than the other, which might let you OC a bit higher.

If it's the Sapphire Nitro+ I'd recommend that one. I have it and have no complaints.
This Gigabyte and this Sapphire that indeed is Nitro+
Another thing I have doubts, how is the price fluctuation right now? Is a good time to buy GPUs or should I wait a little?
 
If Nvidia releases a GTX 1660 and/or 1650 soon that could push prices lower. But I don't think those cards are even confirmed yet, let alone have a release date. So it's really hard to say. If you want a card now, I'd say it's as good a time as any.

Edit: looks like I wasn't up to date with my info, looks like the 1660 Ti has just been released and performs on par with a 1070. Not sure at what point the 1650 is expected to come out. The 1660 Ti does cost a fair bit more than an RX 580 or GTX 1060, so I'm not sure how much effect it'd have on those prices though.
 
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If Nvidia releases a GTX 1660 and/or 1650 soon that could push prices lower. But I don't think those cards are even confirmed yet, let alone have a release date. So it's really hard to say. If you want a card now, I'd say it's as good a time as any.
The thing is that I want to buy components like every two weeks and have everything by mid April, so in this case scenario what would be the best for buy first? I'm think of buying the GPU first March week.
 

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The thing is that I want to buy components like every two weeks and have everything by mid April, so in this case scenario what would be the best for buy first? I'm think of buying the GPU first March week.
If you don't care about ray tracing or play any games that supports it. 1660 or 1660 ti should be perfect for your build as it got same vram as the 2060. Let's just hope it realeses before march
 

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