Question Brand new to building PCs and running into part picking issues

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Recently decided I want to build my first pc setup and I went on pc part picker to get it all organized. I chose recommended parts and thought everything would be okay but it told me I might have potential issues. If anyone would be kind enough to take a look and maybe recommend alternatives I would greatly appreciate it. I just wanna make sure that when I get it in the mail everything will properly work.

https://pcpartpicker.com/list/RZJYDc



  • Warning!Some AMD B450 chipset motherboards may need a BIOS update prior to using Matisse CPUs. Upgrading the BIOS may require a different CPU that is supported by older BIOS revisions.
  • Note:NZXT H510i ATX Mid Tower Case has a front panel USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type C port, but the ASRock B450M-HDV R4.0 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard does not have sufficient USB 3.2 Gen 2 or Gen 1 headers. The case USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type C port will not be usable.
  • Note:Some physical dimension restrictions cannot (yet) be automatically checked, such as cpu cooler / RAM clearance with modules using tall heat spreaders.
 
There are several BIOS versions that might have been delivered/shipped with your mainboard, depending on it's age/length of time in a warehouse, etc....

https://www.asrock.com/mb/AMD/B450M-HDV R4.0/index.asp#CPU

Too early a version, and 3000 (and above) CPUs will not work...

Too late a version, and several more earlier CPUs then will not work....

I'd find one of the (MSI Bazooka?) boards that supports BIOS flashing to desired version with no CPU installed, ending the 'I can't flash my BIOS because my CPU is too new' dilemma...
 
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PCPartPicker Part List

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
CPU | AMD Ryzen 5 5600X 3.7 GHz 6-Core Processor | $299.00 @ B&H
Motherboard | ASRock B550M Steel Legend Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard | $109.99 @ Newegg
Memory | Crucial Ballistix 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 CL16 Memory | $83.90 @ Newegg
Storage | Crucial P2 500 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive | $59.99 @ Adorama
Video Card | Asus GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER 6 GB Phoenix OC Video Card | $533.50 @ Amazon
Case | Fractal Design Focus G ATX Mid Tower Case | $47.98 @ Newegg
Power Supply | SeaSonic FOCUS 550 W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply | $90.99 @ Newegg
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total | $1225.35
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2021-06-22 17:58 EDT-0400 |

Dont worry about the Warnings. Board should come with updated BIOS and dimensions are within limits. The card is available at the time of posting.
 
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PCPartPicker Part List

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
CPU | AMD Ryzen 5 5600X 3.7 GHz 6-Core Processor | $299.00 @ B&H
Motherboard | ASRock B550M Steel Legend Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard | $109.99 @ Newegg
Memory | Crucial Ballistix 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 CL16 Memory | $83.90 @ Newegg
Storage | Crucial P2 500 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive | $59.99 @ Adorama
Video Card | Asus GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER 6 GB Phoenix OC Video Card | $533.50 @ Amazon
Case | Fractal Design Focus G ATX Mid Tower Case | $47.98 @ Newegg
Power Supply | SeaSonic FOCUS 550 W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply | $90.99 @ Newegg
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total | $1225.35
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2021-06-22 17:58 EDT-0400 |

Dont worry about the Warnings. Board should come with updated BIOS and dimensions are within limits. The card is available at the time of posting.
I managed to pick up Dual GTX1660S OC EVO for retail at a local store so I'm very pumped about that. I deff like your build way more I appreciate it.
 
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PCPartPicker Part List

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
CPU | AMD Ryzen 5 5600X 3.7 GHz 6-Core Processor | $299.00 @ B&H
Motherboard | ASRock B550M Steel Legend Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard | $109.99 @ Newegg
Memory | Crucial Ballistix 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 CL16 Memory | $83.90 @ Newegg
Storage | Crucial P2 500 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive | $59.99 @ Adorama
Video Card | Asus GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER 6 GB Phoenix OC Video Card | $533.50 @ Amazon
Case | Fractal Design Focus G ATX Mid Tower Case | $47.98 @ Newegg
Power Supply | SeaSonic FOCUS 550 W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply | $90.99 @ Newegg
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total | $1225.35
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2021-06-22 17:58 EDT-0400 |

Dont worry about the Warnings. Board should come with updated BIOS and dimensions are within limits. The card is available at the time of posting.
So looking up a lot of the parts here in Canada they're pretty pricy and honestly, I'm just trying to build a pc and sell it for what I paid. I adjusted some of the parts lemme know if this will work
https://pcpartpicker.com/list/rwKYDc
 

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PCPartPicker Part List

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
CPU | AMD Ryzen 5 5600X 3.7 GHz 6-Core Processor | $299.00 @ B&H
Motherboard | ASRock B550M Steel Legend Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard | $109.99 @ Newegg
Memory | Crucial Ballistix 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 CL16 Memory | $83.90 @ Newegg
Storage | Crucial P2 500 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive | $59.99 @ Adorama
Video Card | Asus GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER 6 GB Phoenix OC Video Card | $533.50 @ Amazon
Case | Fractal Design Focus G ATX Mid Tower Case | $47.98 @ Newegg
Power Supply | SeaSonic FOCUS 550 W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply | $90.99 @ Newegg
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total | $1225.35
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2021-06-22 17:58 EDT-0400 |

Dont worry about the Warnings. Board should come with updated BIOS and dimensions are within limits. The card is available at the time of posting.
Imho that's a little too low on storage. 500GB m.2 is fine but not when you're running on a budget and actually try to play games.
 

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The cheaper b450/b550 boards are pretty bad on VRM. Overheating will affect system performance. 500gb storage is plenty to start with, should last you couple of months initially. I would get a better board and add a HDD down the line, or expand my budget.
https://www.newegg.ca/msi-b450-gaming-pro-carbon-max-wifi/p/N82E16813144296
these?
 
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https://www.newegg.ca/msi-b450-gaming-pro-carbon-max-wifi/p/N82E16813144296
these?
That will work. This is in CAD...

PCPartPicker Part List

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
CPU | AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor | $264.50 @ shopRBC
Motherboard | Gigabyte B550M AORUS PRO Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard | $139.99 @ Amazon Canada
Memory | G.Skill Flare X 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory | $99.99 @ Memory Express
Storage | Western Digital SN750 500 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive | $74.98 @ Amazon Canada
Storage | Western Digital Caviar Blue 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive | $44.99 @ Amazon Canada
Case | Fractal Design Focus G ATX Mid Tower Case | $57.40 @ Vuugo
Power Supply | SeaSonic FOCUS Gold 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply | $89.75 @ Vuugo
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total | $771.60
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2021-06-23 18:34 EDT-0400 |
 

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That will work. This is in CAD...

PCPartPicker Part List

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
CPU | AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor | $264.50 @ shopRBC
Motherboard | Gigabyte B550M AORUS PRO Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard | $139.99 @ Amazon Canada
Memory | G.Skill Flare X 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory | $99.99 @ Memory Express
Storage | Western Digital SN750 500 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive | $74.98 @ Amazon Canada
Storage | Western Digital Caviar Blue 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive | $44.99 @ Amazon Canada
Case | Fractal Design Focus G ATX Mid Tower Case | $57.40 @ Vuugo
Power Supply | SeaSonic FOCUS Gold 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply | $89.75 @ Vuugo
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total | $771.60
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2021-06-23 18:34 EDT-0400 |
After hours of reorganizing I'm going to go with this build
https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/list/KBhs3Z
 
I might suggest a better value with the i5-11400F around $200
https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/product/qp2WGX/intel-core-i5-11400f-26-ghz-6-core-processor-bx8070811400f
Here is a review:
Beats the 3700x; look at the 10 game averages.
Most any lga1200 motherboard will do.
B560 is very good
https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/product/vvKKHx/asrock-b560m-hdv-micro-atx-lga1200-motherboard-b560m-hdv

2666 ram is fine.

I would buy only the 1tb ssd. You can always add a hdd later if you run out of room.
 
After hours of reorganizing I'm going to go with this build
https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/list/KBhs3Z
Change up your cpu to a i5 11400/11400F

Switch out your board to this one ...

https://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/MX00115811

Add an aftermarket cpu cooler ...

https://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=8_129&item_id=159142

https://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=8_129&item_id=160986

Drop your storage drive for now .. you can always add it later on and size up on your SSD.

https://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=179_1927_1930&item_id=162268
 

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Man 800$ for a 1660S ? Honestly, get a console until GPUs are back in Stock. i bought a 3080 for that price and sold my 1070 for 250$. You are not going to enjoy the 1660 with current games at all. I know its hard but trust me, you dont wanna do this. Wait till GPUs are available.
I got the card for retail (406CAD after taxes) and I’m probably going to sell this build bc I already have a 1070 build I just wanna gain the experience of building a PC
 
What are the parts of your current 1070 pc?
If you want better performance, build a stronger pc using the GTX1660s and sell the 1070 system.

For experience in the build process, build a simple itx desktop using cheap used parts.
You will get the same experience. Selling such a low end system will lose you less in the process.
 

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I got the card for retail (406CAD) and I’m probably going to sell this build bc I already have a 1070 build I just wanna gain the experience of building a PC
What are the parts of your current 1070 pc?
If you want better performance, build a stronger pc using the GTX1660s and sell the 1070 system.

For experience in the build process, build a simple itx desktop using cheap used parts.
You will get the same experience. Selling such a low end system will lose you less in the process.
I.7 6700k
Gtx 1070
16gb ram 2600? possibly 2400

I’m planning on getting a 3080 build as I like to run 1440p at 144hz but with the market I don’t know when I’ll be getting that. For everything after taxes, and shipping it will be 1314 I think I can get at least what I paid for especially bc prebuilts similar to mine are about 1300 plus tax here in Canada
 

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I got the card for retail (406CAD after taxes) and I’m probably going to sell this build bc I already have a 1070 build I just wanna gain the experience of building a PC
Keep the 1070, and just get that one in your new PC? why would you swap your card for a worse card?
 
What do you think your current build would fetch on ebay?
I bet it would be much less than you think.
Add in ebay omissions and shipping a case(which can be expensive) and I think you will pay a good price for your tuition.
 

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What do you think your current build would fetch on ebay?
I bet it would be much less than you think.
Add in ebay omissions and shipping a case(which can be expensive) and I think you will pay a good price for your tuition.
I think I could sell it locally if I put effort in the ad it’s a really good 1080p build for a fair price. I think a lot of parents that are looking for a beginner pc for their kid would pay for it but maybe I’m wrong. If I lose money on it then oh well I took the risk and I knew the potential consequences
 

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