[SOLVED] Budget Gaming PC build Thoughts?

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My first budget Gaming PC build for around £550
Thoughts on components, upgrades?

Motherboard:
Aorus B450 AORUS ELITE (Socket AM4/B450/DDR4/S-ATA 600/ATX) https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07GYRW53K/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_MfyCDb9Q00XN2

CPU + Cooler:
AMD Ryzen 3 1300X Processor with Wraith Stealth Cooler - YD130XBBAEBOX https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B0741DLVL7/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_igyCDb4VYBXBG

RAM:
HyperX FURY DDR4 16 GB (Kit 2x8 GB), 2400 MHz CL15 DIMM XMP - HX424C15FB2K2/16, Black https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01D8U2B8W/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_qhyCDb2MDY9J7

GPU:
ZOTAC GTX 1060 3GB AMP- £110

WiFi Card:
ASUS PCE-AC56 Carte PCIe Wi-Fi double bande AC1300 https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00JNA337K/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_wkyCDbNZKZ4E4

PSU:
Corsair CP-9020122-UK CX Series 650 W CX650 ATX/EPS 80 PLUS Bronze 650W Power Supply Unit - Black https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B06WWFKH4V/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_1kyCDbQSKDV5Y

Storage:
WD 1 TB PC Hard Drive - Blue https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B0088PUEPK/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_vlyCDbEQGP3J5

Case:
Corsair SPEC-DELTA Carbide Series, RGB Tempered Glass Mid-Tower ATX Gaming Case - Black https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07KGSJRC3/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_lmyCDbA62VEQH
 
PCPartPicker Part List

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
CPU | AMD Ryzen 5 1600 3.2 GHz 6-Core Processor | £113.99 @ Amazon UK
Motherboard | ASRock B450M-HDV Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard | £52.74 @ Amazon UK
Memory | Crucial 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory | £68.39 @ Amazon UK
Storage | Kingston A400 480 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive | £50.52 @ Amazon UK
Video Card | MSI Radeon RX 570 8 GB ARMOR OC Video Card | £145.99 @ Amazon UK
Case | Corsair SPEC-DELTA RGB ATX Mid Tower Case | £57.99 @ Amazon UK
Power Supply | Corsair TXM Gold 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply | £64.97 @ Amazon UK
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total | £554.59
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-09-05 23:04 BST+0100 |
 
I would consider an RX570 4gb over the 1060 3gb.
They perform about the same, but the extra Vram of the 570 is welcome.

2400mhz ram is a no-no for ryzen. Consider a 3000mhz kit.

Also, I would consider an SSD to speed up the build.

I would upgrade the CPU to a R5 1600 if possible.
 
Well, it isn't bad. However, I would drop back to 8 GB of RAM at PC 3200 speed and drop down to a 550W power supply, then use that money to upgrade to the GTX 1060 6GB or RX 580, possibly even a GTX 1660. With any additional money it would be worth your time to put a small SSD in there for Windows and other applications to live on, and use the 1TB drive for games and mass storage.
 
PCPartPicker Part List

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
CPU | AMD Ryzen 5 1600 3.2 GHz 6-Core Processor | £113.99 @ Amazon UK
Motherboard | ASRock B450M-HDV Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard | £52.74 @ Amazon UK
Memory | Crucial 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory | £68.39 @ Amazon UK
Storage | Kingston A400 480 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive | £50.52 @ Amazon UK
Video Card | MSI Radeon RX 570 8 GB ARMOR OC Video Card | £145.99 @ Amazon UK
Case | Corsair SPEC-DELTA RGB ATX Mid Tower Case | £57.99 @ Amazon UK
Power Supply | Corsair TXM Gold 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply | £64.97 @ Amazon UK
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total | £554.59
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-09-05 23:04 BST+0100 |
 
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PCPartPicker Part List

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
CPU | AMD Ryzen 5 1600 3.2 GHz 6-Core Processor | £113.99 @ Amazon UK
Motherboard | ASRock B450M-HDV Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard | £52.74 @ Amazon UK
Memory | Crucial 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory | £68.39 @ Amazon UK
Storage | Kingston A400 480 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive | £50.52 @ Amazon UK
Video Card | MSI Radeon RX 570 8 GB ARMOR OC Video Card | £145.99 @ Amazon UK
Case | Corsair SPEC-DELTA RGB ATX Mid Tower Case | £57.99 @ Amazon UK
Power Supply | Corsair TXM Gold 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply | £64.97 @ Amazon UK
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total | £554.59
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-09-05 23:04 BST+0100 |
Will there be enough space for the WiFi card to be able to fit in the PCIe 1x alongside the GPU?
 
I'm assuming the 1060 3gb was used and you wouldn't mind a used GPU. You can get a used RX570 4gb or 8gb for pretty cheap.

Sapphire Radeon RX 570 Pulse ITX 4GB Graphics Card
£89 with free postage.
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Sapphire-Radeon-RX-570-Pulse-ITX-4GB-Graphics-Card/323729007284?epid=780410314&hash=item4b5fc0a2b4:g:ViwAAOSwepdcg9nA


SAPPHIRE RX 480 8GB NITRO+ Graphics Card
£98 with free postage
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/SAPPHIRE-RX-480-8GB-NITRO-Graphics-Card-VR-READY-2-3-Day-Shipping-With-BOX/113713687987?hash=item1a79dd2db3:g:WioAAOSwxlxcrUYP
I got this exact card (from a different seller) for $89 (72 pounds) awhile back. It is slightly older but better performing than a 4gb 570 or 3gb 1060.
( It had some issues I quickly resolved with AMDvbflash, but since yours is from another seller it should be ok.)
 
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I'm assuming the 1060 3gb was used and you wouldn't mind a used GPU. You can get a used RX570 4gb or 8gb for pretty cheap.

Sapphire Radeon RX 570 Pulse ITX 4GB Graphics Card
£89 with free postage.
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Sapphire-Radeon-RX-570-Pulse-ITX-4GB-Graphics-Card/323729007284?epid=780410314&hash=item4b5fc0a2b4:g:ViwAAOSwepdcg9nA


SAPPHIRE RX 480 8GB NITRO+ Graphics Card
£98 with free postage
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/SAPPHIRE-RX-480-8GB-NITRO-Graphics-Card-VR-READY-2-3-Day-Shipping-With-BOX/113713687987?hash=item1a79dd2db3:g:WioAAOSwxlxcrUYP
I got this exact card (from a different seller) for $89 (72 pounds) awhile back. It is slightly older but better performing than a 4gb 570 or 3gb 1060.
( It had some issues I quickly resolved with AMDvbflash, but since yours is from another seller it should be ok.)
I can get a RX 580 8GB for £130-140 (Armor and Nitro) should i go with it or get an RX570 8GB
 

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