[SOLVED] Budget Ryzen build for eSports games

Robbom

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My friend's son is just starting to get into gaming and has asked for a gaming pc for his birthday to play games such as Fortnite. Have mocked up a system with my limited knowledge but could do with some advice on how to improve price to performance and/or confirmation that something like this would work:

PCPartPicker Part List: https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/6grgYT

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor (£117.98 @ Aria PC)
Motherboard: MSI B450M PRO-VDH Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard (£59.99 @ CCL Computers)
Memory: Kingston HyperX Fury 8 GB (1 x 8 GB) DDR4-2666 Memory (£34.83 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Kingston A400 240 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive (£29.30 @ PC World Business)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 660 2 GB Video Card
Case: Fractal Design Focus G ATX Mid Tower Case (£54.61 @ Amazon UK)
Power Supply: Corsair CX (2017) 450 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply (£45.00)
Total: £341.71
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-08-19 10:18 BST+0100

The gtx 660 has been included simply because I have one left over from a recent upgrade and assume that a 2600 + 660 would perform better and be better futureproofed than a 2400g system. The idea is that if he is still into gaming in a couple of years, a gpu upgrade would allow the system to perform well in newer games. Budget is at the most £400
Any help is appreciated
Cheers
 
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PCPartPicker Part List

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
CPU | AMD Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor | £117.98 @ Aria PC
Motherboard | MSI B450M PRO-VDH Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard | £59.99 @ CCL Computers
Memory | G.Skill Aegis 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory | £64.05 @ Amazon UK
Storage | Intel 660p Series 512 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive | £56.10 @ CCL Computers
Video Card | MSI GeForce GTX 660 2 GB Video Card |-
Case | Cooler Master MasterBox Lite 3.1 MicroATX Mid Tower Case | £37.99 @ Box Limited
Power Supply | SeaSonic S12II 520 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply | £51.06 @ CCL Computers
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total | £387.17
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-08-19 11:18 BST+0100 |
 
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stefanos50

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For ryzen get at least 3000mhz - 3200mhz ram. Also i would look for at least 550W-650W Seasonic psu so he can upgrade the gpu without a problem and dont have to change the psu for one more time.
 
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£ 261.88 is the total cost if i remove the psu and the ram.
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Corsair-Certified-Hybrid-Modular-Supply/dp/B06WVWXPVZ/ref=sr_1_3?keywords=tx+550&qid=1566207270&s=gateway&sr=8-3 (£73)
https://www.amazon.co.uk/G-Skill-AEGIS-F4-3000C16D-16GISB-Memoria-2x8GB/dp/B01HFR8R2S/ref=sr_1_3?keywords=ram+16gb+gskill&qid=1566207342&s=gateway&sr=8-3 (£64)
Total: £398.88
So now you have a decent psu with enough Watt for upgrades and 2x8 3000mhz kit (that ryzen perform better with dual channel and higher clocks)
 
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PCPartPicker Part List

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
CPU | AMD Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor | £117.98 @ Aria PC
Motherboard | MSI B450M PRO-VDH Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard | £59.99 @ CCL Computers
Memory | G.Skill Aegis 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory | £64.05 @ Amazon UK
Storage | Intel 660p Series 512 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive | £56.10 @ CCL Computers
Video Card | MSI GeForce GTX 660 2 GB Video Card |-
Case | Cooler Master MasterBox Lite 3.1 MicroATX Mid Tower Case | £37.99 @ Box Limited
Power Supply | SeaSonic S12II 520 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply | £51.06 @ CCL Computers
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total | £387.17
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-08-19 11:18 BST+0100 |
 
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Robbom

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This looks great thank you!

This should be better...

PCPartPicker Part List

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
CPU | AMD Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor | £117.98 @ Aria PC
Motherboard | MSI B450M PRO-VDH Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard | £59.99 @ CCL Computers
Memory | G.Skill Aegis 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory | £64.05 @ Amazon UK
Storage | Intel 660p Series 512 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive | £56.10 @ CCL Computers
Video Card | MSI GeForce GTX 660 2 GB Video Card |-
Case | Cooler Master MasterBox Lite 3.1 MicroATX Mid Tower Case | £37.99 @ Box Limited
Power Supply | SeaSonic S12II 520 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply | £51.06 @ CCL Computers
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total | £387.17
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-08-19 11:18 BST+0100 |
 

Robbom

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Great thanks for the advice

£ 261.88 is the total cost if i remove the psu and the ram.
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Corsair-Certified-Hybrid-Modular-Supply/dp/B06WVWXPVZ/ref=sr_1_3?keywords=tx+550&qid=1566207270&s=gateway&sr=8-3 (£73)
https://www.amazon.co.uk/G-Skill-AEGIS-F4-3000C16D-16GISB-Memoria-2x8GB/dp/B01HFR8R2S/ref=sr_1_3?keywords=ram+16gb+gskill&qid=1566207342&s=gateway&sr=8-3 (£64)
Total: £398.88
So now you have a decent psu with enough Watt for upgrades and 2x8 3000mhz kit (that ryzen perform better with dual channel and higher clocks)
 

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