Question building a gaming PC

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also not sure what to get for SSd? im almost out of budget so something at a good price. id like a 500GB ssd if possible. (I already have a 1TB HDD)
 
Here is the list:

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor ($265.50 @ Vuugo)
Motherboard: Gigabyte B450M DS3H Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($94.99 @ Amazon Canada)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport LT 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($96.99 @ Amazon Canada)
Storage: Intel 660p Series 512 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($74.99 @ Amazon Canada)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon RX 5700 XT 8 GB Video Card ($519.99 @ Memory Express)
Case: Corsair 270R ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ Amazon Canada)
Power Supply: Corsair RMx (2018) 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($109.99 @ Amazon Canada)
Total: $1232.44
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-08-19 07:54 EDT-0400


This is extremely strong build fit around your budget range. Way more powerful than RX 590 build.
Most probably you won't face BIOS update problem with this board as it is one of the most selling boards. If you still end-up requiring BIOS update. AMD will ship you CPU and thermal paste to upgrade the BIOS for free. Google AMD Upgrade kit for more info.
That Intel SSD is very good. 500GB should be good startup. If you can spend more then get 1TB version of the same model.
 
im a little confused/worried because it says something about the motherboard bios needing to be updated.
I believe both MSI's B450 Tomahawk and their B450 Gaming Plus support updating the BIOS using a USB thumb-drive, which they refer to as "BIOS FLASHBACK", so either one of those would likely work with a quick BIOS update downloaded from MSI's product page. A lot of other boards require a supported CPU to be installed in the socket to perform the update. If those other boards don't happen to already have a BIOS version installed that supports the new 3000-series processors, you would need to get your hands on an older processor first. I believe you can still get a loned CPU from AMD to do that, but it might potentially delay your build by some weeks, so ideally you would want to make sure the board you pick either has a 3000-compatible BIOS already installed, or supports a "FLASHBACK" type feature to update its BIOS without a compatible processor.
 
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Here is the list:

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor ($265.50 @ Vuugo)
Motherboard: Gigabyte B450M DS3H Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($94.99 @ Amazon Canada)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport LT 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($96.99 @ Amazon Canada)
Storage: Intel 660p Series 512 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($74.99 @ Amazon Canada)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon RX 5700 XT 8 GB Video Card ($519.99 @ Memory Express)
Case: Corsair 270R ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ Amazon Canada)
Power Supply: Corsair RMx (2018) 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($109.99 @ Amazon Canada)
Total: $1232.44
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-08-19 07:54 EDT-0400


This is extremely strong build fit around your budget range. Way more powerful than RX 590 build.
Most probably you won't face BIOS update problem with this board as it is one of the most selling boards. If you still end-up requiring BIOS update. AMD will ship you CPU and thermal paste to upgrade the BIOS for free. Google AMD Upgrade kit for more info.
That Intel SSD is very good. 500GB should be good startup. If you can spend more then get 1TB version of the same model.
I shouldn't get the r5 3600x?
 

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Here's some of the cheapest 1440p, high refresh monitors, each of a different panel type.
1440p 144hz(TN panel):
PCPartPicker Part List

Monitor: Acer XG270HU 27.0" 2560x1440 144 Hz Monitor ($472.38 @ Mike's Computer Shop)
Total: $472.38
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-08-19 13:31 EDT-0400


1440p 144hz(VA panel):
PCPartPicker Part List

Monitor: ViewSonic VX3258-2KC-MHD 31.5" 2560x1440 144 Hz Monitor ($486.99 @ PC-Canada)
Total: $486.99
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-08-19 13:32 EDT-0400


1440p 144hz(IPS panel):
PCPartPicker Part List

Monitor: Acer XV272U Pbmiiprzx 27.0" 2560x1440 144 Hz Monitor ($595.42 @ Amazon Canada)
Total: $595.42
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-08-19 13:34 EDT-0400


If those are too much, then you'll have to stick to 1080p.

The case is a matter of personal preference.
 
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Here is the list:

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor ($265.50 @ Vuugo)
Motherboard: Gigabyte B450M DS3H Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($94.99 @ Amazon Canada)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport LT 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($96.99 @ Amazon Canada)
Storage: Intel 660p Series 512 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($74.99 @ Amazon Canada)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon RX 5700 XT 8 GB Video Card ($519.99 @ Memory Express)
Case: Corsair 270R ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ Amazon Canada)
Power Supply: Corsair RMx (2018) 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($109.99 @ Amazon Canada)
Total: $1232.44
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-08-19 07:54 EDT-0400


This is extremely strong build fit around your budget range. Way more powerful than RX 590 build.
Most probably you won't face BIOS update problem with this board as it is one of the most selling boards. If you still end-up requiring BIOS update. AMD will ship you CPU and thermal paste to upgrade the BIOS for free. Google AMD Upgrade kit for more info.
That Intel SSD is very good. 500GB should be good startup. If you can spend more then get 1TB version of the same model.
quick question. I dont know much about SSD. so the one you have there is that a good one? or decent? or is this one better https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B0781Z7Y3S/?tag=pcp0f-20
 
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thank you all for the help! so one last quick question. im now looking at going with this case and this mother board. I heard you would need a special connector or something though for the front I/O to work? is this true and if so what do I do? https://www.newegg.ca/msi-arsenal-gaming-b450-tomahawk/p/N82E16813144189?Item=N82E16813144189
 

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