Question Building a pc for $1100. Tell me if something is wrong or should be changed

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So the specs are:
CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 2600
RAM: Kingston Memory HyperX Fury 8GB
SSD: Segate EireCuda 1TB
CPU Cooler: NZXT Kraken x52
Mother Board: Asus ROG STRIX B450-F GAMING ATX AM4
GPU: Asus GeForce GTX 1650 Super
PSU: Be Quiet! 600W
 
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So, I have a budget of $1100 - $1200 and I think this pc is pretty decent, if not feel free to tell me.

Specs:
CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 2600
RAM: Kingston Memory HyperX Fury 8GB
SSD: Segate EireCuda 1TB
CPU Cooler: NZXT Kraken x52
Mother Board: Asus ROG STRIX B450-F GAMING ATX AM4
GPU: Asus GeForce GTX 1650 Super
PSU: Be Quiet! 600W

P.S. I'll be playing: League, Minecraft, Fortnite and so on.. More of those cartoony games (don't judge me lol)
 

greigm78

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Personally, I'd spend less on that cooler and more on getting more memory, 16Gb as a 2 x 8Gb kit.

If you are not overclocking then a $30 Hyper 212 Evo would do just as well. I have one keeping a 3600X nice and cool.

Something like
PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor ($119.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX ATX AM4 Motherboard ($114.99 @ B&H)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($73.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Intel 660p Series 1.02 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($124.99 @ B&H)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 1660 Super 6 GB GAMING X Video Card ($259.99 @ Amazon)
Case: NZXT H510 ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.98 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA G3 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($92.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $886.90
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-02-07 18:38 EST-0500



Better GPU, better RAM, better longevity, IMO.

Of course you could always use the stock cooler, personally I find them to be too noisy.
 
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You don't need a high-end cooler like that for a Ryzen 2600.

You would likely be much better off putting that money toward components that will affect gaming performance, such as a higher-end graphics card and a 2x8GB kit of RAM. For optimal CPU performance, you don't want a single stick of RAM, at the very least, and it shouldn't cost much more to move up to a 16GB dual-channel kit of DDR4-3000 or 3200.

Are you in the US, and is this in US dollars? Have you tried selecting your components on PCPartPicker? For an $1100 gaming system, I would definitely want to see more of the budget put toward a better graphics card, and would definitely want to see at least 16GB of RAM in there. For that budget, you could probably even move up to something like a Ryzen 3600. If you want an aftermarket CPU cooler, even 120mm tower coolers under $40, like a Hyper 212 Black or Freezer 34 should be plenty.
 

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Here is my take on an $1100 gaming build:
PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600X 3.8 GHz 6-Core Processor ($204.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Scythe Mugen 5 Rev. B 51.17 CFM CPU Cooler ($62.14 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock B450M Steel Legend Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($88.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory ($84.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Crucial P1 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($112.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon RX 5700 8 GB RED DRAGON Video Card ($359.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Silverstone PS15 MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($67.95 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: SeaSonic FOCUS Gold 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply ($99.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $1082.02
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-02-07 19:21 EST-0500
 

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Amended list for more graphics performance:
PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor ($174.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: be quiet! Pure Rock Slim 35.14 CFM CPU Cooler ($33.22 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock B450M Steel Legend Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($88.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial P1 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($112.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER 8 GB BLACK GAMING Video Card ($473.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Silverstone PS15 MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($67.95 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: EVGA GD (2019) 700 W 80+ Gold Certified ATX Power Supply ($75.97 @ Newegg)
Total: $1093.07
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-02-07 21:23 EST-0500
 

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The 3600 is your best bet in my opinion. Considering the games you're playing don't seem very GPU intensive and I assume you're playing @ 1080p, I wouldn't go for a more expensive GPU right now. New gen is likely releasing in the summer and you'll be able to pick up a better gpu should you wish second-hand for far cheaper. I'd invest in a 144hz monitor if you can afford it and do not own one. Monitors, cases, quality PSUs are some of the parts you can re-use a lot more than other things.

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor ($174.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Scythe Mugen 5 Rev. B 51.17 CFM CPU Cooler ($62.14 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX ATX AM4 Motherboard ($114.99 @ B&H)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory ($84.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Sabrent Rocket Q 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($119.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 1660 Super 6 GB SC ULTRA GAMING Video Card ($228.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Phanteks Eclipse P400S ATX Mid Tower Case ($84.00 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair RMx (2018) 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($99.98 @ Amazon)
Total: $970.06
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-02-07 21:46 EST-0500
 
For your consideration-

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 2600X 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor ($134.75 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-U12S chromax.black 55 CFM CPU Cooler ($69.95 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX B450-F GAMING ATX AM4 Motherboard ($126.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Flare X 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($73.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial P1 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($112.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: MSI GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER 8 GB ARMOR OC Video Card ($419.99 @ B&H)
Case: Phanteks Eclipse P400A ATX Mid Tower Case ($74.98 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Phanteks AMP 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1103.63
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-02-07 22:23 EST-0500
 

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