Question Building New Pc advice.

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Hi, building my first PC that will be used for gaming and general use. Please provide advice on whether any of the following components work well together or if there are better alternatives.

Specs:
Cpu: AMD Ryzen 5 2600 with Wraith Stealth Cooler. (£152)(Amazon)
Video card: Asus Geforce gtx 1660 Super Pheonix 6gb. (£209)(Awd-it)
Motherboard: MSI B550M Pro-VDH (£120)(Amazon)
Power: Corsair 550w 80+ Gold power supply unit. (£70)(Amazon)
Storage: Kingston SSD A400 solid state drive 2.5inc. 480gb. (£45)(Amazon)
Storage: Seagate HDD internal 1Tb Hard disk drive - silver (£39)(Amazon)
RAM: OLOy DDR4 2x8gb 3000mHz. (£74)(Amazon)
Case: Blaze PC gaming, mid-tier ATX. (£53)(Amazon)

Also, is there any additional parts I will need? Thanks.
 
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So replace the kingston SSD with 1tb Sata SSD, alongside the 1tb hard disk drive?
And I'll upgrade to Ryzen 5 3600, but do u think this Motherboard is descent or is there better alternatives?
Thanks for your time.
U can add that 1tb hdd if u want,but make sure u have enough money for that 1tb ssd.
That board is good enough for the 3600.
 
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U can add that 1tb hdd if u want,but make sure u have enough money for that 1tb ssd.
That board is good enough for the 3600.
Thanks. Is the 1tb hdd overkill now and maybe invest elsewhere?
And I assume upgrading this system in the future will be quite simple.
Lastly, should I consider getting a cooler with ryzen 5 3600?
 
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Wolfshadw

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Really depends on your usage, but for me, my 500GB SSD is more than enough. I built my system over two years ago and granted, I don't install too much onto my system, but I'm just under 50% free space and my 1TB HDD storage drive is about 75% full (but that's where I keep my personal files and steam games). I have no issues with loading documents/games stored on my HDD.

As far as your choice of components, you need to tell what kind of budget you're working with.

-Wolf sends
 
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Budget is £800.
And I believe that with the replacement of Ryzen 5 2600 with 3600, and maybe a different SSD for with 500gb. The build should be descent. Is there any smaller parts that are needed for the assembling?
Thank you guys for the help.
 
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Wolfshadw

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This isn't shopping strictly from Amazon UK, but:
PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor (£182.47 @ Ebuyer)
Motherboard: Gigabyte B550M DS3H Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard (£89.11 @ CCL Computers)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 CL18 Memory (£79.98 @ Aria PC)
Storage: Kingston A400 480 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive (£42.99 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£35.05 @ Currys PC World Business)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER 6 GB Phoenix OC Video Card (£207.00)
Case: Fractal Design Focus G ATX Mid Tower Case (£52.47 @ Amazon UK)
Power Supply: Corsair TXM Gold 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply (£69.95 @ Amazon UK)
Total: £759.02
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2021-01-19 20:44 GMT+0000


This is using most of your selected parts (ignore the case. I couldn't find yours in PC Part Picker so I linked one at the same price). There are tweaks that could be made to this list (larger SSD) as you do have a little wiggle room in your budget, but this would be close to the system I'd build for myself.

-Wolf sends
 
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