[SOLVED] Can I save money on this build, and will it work?

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Will the following build work, and can I save money downgrading something without much performance loss (PSU, maybe, or RAM brand?)
  • Ryzen 5 3600
  • Asus A320M
  • 8GB DDR4 3200MHz Kingston Fury
  • SSD Kingston A400 240GB SATA
  • Corsair CX550
Also:
  • I'll add another 8GB RAM in the future.
  • I have no plans of adding a GPU in the near future.
  • I'll occasionally run processor-intensive simulations for days at a time.
Any help is appreciated :)
 

Phaaze88

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Your budget must be a little tight, considering the gpu option.

1)If that motherboard is already updated, I have no problem with it.

2)Change the Ryzen 3600 to a 3400g: the igpu in that one is a good deal stronger than a R7 240. Later on, you can get a decent gpu when you have a little more saved up.

3)No need to change from the Corsair CX550. The Gigabyte unit would be taking a step backwards.
 

Phaaze88

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-That motherboard does support Ryzen 3000... just not out of the box.

-2200g, 2400g, 3200g, and the 3400g have integrated graphics. The higher end Ryzens do not, and thus require a dedicated gpu.

-Please get 2 sticks of ram. 2x 4GB or 2x 8GB. You'll just risk wasting more money going the 'I'll buy one stick now, and add another later' route.
 
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This was great help. Did some changes on the setup to include a GPU and RAM, and also to get hand of some discounts that I found. Would this work, given I have an updated version of the motherboard, with Ryzen 3000s support?
  • Ryzen 5 3600
  • Gigabyte AB350M
  • 2x8GB DDR4 3200MHz Kingston Fury
  • Radeon R7 240
  • Gigabyte 650W 80+ Bronze
  • SSD Kingston A400 240GB SATA
And is something in here overkill? (Maybe 3200MHz RAM doesn't make that much of a difference over 2666MHz, or the PSU is too much?)

Thanks again :)
 

Phaaze88

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Your budget must be a little tight, considering the gpu option.

1)If that motherboard is already updated, I have no problem with it.

2)Change the Ryzen 3600 to a 3400g: the igpu in that one is a good deal stronger than a R7 240. Later on, you can get a decent gpu when you have a little more saved up.

3)No need to change from the Corsair CX550. The Gigabyte unit would be taking a step backwards.
 

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