Build Advice Can ya'll look through my build and see if everything is compatible? PCPartPicker claims it is, but want to make sure.

bignastyid

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Yes, it's compatible, the only thing I would change is the PSU. The TT Smart isn't a good unit. While something like a CX450 is going to cost $~15 it's a better PSU and the PSU is a bad place to skimp. If budget is a big concern drop the RGB strips to boost the PSU budget.
 
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Yes, it's compatible, the only thing I would change is the PSU. The TT Smart isn't a good unit. While something like a CX450 is going to cost $~15 it's a better PSU and the PSU is a bad place to skimp. If budget is a big concern drop the RGB strips to boost the PSU budget.
Alright thanks, I'll think about it, I know semi modular would be better, but 20$ for 30 watts extra when I don't even need 430 seems unnecessary
 

bignastyid

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Alright thanks, I'll think about it, I know semi modular would be better, but 20$ for 30 watts extra when I don't even need 430 seems unnecessary
It's not about quantity, it's about quality. The PSu is a vital component and a poor choice here can cost you. The CX450 is not semi modular. The CX450m is, and while better than the TT smart is not as quite as good as the CX450.
 
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Lose the fans, that is $22 you could apply to a better PSU or RAM. Your only running an APU even with a GPU added what that case gives you for cooling is well more than enough.
Based on the reviews I've read the q300l has bad airflow due to it only having 1 fan, I wanted to have more fans of better quality for less noise, and greater airflow.
 

Wolfshadw

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Some modifications:

Upgraded to 16GB DDR4-3200 RAM.
Dropped the secondary storage to 1TB.
Changed the Power Supply to an Antec Model
Motherboard only has two 4-pin PWM ports, so swapped fans to dropped one.

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 3 2200G 3.5 GHz Quad-Core Processor ($84.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock B450M-HDV R4.0 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($62.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Aegis 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: SanDisk SSD PLUS 240 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($33.97 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($34.79 @ Amazon)
Case: Cooler Master MasterBox Q300L MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($44.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Antec 450 W ATX Power Supply ($39.99 @ Best Buy)
Case Fan: ARCTIC P12 PWM PST 56.3 CFM 120 mm Fan ($6.99 @ Amazon)
Case Fan: ARCTIC P12 PWM PST 56.3 CFM 120 mm Fan ($6.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $380.69
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-02-02 17:28 EST-0500


-Wolf sends
 
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Some modifications:

Upgraded to 16GB DDR4-3200 RAM.
Dropped the secondary storage to 1TB.
Changed the Power Supply to an Antec Model
Motherboard only has two 4-pin PWM ports, so swapped fans to dropped one.

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 3 2200G 3.5 GHz Quad-Core Processor ($84.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock B450M-HDV R4.0 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($62.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Aegis 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: SanDisk SSD PLUS 240 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($33.97 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($34.79 @ Amazon)
Case: Cooler Master MasterBox Q300L MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($44.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Antec 450 W ATX Power Supply ($39.99 @ Best Buy)
Case Fan: ARCTIC P12 PWM PST 56.3 CFM 120 mm Fan ($6.99 @ Amazon)
Case Fan: ARCTIC P12 PWM PST 56.3 CFM 120 mm Fan ($6.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $380.69
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-02-02 17:28 EST-0500


-Wolf sends
Not gonna lie this looks pretty good. However my MOBO doesn't even support 3200, and I don't know if I need 16gb. I was planning on purchasing a fan splitter seperately as there is none on PC part picker, but that power supply is something I could look into. Thanks Wolf.
 

WildCard999

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You can get a better quality PSU, more memory & a better case for airflow for cheaper. If your gaming with this build you'll want the 16gb as that will allow Windows to allocate more memory for the iGPU.

PCPartPicker Part List
CPU: AMD Ryzen 3 2200G 3.5 GHz Quad-Core Processor ($84.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock B450M-HDV R4.0 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($62.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: GeIL EVO POTENZA 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($57.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: SanDisk SSD PLUS 240 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($33.97 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda Compute 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Fractal Design Focus G Mini MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($44.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair CX (2017) 450 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($52.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $387.90
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-02-02 17:36 EST-0500
 
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