Can you check my first build before I buy parts!

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I'm about to buy the parts for my first PC build and would really appreciate if any of you could double check that everything will work together.

CPU- intel i5-8400 https://ark.intel.com/.../Intel-Core-i5-8400-Processor-9M-Cache-up-to-4_00-GHz
CPU cooler- antec A30 https://www.overclockers.co.uk/antec-a30-dual-heatpipe-cpu-air-cooler-hs-015-an.html
Motherboard- gigabyte b360m d3h https://www.gigabyte.com/Motherboard/B360M-D3H-rev-10#kf
RAM- T-Group Vulcan T force 16GB (2x8) DDR4 3200mhzhttps://www.overclockers.co.uk/team-group-vulcan-t-force-16gb-2x8gb-ddr4-pc4-25600c16-3200mhz-dual-channel-kit-black-grey-tlgd-my-09s-tg.html
SSD- TCSUNBOW 240GB https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B06ZZFZPPS/ref=ox_sc_act_title_3?smid=A12V9VONDKUHNK&psc=1
HDD- 1TB Western Digital Blue 3.5" SATA III https://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Storage/Hard+Drives/3.5+Inch+SATA+Drives/640GB+-+1TB/1TB+Western+Digital+Blue+3.5%22+SATA+III+Hard+Drive+-+WD10EZEX
PSU- be quiet 300 Watt Pure Power 10 https://www.bequiet.com/en/powersupply/930
Case- Sharkoon V1000 window https://en.sharkoon.com/product/1679/13968#desc

(I'm not getting a graphics card because it wont be for gaming)

 
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I live in England, budget is £600. The PC will be for just every day use mainly internet - I know its a bit overkill but I want good specs. What in particular would you suggest changing?

 
For generic usuage you dont need overkill. You will be paying for something which will lie unutilized and become obsolete after a while.
This should be good enough...
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 2400G 3.6GHz Quad-Core Processor (£129.59 @ Aria PC)
Motherboard: ASRock - AB350M Pro4 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard (£64.53 @ Ebuyer)
Memory: Patriot - Viper Elite 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2800 Memory (£81.48 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Crucial - MX500 250GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive (£61.05 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£34.74 @ Aria PC)
Case: Fractal Design - Focus G Mini (Black) MicroATX Mini Tower Case (£38.99 @ Aria PC)
Power Supply: Corsair - CXM (2015) 450W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply (£49.99 @ Corsair UK)
Total: £460.37
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-06-21 18:48 BST+0100

Note: Make sure the board is updated for Ryzen+.

And if you want Intel specifically, then go with this...

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel - Core i3-8100 3.6GHz Quad-Core Processor (£89.94 @ Aria PC)
Motherboard: ASRock - B360M Pro4 Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard (£64.99 @ Overclockers.co.uk)
Memory: Patriot - Viper Elite 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2800 Memory (£81.48 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Crucial - MX500 250GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive (£61.05 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£34.74 @ Aria PC)
Case: Fractal Design - Focus G Mini (Black) MicroATX Mini Tower Case (£38.99 @ Aria PC)
Power Supply: Corsair - CXM (2015) 450W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply (£49.99 @ Corsair UK)
Total: £421.18
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-06-21 18:47 BST+0100
 
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I was going overkill because I want to future proof it as much as possible and I might try some light gaming/video editing - do you think your intel build would be decent enough to do these? Is there much difference between the i3-8100 and the i5-8400?
 
It can handle light gaming. But Ryzen APU integrated graphics is better suited for that.
The difference comes when you use too many apps or more than light gaming. Ofcourse more cores help when your workload is more. So your selection should be based on your workload. But, what you said... "The PC will be for just every day use mainly internet" does not suggest any significant workload to need a 6 core.
 

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Mid-range laptop? Gets you portability and you can still do keyboard/monitor/mouse at home.

 
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I was under the impression Ryzen didnt have integrated graphics which is part of the reason I've gone to intel (as well as all past laptops being intel).

Eximo - I don't have very good luck with laptops, even though I go for decent specs and big brands they never last me long
 
Pick a solution and resolve the thread when you are satisfied with the discussion, so that others looking for similar advice may benefit from your thread.
Ryzen 2200g and 2400g are APUs with integrated Vega 11 graphics, which gives you performance along the lines of gtx1030. Unfortunately those are the only two APUs right now, but their integrated graphics are miles better than Intel.
 

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