Question Can you rate/ give tips on a build im going to make

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Can you please Rate/ give some tips on a PC im going to build or some things that aren't going to work.
Here is my builds link
https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/list/R9VLvn
I want to make it Cheaper but don't know how to, without losing performance by a lot.
Are there any changes i need to make?
I also don't know too much about thermal paste does it come with the cooler or already applied?
Pls help
 
This should be better...

PCPartPicker Part List

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
CPU | AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor | $259.50 @ shopRBC
Motherboard | MSI MPG X570 GAMING PLUS ATX AM4 Motherboard | $229.00 @ Canada Computers
Memory | G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory | $104.99 @ Newegg Canada
Storage | HP EX920 512 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive | $84.99 @ Newegg Canada
Video Card | MSI Radeon RX 590 8 GB ARMOR Video Card | $264.99 @ Newegg Canada
Case | Corsair SPEC-05 ATX Mid Tower Case | $59.99 @ Amazon Canada
Power Supply | Corsair RMx (2018) 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply | $109.99 @ Amazon Canada
Monitor | MSI Optix G24C 23.6" 1920x1080 144 Hz Monitor | $234.99 @ Canada Computers
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total (before mail-in rebates) | $1358.44
| Mail-in rebates | -$10.00
| Total | $1348.44
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-08-04 02:07 EDT-0400 |

You can activate Win. later. No performance degradation...
https://www.howtogeek.com/244678/you-dont-need-a-product-key-to-install-and-use-windows-10/
 
Sep 25, 2018
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This should be better...

PCPartPicker Part List

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
CPU | AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor | $259.50 @ shopRBC
Motherboard | MSI MPG X570 GAMING PLUS ATX AM4 Motherboard | $229.00 @ Canada Computers
Memory | G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory | $104.99 @ Newegg Canada
Storage | HP EX920 512 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive | $84.99 @ Newegg Canada
Video Card | MSI Radeon RX 590 8 GB ARMOR Video Card | $264.99 @ Newegg Canada
Case | Corsair SPEC-05 ATX Mid Tower Case | $59.99 @ Amazon Canada
Power Supply | Corsair RMx (2018) 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply | $109.99 @ Amazon Canada
Monitor | MSI Optix G24C 23.6" 1920x1080 144 Hz Monitor | $234.99 @ Canada Computers
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total (before mail-in rebates) | $1358.44
| Mail-in rebates | -$10.00
| Total | $1348.44
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-08-04 02:07 EDT-0400 |

You can activate Win. later. No performance degradation...
https://www.howtogeek.com/244678/you-dont-need-a-product-key-to-install-and-use-windows-10/
As i like that build a lot i feel like i need to lower the price a bit more as my budget is around 1200$
 
And is That windows Free?
You can activate Windows anytime with an activation key, there will be no performance issue...
https://www.howtogeek.com/244678/you-dont-need-a-product-key-to-install-and-use-windows-10/

PCPartPicker Part List

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
CPU | AMD Ryzen 5 2600X 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor | $189.99 @ Mike's Computer Shop
Motherboard | Gigabyte B450 AORUS ELITE ATX AM4 Motherboard | $139.99 @ Canada Computers
Memory | G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory | $104.99 @ Newegg Canada
Storage | HP EX920 512 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive | $84.99 @ Newegg Canada
Video Card | MSI Radeon RX 590 8 GB ARMOR Video Card | $264.99 @ Newegg Canada
Case | Corsair SPEC-05 ATX Mid Tower Case | $59.99 @ Amazon Canada
Power Supply | Corsair RMx (2018) 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply | $109.99 @ Amazon Canada
Monitor | MSI Optix G24C 23.6" 1920x1080 144 Hz Monitor | $234.99 @ Canada Computers
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total (before mail-in rebates) | $1199.92
| Mail-in rebates | -$10.00
| Total | $1189.92
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-08-04 14:31 EDT-0400 |
 
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You can activate Windows anytime with an activation key, there will be no performance issue...
https://www.howtogeek.com/244678/you-dont-need-a-product-key-to-install-and-use-windows-10/

PCPartPicker Part List

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
CPU | AMD Ryzen 5 2600X 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor | $189.99 @ Mike's Computer Shop
Motherboard | Gigabyte B450 AORUS ELITE ATX AM4 Motherboard | $139.99 @ Canada Computers
Memory | G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory | $104.99 @ Newegg Canada
Storage | HP EX920 512 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive | $84.99 @ Newegg Canada
Video Card | MSI Radeon RX 590 8 GB ARMOR Video Card | $264.99 @ Newegg Canada
Case | Corsair SPEC-05 ATX Mid Tower Case | $59.99 @ Amazon Canada
Power Supply | Corsair RMx (2018) 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply | $109.99 @ Amazon Canada
Monitor | MSI Optix G24C 23.6" 1920x1080 144 Hz Monitor | $234.99 @ Canada Computers
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total (before mail-in rebates) | $1199.92
| Mail-in rebates | -$10.00
| Total | $1189.92
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-08-04 14:31 EDT-0400 |
sorry if im asking too much but i need a keyboard as well do you have any suggestions on any decent keyboards that dont go for that much money. I also noticed that you dont include a cooler is the cooler that it comes with good.Can the system handle some games(maybe fortnite, Minecraft, CSGO) , streaming, and maybe a bit of editing. Thanks in advance.
 
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You can activate Windows anytime with an activation key, there will be no performance issue...
https://www.howtogeek.com/244678/you-dont-need-a-product-key-to-install-and-use-windows-10/

PCPartPicker Part List

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
CPU | AMD Ryzen 5 2600X 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor | $189.99 @ Mike's Computer Shop
Motherboard | Gigabyte B450 AORUS ELITE ATX AM4 Motherboard | $139.99 @ Canada Computers
Memory | G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory | $104.99 @ Newegg Canada
Storage | HP EX920 512 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive | $84.99 @ Newegg Canada
Video Card | MSI Radeon RX 590 8 GB ARMOR Video Card | $264.99 @ Newegg Canada
Case | Corsair SPEC-05 ATX Mid Tower Case | $59.99 @ Amazon Canada
Power Supply | Corsair RMx (2018) 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply | $109.99 @ Amazon Canada
Monitor | MSI Optix G24C 23.6" 1920x1080 144 Hz Monitor | $234.99 @ Canada Computers
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total (before mail-in rebates) | $1199.92
| Mail-in rebates | -$10.00
| Total | $1189.92
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-08-04 14:31 EDT-0400 |
Do you use that windows 10 and if you do are there any problems? so its Free? Are there any downsides of using this? Are there any updating issues of using it? sorry for asking too many questions
 
sorry if im asking too much but i need a keyboard as well do you have any suggestions on any decent keyboards that dont go for that much money. I also noticed that you dont include a cooler is the cooler that it comes with good.Can the system handle some games(maybe fortnite, Minecraft, CSGO) , streaming, and maybe a bit of editing. Thanks in advance.
Basic keyboard, should get the job done...

PCPartPicker Part List

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
Keyboard | Logitech K120 Wired Standard Keyboard | $14.99 @ Canada Computers
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total | $14.99
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-08-05 01:31 EDT-0400 |

The AMD stock cooler is pretty good even for medium overclocking. It should be able to handle everything you have mentioned above.

Do you use that windows 10 and if you do are there any problems? so its Free? Are there any downsides of using this? Are there any updating issues of using it? sorry for asking too many questions
Windows is free without activation key and you should get all the security updates as they are released. There are some cosmetic limitations like watermark and wallpaper which should not cause any performance issue. For all the details, read the "Cosmetic Limitations" section in that article.
 

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@Hellfire13 , probably the only user I'd blindly make a build from.

Although, If you don't mind manually overclocking then I'd go 1600 or 2600 with a B450 board. Doing this saves a bit of cash for a better GPU which I'd go 1660 as the minimum. For the 3600 you can actually go B450 MSI and use the flashback program to update the MB without the CPU.

View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B4iIjQGEfwQ
 
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I'd go 1600 or 2600
I thought of 2600 first, then I saw the price difference between them is a mere $13 CAD. :)

@op, what WildCard suggested above is very reasonable. Here is a revised list with motherboard flashback button...

PCPartPicker Part List

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
CPU | AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor | $259.50 @ shopRBC
Motherboard | MSI B450 Gaming Plus ATX AM4 Motherboard | $129.99 @ Powertop
Memory | G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory | $104.99 @ Newegg Canada
Storage | HP EX920 512 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive | $84.99 @ Newegg Canada
Video Card | MSI Radeon RX 590 8 GB ARMOR Video Card | $264.99 @ Newegg Canada
Case | Corsair SPEC-05 ATX Mid Tower Case | $59.99 @ Amazon Canada
Power Supply | Corsair RMx (2018) 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply | $109.99 @ Amazon Canada
Monitor | AOC G2460VQ6 24.0" 1920x1080 75 Hz Monitor | $186.75 @ Vuugo
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total | $1201.19
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-08-05 14:08 EDT-0400 |
 
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looking at it quickly, you can use the cpu cooler that comes with it and probably find a cheaper case. and how good do you want your games to run? because you can get 1080p 60 fps on medium-high settings on most games for a lot cheaper than that.
 
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I thought of 2600 first, then I saw the price difference between them is a mere $13 CAD. :)

@op, what WildCard suggested above is very reasonable. Here is a revised list with motherboard flashback button...

PCPartPicker Part List

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
CPU | AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor | $259.50 @ shopRBC
Motherboard | MSI B450 Gaming Plus ATX AM4 Motherboard | $129.99 @ Powertop
Memory | G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory | $104.99 @ Newegg Canada
Storage | HP EX920 512 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive | $84.99 @ Newegg Canada
Video Card | MSI Radeon RX 590 8 GB ARMOR Video Card | $264.99 @ Newegg Canada
Case | Corsair SPEC-05 ATX Mid Tower Case | $59.99 @ Amazon Canada
Power Supply | Corsair RMx (2018) 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply | $109.99 @ Amazon Canada
Monitor | AOC G2460VQ6 24.0" 1920x1080 75 Hz Monitor | $186.75 @ Vuugo
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total | $1201.19
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-08-05 14:08 EDT-0400 |
Thank You i am a bit of a noob to this thanks for helping me ill be buying the pc very soon thanks
 
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I thought of 2600 first, then I saw the price difference between them is a mere $13 CAD. :)

@op, what WildCard suggested above is very reasonable. Here is a revised list with motherboard flashback button...

PCPartPicker Part List

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
CPU | AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor | $259.50 @ shopRBC
Motherboard | MSI B450 Gaming Plus ATX AM4 Motherboard | $129.99 @ Powertop
Memory | G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory | $104.99 @ Newegg Canada
Storage | HP EX920 512 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive | $84.99 @ Newegg Canada
Video Card | MSI Radeon RX 590 8 GB ARMOR Video Card | $264.99 @ Newegg Canada
Case | Corsair SPEC-05 ATX Mid Tower Case | $59.99 @ Amazon Canada
Power Supply | Corsair RMx (2018) 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply | $109.99 @ Amazon Canada
Monitor | AOC G2460VQ6 24.0" 1920x1080 75 Hz Monitor | $186.75 @ Vuugo
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total | $1201.19
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-08-05 14:08 EDT-0400 |
Will Everything in the build be compatible? Like will the components in the case be compatible? PCPartpicker said this
  • Some AMD B450 chipset motherboards may need a BIOS update prior to using Zen 2 CPUs. Upgrading the BIOS may require a different CPU that is supported by older BIOS revisions.
  • Note:The motherboard M.2 slot #1 shares bandwidth with SATA 6.0 Gb/s ports. When the M.2 slot is populated, two SATA 6.0 Gb/s ports are disabled.
  • Note:Some physical dimension restrictions cannot (yet) be automatically checked, such as cpu cooler / RAM clearance with modules using tall heat spreaders.
I dont really get this, So the system wont have any problems?
 
Everything should be fine.

  1. The first point is why that motherboard has been chosen, so that you can use the flash BIOS button to update the BIOS in case it is not updated. If you are lucky and its a board from a current batch, it should ideally come with the BIOS already updated and you might not have to do that at all.
  2. That's common for mostly all boards across both Intel and AMD platform. Since the SATA slots shares bandwidth with M2 slots, they are mutually exclusive. But that's not an issue as you have 5 other SATA slots available, which is more than plenty for the lifetime of this build.
  3. The stock cooler is not very big and you have an ATX case there. It should easily accommodate the cooler without any height or RAM clearance issue.
 
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Everything should be fine.

  1. The first point is why that motherboard has been chosen, so that you can use the flash BIOS button to update the BIOS in case it is not updated. If you are lucky and its a board from a current batch, it should ideally come with the BIOS already updated and you might not have to do that at all.
  2. That's common for mostly all boards across both Intel and AMD platform. Since the SATA slots shares bandwidth with M2 slots, they are mutually exclusive. But that's not an issue as you have 5 other SATA slots available, which is more than plenty for the lifetime of this build.
  3. The stock cooler is not very big and you have an ATX case there. It should easily accommodate the cooler without any height or RAM clearance issue.
https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/list/3nNHYT
this PC is a bit like the one you made but a big change i did was i put a 1660 and different monitor. Do you recommend a rx 590 instead? because im not too familar with amd graphics cards. I also changes the monitor still has a 75 hertz but a bit different, i changed the monitor because i found more 75 hertz monitors with a cheaper price so i went with that one.
Il be making it in a week or so just want to clarify everything first. Does the rx 590 defeat 1660 in price per performance?
I also added 1tb storage(don't know if this is really needed please let me know if getting a good ssd instead is worth the price.
Let me know if this pc isn't worth it and just to go with the one you recomended me
 
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Is a full ATX board necessary? Could a little bit be saved by going with a MicroATX board?

EDIT: if you're stepping down to a FreeSync monitor that maxes out at 75Hz, then I'd save $20 and go with:

https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/product/nLNv6h/sapphire-radeon-rx-590-8-gb-nitro-video-card-11289-01-20g


Sapphire makes some of the best custom AMD cards, and the Nitro SE+ cooler is excellent. Yes, it's more power-hungry than a 1660, and performs slightly less than the 1660, but at 1920x1080 @ 75Hz max, it's more than up to the job.

Also, do NOT go with the old S12II design Seasonic. Good for their day, but outdated by today's standards. If you're going with a Seasonic, go with a 550W or maybe 650W FOCUS model.


Finally, you may be able to save a bit more by stepping down from a 3600 to a 2600X. Slightly slower, but comes with a beefier cooler, and I think the 2600X is still more than up to the task.
 
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https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/list/3nNHYT
this PC is a bit like the one you made but a big change i did was i put a 1660 and different monitor. Do you recommend a rx 590 instead? because im not too familar with amd graphics cards. I also changes the monitor still has a 75 hertz but a bit different, i changed the monitor because i found more 75 hertz monitors with a cheaper price so i went with that one.
Il be making it in a week or so just want to clarify everything first. Does the rx 590 defeat 1660 in price per performance?
I also added 1tb storage(don't know if this is really needed please let me know if getting a good ssd instead is worth the price.
Let me know if this pc isn't worth it and just to go with the one you recomended me
Looks alright, but for a mere $9 extra you should not sacrifice a NVME performance...
https://ssd.userbenchmark.com/Compare/Kingston-A400-240GB-vs-HP-EX900-NVMe-PCIe-M2-250GB/3953vsm455743

PCPartPicker Part List

Type|Item|Price
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Storage | HP EX900 250 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive | $48.99 @ Newegg Canada
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total | $48.99
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-08-06 19:22 EDT-0400 |
 
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Looks alright, but for a mere $9 extra you should not sacrifice a NVME performance...
https://ssd.userbenchmark.com/Compare/Kingston-A400-240GB-vs-HP-EX900-NVMe-PCIe-M2-250GB/3953vsm455743

PCPartPicker Part List

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
Storage | HP EX900 250 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive | $48.99 @ Newegg Canada
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total | $48.99
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-08-06 19:22 EDT-0400 |
I'm probably going to do the build you recommended me with the rx 590
 
For most typical home use and gaming use cases, the NVMe doesn't offer any serious performance advantage. The only advantages are space savings, and no cables needed for the drive.

Certain specific workloads can take advantage of the NVMe's increased speeds, but that's a very narrow use case.

A SATA SSD is just fine.


EDIT: However, at this moment, Newegg has the 1TB Intel 660p SSD NVMe for $95. That's only $32 extra over the one you chose, but doubles the capacity.

https://www.newegg.com/intel-660p-series-1tb/p/N82E16820167462

If it doesn't break the budget, that's well worth considering.

EDIT PART 2: The 512GB version of the 660p is currently $60. NVMe, yet slightly cheaper than the SATA 2.5" Kingston you listed, and with very slightly more capacity. I would go with this if the 1TB model is too expensive.

https://www.newegg.com/intel-660p-series-512gb/p/0D9-002V-003Y7
 

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