Question Checking For Potential Bottlenecks In my Build for a family member.


Oct 15, 2013
Hey there!

Great looking build! If anything I would recommend changing the storage solutions. Personally I have never been a fan of Hitachi or Toshiba products for reliability. I've been using Western Digital and Intel for a while. Additionally, having multiple drives could be a good thing. I prefer to have two 2TB drives, in case if one fails you're not totally out of luck.

Finally, not all SSDs are created equally. M.2 interface SSDs are much faster and have recently become very affordable compared to their SATA counterparts. I've linked one down below for you. I've always been a believer in buying used graphics card to save money and get a better card, but I know some people want a new one.

Ceteris paribus, build looks great and will work well!
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PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 2600X 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor ($174.89 @ OutletPC)
CPU Cooler: be quiet! - Dark Rock 4 CPU Cooler ($74.90 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock - Fatal1ty X470 Gaming K4 ATX AM4 Motherboard ($153.88 @ OutletPC)
Memory: G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($85.98 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial - MX500 500 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($66.89 @ OutletPC)
Storage: Hitachi - Ultrastar 7K4000 4 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($95.00)
Video Card: Zotac - GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6 GB GAMING Video Card ($279.99 @ B&H)
Case: Phanteks - Enthoo Pro Tempered Glass ATX Full Tower Case ($109.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: EVGA - SuperNOVA G1+ 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($76.88 @ OutletPC)
Operating System: Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit ($99.39 @ OutletPC)
Total: $1217.79
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-05-17 19:31 EDT-0400

Or add another $100 and get 8core and 16 threads - a lot more powerful
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Looks good to me. As others have said, could do better with SSD, but the MX500 is good, and in the real world, the difference between NVMe and SATA drives is minimal at best. Latency is the big reason why SSDs are leaps and bounds better than HDDs, but once you've got that (NAND SSD) further gains are MUCH smaller.
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