Question First gaming PC build, any suggestions to improve my build?

Nov 10, 2019

I've been a console gamer for all my life and have limited knowledge about PC gaming. These are the parts I picked out. Any weak links I need to swap out? Anything I need to add? (besides an SSD which I will buy in the future) Any suggestions are welcome.


I'd probably swap the motherboard to the Tomahawk MAX version. The "MAX" version will not require a BIOS update in order to be compatible with the 3rd generation Ryzen processors. I'd also probably swap the power supply for one of the newer Focus Gold models. If that exceeds your budget limitations, then I'd probably choose a less expensive case.

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor ($194.00 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX ATX AM4 Motherboard ($114.99 @ Best Buy)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($67.98 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($44.99 @ Adorama)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon RX 5700 XT 8 GB Video Card ($399.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Fractal Design Focus G ATX Mid Tower Case ($55.88 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: SeaSonic FOCUS Plus Gold 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($97.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $975.81
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-11-10 13:54 EST-0500

-Wolf sends
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