[SOLVED] Gaming advice for my first PC build

Nov 6, 2018
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https://pcpartpicker.com/list/Rdwz9J

I came up with this build with the help of a few friends. I have never built a gaming PC before but couldn't be more excited to finally have enough saved up for one. My friend is selling me his gtx 970 for cheap and throwing in that power supply. I just read that the ryzen scales well with faster RAM so I may try to find something better. I am looking for any advice people have, especially something you notice that will not be compatible or create any major issues. Thanks so much!
 
Toss the CPU cooler, the Ryzen comes with one on a similar performance scale as that one. Get faster RAM. That's a great power supply, but overkill for your build. Save some money on a cheaper one and upgrade your other parts like motherboard, RAM, and a better case.

*Edit: I just realized you don't have a secondary storage drive. I would add a 1Tb or 2TB for game storage.

Here's what I would change:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor ($159.89 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte - B450 AORUS ELITE ATX AM4 Motherboard ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Team - Vulcan 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($70.98 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung - 860 Evo 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($55.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: NVIDIA - GeForce GTX 970 4 GB Video Card
Case: Phanteks - ECLIPSE P400 TEMPERED GLASS ATX Mid Tower Case ($79.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: EVGA - SuperNOVA G3 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($74.20 @ Amazon)
Operating System: Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit ($98.99 @ Amazon)
Mouse: Logitech - G600 MMO Gaming Mouse Wired Laser Mouse ($52.85 @ Amazon)
Total: $682.88
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-11-06 22:30 EST-0500
 
Toss the CPU cooler, the Ryzen comes with one on a similar performance scale as that one. Get faster RAM. That's a great power supply, but overkill for your build. Save some money on a cheaper one and upgrade your other parts like motherboard, RAM, and a better case.

*Edit: I just realized you don't have a secondary storage drive. I would add a 1Tb or 2TB for game storage.

Here's what I would change:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor ($159.89 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte - B450 AORUS ELITE ATX AM4 Motherboard ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Team - Vulcan 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($70.98 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung - 860 Evo 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($55.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: NVIDIA - GeForce GTX 970 4 GB Video Card
Case: Phanteks - ECLIPSE P400 TEMPERED GLASS ATX Mid Tower Case ($79.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: EVGA - SuperNOVA G3 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($74.20 @ Amazon)
Operating System: Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit ($98.99 @ Amazon)
Mouse: Logitech - G600 MMO Gaming Mouse Wired Laser Mouse ($52.85 @ Amazon)
Total: $682.88
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-11-06 22:30 EST-0500
 

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