Question Help with my budget build?

R_1

Judicious
Herald
the SSD could use a swap IMHO. despite the form factor that is a SATA drive and you can get another SATA SSD for the same price at twice the capacity this for example. ( I have one of these full disclosure)
https://pcpartpicker.com/product/WGZ2FT/kingston-a400-480gb-25-solid-state-drive-sa400s37480g
I will be updating with other suggestions to lower the price.

for your consideration
PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 2700 3.2 GHz 8-Core Processor ($180.89 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: ASRock B450M-HDV R4.0 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($59.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport LT 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($129.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Kingston A400 480 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($52.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Hitachi Ultrastar 7K3000 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($39.63 @ Amazon)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce RTX 2060 6 GB XC BLACK GAMING Video Card ($279.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Thermaltake Versa H22 ATX Mid Tower Case ($33.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic FOCUS Plus Gold 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($61.98 @ Newegg)
Case Fan: Cougar Turbine 120 (4-Pack) 60.4 CFM 120 mm Fan ($29.50 @ Amazon)
Keyboard: Kingston HyperX Alloy Elite RGB Wired Gaming Keyboard ($139.99 @ Amazon)
Mouse: Kingston HyperX Pulsefire FPS Pro Wired Optical Mouse ($44.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $1053.92
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-08-20 00:20 EDT-0400


faster CPU more cores. twice the RAM. twice the SSD space.
 
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Here is the list:

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor ($197.75 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte B450M DS3H Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($69.90 @ OutletPC)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport LT 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Intel 660p Series 512 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($59.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($41.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER 8 GB Video Card ($499.99 @ Best Buy)
Case: Corsair 270R ATX Mid Tower Case ($64.99 @ Corsair)
Power Supply: SeaSonic FOCUS Plus Gold 850 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($106.98 @ Newegg)
Keyboard: Cooler Master Devastator 3 Wired Gaming Keyboard With Optical Mouse ($37.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $1149.57
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-08-20 07:30 EDT-0400


Lot better performance for same budget.
That keyboard and mouse combo is very good and satisfactory.
 
Better performance, way cheaper...

PCPartPicker Part List

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
CPU | AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor | $197.75 @ OutletPC
Motherboard | MSI B450 TOMAHAWK ATX AM4 Motherboard | $114.89 @ OutletPC
Memory | Crucial Ballistix Sport LT 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory | $69.99 @ Newegg
Storage | HP EX920 512 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive | $64.99 @ Newegg
Storage | Hitachi Ultrastar 7K3000 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive | $39.63 @ Amazon
Video Card | Gigabyte Radeon RX 5700 XT 8 GB GAMING OC Video Card | $419.99 @ Newegg
Case | Cooler Master MasterBox Lite 5 ATX Mid Tower Case | $39.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply | SeaSonic FOCUS Gold 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply | $79.90 @ Amazon
Keyboard | Cooler Master Devastator 3 Wired Gaming Keyboard With Optical Mouse | $37.99 @ Amazon
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total (before mail-in rebates) | $1105.12
| Mail-in rebates | -$40.00
| Total | $1065.12
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-08-20 08:20 EDT-0400 |

Note: Motherboard has Flash BIOS option for easy BIOS update.
 
Better performance, way cheaper...

PCPartPicker Part List

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
CPU | AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor | $197.75 @ OutletPC
Motherboard | MSI B450 TOMAHAWK ATX AM4 Motherboard | $114.89 @ OutletPC
Memory | Crucial Ballistix Sport LT 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory | $69.99 @ Newegg
Storage | HP EX920 512 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive | $64.99 @ Newegg
Storage | Hitachi Ultrastar 7K3000 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive | $39.63 @ Amazon
Video Card | Gigabyte Radeon RX 5700 XT 8 GB GAMING OC Video Card | $419.99 @ Newegg
Case | Cooler Master MasterBox Lite 5 ATX Mid Tower Case | $39.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply | SeaSonic FOCUS Gold 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply | $79.90 @ Amazon
Keyboard | Cooler Master Devastator 3 Wired Gaming Keyboard With Optical Mouse | $37.99 @ Amazon
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total (before mail-in rebates) | $1105.12
| Mail-in rebates | -$40.00
| Total | $1065.12
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-08-20 08:20 EDT-0400 |

Note: Motherboard has Flash BIOS option for easy BIOS update.
I think RX 5700 XT is RTX2070 equivalent in performance.
 

logainofhades

Titan
Moderator
Userbenchmark is a trash site. Yes the HP is probably a bit faster, but only has a 3yr warranty. The 660p has 5yr warranty. Also, for a gaming rig, faster than SATA speeds, for SSD, are not really taken advantage of, by games anyway. The 5700xt is faster than a non super 2070. Some are having issues with B450 boards, and 3rd gen ryzen. A low end x570 should be much more trouble free, here. I also added a better cooler. The wraith stealth isn't horrible, but the Gammaxx 400 is far better, and should be far quieter. Should allow for better, and longer boost clocks.


PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor ($197.75 @ OutletPC)
CPU Cooler: Deepcool GAMMAXX 400 74.34 CFM CPU Cooler ($19.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock X570 Phantom Gaming 4 ATX AM4 Motherboard ($153.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport LT 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Intel 660p Series 1.02 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($94.89 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon RX 5700 XT 8 GB GAMING OC Video Card ($419.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Zalman Z1 NEO ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: SeaSonic FOCUS Gold 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply ($79.90 @ Amazon)
Keyboard: Cooler Master Devastator 3 Wired Gaming Keyboard With Optical Mouse ($37.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $1124.48
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-08-20 09:50 EDT-0400
 
Userbenchmark is a trash site. Yes the HP is probably a bit faster, but only has a 3yr warranty. The 660p has 5yr warranty. Also, for a gaming rig, faster than SATA speeds, for SSD, are not really taken advantage of, by games anyway. The 5700xt is faster than a non super 2070. Some are having issues with B450 boards, and 3rd gen ryzen. A low end x570 should be much more trouble free, here. I also added a better cooler. The wraith stealth isn't horrible, but the Gammaxx 400 is far better, and should be far quieter. Should allow for better, and longer boost clocks.


PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor ($197.75 @ OutletPC)
CPU Cooler: Deepcool GAMMAXX 400 74.34 CFM CPU Cooler ($19.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock X570 Phantom Gaming 4 ATX AM4 Motherboard ($153.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport LT 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Intel 660p Series 1.02 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($94.89 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon RX 5700 XT 8 GB GAMING OC Video Card ($419.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Zalman Z1 NEO ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: SeaSonic FOCUS Gold 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply ($79.90 @ Amazon)
Keyboard: Cooler Master Devastator 3 Wired Gaming Keyboard With Optical Mouse ($37.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $1124.48
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-08-20 09:50 EDT-0400
Userbenchmark is not accurate but its a pretty close indication of the differences.
HP is a pretty reliable brand and with SSD endurance levels, warranty should be a secondary concern to speed. SSD drives these days hardly fail on you...
https://www.wepc.com/tips/ssd-reliability/
 

logainofhades

Titan
Moderator
A gaming rig is likely never going to come close to hitting the endurance limit, of a 660p. My 480gb sandisk ultra II was nearly 3yrs old, when I swapped it out, and was still well over 90% on its endurance life, per Sandisk's own software. Games don't make use of NVME speeds. The 660p is just so inexpensive, that it makes getting a slower SATA drive a bad idea.


 
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A gaming rig is likely never going to come close to hitting the endurance limit, of a 660p. My 480gb sandisk ultra II was nearly 3yrs old, when I swapped it out, and was still well over 90% on its endurance life, per Sandisk's own software. Games don't make use of NVME speeds. The 660p is just so inexpensive, that it makes getting a slower SATA drive a bad idea.


Similarly its not going to hit the endurance limit of EX920. You are making the same point.
 

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