[SOLVED] I’m planning to build a PC in the near future and wanted some feedback on my list.

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M.2 2280 is the just the interface and size of the drive, it does not indicate whether the drive is Sata or Nvme. The the WD blue in the original post is Sata not Nvme.
So the NVME drives are faster but the SATA ones are more reliable? I’m thinking I’ll go with an NVME SSD.
 
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No biggie just seen things that I would not do and were not really right. For the Power Line adapters these get plugged directly in the wall outlet DO NOT plug them into a power strip or surge protector. As for my results their were very little difference in a direct cable and the PL kit the kit I listed is better than mine so if your direct cable speed is faster then the PL kit should still be close.

Make sure you read my post again I EDITED it a few times for things I left off that I thought would matter!

A down vote don't bother me if I'm wrong, I think one time I was wrong but don't really remember I think I was like 3 years old!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :);)🆒:benetton::homer::)

Run the Speed test you might be surprised what your actually getting.
Got it, thanks again.
 
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For a build around this price range, I probably wouldn't spend $40 on a 24-pin motherboard extension cable that doesn't serve much purpose aside from looking a little bit nicer. That's roughly the difference between going with a 500GB SSD and a 1TB SSD.

And if you are going to spend money on zip-ties to manage cables, I would go with the reusable velcro variety instead, as those can be found on sites like Amazon for a similar price. Search Amazon for "velcro ties" and you should find a variety of "hook and loop" ties from various brands. The traditional plastic zip ties tend to be rather annoying when you want to unhook some cable and find you need cut a bunch of hard plastic bands to get it undone, then re-apply a new set afterward. The velcro ties tend to be a lot more convenient.

Also, the current cost of a B450 Tomahawk combined with that $35 wireless card adds up to $160, so you might be better off going with a board with Wi-fi built-in, if you feel you really need it. Or, I know things like powerline adapters were mentioned above, but have you considered the practicality of simply running an ethernet cable from your room to the router? A wired connection will generally be more reliable and can perform better, and standard round CAT5e or better cable can be run hundreds of feet, if needed. You should probably stay away from the flat variety for long runs though, as it can be more prone to interference.
I was following a build guide on YouTube but tweaked a bunch of stuff. Is that 24-pin PSU Sleeved Cable necessary or can I do without it? And also, if I don’t use it, will it just be a black cable? (It’s my first time building a PC)
 
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No biggie just seen things that I would not do and were not really right. For the Power Line adapters these get plugged directly in the wall outlet DO NOT plug them into a power strip or surge protector. As for my results their were very little difference in a direct cable and the PL kit the kit I listed is better than mine so if your direct cable speed is faster then the PL kit should still be close.

Make sure you read my post again I EDITED it a few times for things I left off that I thought would matter!

A down vote don't bother me if I'm wrong, I think one time I was wrong but don't really remember I think I was like 3 years old!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :);)🆒:benetton::homer::)

Run the Speed test you might be surprised what your actually getting.
FYI I updated the link to the list with all the advice everyone gave, especially you.
 
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One other thought would be getting a newer B550 instead of a B450 motherboard. Same amout of money will get you a board with a newer chipset, better VRM setup, pci-e 4.0. All of which increase the boards upgrade path.
Here's a couple b550 options for around the same price as that b450
https://pcpartpicker.com/products/compare/NT7p99,39LwrH/
The B550s are Micro ATX and the B450 I have is ATX. Are there any downsides to Micro ATX? Would I have to get a smaller GPU?
 

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