[SOLVED] Ideal CPU/RAM configuration for RX580 1080p gaming?

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Hi all,

I already have RX580 8GB videocard and 27' Philips full HD monitor, so I'm looking at other components based on that.
So far I'm looking at:

  • CPU: Ryzen 2600 for $154
    Motherboard: MSI B450 Tomahawk for $130
    RAM: 2x8GB CORSAIR Vengeance LPX 3200Mhz for $130
    PSU: 650w Corsair/EWGA power supply
    Storage: Sandisk 128GB SSD for $25, Seagate Barracuda 1TB HDD for $45
    keyboard/case etc. not relevant at the moment
I know that i5 8400 is slightly better in gaming, but 5-10% difference doesn't justify +30% price difference for me.

Opinion especially on motherboard and power supply is appreciated. Also on how well listed components work with each other and if there may be better alternatives roughly within this budget (can go up a bit).
 
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A few other options for motherboards:
What else is important here, aside from AM4 support? Overclocking the CPU may be the case some time in the feature, but won't B450 Aorus do the job? What exactly determines $40 price difference between that one and other listed options worth $140?
 

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