[SOLVED] Is this a good budget build?

Myst_8362

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Ryzen 5 5600x
Dark rock pro 4 cooler
16gb of 3200mhrz cl 16 ram patriot viper rgb
1660 super (msi gaming x)
Meshify c
Wd blue 500gb nvme
Seagate baurracuda 2tb hdd
Corsair cxm 650w
B550-a pro
Any insight on what to replace for better performance but for cheap?
Buget is 1700 usd
 
Assuming that you are in the USA ... and btw that cpu in this build is due to hit the shelves en masse within the next few weeks.

https://www.newegg.com/black-phanteks-eclipse-p400a-atx-mid-tower/p/N82E16811854085
Phanteks Eclipse P400A Mid Tower Computer Case $69.99

https://www.newegg.com/evga-supernova-550-ga-220-ga-0550-x1-550w/p/1HU-00J7-004V3
EVGA SuperNOVA 550 GA, 80 Plus Gold 550W, Modular PSU $64.99

https://www.newegg.com/p/N82E16813119384
ASUS PRIME B560-PLUS $119.99

https://www.adorama.com/inbx8781140f.html
Intel Core i5-11400F $174.99

Cooler Master Hyper 212 Black Edition CPU Air Cooler $39.10

https://www.newegg.com/team-16gb-288-pin-ddr4-sdram/p/N82E16820331354
Team T-FORCE VULCAN Z 16GB (2x8GB)DDR4 3200 CL16 $82.99

https://www.newegg.com/intel-1tb-670p-series/p/N82E16820167474
Intel 670p Series M.2 2280 1TB PCIe NVMe 3.0 x4 QLC Internal SSD $99.99

https://www.ebay.com/itm/224468665098
ASUS GeForce RTX 2060 Overclocked 6G GDDR6 Dual-Fan EVO Edition $755.00

Total: $1,407 USD

https://www.ebay.com/p/2315640392?iid=324637012994
EVGA GeForce RTX 3060 XC 12GB GDDR6 Graphics Card $929.99

Total: $1,581 USD


https://www.tomshardware.com/news/intel-core-i5-11400-review
Intel Core i5-11400 Review

https://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages/intel_core_i5_11400f_processor_review,1.html
Intel Core i5-11400F Review

https://www.techspot.com/review/2232-intel-core-i5-11400f/
Intel Core i5-11400F Review

Intel Core i5-11400F CPU Review

https://www.profesionalreview.com/2021/04/26/intel-core-i5-11400f-review/
Intel Core i5-11400F Review



 
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Phaaze88

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2 items - not counting the gpu - don't exactly fit the bill of tight budget.
The cpu cooler isn't exactly cheap. Consider Scythe Mugen 5 Rev. B, Thermalright Macho Rev. C, or be quiet! Shadow Rock 3, as a few examples.

Some would also say the choice of cpu isn't cheap either, but it depends on the combination of pricing for cpu+mobo in your area.
Perhaps a 10400 or 11400 + B560 mobo would bring the cost down a little? But then there's THIS MESS with B560 power limits, so going too cheap on B560 wouldn't be a good idea.
 
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Assuming that you are in the USA ... and btw that cpu in this build is due to hit the shelves en masse within the next few weeks.

https://www.newegg.com/black-phanteks-eclipse-p400a-atx-mid-tower/p/N82E16811854085
Phanteks Eclipse P400A Mid Tower Computer Case $69.99

https://www.newegg.com/evga-supernova-550-ga-220-ga-0550-x1-550w/p/1HU-00J7-004V3
EVGA SuperNOVA 550 GA, 80 Plus Gold 550W, Modular PSU $64.99

https://www.newegg.com/p/N82E16813119384
ASUS PRIME B560-PLUS $119.99

https://www.adorama.com/inbx8781140f.html
Intel Core i5-11400F $174.99

Cooler Master Hyper 212 Black Edition CPU Air Cooler $39.10

https://www.newegg.com/team-16gb-288-pin-ddr4-sdram/p/N82E16820331354
Team T-FORCE VULCAN Z 16GB (2x8GB)DDR4 3200 CL16 $82.99

https://www.newegg.com/intel-1tb-670p-series/p/N82E16820167474
Intel 670p Series M.2 2280 1TB PCIe NVMe 3.0 x4 QLC Internal SSD $99.99

https://www.ebay.com/itm/224468665098
ASUS GeForce RTX 2060 Overclocked 6G GDDR6 Dual-Fan EVO Edition $755.00

Total: $1,407 USD

https://www.ebay.com/p/2315640392?iid=324637012994
EVGA GeForce RTX 3060 XC 12GB GDDR6 Graphics Card $929.99

Total: $1,581 USD


https://www.tomshardware.com/news/intel-core-i5-11400-review
Intel Core i5-11400 Review

https://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages/intel_core_i5_11400f_processor_review,1.html
Intel Core i5-11400F Review

https://www.techspot.com/review/2232-intel-core-i5-11400f/
Intel Core i5-11400F Review

Intel Core i5-11400F CPU Review

https://www.profesionalreview.com/2021/04/26/intel-core-i5-11400f-review/
Intel Core i5-11400F Review



 
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One other thing ... this board paired with the right cpu cooler will allow you to run that 11400F 24/7 with the power limits turned off in the bios. It's a round a about way of OC those locked Intel cpu's.

https://www.amazon.com/ASUS-TUF-B560M-PLUS-Motherboard-Thunderbolt/dp/B08W6PSC52/
ASUS TUF Gaming B560M-PLUS WiFi $149.99

I'll use these two cpu coolers for example.

https://www.amazon.com/Mugen-Rev-CPU-Cooler-Support/dp/B06ZYB8K77/
Scythe Mugen 5 Rev.B CPU Air Cooler $49.99

or ...

https://www.amazon.com/Original-Design-Towers-Cooler-SCFM-2000/dp/B07QMK5R45/ Scythe Fuma 2 CPU Air Cooler $59.99


Look for: Core i5 11400F + Opt on those two links down below (benchmarks)

https://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages/intel_core_i5_11400f_processor_review,23.html

https://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages/intel_core_i5_11400f_processor_review,26.html

 

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Yup, this the sexiest B560M board for a remotely reasonable price currently out there among models I could actually buy. The only two things that bug me about it are no PS/2 port since I'm still using a PS/2 keyboard and no USB 20G which means possibly having to sacrifice the x4 slot to get it later. With a pair of 10G and 5G ports on the back, lack of 20G shouldn't be too much of an issue.

If I was in the market for a B560M board, that would very likely be it. Since I'd have to buy a new keyboard to use it though, I would just use that $30 or so extra to step up to something with 20G USB and a PS/2 port :)
 
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Yup, this the sexiest B560M board for a remotely reasonable price currently out there among models I could actually buy. The only two things that bug me about it are no PS/2 port since I'm still using a PS/2 keyboard and no USB 20G which means possibly having to sacrifice the x4 slot to get it later. With a pair of 10G and 5G ports on the back, lack of 20G shouldn't be too much of an issue.

If I was in the market for a B560M board, that would very likely be it. Since I'd have to buy a new keyboard to use it though, I would just use that $30 or so extra to step up to something with 20G USB and a PS/2 port :)
Europe and Asia have a killer selection of B560 boards while the US & Canada are getting hosed. No idea why they don't offer the same selection of B560 boards here in the US that they offer overseas. =/
 

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Europe and Asia have a killer selection of B560 boards while the US & Canada are getting hosed. No idea why they don't offer the same selection of B560 boards here in the US that they offer overseas. =/
North Americans are rich, got to up-sell them to fancy Z590 boards!

Well, my general impression is that Europeans are more budget-conscious and wouldn't tolerate the combined covid tax, peak component shortage tax and early adopter tax on new Intel stuff quite as much, so manufacturers have to flood the market with the more affordable stuff there to compete with AMD boards that have been on the market for over a year.
 
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North Americans are rich, got to up-sell them to fancy Z590 boards!

Well, my general impression is that Europeans are more budget-conscious and wouldn't tolerate the combined covid tax, peak component shortage tax and early adopter tax on new Intel stuff quite as much, so manufacturers have to flood the market with the more affordable stuff there to compete with AMD boards that have been on the market for over a year.
These are three boards I'd really like to see offered here in the US.

This one because not everyone needs wi fi .. so it saves money.

https://www.asus.com/Motherboards-Components/Motherboards/All-series/TUF-GAMING-B560M-PLUS/


And this board comes in 8 euros cheaper than that Asus board up above.

https://www.gigabyte.com/Motherboard/B560M-AORUS-ELITE-rev-10#kf


And this board ... just because.

 

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These are three boards I'd really like to see offered here in the US.
Not having non-WiFi options is a bit annoying when you have no intention of using it. Then again, most of it is integrated in Intel's new chipsets, so it doesn't add much cost either. Of course, it is all of those little "because why not" extras that jack prices up like crazy when you try to please too many people with one board.

Me, I'd like non-RGB non-gamer-y options and it seems all manufacturers think people looking for solid no-frills motherboards want a VGA and/or DVI port instead of HDMI+DP.
 
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