Question Is this a good enough build for gaming for 700$?

TheDarkIce

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I plan on playing games like Rainbow Six Siege, Rocket league, Assassins Creed Unity, Far cry 5, Star wars The fallen order and also possibly in the future Red dead redemption 2, Cyber punk 2077 and maybe some newer titles too.

I'm planning on building a PC with these specs.

https://pcpartpicker.com/list/hkdmFG

Is there anything that I need to change to get more out of my money?

Also, I already have peripherals for the PC so I got 700$ to spend on the entire build.
 
This can be better...

PCPartPicker Part List

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
CPU | AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor | $179.99 @ Best Buy
Motherboard | MSI B450M PRO-VDH MAX Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard | $79.98 @ Amazon
Memory | G.Skill Aegis 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory | $64.99 @ Newegg
Storage | Crucial P1 500 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive | $66.95 @ Adorama
Video Card | MSI GeForce GTX 1660 6 GB VENTUS XS OC Video Card | $199.99 @ B&H
Case | Cooler Master MasterBox E300L MicroATX Mini Tower Case | $39.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply | Corsair CX (2017) 450 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply | $49.99 @ Corsair
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total (before mail-in rebates) | $691.88
| Mail-in rebates | -$10.00
| Total | $681.88
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-01-28 13:05 EST-0500 |
 
I would suggest starting with @Hellfire13 's build, and swapping the following:

CPU:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07XTQZJ28
The AF revision of the Ryzen 5 1600 - it's 12nm, and basically the equivalent of a slightly lower-clocked 2600. Yes, it's not quite as fast as the 3600, but it's only a hair slower than the 2600.

It's $85 plus tax. Free shipping. The $95 savings can then be applied thusly:

That will allow you to kick up for a better power supply:
https://pcpartpicker.com/product/dDH48d/corsair-txm-gold-550w-80-gold-certified-semi-modular-atx-power-supply-cp-9020133-na
Costs more than the CX, but a little more headroom for power, and a higher quality unit.

And maybe bump up the SSD to a full 1TB:
https://pcpartpicker.com/product/pxKcCJ/crucial-p1-1tb-m2-2280-solid-state-drive-ct1000p1ssd8

EDIT: With this link, you can get the 1TB Western Digital Blue SN550 - 5 year warranty, and 600TBW endurance, for $99.99, bringing the total down to $661.92 before tax.


PCPartPicker Part List

Motherboard: MSI B450M PRO-VDH MAX Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($79.98 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Aegis 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial P1 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($112.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 1660 6 GB VENTUS XS OC Video Card ($199.99 @ B&H)
Case: Cooler Master MasterBox E300L MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($39.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair TXM Gold 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply ($90.98 @ Newegg)
Custom: 12nm AF Ryzen 5 1600 ($85.00)
Total: $673.92
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-01-28 14:09 EST-0500
 
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