Question Is this a good list for First build

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Hi, I'm about to build my first PC soon and this is what I have come up with, I'm looking for suggestions and areas of my build that I can improve on. This build will be mainly used for gaming (steam, CoD, watch dogs, rainbow six seige, etc) and university.

Budget : $1000- $1200 AUD

Also since the pandemic has occurred, I was wondering what would be the the best time to purchase these parts, would it be Black Friday, Christmas sales or new Years?

Thank You for your help

PCPartPicker Part List: https://au.pcpartpicker.com/list/PxQVF8

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor ($319.00 @ JW Computers)
Motherboard: MSI B450M PRO-VDH MAX Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($109.00 @ Centre Com)
Memory: Team T-FORCE VULCAN Z 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory ($90.20 @ Newegg Australia)
Storage: Kingston A400 240 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($38.00 @ Centre Com)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda Compute 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($88.00 @ Umart)
Video Card: Asus Radeon RX 580 8 GB DUAL Video Card ($255.00 @ Centre Com)
Case: NZXT H510 ATX Mid Tower Case ($110.00 @ Newegg Australia)
Power Supply: Corsair CXM 750 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply ($139.00 @ PC Byte)

Total: $1148.20
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
 

Prad_Bitt

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580 is old. Why do you wanna go for that

H510 is overrated, old, trash Temps. look at something like a P400A, TD500 Mesh, Lancool 215, 4000D/275R airflow/220T airflow etc. Buy a front that allows airflow

CXM 750 isn't great. Just save cash and get CX650, CX>CXM in internal component quality. And you don't need 750.
 
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Add a case to that instead. Better PSU for same price. You do not need 750 watts unless you intend to buy a RTX 3080 and a threadripper CPU.

Better RAM.

B550 motherboard. Why buy the B450 version when the B550 version is 5 more dollars? :p

I would change that 240GB SSD for a 512GB SSD.

Get a case suggested by Prad_Bitt. Good cases.

So not a good time to buy a new GPU.

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor ($319.00 @ JW Computers)
Motherboard: ASRock B550M-HDV Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($111.87 @ JW Computers)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 CL16 Memory ($122.10 @ Newegg Australia)
Storage: Kingston A400 240 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($38.00 @ Centre Com)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda Compute 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($88.00 @ Umart)
Video Card: Asus Radeon RX 580 8 GB DUAL Video Card ($255.00 @ Centre Com)
Power Supply: SeaSonic FOCUS Gold 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply ($139.00 @ Mwave Australia)
Total: $1072.97
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-11-22 15:52 AEDT+1100
 
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Add a case to that instead. Better PSU for same price. You do not need 750 watts unless you intend to buy a RTX 3080 and a threadripper CPU.

Better RAM.

B550 motherboard. Why buy the B450 version when the B550 version is 5 more dollars? :p

I would change that 240GB SSD for a 512GB SSD.

Get a case suggested by Prad_Bitt. Good cases.

So not a good time to buy a new GPU.

RX 580 used on ebay - Lots at 50-60 dollars to 100 dollars.
GTX 1080 used on ebay - 200 dollars. ~63% faster than a RX 580.
GTX 1070 used on ebay - 150 dollars. ~37% faster than a RX 580.
RX 580 New - 255 dollars.


PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor ($319.00 @ JW Computers)
Motherboard: ASRock B550M-HDV Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($111.87 @ JW Computers)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 CL16 Memory ($122.10 @ Newegg Australia)
Storage: Kingston A400 240 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($38.00 @ Centre Com)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda Compute 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($88.00 @ Umart)
Video Card: Asus Radeon RX 580 8 GB DUAL Video Card ($255.00 @ Centre Com)
Power Supply: SeaSonic FOCUS Gold 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply ($139.00 @ Mwave Australia)
Total: $1072.97
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-11-22 15:52 AEDT+1100
Oof, when I went to replace that GPU I found out that AUD is sky high compared to USD. That was. Some very bad judgement on my side. Now the 580 makes more sense but still a used 1070 is better imo
 
Hi, I'm about to build my first PC soon and this is what I have come up with, I'm looking for suggestions and areas of my build that I can improve on. This build will be mainly used for gaming (steam, CoD, watch dogs, rainbow six seige, etc) and university.

Budget : $1000- $1200 AUD

Also since the pandemic has occurred, I was wondering what would be the the best time to purchase these parts, would it be Black Friday, Christmas sales or new Years?

Thank You for your help

PCPartPicker Part List: https://au.pcpartpicker.com/list/PxQVF8

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor ($319.00 @ JW Computers)
Motherboard: MSI B450M PRO-VDH MAX Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($109.00 @ Centre Com)
Memory: Team T-FORCE VULCAN Z 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory ($90.20 @ Newegg Australia)
Storage: Kingston A400 240 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($38.00 @ Centre Com)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda Compute 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($88.00 @ Umart)
Video Card: Asus Radeon RX 580 8 GB DUAL Video Card ($255.00 @ Centre Com)
Case: NZXT H510 ATX Mid Tower Case ($110.00 @ Newegg Australia)
Power Supply: Corsair CXM 750 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply ($139.00 @ PC Byte)

Total: $1148.20
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Not sure why you want an old spinner hard drive. A 1TB m.2 NVME drive will perform much better. If you need more storage a year or two from now you can pop in another drive in 5 minutes. I think you should get a better case with a mesh front. Also, the power supply can be improved a lot for a small increase in cost. Check this list revision for only $22 more:
https://au.pcpartpicker.com/list/rY6kfP
 
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Add a case to that instead. Better PSU for same price. You do not need 750 watts unless you intend to buy a RTX 3080 and a threadripper CPU.

Better RAM.

B550 motherboard. Why buy the B450 version when the B550 version is 5 more dollars? :p

I would change that 240GB SSD for a 512GB SSD.

Get a case suggested by Prad_Bitt. Good cases.

So not a good time to buy a new GPU.

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor ($319.00 @ JW Computers)
Motherboard: ASRock B550M-HDV Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($111.87 @ JW Computers)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 CL16 Memory ($122.10 @ Newegg Australia)
Storage: Kingston A400 240 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($38.00 @ Centre Com)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda Compute 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($88.00 @ Umart)
Video Card: Asus Radeon RX 580 8 GB DUAL Video Card ($255.00 @ Centre Com)
Power Supply: SeaSonic FOCUS Gold 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply ($139.00 @ Mwave Australia)
Total: $1072.97
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-11-22 15:52 AEDT+1100


Yea, Australia Prices are terrible.

I've decided to go with the Ryzen 3300x instead since I dont plan to go full out gaming and to save some money.
UPDATE: thanks for your help, I have taken into consideration of the suggestions you have provided and these are the adjustments I have made.

I'm also struggling to decide the motherboard, memory and SSD storages, please help.

PCPartPicker Part List: https://au.pcpartpicker.com/list/x3Y4p2
CPU: AMD Ryzen 3 3300X 3.8 GHz Quad-Core Processor ($228.00 @ Device Deal)

Motherboard: ASRock B450 Pro4 ATX AM4 Motherboard/ ASRock B450M Steel Legend Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($125.00 @ PC Byte)/ Msi b450m mortar max

Memory: Team T-FORCE VULCAN Z 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory ($90.20 @ Newegg Australia) /Team T-Force Delta RGB 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 CL16 Memory/ or Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 CL18 Memory

Storage: / Kingston A400 120 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive/ Western Digital Green 240 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive/Western Digital Blue 250 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive


Storage: Western Digital Blue 2 TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive ($81.40 @ Newegg Australia)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER 6 GB TUF GAMING OC Video Card ($339.00 @ Umart)
Case: Cooler Master MasterBox NR600 (w/o ODD) ATX Mid Tower Case ($99.00 @ Centre Com)
Power Supply: Antec Earthwatts Gold Pro 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply ($149.00 @ Centre Com)

Total: $1149.60
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
 
Nov 21, 2020
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Budget (including currency): $1000-$1100 AUD

Hi, my sister is about to build her first PC soon and this is what she has have come up with, we're looking for suggestions and areas of the build that we can improve on. This build will be mainly used for gaming (steam, CoD, watch dogs, rainbow six seige, etc) and university.

We're struggling to decide the motherboard, memory and SSD storages and PSU, so any recommendations/suggestions would be helpful.

Thanks

PCPartPicker Part List: https://au.pcpartpicker.com/list/nnY6QD

CPU: AMD Ryzen 3 3300X 3.8 GHz Quad-Core Processor ($228.00 @ Device Deal)

Motherboard: MSI B450M PRO-VDH MAX Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($109.00 @ Centre Com)/ASRock B450 Pro4 ATX AM4 Motherboard/ ASRock B450M Steel Legend Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($125.00 @ PC Byte)/ Msi b450m mortar max

Memory: Team T-FORCE VULCAN Z 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory ($90.20 @ Newegg Australia) /Team T-Force Delta RGB 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 CL16 Memory/ Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 CL18 Memory

Storage: / Kingston A400 120 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive/ Western Digital Green 240 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive/Western Digital Blue 250 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive/Kingston A400 240 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($38.00 @ Umart)


Storage: Western Digital Blue 2 TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive ($81.40 @ Newegg Australia)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER 6 GB TUF GAMING OC Video Card ($339.00 @ Umart)
Case: Cooler Master MasterBox NR600 (w/o ODD) ATX Mid Tower Case ($105.00 @ Skycomp Technology)

Power Supply: Corsair CX (2017) 650 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($135.30 @ Newegg Australia)/Antec Earthwatts Gold Pro 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply ($149.00 @ Centre Com)


Total: $1148.50
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
 
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PCPartPicker Part List

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
CPU | AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor | $319.00 @ JW Computers
Motherboard | Asus PRIME B550M-A Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard | $149.00 @ Umart
Memory | Team T-FORCE VULCAN Z 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory | $90.20 @ Newegg Australia
Storage | Western Digital Blue SN550 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive | $138.00 @ JW Computers
Video Card | Asus GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER 6 GB Phoenix OC Video Card | $329.00 @ Umart
Case | Cooler Master MasterBox MB510L ATX Mid Tower Case | $72.60 @ Newegg Australia
Power Supply | Corsair CXM (2015) 450 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply | $75.00 @ BPC Technology
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total | $1172.80
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-11-23 23:18 AEDT+1100 |
 
Nov 21, 2020
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Hi,

I'll be buying a new PC soon, my problem is that I never understood PSUs. Should I go for a 550W or 650W?
CPU: ryzen 3300x
GPU: GTX 1660 SUPER
PSU?

thanks
 

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