Question Is this a good PC for moderate gaming? Does it have all the components to run?

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Hello, Tom’s Hardware!

I was just wondering if this is all compatible together, and if it has all the components needed to build a computer. I’m new to building computers, and I’ve been doing research, and I’d just like a more personal overview of if this would all be able to be put together and run games moderately (such as CS:GO, League of Legends, and games that aren’t that intensive on max graphics). I’d also like some input on if these are the best parts together, as it’s running around $679, and I’d like to keep it at around this price, maximum $700-$750 while still having a really effective gaming computer

PSU: EVGA 500 W1 100-W1-0500-KR 80+ WHITE 500W Power Supply - $48 from Newegg

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 1600 - $110 from Newegg

GPU: NVIDIA GTX 1060 6GB - $210 from Newegg

Hard Drive: SAMSUNG 860 EVO Series 2.5" 250GB SATA III V-NAND 3-bit MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) MZ-76E250B/AM - $58 from Newegg

Motherboard: MSI PERFORMANCE GAMING B450M GAMING PLUS AM4 AMD B450 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.1 HDMI Micro ATX AMD - $90 from Newegg

RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 2666 (PC4 21300) Desktop Memory Model F4-2666C19D-16GVR - $66 from Newegg

Case: NZXT H500i - Compact ATX Mid-Tower PC Gaming Case - RGB Lighting and Fan Control - CAM-Powered Smart Device - Tempered Glass Panel - Enhanced Cable Management System - Water-Cooling Ready - Black/Red - $97 from Newegg

Thanks!
 

JohnBonhamsGhost

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that is a microATX board. it will work fine but your components will be compacted into a much tighter space and may be quite a bit more difficult to keep them at a good temperature. with even a regular ATX, there should be much more space between components(RAM, CPU, GPU, etc) for more heat dissipation with more airflow between.

the Corsair cx550m is a better PSU but for 2x the price I don't think the 80+ vs 80+ Bronze is that much of a difference. if you can find one for a bit cheaper, ~$65-70, then I would definitely go for it. it does have a 5 year warranty vs the EVGA's 3 year, so that would be one + for sure with the Corsair.
 
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icedog

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Its fine maybe just the ram speed to 3200mhz instead of 2666mhz and the hard drive will not be enough for games like bo4 or gta 5 because they are like 100gb each. So if your budget fits then go for a ADATA ultimate SU650 960gb
 

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