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Question Is this build good enough for gaming?

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Hello everyone! I'm not really a tech expert and I don't know if I made the right choices for 1080p 144hz or 1080p 240hz gaming.

Just bought a used gtx 1080 for 350 Euros so I can't change this option.
I am thinking for a CPU will buy a 2600x around 180 euros
Mobo: b450 tomahawk for 100 euros
Ram: 2x8 gb 16 Corsair vengeance 3200mhz 100 euros
Ssd for now something with 500gb and around 50 Euro
PSU something around 50-70 euro
CPU cooler around 30 euro

So my budget is around 500 euro for the rest hardware.
Is it capable to provide good FPS for 144hz or 240hz in competitive settings for fps titles like (cs,pubg,siege,apex)
In my country I can find 144hz around 200 euro or can buy from a friend a Dell Alienware AW2518HF 240 Hz for 280 Euros.

Should I go for the 240hz or with my system will be overkill so better with a 140 Hz and spend the rest to better hardware and if so what should I upgrade?

I apologize for my long thread and many questions but I'm a bit cconfused.
Thank you all in advance for your advices and sorry for my bad English!
 
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I would go with the 144hz panel. Most CPUs today wont puht 240hz on modern AAA games.

I would save a little bit of money and go with the 2600. The chips are the same, the 2600x is just clocked a little higher.

The Tomahawk is a good board, I would go with that.

As for PSU, get a quality 550 watt unit from Corsair, EVGA, or Seasonic. There are a lot of cheap PSUs on the market and a malfunction can damage your hardware.

The Crucial MX500 is a solid SSD for the money.

I dont know your exact location, but here are the prices in the US:

PCPartPicker Part List: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/27TKw6

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor ($164.89 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: MSI - B450 TOMAHAWK ATX AM4 Motherboard ($114.88 @ OutletPC)
Memory: Crucial - Ballistix Sport LT 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($81.29 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial - MX500 500 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($69.85 @ OutletPC)
Power Supply: SeaSonic - FOCUS Plus Gold 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($61.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $492.89
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-04-29 16:50 EDT-0400
 
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As for PSU, get a quality 550 watt unit from Corsair, EVGA, or Seasonic. There are a lot of cheap PSUs on the market and a malfunction can damage your hardware.

The Crucial MX500 is a solid SSD for the money.

I dont know your exact location, but here are the prices in the US:

PCPartPicker Part List: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/27TKw6

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor ($164.89 @ OutletPC)

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Thank you for your answer!
I live in Greece,
psu's are really expensive here
I watched some YouTube vids that were saying that even if you can't get 240fps it still feels smoother than a 144hz monitor is that true?
If I buy a 2600 I would have to overclock to get the performance needed right?
If that's the case would a b450 tomahawk be good enough to oc my CPU ?[/QUOTE]
 

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