Question Is this PC okay?

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Hello everyone. I'm new to the forum, and I don't know a lot about computers. The thing is, I want to buy one, both for gaming and apps like Ps, Ae, and similar stuff. I live in Argentina, so it's pretty expensive and my options are a bit limited (plus, the website where I intend to buy the parts does not have too much).
I tried to make a good one, but I can't spend too much.
Here is what I have in mind.

  • Mobo: Asrock X370M-HDV
  • CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 1700 8-Core 3.7GHz
  • RAM: Corsair DDR4 16GB 3000MHz Vengeance LPX
  • GPU: Asrock Radeon RX VEGA 56 8GB
  • SSD: M.2 Adata Gammix S5 512GB 2100MB/s NVMe PCI-E
  • PSU: Thermaltake 850W Toughpower Grand RGB 80+ Gold Modular
I'm not sure about the case. How many 120mm fans will I need?
Is the CPU stock cooler okay (Wraith Spire) or do I have to get something else?
Do I need a cooler for the GPU? Is Asrock good? That's the only brand I can find here for the VEGA 56.
Is that RAM okay? I couldn't find much info about it.
I chose that SSD because there weren't many options available in that page, but is it good? If it isn't, I could buy another separately.
Is the motherboard okay?
If you had to change something, what would it be? And what could I cut if it's too expensive (maybe the CPU to a R5 1600, performance is similar I think)?

Your help will be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
 
Overall good part selection.

The PSU is a bit overkill. A decent 650w, or even 55w should suffice. Choose as per availability from this list... https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/1045610-new-psu-tier-list/
Try to stay within Tier B.

You will need atleast 2 case fans. One for front intake and one for rear exhaust in pull push configuration. The rest depends on your climate, ambient temperature, usage, and the case you will select.

The stock cooler that comes with it is pretty good. For stock clocks and a slight OC, it should suffice. But if you are going to push your clocks high, you will need a better cooler.

You wont need any cooler for the GPU, but try not to get a blower card.
ASRock is not a very popular brand in GPU, maybe because they do not manufacture too many cards, but as a motherboard manufacturer they are pretty reputable.

The RAM is a good choice. The LPX 3000 comes with two latency variants. Here is all the info you need.
CAS 16 (good)... https://pcpartpicker.com/product/wZ22FT/corsair-vengeance-lpx-16gb-2-x-8gb-ddr4-3000-memory-cmk16gx4m2d3000c16
CAS 15(better)... https://pcpartpicker.com/product/MYH48d/corsair-memory-cmk16gx4m2b3000c15

SSD is fine too.

The CPU depends on your priority. For gaming 1600 would do. For productivity, you will need the 1700. I would look for 2nd gen. Ryzen is the price difference is not too expensive from 1st gen.
 
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Overall good part selection.

The PSU is a bit overkill. A decent 650w, or even 55w should suffice. Choose as per availability from this list... https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/1045610-new-psu-tier-list/
Try to stay within Tier B.

You will need atleast 2 case fans. One for front intake and one for rear exhaust in pull push configuration. The rest depends on your climate, ambient temperature, usage, and the case you will select.

The stock cooler that comes with it is pretty good. For stock clocks and a slight OC, it should suffice. But if you are going to push your clocks high, you will need a better cooler.

You wont need any cooler for the GPU, but try not to get a blower card.
ASRock is not a very popular brand in GPU, maybe because they do not manufacture too many cards, but as a motherboard manufacturer they are pretty reputable.

The RAM is a good choice. The LPX 3000 comes with two latency variants. Here is all the info you need.
CAS 16 (good)... https://pcpartpicker.com/product/wZ22FT/corsair-vengeance-lpx-16gb-2-x-8gb-ddr4-3000-memory-cmk16gx4m2d3000c16
CAS 15(better)... https://pcpartpicker.com/product/MYH48d/corsair-memory-cmk16gx4m2b3000c15

SSD is fine too.

The CPU depends on your priority. For gaming 1600 would do. For productivity, you will need the 1700. I would look for 2nd gen. Ryzen is the price difference is not too expensive from 1st gen.
Yeah, I figured the PSU would be too much. But the choices are limited where I buy it, and it's cheaper than worse ones in other websites. I could get a 80 Plus Bronze one, but idk. I'll have to look into it.

Ambient temperature won't be too bad. Plus, I'm moving next year, and the place will be a little colder. I could get 2 fans plus the one included in the case I buy.

I don't think I'll overclock, so I guess stock will be fine (I might switch later on if I really need it).

I'll look into ASRock for GPU's, and see if it's okay or I have to replace it.
I'll also check the RAM. (Btw, would you recommend that one or a 2x8GB Team T-Force? I read that 2x8 are better than 1x16)

As for the CPU, I'll check prices and benchmarks to see what I get.

Well, thanks a lot for your help!
 

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