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Gaming computer- mainly for sea of thieves- aiming for at least 60fps at 1080. Also, red dead 2. I want a solid build that won’t get outdated too fast but for cheap as possible lol. I did my research and think I have it all picked out. (But randomly chose a psu at the store) I figured I would post here for some constructive criticism before I build it. I don’t know anything so any advice is appreciated. Are any of these not worth it in 2019?
Total cost came to $700.37 before 30 mail in rebates and windows. So about $770 total from micro center.


CPU $130- Ryzen 5 2600X 3.6GHz 6 Core AM4 Boxed Processor with Wraith Spire Cooler

Motherboard $84- MSI Tomahawk Max B450 AM4 AT AMD ($30 off bundled with CPU, original price $115)

GPU $210- Ventus XS GeForce GTX 1660 Overclocked Dual-Fan 6GB GDDR5 PCIe Video Card (after mail-in rebate)

SSD $55- 860 EVO 500GB SSD 3-bit MLC V-NAND SATA III 6Gb/s 2.5" Internal Solid State Drive (might exchange for 1TB)

RAM $60 - Corsair 16GB 2x8 D4 3200

Case $48 -Corsair Carbide Series 175R RGB ATX Mid-Tower (after mail-in rebate)

Power supply $60- 650w 80+ Bronze semi atx PowerSpec


All advice welcome!! Thanks in advance!!
 
Get the CPU-Motherboard bundle only from Microcenter. You can get faster RAM/SSD/GPU and a quality PSU for that budget...

PCPartPicker Part List

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
CPU | AMD Ryzen 5 2600X 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor | $130.00
Motherboard | MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX ATX AM4 Motherboard | $84.00
Memory | G.Skill Ripjaws V 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory | $69.99 @ Newegg
Storage | Kingston A2000 500 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive | $59.99 @ Amazon
Video Card | EVGA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6 GB SC ULTRA GAMING Video Card | $239.99 @ Newegg
Case | Thermaltake Core G21 Tempered Glass Edition ATX Mid Tower Case | $34.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply | Corsair TXM Gold 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply | $59.99 @ Newegg
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total (before mail-in rebates) | $748.95
| Mail-in rebates | -$70.00
| Total | $678.95
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-11-26 20:37 EST-0500 |
 
Get the CPU-Motherboard bundle only from Microcenter. You can get faster RAM/SSD/GPU and a quality PSU for that budget...

PCPartPicker Part List

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
CPU | AMD Ryzen 5 2600X 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor | $130.00
Motherboard | MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX ATX AM4 Motherboard | $84.00
Memory | G.Skill Ripjaws V 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory | $69.99 @ Newegg
Storage | Kingston A2000 500 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive | $59.99 @ Amazon
Video Card | EVGA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6 GB SC ULTRA GAMING Video Card | $239.99 @ Newegg
Case | Thermaltake Core G21 Tempered Glass Edition ATX Mid Tower Case | $34.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply | Corsair TXM Gold 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply | $59.99 @ Newegg
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total (before mail-in rebates) | $748.95
| Mail-in rebates | -$70.00
| Total | $678.95
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-11-26 20:37 EST-0500 |
 
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Get the CPU-Motherboard bundle only from Microcenter. You can get faster RAM/SSD/GPU and a quality PSU for that budget...

PCPartPicker Part List

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
CPU | AMD Ryzen 5 2600X 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor | $130.00
Motherboard | MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX ATX AM4 Motherboard | $84.00
Memory | G.Skill Ripjaws V 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory | $69.99 @ Newegg
Storage | Kingston A2000 500 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive | $59.99 @ Amazon
Video Card | EVGA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6 GB SC ULTRA GAMING Video Card | $239.99 @ Newegg
Case | Thermaltake Core G21 Tempered Glass Edition ATX Mid Tower Case | $34.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply | Corsair TXM Gold 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply | $59.99 @ Newegg
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total (before mail-in rebates) | $748.95
| Mail-in rebates | -$70.00
| Total | $678.95
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-11-26 20:37 EST-0500 |

Lol I did. It’s in the post but thanks. When did you pick up the 1660 ti for $240? I checked Newegg but it is $260 aka $50 more than the 1660. Is the difference between the two that drastic?
 
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That should do it. I honestly don't think I'd make any real changes. Mid range all the way around, but should still handle modern titles just fine. Not at max settings at 4K with 60FPS, but it should do everything good enough. I assume that case fits the GPU? I'd also double check how well that ram plays with Ryzen. I built a Ryzen 2600 on prime day and my RAM isn't on the vendor list, but "everyone" on Amazon said it worked just fine. I haven't had any issues.
 
Nov 26, 2019
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Get the CPU-Motherboard bundle only from Microcenter. You can get faster RAM/SSD/GPU and a quality PSU for that budget...

PCPartPicker Part List

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
CPU | AMD Ryzen 5 2600X 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor | $130.00
Motherboard | MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX ATX AM4 Motherboard | $84.00
Memory | G.Skill Ripjaws V 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory | $69.99 @ Newegg
Storage | Kingston A2000 500 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive | $59.99 @ Amazon
Video Card | EVGA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6 GB SC ULTRA GAMING Video Card | $239.99 @ Newegg
Case | Thermaltake Core G21 Tempered Glass Edition ATX Mid Tower Case | $34.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply | Corsair TXM Gold 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply | $59.99 @ Newegg
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total (before mail-in rebates) | $748.95
| Mail-in rebates | -$70.00
| Total | $678.95
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-11-26 20:37 EST-0500 |
That should do it. I honestly don't think I'd make any real changes. Mid range all the way around, but should still handle modern titles just fine. Not at max settings at 4K with 60FPS, but it should do everything good enough. I assume that case fits the GPU? I'd also double check how well that ram plays with Ryzen. I built a Ryzen 2600 on prime day and my RAM isn't on the vendor list, but "everyone" on Amazon said it worked just fine. I haven't had any issues.

Thank you!! I was nervous about the ram! I had something different picked out and the sales guys said I should swap it. I’ll be looking into it ASAP.
 

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