Question Need advice on build

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May 27, 2020
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I am attempting to build a PC with my teenage son. This will be his first build. We have $1000 total and want to make a gaming/vr capable machine that we can upgrade later as his allowance allows. I am looking for help on motherboards, cpu and graphics cards. Any help would be appreciated.
 
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May 28, 2020
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Here is the configuration for my $1000 dollar PC which I call Frostbite BTW. IT is very efficient and is VR ready and Gives excellent performance at gaming and Editing. The specs are :
CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 2700
MOBO: ASRock B450 Steel Legend Socket AM4
RAM: TEAMGROUP T-Force Delta RGB DDR4 16GB (2x8GB) 3000MHz RAM
GPU: This has 2 options:

  1. GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER
  2. Radeon RX 5700 XT 8GB GDDR6 Graphics Card
SSD: Crucial MX500 1TB 3D NAND SATA M.2 Type
PSU: Cougar GXS650 80-Plus Gold Premium Performance Compact Power Supply (PSU) (650 Watt)
Case: be quiet! BGW35 Pure Base 500 Window White, ATX, midi Tower Computer case
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 RGB Black Edition CPU Air Cooler
Other than this if budget permits you can add RGB strips and more RGB case fans if you like !!!
 

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CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor ($167.00 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Deepcool GAMMAXX 400 74.34 CFM CPU Cooler ($29.28 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX ATX AM4 Motherboard ($114.99 @ Best Buy)
Memory: G.Skill Aegis 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial P2 500 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($64.99 @ Adorama)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda Compute 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce RTX 2060 6 GB KO ULTRA GAMING Video Card ($319.99 @ Walmart)
Case: Fractal Design Focus G ATX Mid Tower Case ($62.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair CXM 650 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply ($94.99 @ Best Buy)
Total: $969.20
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-05-29 11:54 EDT-0400
 

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