Question New ~$1000 build

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Putting together a new system and I would like another set of eyes to see if there are any problems. I intend it for 1080 gaming and daily stuff. Some of the games are Ark, Fallout, Minecraft, Conan Exiles which would blow up my current system.

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CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 2600X 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor ($136.89 @ B&H)
Motherboard: Asus PRIME X570-P ATX AM4 Motherboard ($144.99 @ B&H)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($77.98 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda Compute 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 1660 Super 6 GB SC ULTRA GAMING Video Card ($228.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Phanteks Enthoo Pro Tempered Glass ATX Full Tower Case ($109.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: SeaSonic FOCUS Plus Gold 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($97.48 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.85 @ Amazon)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit ($99.99 @ B&H)
Total: $966.14
 

WildCard999

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You really want a SSD nowadays.

Made a few changes, the Ryzen 2600 & much quieter aftermarket cooler would be better overall and will boost to 2600X speeds with PBO enabled. The motherboard is a excellent choice for the price, supports wifi & Bluetooth and the BIOS is easy to use/navigate. The Intel 660P is a great NVMe M.2 SSD and massively faster then that HDD which I still kept for mass storage. If you changed a few other parts though you could essentially get a better performing system then this but this is pretty good overall.

PCPartPicker Part List
CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor ($119.99 @ B&H)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Black Edition 42 CFM CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock B450M/AC Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($84.98 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($73.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Intel 660p Series 512 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($69.99 @ B&H)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda Compute 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 1660 Super 6 GB SC ULTRA GAMING Video Card ($228.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Phanteks Enthoo Pro Tempered Glass ATX Full Tower Case ($109.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: SeaSonic FOCUS Plus Gold 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($97.48 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.85 @ Amazon)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit ($99.99 @ B&H)
Total: $985.22
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-02-15 20:18 EST-0500
 
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I knew someone would comment on the lack of an SSD. I debated on that and concluded the longer boot and launch times don't bother me although it is still sitting in the back of my head.

Did you change the motherboard because it has a better VRM for the PBO or for the price?

I don't mind spending a bit more without getting high end crazy. Trying to match the machine to my needs.
 

WildCard999

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The 9 power phases on the ASRock board is enough to keep the 2600 safe so you really don't need a X570 board and the features that the ASRock comes with for the price cannot be beat. I recently did a gaming build for my friends kid for xmas using the same CPU, MB & RAM and it turned out well, was able to hold the boost speed without issue (that's also using the stock cooler).
https://pcpartpicker.com/b/9WxG3C \
I would confidently use up to a 3700X on that ASRock board.

Once you go SSD it's difficult to go back, even the original SATA SSD's are massively faster then HDD's, the NVMe M.2 SSD's are incredibly fast but it's worth it to get one on the original build/OS install then adding one in later.
 
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Insane Potatoz

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I knew someone would comment on the lack of an SSD. I debated on that and concluded the longer boot and launch times don't bother me although it is still sitting in the back of my head.

Did you change the motherboard because it has a better VRM for the PBO or for the price?

I don't mind spending a bit more without getting high end crazy. Trying to match the machine to my needs.
Just get a 120gb ssd for boots, itll only add $20 to the build and will benefit you greatly. I have a laptop with an HDD and built a PC with an SSD and was shocked at how much better the ssd was... even just for a boot drive. It cuts boot times from 3 minutes or so to 30 seconds or less
Edit: also putting an OS on the hard drive makes really slow to load anything else. Putting the OS elsewhere would be a better option
 
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Then let's add an SSD. I think I'll go with 250GB which should give me room to store a number of things without spinning up the HDD.

I prefer a full ATX board so I might go back to my original choice of the MSI B450 Tomahawk Max. The X570 was $124 on Amazon when I chose it but has since changed. Can't look at anything on Amazon too long without the price changing.
 

Insane Potatoz

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Then let's add an SSD. I think I'll go with 250GB which should give me room to store a number of things without spinning up the HDD.

I prefer a full ATX board so I might go back to my original choice of the MSI B450 Tomahawk Max. The X570 was $124 on Amazon when I chose it but has since changed. Can't look at anything on Amazon too long without the price changing.
Agreed. PC parts always fluctuate. I’d say go for it! What ssd are you thinking of getting?
 
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At 250 GB I'll probably go with a Western Digital. Whether it be SATA or nvme depends on the board because they are designed differently. The MSI board only accepts SATA and you lose 2 SATA ports if using M.2 while the X570 has no restrictions or loss of ports. Have to dwell on it. Thanks for your input.
 

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At 250 GB I'll probably go with a Western Digital. Whether it be SATA or nvme depends on the board because they are designed differently. The MSI board only accepts SATA and you lose 2 SATA ports if using M.2 while the X570 has no restrictions or loss of ports. Have to dwell on it. Thanks for your input.
No problem. WD is a good choice
 

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