Question New build: Light gaming, video editing, surfing and homework.

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Here are some answers to questions for my build:

Approximate Purchase Date:
Within the next 3 wks or sooner…

Budget Range:
Approximately $900 to 1000 but am willing to go cheaper or more expensive for right reasons.

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Light gaming for example Lord of the Rings online and some video editing and surfing.

Are you buying a monitor:
No I do not need monitor

Do you need to buy OS: No

Preferred Website(s) for Parts:None preferred

Location:Raleigh North Carolina

Parts Preferences:None

Overclocking: No I will not be overclocking.

SLI or Crossfire: Don’t know what this is so …probably not.

Additional Comments: I would like to incorporate the M2 memory if I can. I already have a monitor, keyboard and mouse.

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Buying:: Building computer for family member for light gaming (LOTR), surfing, little video editing, and homework. Want it to boot up fast, case to take up small footprint and generally be a fast computer.
 

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this is one card someone had suggested at one time........

MSI GeForce GTX 1650 SUPER 4 GB AERO ITX OC Video Card

it cost $350 so i am not sure what variables to consider important when getting a card.........and $350 is kinda large so i want to make sure i am getting an educated good decision
 

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this is one card someone had suggested at one time........

MSI GeForce GTX 1650 SUPER 4 GB AERO ITX OC Video Card

it cost $350 so i am not sure what variables to consider important when getting a card.........and $350 is kinda large so i want to make sure i am getting an educated good decision
LOL 350 for that card... No way.

That card isn't worth over 150-200 and I think that's the msrp lol you're getting looted do not buy that.
 

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i have this part of the build but i was not sure on the video card........

System Builder - Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core, Define Nano S Mini ITX Desktop - PCPartPicker

(hope this comes through already)
https://pcpartpicker.com/list/zdg62V

This is fine, and I believe the video editing uses cpu power, so you're good in that area.

$250 for the GPU... The prices I see on part picker are very inflated lol. 1660 Super or Ti should be around $250, get one of those. You'll see RTX 3050 come out for $250 ish soon. So you could wait for that, you'll need to buy Intel instead which is a slightly slower cpu for the same price. Also you might need a cooler depending on your temperatures, and might not. If you do, Arctic Freezer 34 esports duo is a great one, only $50.
 

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also, if you could just take a look and see if there are any red flags or if somethign would be better i would appreciate it!
That PSU is a red flag.

 
this is one card someone had suggested at one time........

MSI GeForce GTX 1650 SUPER 4 GB AERO ITX OC Video Card

it cost $350 so i am not sure what variables to consider important when getting a card.........and $350 is kinda large so i want to make sure i am getting an educated good decision
https://www.bestbuy.com/site/evga-sc-ultra-gaming-nvidia-geforce-gtx-1660-ti-6gb-gddr6-pci-express-3-0-graphics-card-black-gray/6373500.p?skuId=6373500
EVGA - SC ULTRA GAMING NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6GB GDDR6 PCI Express 3.0 Graphics Card $299.99
 

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Why_me you recommended this graphics card:
"EVGA - SC ULTRA GAMING NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6GB GDDR6 PCI Express 3.0 Graphics Card - Black/Gray"

just wanted to confirm........
 
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And one more question if i may on the power supply.........in pc part picker it says i need at least 134watts.......so does this mean i dont need a 550Watt power supply?
 
for some reason this graphics card

"EVGA SC ULTRA GAMING NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6GB GDDR6 PCI Express 3.0 Graphics Card Black/Gray 06G-P4-1667-KB - Best Buy "

is not listed on pc part picker from best buy.....no worries ...thanks for the link.

Question: again, i am not a gpu expert or anything but this seems like a really nice one....right?
That's a decent card ... for $100 more the new RTX 3060 Ti does circles around that card but its not expected to hit the shelves en masse for another couple of weeks and it requires a 600+ watt psu.

https://www.newegg.com/seasonic-core-series-core-gm-650-650w/p/N82E16817151244
Seasonic CORE GM-650, 650W 80+ Gold, Semi-Modular $89.99

https://www.newegg.com/gigabyte-geforce-rtx-3060-ti-gv-n306teagle-8gd/p/N82E16814932379
GIGABYTE GeForce RTX 3060 Ti $399.99

https://www.techradar.com/reviews/nvidia-geforce-rtx-3060-ti

https://www.engadget.com/nvidia-rtx-3060-ti-review-170018640.html

 
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dont think i need such a good gpu for now...........however, i was wondering what psu you would recommend if i got the gpu mentioned the evga ultra. Would you still get a 650W or would a 550W be good enough. i guess planning for the future in terms of upgrading is good but do i really need 650W........
 

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Here is what i am thinking about now..........let me know what you all think. Any gothchas?

PCPartPicker Part List

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
CPU | \*AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor | $199.99 @ Best Buy
Motherboard | ASRock B550M-ITX/ac Mini ITX AM4 Motherboard | $129.99 @ Amazon
Memory | Corsair Vengeance LPX 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3600 CL18 Memory | $152.99 @ Newegg
Storage | Crucial P1 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive | $99.99 @ Adorama
Video Card | EVGA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6 GB SC ULTRA GAMING Video Card | $479.88 @ Amazon ****this price is wrong should be from bestbuy at @299
Case | Fractal Design Define Nano S Mini ITX Desktop Case | $72.98 @ Newegg
Power Supply | SeaSonic FOCUS Plus Platinum 550 W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply | $129.99 @ Amazon
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total | $1265.81
| \*Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria |
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-12-30 18:56 EST-0500 |
 

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Here is what i am thinking about now..........let me know what you all think. Any gothchas?

PCPartPicker Part List

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
CPU | \*AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor | $199.99 @ Best Buy
Motherboard | ASRock B550M-ITX/ac Mini ITX AM4 Motherboard | $129.99 @ Amazon
Memory | Corsair Vengeance LPX 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3600 CL18 Memory | $152.99 @ Newegg
Storage | Crucial P1 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive | $99.99 @ Adorama
Video Card | EVGA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6 GB SC ULTRA GAMING Video Card | $479.88 @ Amazon ****this price is wrong should be from bestbuy at @299
Case | Fractal Design Define Nano S Mini ITX Desktop Case | $72.98 @ Newegg
Power Supply | SeaSonic FOCUS Plus Platinum 550 W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply | $129.99 @ Amazon
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total | $1265.81
| \*Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria |
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-12-30 18:56 EST-0500 |
Three things

I have heard of ryzen stability issues with LPX ram. However I do not know uoe much merit they have. I would prefer Ripjaws or Trident z

Instead of the crucial P1, buy the kingston A2000. P1 is qlc, A2000 is tlc

That PSU is op. If you wanna save some cash, you can get an RM550x instead. No problem with that, just if you wanna save cash yiu can get get this
 

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