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Question New build question

Jun 25, 2020
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Hi guys, i'd like to run the system by all you experts before I purchase and start building it. I currently already have the following parts from my previous build:

Corsair TX650W (this is probably 10 years old but still operating completely fine to this day)
https://outervision.com/articles/psu/corsair/tx650/corsair-tx-650-2

Rosewill ATX Mid-tower case
https://www.newegg.ca/p/N82E16811147153?Description=rosewill case&cm_re=rosewill_case-_-11-147-153-_-Product

Some LG DVD drive, wondering if I even still need one!?

I will be purchasing the following to add into this:

MSI Geforce 1660 Super
https://www.newegg.ca/msi-geforce-gtx-1660-super-gtx-1660-super-ventus-xs-oc/p/N82E16814137475?Item=N82E16814137475

AMD Ryzen 5 3600
https://www.newegg.ca/amd-ryzen-5-3600/p/N82E16819113569?Item=N82E16819113569

16GB G Skill Ripjaws 3200 DD4
https://www.newegg.ca/g-skill-16gb-288-pin-ddr4-sdram/p/N82E16820231941?Item=N82E16820231941

1TB Western digital NVMe SSD
https://www.newegg.ca/western-digital-blue-sn550-nvme-1tb/p/N82E16820250135?Item=N82E16820250135

MSI B450-A PRO MAX AM4 motherboard
https://www.newegg.ca/msi-b450-a-pro-max/p/N82E16813144268?Item=9SIA9H5ADZ2397

Windows 10 64 bit (i put it on a USB stick using the media creation tool thingy on the Microsoft website)

The goal here is to run games smoothly at 1080p such as the Division 2, Destiny 2, PubG.

I'm going to try out the stock cooler for the CPU since I won't be overclocking it in the near future. If it gives me grief, then I'll throw on a Hyper 212 EVO. Any advice or feedback would be great! Thank you.
 
Hi guys, i'd like to run the system by all you experts before I purchase and start building it. I currently already have the following parts from my previous build:

Corsair TX650W (this is probably 10 years old but still operating completely fine to this day)
https://outervision.com/articles/psu/corsair/tx650/corsair-tx-650-2

Rosewill ATX Mid-tower case
https://www.newegg.ca/p/N82E16811147153?Description=rosewill case&cm_re=rosewill_case--11-147-153--Product

Some LG DVD drive, wondering if I even still need one!?

I will be purchasing the following to add into this:

MSI Geforce 1660 Super
https://www.newegg.ca/msi-geforce-gtx-1660-super-gtx-1660-super-ventus-xs-oc/p/N82E16814137475?Item=N82E16814137475

AMD Ryzen 5 3600
https://www.newegg.ca/amd-ryzen-5-3600/p/N82E16819113569?Item=N82E16819113569

16GB G Skill Ripjaws 3200 DD4
https://www.newegg.ca/g-skill-16gb-288-pin-ddr4-sdram/p/N82E16820231941?Item=N82E16820231941

1TB Western digital NVMe SSD
https://www.newegg.ca/western-digital-blue-sn550-nvme-1tb/p/N82E16820250135?Item=N82E16820250135

MSI B450-A PRO MAX AM4 motherboard
https://www.newegg.ca/msi-b450-a-pro-max/p/N82E16813144268?Item=9SIA9H5ADZ2397

Windows 10 64 bit (i put it on a USB stick using the media creation tool thingy on the Microsoft website)

The goal here is to run games smoothly at 1080p such as the Division 2, Destiny 2, PubG.

I'm going to try out the stock cooler for the CPU since I won't be overclocking it in the near future. If it gives me grief, then I'll throw on a Hyper 212 EVO. Any advice or feedback would be great! Thank you.
While the parts are all compatible, I would suggest getting a new PSU, 10 years is really a long time even for PSU's. While the PSU is powerful enough for your system, but there's always wear and tear in electronic devices and 10 years is the warranty period for most high-end PSU's, so the company probably doesn't expect them to last too much longer than that. You can use it for now, temporarily, just to see if everything's working, but I suggest saving up simultaneously for a new PSU and buy one by the end of the year. Everything else seems good, maybe try to get 3600 MHz CL16 RAM if possible, they might be a bit more expensive though.

Edit: The B450 chipset needs an updated BIOS to support Ryzen 3600, and any other 3rd gen processor. Either make sure it has an updates BIOS through the vendor, or go for a B450 motherboard from MSI that has a MAX in the name, like B450-A Pro Max. These boards have updated BIOS for 3rd gen support guaranteed out of the box.
 
Jun 25, 2020
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While the parts are all compatible, I would suggest getting a new PSU, 10 years is really a long time even for PSU's. While the PSU is powerful enough for your system, but there's always wear and tear in electronic devices and 10 years is the warranty period for most high-end PSU's, so the company probably doesn't expect them to last too much longer than that. You can use it for now, temporarily, just to see if everything's working, but I suggest saving up simultaneously for a new PSU and buy one by the end of the year. Everything else seems good, maybe try to get 3600 MHz CL16 RAM if possible, they might be a bit more expensive though.

Edit: The B450 chipset needs an updated BIOS to support Ryzen 3600, and any other 3rd gen processor. Either make sure it has an updates BIOS through the vendor, or go for a B450 motherboard from MSI that has a MAX in the name, like B450-A Pro Max. These boards have updated BIOS for 3rd gen support guaranteed out of the box.
Thank you. I read about the B450 chipsets. I made sure I got one with MAX in it and it says it supports the 3rd gen Ryzen chips. I will try to pick up another PSU soon, thanks for the advice.
 
Jun 25, 2020
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While the parts are all compatible, I would suggest getting a new PSU, 10 years is really a long time even for PSU's. While the PSU is powerful enough for your system, but there's always wear and tear in electronic devices and 10 years is the warranty period for most high-end PSU's, so the company probably doesn't expect them to last too much longer than that. You can use it for now, temporarily, just to see if everything's working, but I suggest saving up simultaneously for a new PSU and buy one by the end of the year. Everything else seems good, maybe try to get 3600 MHz CL16 RAM if possible, they might be a bit more expensive though.

Edit: The B450 chipset needs an updated BIOS to support Ryzen 3600, and any other 3rd gen processor. Either make sure it has an updates BIOS through the vendor, or go for a B450 motherboard from MSI that has a MAX in the name, like B450-A Pro Max. These boards have updated BIOS for 3rd gen support guaranteed out of the box.
Also how many watts is enough for a PSU do you figure for this build?
 
Also how many watts is enough for a PSU do you figure for this build?
While 450 W of a good quality PSU will do the job, I suggest going with 550 W just for safety and in case you upgrade in the future without changing PSU. In fact, if you do upgrade your PC a lot before buying a new PSU, even a 650 W wouldn't go unused in such a case. No need to go over that IMO, unless you plan on doing SLI/Crossfire of higher-end cards, which no one really does anymore and is pretty much useless. So a good 550-650 W PSU would be recommended.
 

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