[SOLVED] New daily use office build. Need advise.

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Hello. I am trying to start a new build and trying to collect the parts. I am looking to build a powerful and reliable office build which I will use everyday as my main machine for work. So reliability is very important. Below are the parts I am looking to buy. My budget is fairly flexible (would like to stay around $800 without monitor)but I don't want to go overboard and have a ton of power I wont use and waste money. At the same time I am willing to pay a little more for parts if they are really good. The kind of work I am doing on this machine will be word documents, browser with multiple tabs, youtube, connecting to a remote machine through a vpn connection, writing and compiling code in ms visual studio, light gaming. I plan on using the machine about 10 hours or more a day. Can you check out my parts selection and tell me if there are better options? I am still not sure about most of the parts that I want. I am not overclocking anything. I want to keep this machine for atleast 5 years. Thanks.

Mobo: Gigabyte b550 aorus elite ax or v2- I want a reliable b550 board with wifi and Bluetooth. I want to stay with gigabyte, msi or asus. Don't want to spend much more than around $150

cpu: amd 3700x or new 5600x - don't want to spend more than about $300. How long before the 5600x comes back in stock in appreciable amounts? I dont want to wait months. Which cpu would be best between the two for my uses.

storage: samsung evo plus nvme 1tb? - i want nvme. would a cheaper drive be just as good, something in the $100 or less range? Or should spend more and go for a pcie 4 drive?

memory: 3200 ddr 4 memory. 16 gb. As cheap as possible, reliable, and fast.

psu: something with really good efficiency since the machine will be used for so many hours. Something with 80 plus gold? Seasonic focus gm 650?

case: reusing fractal define r5

gpu: 1650 super, msi? I want to use a 32” 4 k screen and it should be able to drive this without a problem. Should be able to handle some light gaming with non fps games. 1650 super vs 1660 normal. Is the 1660 give me anything much better?

monitor: the best looking 4k 32” screen. Not sure if I should get ips or va panel. I hate washed out dull panels. I want something with awesome contrast, good brightness and color. I am willing to go about $800 max for this. Is there much of a difference between the cheaper screens vs the more expensive ones? There are some 4k 32” monitors that are in the $400 range. Are ones in the $800 range really much better and worth it.

thanks.
 
This should be plenty for you for the next 5yrs with your workload...

PCPartPicker Part List

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
CPU | AMD Ryzen 5 3600X 3.8 GHz 6-Core Processor | $239.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard | MSI B550M PRO-VDH WIFI Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard | $107.99 @ Amazon
Memory | Crucial Ballistix 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 CL16 Memory | $74.94 @ Newegg
Storage | Crucial P2 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive | $104.95 @ Amazon
Video Card | MSI GeForce GTX 1650 SUPER 4 GB VENTUS XS OC Video Card | $169.99 @ Newegg
Case | Phanteks Eclipse P300 ATX Mid Tower Case | $52.98 @ Newegg
Power Supply | SeaSonic FOCUS 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply | $89.99 @ B&H
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total (before mail-in rebates) | $850.83
| Mail-in rebates | -$10.00
| Total | $840.83
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-11-19 06:16 EST-0500 |
 
This should be plenty for you for the next 5yrs with your workload...

PCPartPicker Part List

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
CPU | AMD Ryzen 5 3600X 3.8 GHz 6-Core Processor | $239.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard | MSI B550M PRO-VDH WIFI Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard | $107.99 @ Amazon
Memory | Crucial Ballistix 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 CL16 Memory | $74.94 @ Newegg
Storage | Crucial P2 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive | $104.95 @ Amazon
Video Card | MSI GeForce GTX 1650 SUPER 4 GB VENTUS XS OC Video Card | $169.99 @ Newegg
Case | Phanteks Eclipse P300 ATX Mid Tower Case | $52.98 @ Newegg
Power Supply | SeaSonic FOCUS 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply | $89.99 @ B&H
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total (before mail-in rebates) | $850.83
| Mail-in rebates | -$10.00
| Total | $840.83
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-11-19 06:16 EST-0500 |
 

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