Question New(ish) to PC building and building my first gaming system

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I am new to modern PC building, especially gaming. I am leaving the world of console gaming and will be building my first gaming system, but it will also double as a music production/home PC. My main goal is more 1080p gaming with a few games to run at 1440p, not big on 4K gaming. I have a list of parts that I am considering for this build. I have tried to research best compatibility and low bottleneck probability. I am an AMD person, nothing against Intel, but just like Xbox vs PS, everyone has a preference. I am looking for moderate gaming at a reasonable price, married with 2 year old twins so budget minded is ideal, but some splurging may be allowed(wife willing, ha). Here are my ideas for the build.

Case - NZXT H510B-W1
MoBo - ASUS Prime x470-Pro
CPU - Ryzen 7 2700x
GPU - EVGA GTX 1660 Ti Ultra Gaming
RAM - Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB 3200MHz
SSD - M.2 Seagate BarraCuda 510 250GB (for OS)
HDD - Seagate BarraCuda 2TB (2, one for storage, one for music production)
PSU - Corsair RM850 80+ Gold
Any input would be greatly appreciated if I’m overshooting, under powering, etc.
 
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NightHawkRMX

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I would consider a GTX 1660 super over a GTX1660ti. The 1660 super is cheaper than a 1660ti, even though performance is very similar.

With the money saved on the GTX 1660 super, I would consider a Ryzen 5 3600 over a R7 2700x. It will be better for gaming and not much behind for even core heavy tasks.

Although the Corsair RM850 gold is a very good PSU, It could be bumped down to a lower wattage and far cheaper PSU without much sacrifice.
 
Jan 26, 2020
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Thanks for the advice! Ive been flipping between the 1660Ti/Super and 2700x/3600 for the past 2 weeks, ha. Posting here just to confirm suspicions on my ideas so I wouldn’t have (too many) regrets after building.

What PSU would you recommend, I know the RM850 is overkill, but it can help with future upgrades etc. in the future, right?
 

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