Question New to PC Gaming

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I am starting a new build for the first time ever. My goal is to build something for $800 or less. The build is for a gaming pc with no streaming. I will play csgo, valorant, league, and various other games like these. Below what I have, I think is my best bet for the price. Any suggestions is greatly appreciated!

https://pcpartpicker.com/list/92LXWb
 
Here, this build has a graphics card. Although the CPU is weaker it can be upgraded down the line

CPU is normally 85 USD, its the Ryzen 1600 AF model, which is essentially a slightly slower Ryzen 2600
https://www.amazon.com/AMD-Processor-Wraith-Stealth-Cooler/dp/B07XTQZJ28

Rest of the system


PCPartPicker Part List: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/4shwK4

Motherboard: Gigabyte B450M DS3H Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($72.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory ($76.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial P1 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($109.99 @ B&H)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER 6 GB OC Video Card ($229.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Phanteks P300 ATX Mid Tower Case ($60.62 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair CX (2017) 550 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($79.97 @ Newegg)
Total: $630.55
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
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Save yourself alot of money on Windows and read this https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/get-windows-10-free-or-cheap,5717.html . Windows OEM is not worth 106 bucks.
 
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So y
Here, this build has a graphics card. Although the CPU is weaker it can be upgraded down the line

CPU is normally 85 USD, its the Ryzen 1600 AF model, which is essentially a slightly slower Ryzen 2600
https://www.amazon.com/AMD-Processor-Wraith-Stealth-Cooler/dp/B07XTQZJ28

Rest of the system


PCPartPicker Part List: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/4shwK4

Motherboard: Gigabyte B450M DS3H Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($72.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory ($76.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial P1 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($109.99 @ B&H)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER 6 GB OC Video Card ($229.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Phanteks P300 ATX Mid Tower Case ($60.62 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair CX (2017) 550 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($79.97 @ Newegg)
Total: $630.55
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-04-23 20:10 EDT-0400



Save yourself alot of money on Windows and read this https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/get-windows-10-free-or-cheap,5717.html . Windows OEM is not worth 106 bucks.
So you prefer AMD over Intel?
 
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Right now yes. AMD offer's far better price to performance. Plus your build had no graphics card, which for a gaming PC is a must.
So what I read was that AMD doesn’t last as long as Intel. Is that true? Would I have to upgrade. In 3-5 years my AMD?
 
So what I read was that AMD doesn’t last as long as Intel. Is that true? Would I have to upgrade. In 3-5 years my AMD?
Not sure where you got that from they last the same amount of time. AMD also plans on keeping there current AM4 socket through I believe 1 more generation of CPUs where as Intel is changing after there 10th gens. You can always update your Motherboards BIOS and then in a couple years buy a Ryzen 3000 or the upcoming Ryzen 4000 for your computer. Also Ryzen CPUs dont tend to be sold for such rip off prices as old Intels are so you can buy used.


The biggest issue with your Intel build is the lack of a graphics card, playing on integrated graphics is not PC gaming. Also I dropped your case down a bit because RGB and fancy cases should be last on your list when it comes to budget.
 
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Not sure where you got that from they last the same amount of time. AMD also plans on keeping there current AM4 socket through I believe 1 more generation of CPUs where as Intel is changing after there 10th gens. You can always update your Motherboards BIOS and then in a couple years buy a Ryzen 3000 or the upcoming Ryzen 4000 for your computer. Also Ryzen CPUs dont tend to be sold for such rip off prices as old Intels are so you can buy used.


The biggest issue with your Intel build is the last of a graphics card, playing on integrated graphics is not PC gaming. Also I dropped your case down a bit because RGB and fancy cases should be last on your list when it comes to budget.
Thanks for all the help! I semi know what I am doing :)
 
Thanks for all the help! I semi know what I am doing :)
it's pretty easy to build a PC. Be sure to check youtube, lots of how to build computer videos including some fairly recent AMD Ryzen ones. The only thing you need to take care is to not bend the pins on the bottom of the AMD CPU when you are handling and installing it. The how to videos will show you the proper way to insert it. Everything else is straight forward and should be covered by the motherboard manual. The last thing after its up and running would be to download drivers, For Ryzen you really only need the Audio, Chipset and LAN drivers available here https://www.gigabyte.com/us/Motherboard/B450M-DS3H-rev-10/support#support-dl-driver

You might also want to download AMD Ryzen Master software which is a greta monitoring and overclockign software https://www.amd.com/en/technologies/ryzen-master

Few things to look for when build that can be easy to overlock

--Be sure the correct motherboard standoffs, the little risers that screw into the case to keep the mobo off the case are put in the correct spots for your mobo, they should line up with the holes in the mobo and then you screw the mobo mounting screws down into them

--Be sure to install your rear IO plate/shield. Also before you screw down your mobo make sure the port on the mobo and the holes in the plat are all lined up correctly.

--Dont over tighten, when screwing anything down typically with computers when the screw stops it means its out of threads and is as deep as it should go, too much pressure and you will over tighten down into the relatively cheap metal of the threads and potentially damage your components.

--Take your time, make sure everything is inserted and connected properly and I would suggest taking the time to run your power and other cables cleaning on the inside of your case, not only will it look nicer but it will help air flow.
 
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it's pretty easy to build a PC. Be sure to check youtube, lots of how to build computer videos including some fairly recent AMD Ryzen ones. The only thing you need to take care is to not bend the pins on the bottom of the AMD CPU when you are handling and installing it. The how to videos will show you the proper way to insert it. Everything else is straight forward and should be covered by the motherboard manual. The last thing after its up and running would be to download drivers, For Ryzen you really only need the Audio, Chipset and LAN drivers available here https://www.gigabyte.com/us/Motherboard/B450M-DS3H-rev-10/support#support-dl-driver

You might also want to download AMD Ryzen Master software which is a greta monitoring and overclockign software https://www.amd.com/en/technologies/ryzen-master

Few things to look for when build that can be easy to overlock

--Be sure the correct motherboard standoffs, the little risers that screw into the case to keep the mobo off the case are put in the correct spots for your mobo, they should line up with the holes in the mobo and then you screw the mobo mounting screws down into them

--Be sure to install your rear IO plate/shield. Also before you screw down your mobo make sure the port on the mobo and the holes in the plat are all lined up correctly.

--Dont over tighten, when screwing anything down typically with computers when the screw stops it means its out of threads and is as deep as it should go, too much pressure and you will over tighten down into the relatively cheap metal of the threads and potentially damage your components.

--Take your time, make sure everything is inserted and connected properly and I would suggest taking the time to run your power and other cables cleaning on the inside of your case, not only will it look nicer but it will help air flow.
Should I be concerned how cheap the MOBO is that you posted? Is there one I should upgrade to?
 
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It's not the best move but it can handle the 6 and probably 8 core ryzens no problem. Since you are in a budget I was trying my best to get you something low cost.
You are a huge help! Last question, could you suggest a better MOBO $50-$100 of the one you posted?
 

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