[SOLVED] Opinion on a Build for a Friend

amulsingh01

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I want some opinions on this build for a friend with a budget of around $850ish. The main uses for the PC will be gaming, light video editing, and streaming. Thanks in advance.

CPU: AMD Ryzen 3 3300X 3.8 GHz Quad-Core Processor ($119.99 @ B&H)
Motherboard: Gigabyte B450 AORUS M Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($89.99 @ B&H)
Memory: Team T-FORCE VULCAN Z 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Kingston A400 480 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($59.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($44.99 @ Adorama)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER 6 GB SC ULTRA GAMING Video Card ($233.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Cougar MX340 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair CXM 550 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply ($79.98 @ Amazon)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit ($108.78 @ Other World Computing)

Total: $852.68
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-05-25 21:07 EDT-0400
 

kevinburrow

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I'd go with the above set-up but I don't think a 750w supply is necessary (though if you can afford it it's still worth getting) so you could save money there and get a 1660 Super:


PCPartPicker Part List

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
CPU | AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor | $172.39 @ Newegg
Motherboard | MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX ATX AM4 Motherboard | $114.99 @ Best Buy
Memory | G.Skill Aegis 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory | $64.99 @ Newegg
Storage | Patriot P300 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive | $138.42 @ Walmart
Video Card | Asus GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER 6 GB Phoenix OC Video Card | $229.99 @ Amazon
Case | Corsair SPEC-04 ATX Mid Tower Case | $54.99 @ Corsair
Power Supply | Corsair CXM 550 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply | $79.98 @ Amazon
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total | $855.75
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-05-26 05:51 EDT-0400 |
 
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PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor ($212.65 @ B&H)
Motherboard: MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX ATX AM4 Motherboard ($123.61 @ Best Buy)
Memory: G.Skill Aegis 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($69.86 @ Newegg)
Storage: Patriot P300 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($119.99 @ Walmart)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1650 SUPER 4 GB OC Video Card ($171.98 @ B&H)
Case: Corsair SPEC-04 ATX Mid Tower Case ($54.99 @ Corsair)
Power Supply: Corsair RM (2019) 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($134.36 @ Best Buy)
Total: $887.44
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-05-25 22:58 EDT-0400

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kevinburrow

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I'd go with the above set-up but I don't think a 750w supply is necessary (though if you can afford it it's still worth getting) so you could save money there and get a 1660 Super:


PCPartPicker Part List

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
CPU | AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor | $172.39 @ Newegg
Motherboard | MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX ATX AM4 Motherboard | $114.99 @ Best Buy
Memory | G.Skill Aegis 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory | $64.99 @ Newegg
Storage | Patriot P300 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive | $138.42 @ Walmart
Video Card | Asus GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER 6 GB Phoenix OC Video Card | $229.99 @ Amazon
Case | Corsair SPEC-04 ATX Mid Tower Case | $54.99 @ Corsair
Power Supply | Corsair CXM 550 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply | $79.98 @ Amazon
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total | $855.75
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-05-26 05:51 EDT-0400 |
 
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I'd go with the above set-up but I don't think a 750w supply is necessary (though if you can afford it it's still worth getting) so you could save money there and get a 1660 Super:


PCPartPicker Part List

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
CPU | AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor | $172.39 @ Newegg
Motherboard | MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX ATX AM4 Motherboard | $114.99 @ Best Buy
Memory | G.Skill Aegis 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory | $64.99 @ Newegg
Storage | Patriot P300 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive | $138.42 @ Walmart
Video Card | Asus GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER 6 GB Phoenix OC Video Card | $229.99 @ Amazon
Case | Corsair SPEC-04 ATX Mid Tower Case | $54.99 @ Corsair
Power Supply | Corsair CXM 550 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply | $79.98 @ Amazon
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total | $855.75
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-05-26 05:51 EDT-0400 |
I used that PSU because it was the cheapest gold certified fully modular PSU ** from a good manufacturer.
 
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