[SOLVED] Opinions about this build

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Hi folks, I'm planning to build a new PC, mostly for work and casual gaming. I already chose my components but I wonder if this build is good enough to be extensible.

Budget: 500€

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 2400G 3.6 GHz Quad-Core Processor (€127.17 @ Electronicamente)
Motherboard: ASRock B450M PRO4 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard (€90.82 @ Alternate)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-2400 Memory (€77.27 @ Electronicamente)
Storage: Crucial P1 500 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive (€67.05 @ Amazon Espana)
Case: BitFenix Nova ATX Mid Tower Case (€34.51 @ Amazon Espana)
Power Supply: Corsair TXM Gold 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply (€74.90 @ Amazon Espana)
Total: €471.72
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-09-08 19:43 CEST+0200


I'll buy a GPU (RX 580 or so), another CPU (Ryzen 5 3600) and HDD next, that's why I picked a 550W PSU, but I need something cheaper meanwhile, so I'm looking for opinions.

Thanks in advance.
 

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Thanks, for your response. The problem is that I need my new PC as soon as possible, I can't do web development
I'd imagine going for the 3600 then getting a really cheap discrete GPU might be better suited depending on cost, but you can pick up a really cheap GPU for next to nothing, rather than spend over 100 euros on a CPU. You could probably pay 50 and get a GPU that will do what you need for now.

I'll change the RAM to 3000Mhz (or 3200Mhz?) as you said, actually it fits on my budget.
If you're getting a 3rd Gen Ryzen, opt for 3200 CL16.

Unfortunately you've just linked me a duplicate thread, wherby the moderators will merge them anyway as multiple threads are not allowed! Remix's is a good suggestion too.

Which is better PSU Corsair TX550M or BitFenix Formula Gold 550W? BitFenix Formula Gold is slightly cheaper, so I can improve other parts.
They're both excellent PSUs frankly, however I'd opt for the TXM as it has 2 more years warranty and is frankly built a bit like a tank.
 
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PCPartPicker Part List

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
CPU | AMD Ryzen 5 1600 3.2 GHz 6-Core Processor | €108.98 @ PC Componentes
Motherboard | Gigabyte GA-AB350M-DS3H Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard | €59.92 @ Amazon Espana
Memory | Crucial Ballistix Sport LT 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory | €84.69 @ Amazon Espana
Storage | Crucial P1 500 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive | €67.05 @ Amazon Espana
Video Card | MSI GeForce GT 1030 2 GB 2GH LP OC Video Card | €67.97 @ Amazon Espana
Case | BitFenix Nova ATX Mid Tower Case | €34.51 @ Amazon Espana
Power Supply | Corsair TXM Gold 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply | €74.90 @ Amazon Espana
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total | €498.02
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-09-08 20:24 CEST+0200 |

Added a better CPU without IGPU. Added GT1030 in replacement.
Ryzen likes ram speed, so I went for a 3000mhz kit.
Went with a cheaper motherboard to compensate for the changes above.
 
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Welcome to the forums my friend!

Looks pretty good actually.

I would definitely up the RAM speed to at least 3000.

If I were you, I'd just wait until you can afford a 3600 and the GPU, it seems a little odd to buy a whole other CPU just for a temporary basis, but that's just me
 
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Welcome to the forums my friend!

Looks pretty good actually.

I would definitely up the RAM speed to at least 3000.

If I were you, I'd just wait until you can afford a 3600 and the GPU, it seems a little odd to buy a whole other CPU just for a temporary basis, but that's just me
Thanks, for your response. The problem is that I need my new PC as soon as possible, I can't do web development with my old Intel Core Duo, is just too slow, even my mobile is faster! I'll change the RAM to 3000Mhz (or 3200Mhz?) as you said, actually it fits on my budget.

I'm considering Ryzen 5 1600, it's a bit cheaper and faster, as suggested here: https://forums.tomshardware.com/threads/opinions-on-this-build.3522520/post-21282412 (my apologies for the double post, didn't notice the first one), the problem is the GPU, I feel like I'm wasting money by buying a GT 1030 LP. At least the Ryzen 5 2400G will be useful until I buy something better I think.

Which is better PSU Corsair TX550M or BitFenix Formula Gold 550W? BitFenix Formula Gold is slightly cheaper, so I can improve other parts.
 

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Thanks, for your response. The problem is that I need my new PC as soon as possible, I can't do web development
I'd imagine going for the 3600 then getting a really cheap discrete GPU might be better suited depending on cost, but you can pick up a really cheap GPU for next to nothing, rather than spend over 100 euros on a CPU. You could probably pay 50 and get a GPU that will do what you need for now.

I'll change the RAM to 3000Mhz (or 3200Mhz?) as you said, actually it fits on my budget.
If you're getting a 3rd Gen Ryzen, opt for 3200 CL16.

Unfortunately you've just linked me a duplicate thread, wherby the moderators will merge them anyway as multiple threads are not allowed! Remix's is a good suggestion too.

Which is better PSU Corsair TX550M or BitFenix Formula Gold 550W? BitFenix Formula Gold is slightly cheaper, so I can improve other parts.
They're both excellent PSUs frankly, however I'd opt for the TXM as it has 2 more years warranty and is frankly built a bit like a tank.
 
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