PC build for a friend

In theory that buuld is fine. The only real problem is as @kanewolf said. Don't buy two separate 8Gb sticks. Buy a pack of 2x8Gb. As he said, they're made to run together and will perform much better.

I would also add two more comments:
1. I would upgrade that PSU to a better quality one or for example the Corsair CXM (but more expensive)
2. For the price of that Intel SSD, you can get a Samsung EVO which will be much better.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Storage: Samsung - 860 Evo 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive (€99.00 @ Paradigit)
Power Supply: Cooler Master - GM 450W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply (€52.00 @ Paradigit)
Total: €151.00
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-10-24 19:07 CEST+0200
 

logainofhades

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I would look at a Ryzen 3, or Ryzen 5, or Ryzen 7 based build, over that dead end Kaby lake rig.

https://azerty.nl/basket/?code=YTo4OntpOjQ4MjMzMjtpOjE7aToxNzk0MztpOjE7aToxNTM4MztpOjE7aToyMzE5ODI3O2k6MTtpOjM2NjU4O2k6MTtpOjI2MjA0ODI7aToxO2k6NzI4MTY2O2k6MTtpOjE1OTA3NDM7aToxO30=
 


Be careful, you chose a 1st Gen CPU with a B450 motherboard. This will require a BIOS update, which cannot be done as the motherboard BIOS will not post using a 1st Gen CPU.

You have 3 alternatives here:
- Either get a B350 motherboard
- Either get a 2nd Gen Ryzen 7 CPU
- Ask seller to upgrade the motherboard for you

There is a chance that the board will have the required version but in the off chance it doesn't. You will experience frustration.
 

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ok, would this be better?

https://azerty.nl/basket/?code=YTo5OntpOjQ4MjMzMjtpOjE7aToxNzk0MztpOjE7aToyMzE5ODI3O2k6MTtpOjcyODE2NjtpOjE7aToxNTkwNzQzO2k6MTtpOjE2MDA3ODA7aToxO2k6MzY2NTg7aToxO2k6MTQxODY2OTtpOjE7aTo1OTE0NjtpOjE7fQ
 

logainofhades

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B450 doesn't need a bios update to run 1st gen. Bios updates only need done for B350 boards with 2nd gen CPU's.

https://www.asrock.com/mb/AMD/B450%20Pro4/index.asp#CPU




No it is not. Ryzen needs to be paired with fast ram. DDR4 3000, at the very least.
 

g-unit1111

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Seriously? I currently run a B450 with an overclocked 1800X and it works perfectly fine, and I didn't need a BIOS update out of the box.
 

g-unit1111

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This is an actual screen cap from my CPU-Z:



You would need a BIOS update if you're using a newer gen CPU on an older gen board, *NOT* the other way around.
 

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