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[SOLVED] Quarantine-Inspired Budget Build $650/$700 - Opinions?

TricKstAx

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Hi all,

I've been waiting for a reason to upgrade my computer and opportunity can knocking during the quarantine. I don't consider myself a heavy or even moderate gamer. Weekend warrior at best, I play older games most of the time (see below list). Mostly this a budget build, something fun to do, yet I'd like to have a build something that is mid-level. Here's what I have thus far, thank you very much and appreciate input, and here's my questions:

  1. Is the Ryzen 5 2600 worth it over the 1600 with what I have? I could save $40 if I switched.
  2. Is the mobo a good choice and will it work out-of-box with the Ryzen 2600?
  3. Opinions needed on if anything bottlenecks (CPU to GPU) or if some part doesn't work well or doesn't make sense with the rest of the build.
  4. Any part I should reconsider to save money?
Approximate Purchase Date: Planning to buy this week
Budget Range:~$650/$700
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming (Halo MCC, GTA V, Doom, CSGO, Bioshock, TF2). I'm not interested in newer games honestly. Red Dead Redemption 2 would be the exception. That and surfing, work, movies.
Parts Not Required: Keyboard, mouse, and Asus CD/DVD drive.
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg, Ebay and Amazon.
Overclocking: No
SLI or Crossfire: (limited understanding on this) Crossfire since AMD?
Monitor Resolution: 1080p, 1440pm, 1920p

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SelectionBasePromoShippingTaxPriceWhere
CPUAMD Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor
From parametric selection: Show
FREE$125.00 (newegg)Buy
MotherboardASRock B450M-HDV R4.0 Micro ATX AM4 MotherboardFREE$69.99 (newegg)Buy
MemoryTeam T-FORCE VULCAN Z 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 MemoryFREE$68.00 (newegg)Buy
StorageADATA SU630 240 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive
WD Blue 1TB Desktop Hard Disk Drive - 7200 RPM SATA 6Gb/s 64MB Cache 3.5 Inch
FREE$37.00 (newegg)
$43.63 (newegg)
Buy
Video CardPowerColor Radeon RX 570 4 GB Red Devil Video Card$115.00 (ebay/new)Buy
CaseCougar MG130-G MicroATX Mini Tower Case
OR Fractal Design Focus G Mini Black MicroATX
$51.00 (newegg)
$63.00
Buy
Power SupplyThermaltake Smart BX1 550 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power SupplyFREE$59.99 (newegg)Buy
Operating SystemMicrosoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bitFREE$35.00 (ebay)Buy
MonitorPixio PXC243 23.6" 1920x1080 144 Hz Monitor$120 (newegg)Buy
Drive

Base Total:
Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer
Preowned
Total:$724$724
 
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TricKstAx

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Ok. Noted. My plan was to purchase on Newegg & Ebay, from my list above. I'll find a more a legit copy though of W10. I still need input on my initial 4 questions, thank you.
 

TricKstAx

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Agreed. I was considering this on another list of mine: WD Blue 1TB Desktop Hard Disk Drive - 7200 RPM SATA 6Gb/s 64MB. Just updated that as well, bumping it above my budget a tad.
 
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