Question Rate my build! Ryzen APU

p7s7x9

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Building a PC for a friend. He lives in a rather dusty area with some construction/road works ongoing but may possibly move out anytime in 4-5 months.

Proc: AMD Ryzen 5 5600G
Board: Asus Prime B550M-A WiFi II
RAM: (2x) 8GB DDR4 3200MHz Kingston Fury Beast RGB KF432C16BBA/8
Storage 1: Samsung Evo 980 500GB m.2 NVMe SSD (3500 Read/3000 Write Speeds)
Storage 2: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 7200RPM HDD
PSU: Corsair CV450 80+ Bronze
Casing: Darkflash DLM21 mATX
Fans: Darkflash DR12 Pro aRGB w/ Controller and remote

Cost: Php 40,180.00 or USD$ 767.08 (12% tax included)

His -current- setup makes it impossible to get a wired connection going, so he opted for a WiFi-capable board instead of the cheaper WiFi dongles that would use up a USB port.
The RAM sticks and fans were chosen w/ Asus AuraSync in mind.
3200MHz RAM coz that's the max supported by the APU. I've heard there might be problems with 3600MHz and even if that works, gains are negligible.
PCIE3 SSD was chosen despite the board being capable of PCIE4 due to the same APU limitations.
He'll be using this for both work and games; mainly e-sports titles like DOTA2, LOL, YuGiOh Master Duel, and Valorant (his most graphically intensive game thus far).
No real plans of delving into AAA titles.
He might add a GPU down the road, but he wanted to get the PC up and running before anything else.
Did he overspend/underspend on anything?
 
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logainofhades

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Overspending on the SSD, and under paying on the PSU. That one isn't a very good unit, and would immediately need to be replaced, as soon as a GPU got added. Is it possible for you to get something more like this, and adding the fans you already plan to get?

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 5600G 3.9 GHz 6-Core Processor ($179.98 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI B550M PRO-VDH WIFI Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 CL16 Memory ($82.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Blue SN570 500 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda Compute 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($47.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Thermaltake Versa H18 MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($57.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair CXM 650 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply ($59.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $598.91
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2022-04-29 17:40 EDT-0400
 

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Yeah I figured the PSU would need replacing if and when a GPU got added.

Amazon doesn't exist in my country and all parts were bought from a brick n mortar store.

Interesting choice on the motherboard. I've never really looked into MSi boards before; always went Asus coz of their warranty periods (MSi has 1 year, Asus has 3).
I was having a real hard time finding a WiFi-capable B450 or B550 board locally. Somehow came across that Asus model and that was the last one in stock!
I just looked into their local pricing though; turns out they're equally priced.
What advantage does the MSi board have compared to the Asus one?

I checked out the WD Blue SN570s here and they're actually MORE EXPENSIVE than the Samsung 980! I saw em being retailed for around $86 (with tax) in the physical store, while the Samsung 980 cost around $79. That's crazy considering the prices you're showing me.
Same thing for the RAM. I found that exact G-Skill kit on the shelf and they were about $8 (converted) more expensive than a pair of Kingston Furys at 3600mhz.
 
Yeah I figured the PSU would need replacing if and when a GPU got added.

Amazon doesn't exist in my country and all parts were bought from a brick n mortar store.

Interesting choice on the motherboard. I've never really looked into MSi boards before; always went Asus coz of their warranty periods (MSi has 1 year, Asus has 3).
I was having a real hard time finding a WiFi-capable B450 or B550 board locally. Somehow came across that Asus model and that was the last one in stock!
I just looked into their local pricing though; turns out they're equally priced.
What advantage does the MSi board have compared to the Asus one?

I checked out the WD Blue SN570s here and they're actually MORE EXPENSIVE than the Samsung 980! I saw em being retailed for around $86 (with tax) in the physical store, while the Samsung 980 cost around $79. That's crazy considering the prices you're showing me.
Same thing for the RAM. I found that exact G-Skill kit on the shelf and they were about $8 (converted) more expensive than a pair of Kingston Furys at 3600mhz.
980 unless it's Pro is worst of Samsung NVMe drives. Better look for Samsung 970 EvoPlus. 980 pro is not going to work at full speed because 5600G has only PCIe v3 version but needs v4.0 to work full speed.
APUs benefit from fast RAM the most and 5600G is not limited to 3200MHz.
 
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