Question Rate my new PC Please!

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I plan on buying a new PC with my stimulus check. I didn't have the opportunity at tax time to get one. Please note that for the case I want a mesh or perforated full front panel and the keyboard and mouse I don't want changed because the I love wireless and the keyboard and mouse are rechargeable, my old set has lasted me over 8 years. Other than that, I am open to suggestions but have to keep the cost down to under $1200 w/ shipping costs.

New Build

PCPartPicker Part List: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/rLpjb8

Motherboard: Gigabyte B450 AORUS M Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($84.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($77.98 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate BarraCuda 510 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($149.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6 GB VENTUS XS OC Video Card ($274.99 @ B&H)
Case: Cooler Master MasterBox NR400 (w/ODD) MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($58.49 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: EVGA BQ 650 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply ($79.94 @ ModMyMods)
Keyboard: Logitech K800 Wireless Slim Keyboard ($60.99 @ Newegg)
Mouse: Logitech MX Master 3 Wireless Laser Mouse ($99.99 @ Best Buy)
Custom: AMD CPU RYZEN 5 1600 AM4 ($85.00)
Custom: Sceptre 27" 4K UHD IPS LED Monitor up to 70Hz DIsplayPort HDMI DVI Build-in Speakers, Frameless Machine Black 2020 (U279W-4000R) ($200.00)
Total: $1172.36
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-03-30 10:31 EDT-0400


Old Build

PCPartPicker Part List: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/F3Ldn7

CPU: AMD Phenom II X6 1055T 2.8 GHz 6-Core Processor
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master DK9-7E52A-0L-GP CPU Cooler
Motherboard: MSI 970 GAMING ATX AM3+ Motherboard
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) DDR3-1333 Memory
Storage: Mushkin ECO3 480 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive
Power Supply: Thermaltake TR2 600 W ATX Power Supply
Optical Drive: Pioneer BDR-2209 Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer
Keyboard: Logitech MK520 Wireless Ergonomic Keyboard With Laser Mouse ($54.99 @ B&H)
Custom: PNY-GeForce GTX 750 2GB GDDR5 2048MB GDDR5
Custom: DIYPC Zondda-O Black USB 3.0 ATX Mid Tower Gaming Computer Case with 3 x Orange Fans (1 x 140mm LED Fan x side, 1 x 120mm LED Fan x front, 1 x 120mm fan x rear)
Custom: Samsung SyncMaster T24B350 EW LED
Custom: RealWorld Technology Sicuro RW-360XL Techno Lighting 360° "Surround Sound" Gaming Speakers
Total: $54.99
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-03-30 10:33 EDT-0400
 

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Sans mouse and keyboard, it's a pretty average PC. I'd rate it around 6.5/10.
With mouse and keyboard, I'd rate it around 4.5/10 and that's only if you're doing a friend a favor by buying their used processor.

I've never understood why people pay so much for a keyboard and mouse.

-Wolf sends
 

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So do you want a 4K monitor with a low refresh rate or a 1080p monitor that is 144fps

I wanted something more modern than what I had and I wanted to try games in 2k or 4k. I'm not worried about refresh rates because my current monitor is only 60hz and I love it for many reasons. Although recently I've has about 3 pixels go dead on it and it's time for a change. I'll just use it as a TV.
 

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Sans mouse and keyboard, it's a pretty average PC. I'd rate it around 6.5/10.
With mouse and keyboard, I'd rate it around 4.5/10 and that's only if you're doing a friend a favor by buying their used processor.

I've never understood why people pay so much for a keyboard and mouse.

-Wolf sends
I don't understand why it matters so much with KB & M, if you could please explain I would appreciate it. Also this new PC should be several times better than my old one. Also I know it's average but if I saw a better PC build for that price point I might get it, keeping in mind of my preferred parts.
 

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I don't understand why it matters so much with KB & M, if you could please explain I would appreciate it. Also this new PC should be several times better than my old one. Also I know it's average but if I saw a better PC build for that price point I might get it, keeping in mind of my preferred parts.
In my opinion (and ONLY my opinion), anyone who spends more than about $30 on a Keyboard/Mouse combo is wasting money. Money that could very well be spent on better components. I know you have your preferred parts, but I don't agree with your priorities.

Your CPU, Keyboard, and mouse add up to $246.
Instead, I'd be looking at a $200 Ryzen 3600X and a $30-$40 Keyboard/Mouse combo and worry about upgrading them later.

...and if you "know it's average", why ask people to rate it?

-Wolf sends
 

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In my opinion (and ONLY my opinion), anyone who spends more than about $30 on a Keyboard/Mouse combo is wasting money. Money that could very well be spent on better components. I know you have your preferred parts, but I don't agree with your priorities.

Your CPU, Keyboard, and mouse add up to $246.
Instead, I'd be looking at a $200 Ryzen 3600X and a $30-$40 Keyboard/Mouse combo and worry about upgrading them later.

...and if you "know it's average", why ask people to rate it?

-Wolf sends
I was asking for other to see what they would do, but you gave me some really good ideas about the keyboard and mouse. My current ones work fine except when playing games, keyboard is often completely unresponsive and only slightly with the mouse. I don't know if it's because of their age or what but I just wanted something that I know is reliable. You are right, I could get a cheaper set and I might do that and put the extra money into a better CPU or GPU, not sure yet. But I do thank you.
 
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I have just updated it here...

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CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor ($174.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus TUF B450M-PRO GAMING Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($94.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Team T-FORCE VULCAN Z 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate BarraCuda 510 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($149.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: ASRock Radeon RX VEGA 56 8 GB Phantom Gaming X Video Card ($259.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master MasterBox NR400 (w/ODD) MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($58.49 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: EVGA BQ 650 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply ($79.94 @ ModMyMods)
Keyboard: Logitech G213 PRODIGY Wired Gaming Keyboard ($49.99 @ Best Buy)
Mouse: Razer Basilisk X HyperSpeed Wireless Optical Mouse ($59.99 @ Best Buy)
Custom: Sceptre 27" 4K UHD IPS LED Monitor up to 70Hz DIsplayPort HDMI DVI Build-in Speakers, Frameless Machine Black 2020 (U279W-4000R) ($200.00)
Total: $1198.36
 

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