[SOLVED] Review My Build?

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Hi, I was planning on building a pc, are these parts good? I don't want to mess anything up because of the large budget.

PCPartPicker Part List

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
CPU Cooler | be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 4 50.5 CFM CPU Cooler | $96.19 @ Amazon
Motherboard | Asus TUF GAMING X570-PLUS ATX AM4 Motherboard | $167.49 @ Staples
Memory | Crucial Ballistix 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 CL16 Memory | $80.18 @ Newegg
Storage | Samsung 970 Evo 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive | $159.06 @ Amazon
Case | be quiet! Pure Base 500DX ATX Mid Tower Case | $117.68 @ Amazon
Power Supply | Corsair RMx (2018) 850 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply | $155.13 @ Best Buy
Case Fan | be quiet! Pure Wings 2 61.2 CFM 140 mm Fan | $13.80 @ Amazon
Custom| Rx 6800 XT| $695.49
Custom| Ryzen 9 5900x| $534.99
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total | $2020.01
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-11-15 12:30 EST-0500 |

I plan on using it for gaming and workloads like recording and video editing.

Is the CPU cooler any good for the price? There were cheaper options and idk if I am spending too much on it. And I know it sounds stupid, but is there any way the price can be shaved down just a little bit more without sacrificing too much performance?

Edit: Swapped out the Samsung 970 Evo with an HP EX920, good? https://pcpartpicker.com/list/mLnKXb
 
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Hi, I was planning on building a pc, are these parts good? I don't want to mess anything up because of the large budget.

PCPartPicker Part List

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
CPU Cooler | be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 4 50.5 CFM CPU Cooler | $96.19 @ Amazon
Motherboard | Asus TUF GAMING X570-PLUS ATX AM4 Motherboard | $167.49 @ Staples
Memory | Crucial Ballistix 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 CL16 Memory | $80.18 @ Newegg
Storage | Samsung 970 Evo 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive | $159.06 @ Amazon
Case | be quiet! Pure Base 500DX ATX Mid Tower Case | $117.68 @ Amazon
Power Supply | Corsair RMx (2018) 850 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply | $155.13 @ Best Buy
Case Fan | be quiet! Pure Wings 2 61.2 CFM 140 mm Fan | $13.80 @ Amazon
Custom| Rx 6800 XT| $695.49
Custom| Ryzen 9 5900x| $534.99
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total | $2020.01
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-11-15 12:30 EST-0500 |

I know it sounds stupid, but is there any way the price can be shaved down just a little bit more without sacrificing too much performance?
There are multiple places to save money on that build. The PSU you choose is very good, but you can get equally as good for less money. Going with CL18 RAM instead of CL16 will save money and make almost no difference on performance. The SSD can be changed to save money and not make sacrifices for performance either.
Here are a few changes to save some money.
PCPartPicker Part List

CPU Cooler: be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 4 50.5 CFM CPU Cooler ($89.90 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte B550 AORUS ELITE AX ATX AM4 Motherboard ($149.00 @ B&H)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 CL18 Memory ($63.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Mushkin Pilot-E 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($114.99 @ Amazon)
Case: be quiet! Pure Base 500DX ATX Mid Tower Case ($109.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Phanteks AMP 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($114.99 @ Amazon)
Case Fan: be quiet! Pure Wings 2 61.2 CFM 140 mm Fan ($12.90 @ Amazon)
Custom: Rx 6800 XT ($695.49)
Custom: Ryzen 9 5900x ($534.99)
Total: $1886.24
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-11-15 12:43 EST-0500
 
Hi, I was planning on building a pc, are these parts good? I don't want to mess anything up because of the large budget.

PCPartPicker Part List

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
CPU Cooler | be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 4 50.5 CFM CPU Cooler | $96.19 @ Amazon
Motherboard | Asus TUF GAMING X570-PLUS ATX AM4 Motherboard | $167.49 @ Staples
Memory | Crucial Ballistix 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 CL16 Memory | $80.18 @ Newegg
Storage | Samsung 970 Evo 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive | $159.06 @ Amazon
Case | be quiet! Pure Base 500DX ATX Mid Tower Case | $117.68 @ Amazon
Power Supply | Corsair RMx (2018) 850 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply | $155.13 @ Best Buy
Case Fan | be quiet! Pure Wings 2 61.2 CFM 140 mm Fan | $13.80 @ Amazon
Custom| Rx 6800 XT| $695.49
Custom| Ryzen 9 5900x| $534.99
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total | $2020.01
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-11-15 12:30 EST-0500 |

I know it sounds stupid, but is there any way the price can be shaved down just a little bit more without sacrificing too much performance?
There are multiple places to save money on that build. The PSU you choose is very good, but you can get equally as good for less money. Going with CL18 RAM instead of CL16 will save money and make almost no difference on performance. The SSD can be changed to save money and not make sacrifices for performance either.
Here are a few changes to save some money.
PCPartPicker Part List

CPU Cooler: be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 4 50.5 CFM CPU Cooler ($89.90 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte B550 AORUS ELITE AX ATX AM4 Motherboard ($149.00 @ B&H)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 CL18 Memory ($63.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Mushkin Pilot-E 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($114.99 @ Amazon)
Case: be quiet! Pure Base 500DX ATX Mid Tower Case ($109.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Phanteks AMP 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($114.99 @ Amazon)
Case Fan: be quiet! Pure Wings 2 61.2 CFM 140 mm Fan ($12.90 @ Amazon)
Custom: Rx 6800 XT ($695.49)
Custom: Ryzen 9 5900x ($534.99)
Total: $1886.24
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-11-15 12:43 EST-0500
 

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There are multiple places to save money on that build. The PSU you choose is very good, but you can get equally as good for less money. Going with CL18 RAM instead of CL16 will save money and make almost no difference on performance. The SSD can be changed to save money and not make sacrifices for performance either.
Here are a few changes to save some money.
PCPartPicker Part List

CPU Cooler: be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 4 50.5 CFM CPU Cooler ($89.90 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte B550 AORUS ELITE AX ATX AM4 Motherboard ($149.00 @ B&H)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 CL18 Memory ($63.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Mushkin Pilot-E 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($114.99 @ Amazon)
Case: be quiet! Pure Base 500DX ATX Mid Tower Case ($109.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Phanteks AMP 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($114.99 @ Amazon)
Case Fan: be quiet! Pure Wings 2 61.2 CFM 140 mm Fan ($12.90 @ Amazon)
Custom: Rx 6800 XT ($695.49)
Custom: Ryzen 9 5900x ($534.99)
Total: $1886.24
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-11-15 12:43 EST-0500
Thanks for the response!
A couple questions: Do you think the B550 board you picked out is better than the X570 board I picked out?

I changed the SSD to an HP EX920, is that ok instead of the one you have? The HP one has 1024mb of cache.

I heard that 3600Mhz CL18 memory performance similar to 3200Mhz CL16 memory, is that not true? That’s why I originally picked out CL16 memory.

Finally, I picked out the power supply in my build because it was an S-their power supply when I looked on tier lists. I’ve never heard of the one you picked out, I don’t think it was in that tier, what am I sacrificing for that lower price?

Sorry for all the questions, thanks again for responding!
 
Thanks for the response!
A couple questions: Do you think the B550 board you picked out is better than the X570 board I picked out?

I changed the SSD to an HP EX920, is that ok instead of the one you have? The HP one has 1024mb of cache.

I heard that 3600Mhz CL18 memory performance similar to 3200Mhz CL16 memory, is that not true? That’s why I originally picked out CL16 memory.

Finally, I picked out the power supply in my build because it was an S-their power supply when I looked on tier lists. I’ve never heard of the one you picked out, I don’t think it was in that tier, what am I sacrificing for that lower price?

Sorry for all the questions, thanks again for responding!
The Aorus Elite is a highly regarded budget motherboard that can handle any CPU. It has 14+2 power delivery as well.

For RAM the lower the CL number the "faster" the RAM is. However, the difference between CL16 and CL18 on 3600MHz RAM will be 1-2%. That means the $10+ extra isn't worth it in terms of price/performance.

The PSU I choose is built off the Seasonic Focus GX platform. The Focus platform is an excellent choice and 750W is plenty of power for your build.
 

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The Aorus Elite is a highly regarded budget motherboard that can handle any CPU. It has 14+2 power delivery as well.

For RAM the lower the CL number the "faster" the RAM is. However, the difference between CL16 and CL18 on 3600MHz RAM will be 1-2%. That means the $10+ extra isn't worth it in terms of price/performance.

The PSU I choose is built off the Seasonic Focus GX platform. The Focus platform is an excellent choice and 750W is plenty of power for your build.
Ok, thanks again! It all looks good! I’m not on a huge budget, I’m not so sure about having a budget motherboard, and I can assume that it supports ryzen 5000 series out-of-the-box.

Since you didn’t comment on my SSD choice I’ll assume it’s all good!

I looked at the Reviews for the Corsair Rmx 850w Gold and the Phanteks AMP 750w Gold power supplies, and the corsair one is rated higher on toms hardware, but if you really think I should go that one then I'll do it, part of the review for the Phanteks one is that it wasn't very quiet, my case has a power supply shroud so would it be audible from my case?

Sorry for all the questions, at this high of a budget I want to make sure I get this right!
 
Ok, thanks again! It all looks good! I’m not on a huge budget, I’m not so sure about having a budget motherboard, and I can assume that it supports ryzen 5000 series out-of-the-box.

Since you didn’t comment on my SSD choice I’ll assume it’s all good!

I looked at the Reviews for the Corsair Rmx 850w Gold and the Phanteks AMP 750w Gold power supplies, and the corsair one is rated higher on toms hardware, but if you really think I should go that one then I'll do it, part of the review for the Phanteks one is that it wasn't very quiet, my case has a power supply shroud so would it be audible from my case?

Sorry for all the questions, at this high of a budget I want to make sure I get this right!
The HP EX920 is a good SSD. The difference between the Phanteks PSU and Corsair RM really isn't that big especially for the $40 difference. The PSU itself has a semi-silent mode where the fan won't turn on unless it hits a certain power draw level. It doesn't break 40db until at 70% power draw. The shroud should help keeping the noise down as well.
 
Ok, thanks again! It all looks good! I’m not on a huge budget, I’m not so sure about having a budget motherboard, and I can assume that it supports ryzen 5000 series out-of-the-box.

Since you didn’t comment on my SSD choice I’ll assume it’s all good!

I looked at the Reviews for the Corsair Rmx 850w Gold and the Phanteks AMP 750w Gold power supplies, and the corsair one is rated higher on toms hardware, but if you really think I should go that one then I'll do it, part of the review for the Phanteks one is that it wasn't very quiet, my case has a power supply shroud so would it be audible from my case?

Sorry for all the questions, at this high of a budget I want to make sure I get this right!
Any motherboard will need a BIOS update for the 5000 series. However, the Aorus Elite is still a good motherboard at the same level as the X570 you listed.
 

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Any motherboard will need a BIOS update for the 5000 series. However, the Aorus Elite is still a good motherboard at the same level as the X570 you listed.
I don't have a ryzen 3000 series chip to update the BIOS, is there a motherboard that supports it out of the box? Will the other motherboard I picked out work?
 
I don't have a ryzen 3000 series chip to update the BIOS, is there a motherboard that supports it out of the box?
The motherboard I recommend is able to have the BIOS updated without being powered on.
What is Q-Flash Plus? Q-Flash Plus allows you to update the BIOS when your system is off (S5 shutdown state). Save the latest BIOS on a USB thumb drive and plug it into the dedicated port, and then you can now flash the BIOS automatically by simply pressing the Q-Flash Plus button.
 

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The motherboard I recommend is able to have the BIOS updated without being powered on.
What is Q-Flash Plus? Q-Flash Plus allows you to update the BIOS when your system is off (S5 shutdown state). Save the latest BIOS on a USB thumb drive and plug it into the dedicated port, and then you can now flash the BIOS automatically by simply pressing the Q-Flash Plus button.
Ok, thanks. I'll look into that.
 

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