Question Seeking $800 build critique

Friend of mine has an old build, and wants all new components. This Ryzen 7 1700X, and cpu fan, is being sold (given?) to him by a mutual friend for $50. Everything else besides the case and monitor must be purchased. His budget is approximately $800. Below is what I've selected for him, but I want input. FYI: For the power supply, I'm actually recommending the EVGA G5 850, not the G3. The G3 isn't shown on PCPartPicker yet, even though it's definitely available on NewEgg.

PCPartPicker Part List

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
CPU | AMD Ryzen 7 1700X 3.4 GHz 8-Core Processor | $50.00
Motherboard | ASRock B450M PRO4 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard | $79.48 @ Amazon
Memory | Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory | $79.99 @ Amazon
Storage | Intel 660p Series 1.02 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive | $84.99 @ Newegg
Video Card | Sapphire Radeon RX 5700 XT 8 GB PULSE Video Card | $410.00
Power Supply | EVGA SuperNOVA G3 850 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply | $100.00
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total | $804.46
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-08-30 03:17 EDT-0400 |
 

siaan312

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i would go for a cheaper power supply
not in terms of quality, i meant wattage

that build will not go over 600w when overclocked to the max and hit with a synthetic load.

a 650w will save you like 30$ to maybe spend on.. a nicer case or maybe a full atx mobo.

but a cpu cooler and r7 1700X for 50$ is a great deal.
 
siaan312 It's interesting that you mention this. I originally settled on the 650 watt version of that PSU, which is $20 cheaper. The 650 watt variant has three 8 pin PCIe connectors; one for the CPU and two for the GPU. Many GPUs have two 8 pin connectors, and some motherboards have two 8 pin connectors. While my friend would never go for SLI or Crossfire, I could conceivably see him one day getting a high-end motherboard that had two 8 pin connectors. While personally it triggers me to buy a PSU way above the needs of a system, I suppose I justified it by thinking that an additional $20 over the 10 year warranty period is insignificant.

The other reason why I'm learning towards 850 watts is noise. Traditionally EVGA PSUs with "eco" mode, start the fan spinning when power consumption reaches 40% of max wattage. A Ryzen 7 1700X +RX 5700 XT "might" stay below the 40% consumption threshold, hence making the PSU fan not spin, and being virtually silent.

650 watts * 40% = 260 watts
850 watts * 40% = 340 watts

RX 5700 XT TDP = 225 watts
Ryzen 7 1700X = 95 watts
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Total wattage = 320 watts

EVGA G5 650
$79.99 after $30.00 rebate card
https://www.newegg.com/evga-supernova-650-g5-220-g5-0650-x1-650w/p/N82E16817438163
 
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The 2x8 pin for motherboard is not needed. Even a heavily overclocked 3900x will not need more than a single 8 pin.
You can get buy with the 650w with pretty much any single gpu setup.

Other than that i dont see any issues. You do t have a case listed tho.
 

siaan312

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the fans shouldnt spin up very often anyways.
also, a cpu takes an 8pin EPS connector, not a pcie.
and boards that have 2 of those are very rare and usually arent for z390 or x570 (i3 or ryzen)
mostly for threadripper and core i9 x299
 
Okay, you guys have convinced me.

Swapped FROM EVGA G5 850 TO G5 650: Builds state EVGA G3 because the new G5 option is not yet available on PCPartPicker. Request submitted: https://pcpartpicker.com/forums/topic/327703-additions-evga-g5-80-gold-650w-750w-850w-1000w-atx-power-supplies

Swapped FROM Asrock B450 Pro4 TO MSI B450-A Pro: Buildzoid video convinced me to swap motherboard models. It occurred to me that my friend has the option of selling his used Ryzen 7 1700X on Ebay for ~$125, and using the funds towards a $200 Ryzen 5 3600, for higher IPC and FPS in games. MSI has the flashback feature.

Swapped FROM CORSAIR Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4 3200 CMK16GX4M2Z3200C16 TO Ballistix Sport LT 16GB (2 x 8GB) 3000 BLS2K8G4D30AESBK: Buildzoid video convinced me to swap RAM kits. Apparently it's more overclockable than what I initially selected.

Added $600 build option.


-- $800 build --
PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 1700X 3.4 GHz 8-Core Processor ($50.00)
Motherboard: MSI B450-A PRO ATX AM4 Motherboard ($95.93 @ Amazon)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport LT 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($74.95 @ Amazon)
Storage: Intel 660p Series 1.02 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($94.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon RX 5700 XT 8 GB PULSE Video Card ($410.00)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA G3 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($80.00)
Total: $805.87
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-09-03 12:17 EDT-0400



-- $600 build --
PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 1700X 3.4 GHz 8-Core Processor ($50.00)
Motherboard: MSI B450-A PRO ATX AM4 Motherboard ($95.93 @ Amazon)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport LT 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($74.95 @ Amazon)
Storage: Intel 660p Series 1.02 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($94.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon RX 590 8 GB PULSE Video Card ($189.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 520 W 80+ Bronze Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($41.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $547.84
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-09-03 14:01 EDT-0400



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