Streaming/Gaming Build on Tight budget, what to take out?

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Hello Experts, recently, I’m researching for a Streaming/Gaming Build, after asking on this forum, I figured out this build, here are the components I selected:

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 2600 3.4GHz 6-Core ($165.99 with free shipping on Amazon Prime {I don’t have Amazon Prime})
Motherboard: ASRock - X470 Master SLI/AC ATX AM4 ($144.88 with $10 off promo by PCPartPicker and $3.99 Shipping)
Memory: G.Skill - Sniper X 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3600 ($154.99 with Free shipping)
Storage: Samsung - 860 Evo 500GB 2.5" SSD ($97.87 with Free shipping)
Video Card: MSI - GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 6GB GAMING X ($329.99 with $20 off promo by PCPartPicker and $4.99 Shipping)
Case: Phanteks - Eclipse P350X (Black) ATX Mid Tower ($59.99 with Free shipping)
Power Supply: Corsair - RMx (2018) 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX ($79.99 with $27.99 off promo by PCPartPicker and Free Shipping)

CPU
I was originally considering a Intel processor, but people suggested AMD for streaming and gaming, since I WILL NOT be overclocking with this CPU, I’m sure the stock cooler would be just fine.

Motherboard
The ASRock motherboard included its own Realtek Sound Card, and WiFi/Bluetooth/LAN Adapters (which is exactly what I need), hope it survives in the long run (not turning the computer off) and is capable of receiving part upgrades, and it comes with the PCPartPicker $10 off promo.

Memory
I choose the cheapest memory per $ with pretty good DDR4-3600 16GB (2*8GB).

Storage
I’m currently planning to only buy one SSD, but I’m wondering if it’s possible to put my Airport Time Capsule’s 3TB HDD in there. (Let me know if it’s compatible)

Video Card
The most important part of this build... I looked up a ton of information and I think this is the best choice, I hope it lasts long and works effectively.

Case
People suggested me to buy this case for cheap & effective airflow, I can also look through the glass on the case and see if my motherboard catches on fire.

Power Supply
I have ZERO knowledge about power supply, people suggest me this one and it’s “Gold Certified”, I need 279W for the entire computer but this one is 550W, I wonder if I can switch it to lower watts.



One of my thought is if I can export the video signal through HDMI from my Motherboard/GPU to my 2012 business LapTop to save performance or should I just stream it through OBS, or is there hardware streaming support from AMD or MSI?

Here’s the $$$ results shown on PCPartPicker
Base Total: $1033.70
Promo Discounts: -$7.99
Mail-in Rebates: -$50.00
Shipping: $8.98
Total: $984.69

My budget is exactly $905, is there something I can pick out, such as the Power Supply?

Thanks for reading through, let’s hope the best.
 
That looks like a really nice build but other experts here will have something to say. But rest assured that you made the right decision with cpu

Check your build on PC part picker site and sort by merchant and see who can give it to you the cheapest But don’t cheap out on a power supply
 

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My build. I kept the same case and cpu. The 1060 is a ok card to pair with something older like my Llano apu, a sandybridge i5, or a budget quad core like the 2200g, i3-8100, ect. It's about the same speed as my GTX 970. So to match your speedy Ryzen 2600 i paired it with a much faster GTX1080 that has 8GB of memory.

If you take your 3tb external drive out of the case, inside you will find it's just a regular HDD either a 2.5" if it's a smaller one, and 3.5" if it's a larger one. You will have to format it and that will wipe out. It should install as a regular hdd.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 2600 3.4GHz 6-Core Processor ($165.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI - B450M PRO-M2 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($64.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill - Aegis 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($124.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: ADATA - XPG SX6000 256GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($54.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: PNY - GeForce GTX 1080 8GB Video Card ($429.99 @ Dell)
Case: Phanteks - Eclipse P350X (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic - EVO Edition 620W 80+ Bronze Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($59.90 @ B&H)
Total: $960.84
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-09-28 19:08 EDT-0400
 

need4speeds

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Don't mess with "mail in and pray rebates" they want you to sell your soul and also sell your id, number, ect to the marketing companies. They are not "Free". Also they will want you to scan the paperwork and print it, cut certain parts of the box out and mail them. This void's your warranty so they are basically just paying you to kill the warranty.

Yeah good luck returning stuff with hacked up boxes. MIR's are not worth the trouble.
 

need4speeds

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Ok im $7 overbudget. I suppose you could swap for a even cheaper case. I wouldn't ditch that GTX1080 it's needed for the new games about to come out.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 2600 3.4GHz 6-Core Processor ($165.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI - B450M PRO-M2 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($64.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill - Aegis 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($124.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Corsair - MP300 120GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($39.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: PNY - GeForce GTX 1080 8GB Video Card ($429.99 @ Dell)
Case: Raidmax - Vortex ATX Mid Tower Case ($33.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic - S12II 620W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($51.65 @ Newegg)
Total: $911.58
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-09-28 19:44 EDT-0400
 

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