[SOLVED] Thoughts and possible improvements for new pc build?

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PCPartPicker Part List

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
CPU | AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor | $264.50 @ Vuugo
Motherboard | MSI MPG X570 GAMING PLUS ATX AM4 Motherboard | $229.00 @ Amazon Canada
Memory | G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory | $101.99 @ Newegg Canada
Storage | HP EX920 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive | $144.99 @ PC-Canada
Video Card | Sapphire Radeon RX 5700 8 GB PULSE Video Card | $499.99 @ Newegg Canada
Case | Cooler Master MasterBox MB510L ATX Mid Tower Case | $62.00 @ Vuugo
Power Supply | Corsair TXM Gold 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply | $99.99 @ Amazon Canada
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total | $1402.46
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-09-10 03:22 EDT-0400 |

Note: I would not trust my brand new hardware on that cheap quality EVGA PSU.
 
This is better...

PCPartPicker Part List

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
CPU | AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor | $264.50 @ Vuugo
Motherboard | MSI MPG X570 GAMING PLUS ATX AM4 Motherboard | $229.00 @ Amazon Canada
Memory | G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory | $101.99 @ Newegg Canada
Storage | HP EX920 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive | $144.99 @ PC-Canada
Video Card | Sapphire Radeon RX 5700 8 GB PULSE Video Card | $499.99 @ Newegg Canada
Case | Cooler Master MasterBox MB510L ATX Mid Tower Case | $62.00 @ Vuugo
Power Supply | Corsair TXM Gold 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply | $99.99 @ Amazon Canada
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total | $1402.46
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-09-10 03:22 EDT-0400 |

Note: I would not trust my brand new hardware on that cheap quality EVGA PSU.
 
For a few dollars 'Canadian' more, like just $20, I would just go the whole hog and get the RX 5700 XT!!!! And be happy ever more....The B450 Tomahawk is actually a good tried and tested motherboard so I see no issues here, just a BIOS update for the 3600...all else is good.

PCPartPicker Part List: https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/list/kwnhD2

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor ($264.50 @ Vuugo)
Motherboard: MSI B450 TOMAHAWK ATX AM4 Motherboard ($149.99 @ Memory Express)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($101.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Storage: Intel 660p Series 1.02 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($119.99 @ Canada Computers)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($82.32 @ Vuugo)
Video Card: ASRock Radeon RX 5700 XT 8 GB Video Card ($518.50 @ Vuugo)
Case: Corsair SPEC-04 ATX Mid Tower Case ($74.50 @ Vuugo)
Power Supply: EVGA BR 600 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($82.99 @ PC-Canada)
Total: $1394.78
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-09-10 15:00 EDT-0400

IF you could stretch to the Seasonic Focus Plus Gold 600W at roughly a $110 Canadian, that would be good also but not key..
 
For a few dollars 'Canadian' more, like just $20, I would just go the whole hog and get the RX 5700 XT!!!! And be happy ever more....The B450 Tomahawk is actually a good tried and tested motherboard so I see no issues here, just a BIOS update for the 3600...all else is good.

PCPartPicker Part List: https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/list/kwnhD2

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor ($264.50 @ Vuugo)
Motherboard: MSI B450 TOMAHAWK ATX AM4 Motherboard ($149.99 @ Memory Express)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($101.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Storage: Intel 660p Series 1.02 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($119.99 @ Canada Computers)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($82.32 @ Vuugo)
Video Card: ASRock Radeon RX 5700 XT 8 GB Video Card ($518.50 @ Vuugo)
Case: Corsair SPEC-04 ATX Mid Tower Case ($74.50 @ Vuugo)
Power Supply: EVGA BR 600 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($82.99 @ PC-Canada)
Total: $1394.78
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-09-10 15:00 EDT-0400

IF you could stretch to the Seasonic Focus Plus Gold 600W at roughly a $110 Canadian, that would be good also but not key..
For getting that 5700xt @20 bucks more you compromised on Motherboard, SSD and PSU.
The b450 boards are facing a lot of issues with the 3rd gen processors with frequent BSODs. The internet and this forum is full of grievances.
HP EX920 is better... https://ssd.userbenchmark.com/Compare/Intel-660p-NVMe-PCIe-M2-1TB-vs-HP-EX920-NVMe-PCIe-M2-1TB/m602553vsm488611
Bad PSU... https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/1095800-dont-get-the-evga-brbt-just-because-of-brand
 
I gave him an option, my thoughts and nothing more, others can jump in as they should and give them there thoughts and suggestions...I have had EVGA PSU's and am currently on my second one over a span of 10 years, never had an issue though I am sure all manufacturers suffer some issues. Still it would have been better if you at least suggested another more cost effective choice on a PSU (Oh and I did suggest a better PSU in the Seasonic!) like the NVMe in the HP version. but I stand by my suggestions that with a bit of modifying he can get a 5700XT for a very small increase. There are a fair few choices and nothing wrong with the B450 motherboards that many, many people are using on the Ryzen 3's...Ryzen 3rd gen are suffering teething issues but theses are AMD specific as it is a new CPU arch and will no doubt get better over time, but many people are having issues even across X570 boards...

Trying to be helpful and getting suggestions is the point of the forum...
 
I gave him an option, my thoughts and nothing more, others can jump in as they should and give them there thoughts and suggestions...I have had EVGA PSU's and am currently on my second one over a span of 10 years, never had an issue though I am sure all manufacturers suffer some issues. Still it would have been better if you at least suggested another more cost effective choice on a PSU (Oh and I did suggest a better PSU in the Seasonic!) like the NVMe in the HP version. but I stand by my suggestions that with a bit of modifying he can get a 5700XT for a very small increase. There are a fair few choices and nothing wrong with the B450 motherboards that many, many people are using on the Ryzen 3's...Ryzen 3rd gen are suffering teething issues but theses are AMD specific as it is a new CPU arch and will no doubt get better over time, but many people are having issues even across X570 boards...

Trying to be helpful and getting suggestions is the point of the forum...
You can get even a 208ti with that budget with an athlon processor. Point is to give suggestions on best possible parts without compromising quality of the build.
Anyways, I think the OP has plenty of choices to make an informed decision. It might be wise for him to dig a little bit deeper on his own.
 
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For a few dollars 'Canadian' more, like just $20, I would just go the whole hog and get the RX 5700 XT!!!! And be happy ever more....The B450 Tomahawk is actually a good tried and tested motherboard so I see no issues here, just a BIOS update for the 3600...all else is good.

PCPartPicker Part List: https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/list/kwnhD2

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor ($264.50 @ Vuugo)
Motherboard: MSI B450 TOMAHAWK ATX AM4 Motherboard ($149.99 @ Memory Express)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($101.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Storage: Intel 660p Series 1.02 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($119.99 @ Canada Computers)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($82.32 @ Vuugo)
Video Card: ASRock Radeon RX 5700 XT 8 GB Video Card ($518.50 @ Vuugo)
Case: Corsair SPEC-04 ATX Mid Tower Case ($74.50 @ Vuugo)
Power Supply: EVGA BR 600 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($82.99 @ PC-Canada)
Total: $1394.78
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-09-10 15:00 EDT-0400

IF you could stretch to the Seasonic Focus Plus Gold 600W at roughly a $110 Canadian, that would be good also but not key..
So I'll take consideration with hellfire and change the m.2 as it seems the Intel one isn't that good. If I was going for an xt I would go for like the red devil xt or something ~$80 CAD but I've seen enough benchmarks and the difference isn't that much for me to make the purchase. The 5700 will be more than enough for my needs.
 
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This is better...

PCPartPicker Part List

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
CPU | AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor | $264.50 @ Vuugo
Motherboard | MSI MPG X570 GAMING PLUS ATX AM4 Motherboard | $229.00 @ Amazon Canada
Memory | G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory | $101.99 @ Newegg Canada
Storage | HP EX920 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive | $144.99 @ PC-Canada
Video Card | Sapphire Radeon RX 5700 8 GB PULSE Video Card | $499.99 @ Newegg Canada
Case | Cooler Master MasterBox MB510L ATX Mid Tower Case | $62.00 @ Vuugo
Power Supply | Corsair TXM Gold 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply | $99.99 @ Amazon Canada
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total | $1402.46
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-09-10 03:22 EDT-0400 |

Note: I would not trust my brand new hardware on that cheap quality EVGA PSU.
I hate the whole motherboard deal. Some people seem to have it working no problem. Others not so much. I hate having to spend so much on a motherboard but my options seem pretty slim. I'll change the m2, probably the psu (was considering but wasn't sure which one to get). So thanks for the suggestion
 

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