Build Advice Upgrading Old Desktop

Eagles8908

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Looking to overhaul a pc that I had built a few years ago. I want to use my leftover case, power supply, and somewhat recently upgraded SSD. I'm looking for advice on a couple things:

  1. Is this all compatible and will most likely fit in my current case (PC part picker did not raise any warnings)?
  2. Are there any parts within the same price range that are better than what I have listed here? Or conversely, cheaper parts that will provide similar performance.
I do a lot of gaming which ranges from WoW to Far Cry, Assassins Creed, etc. So I'd like to be able to max these out if it stays within this price range

As always, I appreciate the help you guys and gals provide.

PCPartPicker Part List

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
CPU | AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor | $279.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard | MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX ATX AM4 Motherboard | $124.99 @ Best Buy
Memory | Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory | $55.00 @ Amazon
Storage | Samsung 860 Evo 500 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive | $77.99 @ Adorama
Video Card | XFX Radeon RX 5700 XT 8 GB RAW II Video Card | $389.99 @ Walmart
Case | Enermax ECA3290A ATX Mid Tower Case |-
Power Supply | Thermaltake Toughpower GOLD 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply | $105.99 @ Newegg
Operating System | Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit | $108.78 @ Other World Computing
Wireless Network Adapter | Asus PCE-AC55BT B1 PCIe x1 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi Adapter | $34.99 @ B&H
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total | $1177.72
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-07-31 20:26 EDT-0400 |
 
1. Parts look compatible to me.

2. Some thoughts on better parts.

a. Your case is old with only a single front 120mm intake fan.
That is insufficient for cooling any hot components.

b. A balanced gaming pc will budget about 2x the cost of the processor for the graphics card.
You are about 1.4.
I might suggest a less expensive processor and put the difference to a stronger graphics card.
For example a 12 thread I3-10400 processor and a RTX2070 super would price out the same.
 

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