Question Good build?

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Is a good build? Can any improvements be made? Apologies for posting mostly the same question.

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CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor ($159.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX ATX AM4 Motherboard ($124.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory ($68.98 @ Amazon)
Storage: Crucial P1 500 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($59.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda Compute 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER 6 GB OC Video Card ($239.99 @ Best Buy)
Case: Fractal Design Focus G ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ B&H)
Power Supply: Corsair CXM 550 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply ($84.99 @ Newegg)
Wireless Network Adapter: TP-Link TL-WN881ND PCIe x1 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi Adapter ($17.98 @ Amazon)
Total: $871.89
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-08-03 22:38 EDT-0400
 
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It always depends on what you use it for right? :p for 4k not a good build i would say. For 1080p gaming and office very solid. But jokes aside
I did some extensive research over the past week. I was helped alot by forum members especially Oussebon.
Was looking for a decent but relatively cheap PC for mainly Dota 2 gaming and office use. I ended up with almost the same parts you chose. I read that ryzen 3600 scales very well with 3600 mhz ram thats why i bought these. Case is always a matter of taste. For the 1660 super It took some time for me to decide. I was reading several reviews. There are so many models.... I ended up with one of the more expensive ones they had a good deal. The TUF is very solid and massive and i hope it lasts some time. Furthermore i was looking for one with a DVI as I have an old Screen. If you have anymore questions regarding my built feel free.
Regarding the efficiencey of the power supply it depends on how many hours your pc is running every day. The more it runs the earlier a Gold one pays off due to saved energy. Thats how I understood it at least...
BR

Maybe my post is also of some help LINK

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor (Purchased For €159.00)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler (Purchased For €26.67)
Motherboard: MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX ATX AM4 Motherboard (Purchased For €107.85)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 CL18 Memory (Purchased For €68.81)
Storage: Western Digital Blue 500 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive (Purchased For €53.72)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER 6 GB TUF Gaming X3 OC Video Card (Purchased For €250.48)
Case: Fractal Design Meshify C ATX Mid Tower Case (Purchased For €81.71)
Power Supply: Corsair TXM Gold 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply (Purchased For €79.39)
Total: €827.63
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-08-04 10:10 CEST+0200
 
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It always depends on what you use it for right?
What can my build run? I'm going to be running modded minecraft with shaders and and an other variety of games. Is there a way you could give me a example of some games I could run with this build? And you're right, our builds are very simular.
 
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What can my build run? I'm going
I guess all games should be possible in ultra setting with 1080p. 1440p should also run smoothly although maybe not in Ultra for very new games. And as far as I know it also depends on the hz settings of the monitor. But maybe someone more knowledgeable can give you a more detailed answer.
 
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Apologies for the unfinished message, I didn't expect you to reply that quickly and accidentally posted the reply. But thank you nonetheless, you helped me a lot, as I am a first time PC builder.
 

Oussebon

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As a suggestion it might help to post updated builds for feedback in your original topic, because then we can see all the previous discussion including budget, what the build will be used for, etc etc :)

The only thing I'd question about the build is the power supply.

You're spending over $80, which means you could get a more efficient one for the same kind of money.

e.g.

or for a little more
 
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@Oussebon
Thank you, you've helped me a lot over the past 2-3 months. Sorry for all the posts asking relatively the same question. I'm kinda young and I've been wanting to build a pc for first time, just trying to move from ps4 to pc. But I've been educating myself about pcs, trying to find a good build, and saving up. Again, thank you for helping me a lot. :p
 

Oussebon

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No apologies needed :) - and no problems for asking the same question, it's very normal to fine tune a potential PC build over several iterations.

Do you reckon you are close to going ahead?
 

Oussebon

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I just wondered whether you felt the build was about finalised and you were ready to go ahead and get it, or whether you'd be exploring more options first? That's all, it was just conversational :)
 
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I just wondered whether you felt the build was about finalised and you were ready to go ahead and get it, or whether you'd be exploring more options first? That's all, it was just conversational
Idk if should still be replying lol, but yeah I think I'm going ahead with that one. Just need to get the money.
 

Oussebon

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Cool :) If you won't be buying for a while, do check back here first because parts could have changed in pricing / availability / new parts could be out and affect the pricing of existing things.
 
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