New build opinions welcome

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This will be my second ever build, but my first one for gaming as my first build was a $550 budget PC.
Any and all opinions are welcome. Thank you!

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 5600X 3.7 GHz 6-Core Processor (Purchased For $159.00)
Motherboard: ASRock B550M Phantom Gaming 4 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard (Purchased For $89.99)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory (Purchased For $52.99)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory (Purchased For $59.99)
Storage: Samsung 970 Evo Plus 1 TB M.2-2280 PCIe 3.0 X4 NVME Solid State Drive (Purchased For $99.99)
Video Card: ASRock Radeon RX6700XT CLD 12G Radeon RX 6700 XT 12 GB Video Card (Purchased For $349.99)
Case: Fractal Design Meshify 2 Mini MicroATX Mid Tower Case (Purchased For $109.99)
Power Supply: Thermaltake Smart BM2 750 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply ($84.98 @ Newegg Sellers)
Case Fan: Lian Li UNI FAN SL V2 64.5 CFM 120 mm Fans 3-Pack ($89.99 @ Newegg Sellers)
Monitor: Asus TUF GAMING VG249Q 23.8" 1920 x 1080 144 Hz Monitor (Purchased For $242.99)
Custom: Rosewill RCFC-16002 Case Fan Splitter, PWM Fan Splitter Cable, 1 to 2 Black Sleeved Computer Fan Splitter Cable, Supporting Both 3 Pin Fans and 4 Pin PWM Case Fans (Purchased For $4.39)
Total: $1344.29
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
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Are there other fans you would suggest? I was going for ease of use and a touch of RGB but im open to suggestions
GIGABYTE G24F 2- 24" 165Hz/180Hz(OC) 1080P IPS HDR FreeSync Premium Gaming Monitor $159.99


G.Skill Aegis DDR4 3200 32GB (2x16GB) CL16 $78.99

DeepCool AG400 BK ARGB CPU Cooler $29.99

https://www.newegg.com/black-fractal-design-pop-mini-air-rgb-micro-atx-tower/p/N82E16811352164
Fractal Design Pop Mini Air RGB Black TG mATX $89.99


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Its an OK PSU, it depends what you pay for it and what else is available for the same. Possible we could get into the weeds and maybe get something better, buts its fine.

80 + and Cybenetics ratings are about efficiency, not quality. So a Gold rated PSU will need to draw 1000 watts to deliver 870W to the system at certain load levels.

The Gigabyte exploding PSU's from last year or so were rated Gold. The Seasonic PSU's that caused shutdowns when used with some 3000 series Nvidia were Titanium rated.
 

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I read Thermaltake + SMART in the same line, that's when I say invest more money into your PSU as it's considered to be the heart of the system. Something like a Corsair RM series would be fitting. There are other brands and models but you should look into a reliably built unit.
 
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Its reliably built by CWT who make a lot of Corsairs PSU's, with a 5 year warranty which aint nothing and an in depth review from the best reviewer around these days stating its pretty good.

It aint top tier though by any means, and I can get behind spending a bit more on a better quality unit.
 
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P-OH-P-OH-P-OH! Hends-app!

I read Thermaltake + SMART in the same line, that's when I say invest more money into your PSU as it's considered to be the heart of the system. Something like a Corsair RM series would be fitting. There are other brands and models but you should look into a reliably built unit.
correct. a soild psu will last(if your using a ups) at least 10 years.

(am old older guard user on this sub... when they first made the forum. og account lost to a go poof mobo)
 
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That build will do you really well, as long as you don't have unreasonable expectations. You're not going to be playing most new games at 4K with ray tracing turned on. But as long as you know the capabilities, I think you'll be pleased with it.

You tryna get us raided?

Is he ok with a bronze PSU? Wouldn't gold from same brand be better?
Personally, I would go with a gold PSU for myself. But I used a bronze PSU in one of my sons' builds, and it has been going strong for a pretty long time. If you're looking for ways to shave dollars off, I probably wouldn't be afraid to use a bronze. I definitely wouldn't go with less than that, though.
 
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That build will do you really well, as long as you don't have unreasonable expectations. You're not going to be playing most new games at 4K with ray tracing turned on. But as long as you know the capabilities, I think you'll be pleased with it.
Aiming for 1080p gaming, settings as high as I can get them
 
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Changes made in ram, case fans and reusing my current PSU

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 5600X 3.7 GHz 6-Core Processor (Purchased For $159.00)
Motherboard: ASRock B550M Phantom Gaming 4 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard (Purchased For $89.99)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 32 GB (4 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory (Purchased For $109.99)
Storage: Samsung 970 Evo Plus 1 TB M.2-2280 PCIe 3.0 X4 NVME Solid State Drive (Purchased For $99.99)
Video Card: ASRock Radeon RX6700XT CLD 12G Radeon RX 6700 XT 12 GB Video Card (Purchased For $349.99)
Case: Fractal Design Meshify 2 Mini MicroATX Mid Tower Case (Purchased For $109.99)
Power Supply: EVGA 850 BQ 850 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply (Purchased For $64.99)
Case Fan: Fractal Design Aspect 12 RGB PWM 56 CFM 120 mm Fans 3-Pack ($64.98 @ Amazon)
Monitor: Asus TUF GAMING VG249Q 23.8" 1920 x 1080 144 Hz Monitor (Purchased For $242.99)
Custom: Kitcom Cable Extension (Purchased For $22.99)
Total: $1314.90
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
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Aiming for 1080p gaming, settings as high as I can get them
I looked up some benchmarks, and that 6700XT is way better than I thought it was. It trades blows with the RTX 3070 in rasterization. It doesn't hold up quite as well sometimes in ray tracing, but then other times it does pretty well with it. It looks like it's going to be an absolute beast at 1080p, and you probably could pull off some 4k gaming with RT turned off.

So yeah, you'll probably enjoy that more than I thought at first.
 
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I looked up some benchmarks, and that 6700XT is way better than I thought it was. It trades blows with the RTX 3070 in rasterization. It doesn't hold up quite as well sometimes in ray tracing, but then other times it does pretty well with it. It looks like it's going to be an absolute beast at 1080p, and you probably could pull off some 4k gaming with RT turned off.

So yeah, you'll probably enjoy that more than I thought at first.
I originally was going to go with a 6600XT or a 3050 but when comparing the cost to performance at the time I decided to go AMD after that I said screw it and stepped up a level to the 6700XT
 
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I originally was going to go with a 6600XT or a 3050 but when comparing the cost to performance at the time I decided to go AMD after that I said screw it and stepped up a level to the 6700XT
note a bad choice.
just dont install the latest driver for card atm.
there a power setting bug atm .
 

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