Thoughts/suggestions for new build

Cold Dark Shadow

[H]F Junkie
Mar 24, 2003
Well its been a minute since Ive been around and if this is in the wrong section, My apologies.

First build in a whiiile, havent really kept up on things but lookin to build a mild gaming rig, below is what im thinking and was just curious on thoughts and suggestions before ordering stuff. Budget im shooting for is Sub 600$US

AMD RYZEN 7 2700 8-Core 3.2 GHz

MSI Performance Gaming AMD Ryzen 2ND and 3rd Gen AM4 M.2 USB 3 DDR4 DVI HDMI Crossfire ATX Motherboard (B450 Gaming Plus Max)

Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB

MSI Gaming GeForce GTX 1660 192-Bit HDMI/DP 6GB GDRR5 HDCP Support DirectX 12 Dual Fan VR Ready OC Graphics Card (GTX 1660 VENTUS XS 6G OC)

Samsung Evo M.2 500GB (have on hand) Boot

Corsair HX520 (have on hand)
i have from a build a while back that hasnt been used much

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The Ryzen 3000 series (Zen 2) is a good step up from the 2000 series (Zen+). I'd say get the 3700X or 3800X instead for 8 cores/16 threads if you can swing it (though that $150 sale price for the 2700 does seem hard to pass).

What resolution/frequency is your display?
Ill give those a look. Yeah the price on that CPU was a good factor in me tossin it in there. Display wise, Im not thinking about 4K gaming or anything like that, least not right now anyways, the one i have now is just a ASUS 1080p, forget the freq, but it needs to be replaced as well. current set up im running is fairly outdated
I was in the same boat during the planning phase of my build. I see you say 'mild-gaiming' which is about the same as me. Mine will be my daily driver desktop and will need to be solid. I decided to just pick up a used r5 2600 as the extra cores didn't really make that much diff in standard workloads and most games. I would have liked the 8/16 but 6/12 is more than enough for me and saved some money and put that towards a bigger/better nvme.

just my op
Actually that's what I ended up going with was the R5 2600, and with the msi 450b pro max board and the 1660 black gaming gpu (with rebates got it for 190$) saved a bit there and with the less expensive CPU (115$) like yourself it'll go toward a better mvne