Thoughts/suggestions for new build

Cold Dark Shadow

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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

CPU:
AMD RYZEN 7 2700 8-Core 3.2 GHz
https://www.newegg.com/amd-ryzen-7-2700/p/N82E16819113498?Item=N82E16819113498&utm_medium=Email&utm_source=IGNEFL010220&cm_mmc=EMC-IGNEFL010220-_-EMC-010220-Index-_-AMD-_-Blitz-19113498-S0

Mobo:
MSI Performance Gaming AMD Ryzen 2ND and 3rd Gen AM4 M.2 USB 3 DDR4 DVI HDMI Crossfire ATX Motherboard (B450 Gaming Plus Max)
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07XHH4YG4?creativeASIN=B07XHH4YG4&linkCode=w61&imprToken=9JpBzXQzT6R47SZP8hX-3g&slotNum=7&tag=wepcus-20

RAM:
Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0134EW7G8?creativeASIN=B0134EW7G8&linkCode=w61&imprToken=9JpBzXQzT6R47SZP8hX-3g&slotNum=4&tag=wepcus-20

GPU:
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)
https://www.newegg.com/msi-geforce-gtx-1660-gtx-1660-ventus-xs-6g-oc/p/N82E16814137400

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

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

Case:
Undecided
 
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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?
 

Cold Dark Shadow

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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 current set up im running is fairly outdated
 

jstanthr

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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
 

Cold Dark Shadow

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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
 
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