Could somebody tell me if there are any parts that i hould change or upgrade/downgrade as this is my first build | PCSPECIALIST

Could somebody tell me if there are any parts that i hould change or upgrade/downgrade as this is my first build

- I only have another £50 of leeway so i cant afford anything much more expensive.
- Also would I be any better off going for an Intel CPU over an AMD? if so which one.
Case
CORSAIR 175R RGB MID TOWER GAMING CASE
Processor (CPU)
AMD Ryzen 5 3600X Six Core CPU (3.8GHz-4.4GHz/36MB CACHE/AM4)
Motherboard
ASUS® ROG STRIX B450-F GAMING (DDR4, USB 3.1, 6Gb/s) - RGB Ready!
Memory (RAM)
16GB Corsair VENGEANCE DDR4 3200MHz (2 x 8GB)
Graphics Card
6GB NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX 1660 SUPER - HDMI, DP - GeForce GTX VR Ready!
1st Storage Drive
1TB SEAGATE BARRACUDA SATA-III 3.5" HDD, 6GB/s, 7200RPM, 64MB CACHE
1st M.2 SSD Drive
256GB PCS PCIe M.2 SSD (1900 MB/R, 1100 MB/W)
Power Supply
CORSAIR 550W CV SERIES™ CV-550 POWER SUPPLY
Power Cable
1 x 1 Metre UK Power Cable (Kettle Lead)
Processor Cooling
CoolerMaster MasterLiquid Lite 120 High Performance Liquid Cooler
Thermal Paste
ARCTIC MX-4 EXTREME THERMAL CONDUCTIVITY COMPOUND
LED Lighting
50cm RGB LED Strip
Extra Case Fans
1x 120mm Black Case Fan (configured to extract from rear/roof)
Sound Card
ONBOARD 6 CHANNEL (5.1) HIGH DEF AUDIO (AS STANDARD)
Wireless/Wired Networking
10/100/1000 GIGABIT LAN PORT (Wi-Fi NOT INCLUDED)
USB/Thunderbolt Options
MIN. 2 x USB 3.0 & 2 x USB 2.0 PORTS @ BACK PANEL + MIN. 2 FRONT PORTS
Operating System
Windows 10 Home 64 Bit - inc. Single Licence
Operating System Language
United Kingdom - English Language
Windows Recovery Media
Windows 10 Multi-Language Recovery Image - Unlimited Downloads from Online Account
Office Software
FREE 30 Day Trial of Microsoft 365® (Operating System Required)
Anti-Virus
BullGuard™ Internet Security - Free 90 Day License inc. Gamer Mode
Browser
Microsoft® Edge (Windows 10 Only)
Monitor
MSI 23.6" Optix MAG241CPUK - 1920 x 1080, 1MS, 144Hz
Monitor Cables
1 x 2m DisplayPort Cable - DP (M) to DP (M)
Keyboard & Mouse
Corsair Bundle - K55 Keyboard & M55 PRO Mouse
Surge Protection
6 Socket 2m Surge Protector
Cable Management
3 x PCS 1.5M Zip Cable Tidy - Professional Cable Management
Warranty
3 Year Standard Warranty (1 Month Collect & Return, 1 Year Parts, 3 Year Labour)
Delivery
STANDARD INSURED DELIVERY TO UK MAINLAND (MON-FRI)
Build Time
Standard Build - Approximately 18 to 20 working days
Price: £1,268.00 including VAT and Delivery
 

Nursemorph

Big Poster
AMD is a better choice in most areas, most notably security (Intel are regularly finding flaws that need patching resulting in decreased performance.

Am assuming this is a gaming PC? Any others uses to take into account? Editing? Streaming? etc

Going on it being a gaming system:

Case
FRACTAL FOCUS G BLACK GAMING CASE (Window) - Much better airflow..best budget case around
Processor (CPU)

AMD Ryzen 5 3600 Six Core CPU (3.6GHz-4.2GHz/36MB CACHE/AM4) - The X version is not worth the extra money for the small performance gains
Motherboard

ASUS® TUF GAMING B550-PLUS (DDR4, USB 3.2, 6Gb/s) - ARGB Ready! - The 550 is plenty for your needs and the 550 is easily able to take the next generation of CPUs when round if needed; the 450 boards it is not such an easy fit
Memory (RAM)

16GB Corsair VENGEANCE DDR4 3200MHz (2 x 8GB)
Graphics Card
6GB NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX 1660 SUPER - HDMI, DP - GeForce GTX VR Ready!
1st Storage Drive
1TB SEAGATE BARRACUDA SATA-III 3.5" HDD, 6GB/s, 7200RPM, 64MB CACHE
1st M.2 SSD Drive
512GB PCS PCIe M.2 SSD (2000 MB/R, 1100 MB/W) - Increased capacity as 256 will fill up quick once you add a few games on it
Power Supply

CORSAIR 550W TXm SERIES™ SEMI-MODULAR 80 PLUS® GOLD, ULTRA QUIET - Much better PSU, it is quieter and less wiring to interrupt airflow
Power Cable

1 x 1 Metre UK Power Cable (Kettle Lead)
Processor Cooling
STANDARD AMD CPU COOLER - Removed as the 3600 doesn't need a different cooler..the stock one works fine
Thermal Paste

STANDARD THERMAL PASTE FOR SUFFICIENT COOLING
LED Lighting
50cm RGB LED Strip
Sound Card
ONBOARD 6 CHANNEL (5.1) HIGH DEF AUDIO (AS STANDARD)
Wireless/Wired Networking
WIRELESS INTEL® Wi-Fi 6 AX200 2,400Mbps/5GHz, 300Mbps/2.4GHz PCI-E CARD + BT 5.0 - Forgot this..can be removed to save £18
USB/Thunderbolt Options

MIN. 2 x USB 3.0 & 2 x USB 2.0 PORTS @ BACK PANEL + MIN. 2 FRONT PORTS
Operating System
Windows 10 Home 64 Bit - inc. Single Licence
Operating System Language
United Kingdom - English Language
Windows Recovery Media
Windows 10 Multi-Language Recovery Image - Unlimited Downloads from Online Account
Office Software
FREE 30 Day Trial of Microsoft 365® (Operating System Required)
Anti-Virus
NO ANTI-VIRUS SOFTWARE - Removed as the built in Windows Defender is just as good and less likely to cause issues
Browser

Firefox™
Monitor
MSI 23.6" Optix MAG241CPUK - 1920 x 1080, 1MS, 144Hz
Keyboard & Mouse
Corsair Bundle - K55 Keyboard & M55 PRO Mouse
Surge Protection
6 Socket 2m Surge Protector
Cable Management
3 x PCS 1.5M Zip Cable Tidy - Professional Cable Management
Warranty
3 Year Silver Warranty (1 Year Collect & Return, 1 Year Parts, 3 Year Labour) - Only £5 more for much better cover
Delivery

TIMED DELIVERY TO UK MAINLAND - MON-FRI (BEFORE 2PM)
Build Time
Standard Build - Approximately 18 to 20 working days
Price: £1,303.00 including VAT and Delivery
Unique URL to re-configure: https://www.pcspecialist.co.uk/saved-configurations/amd-am4-gen3-pc/xmw7mqHjdT/

The good thing about this is that, if you wanted to upgrade to 1440p gaming in future, you could just buy a better graphics card, plug it in and away you go on an appropriate monitor
 
AMD is a better choice in most areas, most notably security (Intel are regularly finding flaws that need patching resulting in decreased performance.

Am assuming this is a gaming PC? Any others uses to take into account? Editing? Streaming? etc

Going on it being a gaming system:

Case
FRACTAL FOCUS G BLACK GAMING CASE (Window) - Much better airflow..best budget case around
Processor (CPU)

AMD Ryzen 5 3600 Six Core CPU (3.6GHz-4.2GHz/36MB CACHE/AM4) - The X version is not worth the extra money for the small performance gains
Motherboard

ASUS® TUF GAMING B550-PLUS (DDR4, USB 3.2, 6Gb/s) - ARGB Ready! - The 550 is plenty for your needs and the 550 is easily able to take the next generation of CPUs when round if needed; the 450 boards it is not such an easy fit
Memory (RAM)

16GB Corsair VENGEANCE DDR4 3200MHz (2 x 8GB)
Graphics Card
6GB NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX 1660 SUPER - HDMI, DP - GeForce GTX VR Ready!
1st Storage Drive
1TB SEAGATE BARRACUDA SATA-III 3.5" HDD, 6GB/s, 7200RPM, 64MB CACHE
1st M.2 SSD Drive
512GB PCS PCIe M.2 SSD (2000 MB/R, 1100 MB/W) - Increased capacity as 256 will fill up quick once you add a few games on it
Power Supply

CORSAIR 550W TXm SERIES™ SEMI-MODULAR 80 PLUS® GOLD, ULTRA QUIET - Much better PSU, it is quieter and less wiring to interrupt airflow
Power Cable

1 x 1 Metre UK Power Cable (Kettle Lead)
Processor Cooling
STANDARD AMD CPU COOLER - Removed as the 3600 doesn't need a different cooler..the stock one works fine
Thermal Paste

STANDARD THERMAL PASTE FOR SUFFICIENT COOLING
LED Lighting
50cm RGB LED Strip
Sound Card
ONBOARD 6 CHANNEL (5.1) HIGH DEF AUDIO (AS STANDARD)
Wireless/Wired Networking
WIRELESS INTEL® Wi-Fi 6 AX200 2,400Mbps/5GHz, 300Mbps/2.4GHz PCI-E CARD + BT 5.0 - Forgot this..can be removed to save £18
USB/Thunderbolt Options

MIN. 2 x USB 3.0 & 2 x USB 2.0 PORTS @ BACK PANEL + MIN. 2 FRONT PORTS
Operating System
Windows 10 Home 64 Bit - inc. Single Licence
Operating System Language
United Kingdom - English Language
Windows Recovery Media
Windows 10 Multi-Language Recovery Image - Unlimited Downloads from Online Account
Office Software
FREE 30 Day Trial of Microsoft 365® (Operating System Required)
Anti-Virus
NO ANTI-VIRUS SOFTWARE - Removed as the built in Windows Defender is just as good and less likely to cause issues
Browser

Firefox™
Monitor
MSI 23.6" Optix MAG241CPUK - 1920 x 1080, 1MS, 144Hz
Keyboard & Mouse
Corsair Bundle - K55 Keyboard & M55 PRO Mouse
Surge Protection
6 Socket 2m Surge Protector
Cable Management
3 x PCS 1.5M Zip Cable Tidy - Professional Cable Management
Warranty
3 Year Silver Warranty (1 Year Collect & Return, 1 Year Parts, 3 Year Labour) - Only £5 more for much better cover
Delivery

TIMED DELIVERY TO UK MAINLAND - MON-FRI (BEFORE 2PM)
Build Time
Standard Build - Approximately 18 to 20 working days
Price: £1,303.00 including VAT and Delivery
Unique URL to re-configure: https://www.pcspecialist.co.uk/saved-configurations/amd-am4-gen3-pc/xmw7mqHjdT/

The good thing about this is that, if you wanted to upgrade to 1440p gaming in future, you could just buy a better graphics card, plug it in and away you go on an appropriate monitor

thanks a lot for the advice, I am mainly going to be using this for gaming but may occasionally stream.
 

Nursemorph

Big Poster
The 3600 is fine for gaming and streaming so it's all good. If you had more budget, then I'd probably have gone with the 3700x just to give a bit of leeway
 
Yes, all cable management is fully done and very good.
Thank god, I just looked inside my friends PC that he had sent from a different website (I’m not sure of the name) and it was pretty bad, like he needed to put in more ram and couldn’t even get into it without unplugging almost all of the wires as event then it was still a squeeze.
 

SpyderTracks

Huntsman
Moderator
Thank god, I just looked inside my friends PC that he had sent from a different website (I’m not sure of the name) and it was pretty bad, like he needed to put in more ram and couldn’t even get into it without unplugging almost all of the wires as event then it was still a squeeze.
That's really poor, if I were him I would have sent it back.

No, PCS take cable management very seriously and almost always do a stellar job. Occasionally something may become dislodged in transit, like for instance recently an RGB strip unpeeled from the chassis in transit, but the user just pressed it back into place.
 
I did a review of my system when I got it back in January with pictures to show the cable management PCS does (versus the appalling mess that was my previous computer...another online company)..bear in mind my old PC had more wires, different PSU etc but it gives you an idea:

PCS review and comparison photos

Scroll down to the second photo...am sure you can guess which one is the PCS one ;)
Oh yes I can
 
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