Originally Posted by N2Gaming
I never fall into a budget category "sorry" I will buy the system one piece at a time month to month if I have to in order to get the best bang for the buck in an attempt to get a good quality system that will last me another 10 years. I know 10 years is a long time for a build to last but hey if you don't overclock like me then the system should last a good while as long as good integrated circuits and components are used on boards chosen. With that said I always like to get MOBO CPU and RAM all at the same time to rule out any defective, incompatible or not desirable murch before return periods expire.
Ok. Fair enough... 10 years? That's quite a long time... I guess I'll simply recommend you the following then... Considering you're looking for best bang for buck independent of price...
PCPartPicker Part List
CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor
($179.99 @ Best Buy)
Motherboard: ASRock X570 Taichi ATX AM4 Motherboard
($299.00 @ B&H)
Memory: G.Skill Trident Z Neo 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory
($179.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: ADATA XPG SX8200 Pro 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive
($149.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Blue 4 TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive
($88.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon RX 5700 XT 8 GB PULSE Video Card
($409.00 @ Walmart)
Case: Fractal Design Meshify C ATX Mid Tower Case
($95.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair RMx (2018) 850 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply
($129.99 @ Amazon)
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-01-29 21:09 EST-0500
Here's my reasoning...
R6 3600 will be fine for whatever you will throw at it at this point. It has more threads than you'll need or use and its plenty fast. To be viable for 10 years, I'd recommend you wait till the 4000 series is starting to be phased out, and re-upgrade the CPU to a full 16C/32T one, if you so desire.
I chose the X570 Taichi, simply because it's one of the best (if not the best) well-rounded board there is. I would have chosen the X470 Taichi instead since it's much cheaper, but I cannot guarantee that the R5 3600 will work on it out of the box. It is supported with a BIOS update, but unless the BIOS is already installed, you're gonna need an older CPU version to update the BIOS. To avoid all that hassle, I chose the $100 more expensive one. An alternative is to go for something that has a BIOS update function without being dependent on the CPU. A much cheaper MSI B450 Tomahawk at around $120 will do the trick, although you will be missing a few features, including the huge amount of PCI-E lanes that the X570 chipset comes with, which might be important if you're going to use your system for 10 years. Additionally, it might limit which newer CPUs you can upgrade to.
As for the RAM, you might as well go for 32GB at this point. RAM is not that expensive right now. Prices will most likely increase in the future, and so will RAM usage. I might be an exception, but, 16GB was just short for me by about 2GB about two years back, so, I bought 32GB for my Ryzen system.
For the storage, I went with a 1TB SSD for Windows and your applications, and a slow 4TB traditional HDD for storage of files and/or backup. I don't know your usage case, so, feel free to adapt as necessary.
For the graphics card, the 5700XT is the best value for money right now, bar none. If you want something more powerful, you'll have to ditch the idea of bang for buck, swallow your pride and overpay for an nVidia card. The 2070S is an alternative, although you would be paying $100+ for 5% performance improvement.
The case is a placeholder. I like it, but taste and needs are different, so, this one you can also adapt to suit your needs, be it a cheaper or more expensive or simply a different looking one.
The power supply is one of the best around, and at that price it's a good deal. I read that you already are going to use another one, so, that's fine. For now, I think 850W is enough for practically everything, including future upgrades. And this power supply comes with a 10 year warranty, the exact length you want to use your system for, so yeah.
Feel free to ask if you have any questions.