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for 1080p 50-60FPS gaming, this system will be great.

You might consider getting a 2-3TB hard drive just because the price difference wouldn't be much.

With so many options out there, you will get endless opinions about exactly what parts to use but for what you want out of it, it's perfect. Good price for all new parts.

The only thing I would seriously suggest is that you get a used GPU. Right now isn't a good time to sink much money into a new GPU since there is such a lack of innovation unless you spend $1000 or so just on the graphics card. You can easily save more than $100 by getting a used 1060 6GB.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/ZOTAC-GeForce-1060-Amp-6GB/133015915202?epid=17026513437&hash=item1ef85dcac2&enc=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&checksum=13301591520259c3c6a53b69419488c795563a5e3150
 

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Are we really telling people that the 650W SeaSonic S12II is crap?
Its the S12III not the S12II and no its not all that great that the reason why its so cheap
 

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Its the S12III not the S12II and no its not all that great that the reason why its so cheap
K, well, I really sincerely and seriously doubt that it will be a problem for a basic system that will stay at stock with some casual gaming. We're not going to find a better PSU for $32 after a mail-in rebate.

While I would love to recommend a much better PSU, I see no need for it with this build.
 

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The S12III production has been outsourced to another company and the whole series lacks OCP
If the OP is fine with that sure go ahead
 

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The S12III production has been outsourced to another company and the whole series lacks OCP
If the OP is fine with that sure go ahead
Yeah, I know, I read the 500W S12III review. We shouldall be fine with not recommending a different PSU right now.

I mean, let's look at the facts: She's on a very tight budget. Se won't be overclocking. She won't be doing constant gaming. The PSU's +12v is 648W. The PSU has a 5-year warranty, so obviously SeaSonic has plenty of faith in it or else it would have a much shorter warranty.

Now ok, for $70 or $80, she could have a PSU that any overclocker would be happy with, but then she'd have a PSU that cost her $40-50 more that really won't make any difference to her for the way she will be using the computer. This build is already $28 above the cost goal of $700, so I really don't want to recommend going even further above it unless it would definitely be worth it.

Of course I would love to recommend a better PSU because that's more fun. I'd rather recommend the RM550x because it's about $63 after a mail-in rebate. However, I see no good reason to recommend a PSU that is more expensive for any reason whatsoever - not for this build. She's just interested in a decent or good computer that she can play games on sometimes. I'd be extremely surprised if the 650W S12III isn't able to handle it just fine. I mean good lord, it's not like it's going to hurt her computer or be dangerous to use or anything like that.
 

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I'd up the core count if streaming will be a main task. You can also save some $ getting used cpu. There are many ryzens for sale on ebay.
 

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The S12III production has been outsourced to another company and the whole series lacks OCP
If the OP is fine with that sure go ahead
No OCP? That's not like leaving out a feature, that's a basic safety necessity IMO. In the event there's a bad connection somewhere that means instead of shutting down the unit just keeps heating that point? Maybe OTP trips first?



As for what ram to pick, check the board's QVL or the ram's QVL to amke sure it's been tested so you won't have to fight with it...though at 3000mhz that might not be an issue.
 

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I have the same CPU and memory and a weaker GPU and the 500 watt seasonic s12III and am very pleased with the performance. https://pcpartpicker.com/b/4DsZxr

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 1600 3.2 GHz 6-Core Processor (Purchased For $116.95)
CPU Cooler: Deepcool - GAMMAXX 400 74.34 CFM CPU Cooler (Purchased For $26.49)
Motherboard: MSI - B450M GAMING PLUS Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard (Purchased For $85.00)
Memory: G.Skill - Aegis 8 GB (1 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory (Purchased For $39.89)
Memory: G.Skill - Aegis 8 GB (1 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory (Purchased For $39.89)
Storage: Inland - 480 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive (Purchased For $49.99)
Video Card: XFX - Radeon RX 570 8 GB Video Card (Purchased For $70.00)
Case: Deepcool - TESSERACT SW ATX Mid Tower Case (Purchased For $40.00)
Power Supply: SeaSonic - S12III 500 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply (Purchased For $25.00)
Total: $493.21
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-04-12 13:56 EDT-0400


Cable management wasn't too bad (I prefer modular but for $25 instead of $60 I was ok without it).

 

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Go with the motherboard Cravin suggested. Should work better for the next six or even eight core Ryzen cpus.
 

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Sorry for the late reply guys. She has been really busy lately but I've given her the link to this thread to make an informed decision. I as well and she really appreciates all the help you guys have given. Muah!
 
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