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A friend asked me to choose parts for a $800 gaming PC build , what do you think about this?

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Ok guys i just cancelled the HDD + M.2 and replaced them with a 960 GB Cruical BX500 2.5" SSD the price is still pretty much the same , is that good or should i put a Kingstone Q500 for the almost the same price of the Cruical ? these two are the only SSD's that fit the budget.
The crucial BX500 is good - that's a great move. The difference between a HDD > SSD is huge, the difference between nvme > cheap ssd is comparatively tiny.
 

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Ok guys i just cancelled the HDD + M.2 and replaced them with a 960 GB Cruical BX500 2.5" SSD the price is still pretty much the same , is that good or should i put a Kingstone Q500 for the almost the same price of the Cruical ? these two are the only SSD's that fit the budget.
A Crucial MX500 would have been ideal, but if it doesn't fit in the budget, the BX will do.
I can't find much info on that Kingston drive, so probably Crucial is the better option.
 
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For those talking about the PSU , i replaced it with a Seasonic S12III 500W.
Seasonic is awesome right ? is that good?
 
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For PSU's, make sure to check out Johnny Guru before purchasing. He is the go to for PSU stress tests.

As for SSD, you can always check out adata SSD SU800 series as they have dram cache apparently and can be had cheaper.
 
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For those talking about the PSU , i replaced it with a Seasonic S12III 500W.
Seasonic is awesome right ? is that good?
I'd do a Seasonic Focus Plus Gold 550W.
For SSD, the 660 is good in 2TB size. The trick with the 660 and other QLC drives is buying a larger size than you would fill and then the QLC will be fast. Might not need the mechanic HDD if doing a big enough M2. NVMe is the future and the way to go if given a choice between SATA and NVMe. NVMe isn't much more expensive than SATA if you choose wisely.
If wanting better than the 660, good drives from ADATA XPG SX8200 Pro, HP EX920 or EX950, Samsung 970 Evo/+, and the various rebranded Phison models such as MyDigitalBPX Pro, Sabrent, Silicon Power P34A80, PNY XLR8, and Corsair MP510.
 
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+1 on the NVME drive. Lose it for regular sata, drop the HDD and get a 1TB SSD in there, or whatever fits.

Can always add HDD later. 128GB is pointless really for NVME. What are you going to transfer?!

PSU; BR series aren't very special. I'd see if there is some budget room for that SSD over there.

Other than that, very nice balance in this system, good parts. Go.

For those talking about the PSU , i replaced it with a Seasonic S12III 500W.
Seasonic is awesome right ? is that good?
Ah. Was it cheaper? And yes, its solid. Scratch that... this isn't a Seasonic made one? Bait and...

Might as well look at Corsair CX. This isn't a high power OC rig or anything and 500W is sufficient headroom.

I'd do a Seasonic Focus Plus Gold 550W.
For SSD, the 660 is good in 2TB size. The trick with the 660 and other QLC drives is buying a larger size than you would fill and then the QLC will be fast. Might not need the mechanic HDD if doing a big enough M2. NVMe is the future and the way to go if given a choice between SATA and NVMe. NVMe isn't much more expensive than SATA if you choose wisely.
If wanting better than the 660, good drives from ADATA XPG SX8200 Pro, HP EX920 or EX950, Samsung 970 Evo/+, and the various rebranded Phison models such as MyDigitalBPX Pro, Sabrent, Silicon Power P34A80, PNY XLR8, and Corsair MP510.
I'd personally stay away from QLC drives, and buying a huge drive so you can... not use the space provided... I wouldn't be comfy with that tbh.

PSU is a good alternative for the SIII. But its going to cost more. I think there's a bigger win in spending that on the 1TB SSD - if budget is limited.
 
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if the Seasonic isn't that good , what about Corsair's CX450 and VS550 ? they are almost the same price , which is a better option?
 
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VS550 is CWT, its not bad, decent midrange unit.

CX450 is another story.

Will these crap out at any time? NO. But I do recommend sufficient headroom, and I'd run with the VS550 for that.
 
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This is just my personal preference but I would put the OS on a separate drive if possible instead of using 1 big drive with everything on it.

Happened more than once to me that I had no choice but to format my OS and reinstall everything,now thats not really fun if you had everything on that drive along with the OS.

Ever since that I keep my OS separated just in case,currently on a 128GB 2.5 SSD but nowadays I would go for a 256 since they are significantly cheaper compared to when I bought it.

Also,if you intend on keeping Gigabyte then I would suggest the Gaming model instead of the 'standard' Windforce.
 
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Ok guys i just cancelled the HDD + M.2 and replaced them with a 960 GB Cruical BX500 2.5" SSD the price is still pretty much the same , is that good or should i put a Kingstone Q500 for the almost the same price of the Cruical ? these two are the only SSD's that fit the budget.
Of the two I would go with the BX500. I have more faith in Micron then whomever Kingston is purchasing their flash storage from this month (may even be Micron).

As for the Seasonic PSU, it's better then the EVGA simply because Seasonic believes you can get five years out of it. A corsair CX550 would be a better option if you can swing it for the same price as the Seasonic.
 
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