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Hi,
soon I will assemble a new PC with these components.
I would like to know what you think.

-MB
B450M-PRO-VDH-MAX

-CPU
Ryzen 5 3400G

-RAM
VENGEANCE LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4 DRAM 3000MHz C15

-PSU
EVGA 550 B3, 80 Plus BRONZE 550W, Fully Modular, EVGA Eco Mode

-FAN (REAR)
Noctua NF-B9 redux-1600 PWM, 4 pin, 92x92x25mm

-SSD
Patriot Burst, 120 GB

-2 Laptop HDD SATA, 500 GBx2

*that I don't know how to connect them

-Wifi Adapter
TL-WN881ND 300Mbps Wireless N PCI Express Adapter

-Case 15 years old
*power button and reset and LEDs included in the case
I don't know how to connect them



Thank's
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PSU is huge overkill.

I wouldn't go with 3400G when a Ryzen 3 1200 + RX 570 is about the same price. Same upgrade path but better day 1 performance. 3400G is for small form factor systems.
 
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Looks like a good build, do you plan to add a dGPU later on? If so I'd suggest getting a Ryzen 2 based 3xxx chip, provided it fits your budget & you'll use the GPU for things other than browsing the web or watching cat videos :laugh:
 
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PSU is huge overkill.

I wouldn't go with 3400G when a Ryzen 3 1200 + RX 570 is about the same price. Same upgrade path but better day 1 performance. 3400G is for small form factor systems.
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as a power supply I was about to take the Corsair CX500
500W compared to 550W
save about a $ 10
but I don't know if it is a good power supply with good quality internal components, for the power even adding a gpu I think they are enough. not?

Looks like a good build, do you plan to add a dGPU later on? If so I'd suggest getting a Ryzen 2 based 3xxx chip, provided it fits your budget & you'll use the GPU for things other than browsing the web or watching cat videos :laugh:
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yes, I think yes. but for now I am satisfied with the apu


more than to play the PC is for work, but every now and then I would like to play a bit of game not an ultra graphic for this apu it seems to me a good solution, compared to taking a dedicated GPU. the program he uses for work will be mostly autocad.
 
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Hi,it is a nice build. I would avoid using the Corsair RAM with Ryzen and I think you should make an effort and get some GSkill 3200mhz at least or maybe some Patriot Viper also would get the ASRock B450m Steel Legend for the motherboard if there is not a big difference in price. Enjoy your build :)
 
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You can make do with 300 W or 400 W if adding a mid range GPU.
 
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Hi,it is a nice build. I would avoid using the Corsair RAM with Ryzen and I think you should make an effort and get some GSkill 3200mhz at least or maybe some Patriot Viper also would get the ASRock B450m Steel Legend for the motherboard if there is not a big difference in price. Enjoy your build :)
why would you avoid the corsair ram?

the mb I chose is one of the few that you don't have to update the bios to use the ryzen 3000. for this I chose it.

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You can make do with 300 W or 400 W if adding a mid range GPU.
in the future I would like a rx 580 or gtx 1060
for these 2 are 450-500W sufficient?
could you indicate some mid rage gpu?
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ryzen memory controller and corsair vengeance kits doesn't like each other.
here are replacements
or if you buy from another shop look for F4-3200C16D-16GTZR or F4-3200C16D-16GTZRX
first kit will work fine with zen2 but for zen&zen+ you better take amd dedicated one
 
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ryzen memory controller and corsair vengeance kits doesn't like each other.
here are replacements
or if you buy from another shop look for F4-3200C16D-16GTZR or F4-3200C16D-16GTZRX
first kit will work fine with zen2 but for zen&zen+ you better take amd dedicated one
ryzen 3400g is zen2?


what do you think of this ram? can it be okay?
 
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the mb I chose is one of the few that you don't have to update the bios to use the ryzen 3000. for this I chose it.
The B450m Steel Legend does as well.

As for the RAM Crucial it is ok but I would rather go for GSkill, it will help the integrated GPU as well.
 
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why would you avoid the corsair ram?

the mb I chose is one of the few that you don't have to update the bios to use the ryzen 3000. for this I chose it.

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in the future I would like a rx 580 or gtx 1060
for these 2 are 450-500W sufficient?
could you indicate some mid rage gpu?
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Yes, 400 W is enough for 3400G +RX580. Make sure you have 30 Amps or more on the 12 V line and you're golden.

ryzen 3400g is zen2?


what do you think of this ram? can it be okay?
Ryzen 3400G is NOT Zen 2. APUs are one gen behind.
 
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Yes, 400 W is enough for 3400G +RX580. Make sure you have 30 Amps or more on the 12 V line and you're golden.


Ryzen 3400G is NOT Zen 2. APUs are one gen behind.
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would you have some 450W power supply to suggest?
 
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would you have some 450W power supply to suggest?
get the Corsair CX450, it is cheap and it is reliable. I build several PC's at work with it and never had issues.
 
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The B450m Steel Legend does as well.

As for the RAM Crucial it is ok but I would rather go for GSkill, it will help the integrated GPU as well.
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I chose the mb msi because it is cheap and the lights or LEDs do not interest me and above all it has the vga connection to connect my philips 1366x768 screen

get the Corsair CX450, it is cheap and it is reliable. I build several PC's at work with it and never had issues.
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3400g really isn't a great option for the money, especially if you're already considering a separate gpu in the near future; if you have at least some basic one to carry you over (like a gt 710, 730 or the like), I would suggest a 9400f for a similar or even slightly lower price. Also I agree with some others that the 5500W PSU from Evga isn't all that great and one of the two Seasonic units posted above is a better choice.
 
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3400g really isn't a great option for the money, especially if you're already considering a separate gpu in the near future; if you have at least some basic one to carry you over (like a gt 710, 730 or the like), I would suggest a 9400f for a similar or even slightly lower price. Also I agree with some others that the 5500W PSU from Evga isn't all that great and one of the two Seasonic units posted above is a better choice.
9400f is apu?

yes,i'm considering other options for the psu and the ram

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No, that's why I said if you have at least some basic gpu for now before you get a proper one.
 
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9400f is apu?

yes,i'm considering other options for the psu and the ram
Something like this would be enough since you're going for a cheaper, lower spec system


I'm all for supreme quality PSUs, but you gotta consider the use case.
if you put 400W now in the future do you have to change psu if you decide to put a gpu?
 
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if you put 400W now in the future do you have to change psu if you decide to put a gpu?
No, I already said that's enough for 3400G +RX 580. As an example. People love overestimating power reqs for some reason.
 
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if you put 400W now in the future do you have to change psu if you decide to put a gpu?
Depends on the gpu of course - it should be perfectly fine for something like a 1060 (which you mentioned yourself) or a 1660Ti
No, I already said that's enough for 3400G +RX 580. As an example. People love overestimating power reqs for some reason.
A top notch 400W unit might be enough for a 580, but I wouldn't risk it on that Silverstone...
 
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No, that's why I said if you have at least some basic gpu for now before you get a proper one.
ah ok sorry I didn't understand correctly. at the moment nothing I have, you have to build a new pc. so far I've only had a laptop and so I want to try to use laptop hdds and a 15-year-old case.

No, I already said that's enough for 3400G +RX 580. As an example. People love overestimating power reqs for some reason.
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Depends on the gpu of course - it should be perfectly fine for something like a 1060 (which you mentioned yourself) or a 1660Ti

A top notch 400W unit might be enough for a 580, but I wouldn't risk it on that Silverstone...
yes,depends

it depends on the consumption of the gpu you choose. I just gave examples. but for now nothing. then to be on the safe side also that 520 W seasonic gives me a good margin if a future decided a model of gpu. and I also save $ 10-15 compared to evga.
 
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