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First gaming PC in over a decade.. want to get something to play FPS games. I have the NZXT H1 case and these are the parts I'm thinking of. Any advice?

pcpartpicker.com/list/Rktzq3
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I'd recommend choosing the RAM I selected since Ryzen 5 will definitely take advantage of 3600Mhz over 3200Mhz. Also, the Crucial P1 is a better pick over the WD in my opinion. The NZXT H1 is a beautiful case but if the rumors for the next nvidia gpus being MASSIVE are true then I wouldn't recommend it since you won't be able to upgrade in the future.

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Power supply?
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Arctism wrote
I'd recommend choosing the RAM I selected since Ryzen 5 will definitely take advantage of 3600Mhz over 3200Mhz. Also, the Crucial P1 is a better pick over the WD in my opinion. The NZXT H1 is a beautiful case but if the rumors for the next nvidia gpus being MASSIVE are true then I wouldn't recommend it since you won't be able to upgrade in the future.

https://i.ibb.co/SxpPYTV/e9f0c95451ed2a5e4ba0ce5c57c5ed6a.png


sigh.. i got trigger happy on sunday and decided to just get the build haha. is my RAM that much worst than the one you posted? I really regret mine now... yours looks great
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I think the NZXT H1 case comes with one
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mastapro wroteI think the NZXT H1 case comes with one

From what I can see, it seems to come with a 650W NZXT PSU, so yeah that'll do the job. There might be variants without a PSU included though, I'm not entirely sure.

I would honestly advise against building in an NZXT H1, but if it's done, it's done. Plus there's no point trying to convince you not to, if that's what you want to build in because it is your build after all.

mastapro wrotesigh.. i got trigger happy on sunday and decided to just get the build haha. is my RAM that much worst than the one you posted? I really regret mine now... yours looks great

You could possibly cancel the order of your G.Skill RAM, or even return them for a refund once they arrive if you really want.
The 3200MHz @ CL16 G.SKill stuff will be fine. You'll probably manage to get them to 3600MHz @ CL16/17 with some manual tuning anyway. The Crucial Ballistix kit running 3600MHz @ CL16 is definitely better though since you should be able to just set A-XMP/DOCP and be on your way. 3600 MHz @ CL16 is ideal for Ryzen 3000.

If you're spending around $100 on RAM though, I'd be far more inclined to go for a reasonable 32GB kit(3200MHz, non RGB) than a flashy over-priced 16GB kit, especially since you have an ITX motherboard with only 2 DIMM slots.


I'd have definitely changed the SSD to a Crucial P1, P2, or Sabrent Rocket (Q), depending on which is the best value currently. 1TB Crucial P1 is best value currently, 1TB Sabrent Rocket Q if you want better speeds.

I'd also have changed the GPU. Either get an AIB 2060 Super if you're set on NVidia, or better yet wait for Ampere(RTX 3000).

The motherboard will be fine if it's already been ordered, your ITX options are pretty limited anyway for AM4. However, I would have taken either of these motherboards;
pcpartpicker.com/product/NQ7p99/g...s-pro-wifi
pcpartpicker.com/product/XBH8TW/a...0-i-gaming
over the Asrock B550. Well worth the $20 premium IMO.
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mastapro wroteI think the NZXT H1 case comes with one

From what I can see, it seems to come with a 650W NZXT PSU, so yeah that'll do the job. There might be variants without a PSU included though, I'm not entirely sure.

I would honestly advise against building in an NZXT H1, but if it's done, it's done. Plus there's no point trying to convince you not to, if that's what you want to build in because it is your build after all.

mastapro wrotesigh.. i got trigger happy on sunday and decided to just get the build haha. is my RAM that much worst than the one you posted? I really regret mine now... yours looks great

You could possibly cancel the order of your G.Skill RAM, or even return them for a refund once they arrive if you really want.
The 3200MHz @ CL16 G.SKill stuff will be fine. You'll probably manage to get them to 3600MHz @ CL16/17 with some manual tuning anyway. The Crucial Ballistix kit running 3600MHz @ CL16 is definitely better though since you should be able to just set A-XMP/DOCP and be on your way. 3600 MHz @ CL16 is ideal for Ryzen 3000.

If you're spending around $100 on RAM though, I'd be far more inclined to go for a reasonable 32GB kit(3200MHz, non RGB) than a flashy over-priced 16GB kit, especially since you have an ITX motherboard with only 2 DIMM slots.


I'd have definitely changed the SSD to a Crucial P1, P2, or Sabrent Rocket (Q), depending on which is the best value currently. 1TB Crucial P1 is best value currently, 1TB Sabrent Rocket Q if you want better speeds.

I'd also have changed the GPU. Either get an AIB 2060 Super if you're set on NVidia, or better yet wait for Ampere(RTX 3000).

The motherboard will be fine if it's already been ordered, your ITX options are pretty limited anyway for AM4. However, I would have taken either of these motherboards;
pcpartpicker.com/product/NQ7p99/g...s-pro-wifi
pcpartpicker.com/product/XBH8TW/a...0-i-gaming
over the Asrock B550. Well worth the $20 premium IMO.


I wish I saw this comment 2 days ago haha . Oh well, what's done is done, I guess that's what I get for being impatient anyways. Why do you advise against the NZXT H1 btw? I know the price is high but I really wanted something portable since I live in 3-4 different places throughout a year
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mastapro wroteI wish I saw this comment 2 days ago haha . Oh well, what's done is done, I guess that's what I get for being impatient anyways.

Nothing to worry about. The WD SSD is still going to outclass any SATA SSD, which for most people's use case is fine IMO.
The motherboard and RAM are also going to be absolutely fine. The money could just have been spent a little wiser IMO, but it's not like it's a total waste of money.

mastapro wroteWhy do you advise against the NZXT H1 btw? I know the price is high but I really wanted something portable since I live in 3-4 different places throughout a year

It's really expensive for a really small, self-contained unit. It's just not worth it IMO. Plenty of good mITX cases, or even small mATX cases that are easily portable, and more customisable than the H1 without having to spend anywhere near as much money. If there's a specific size requirement that you have though, and the H1 fits it and is what you want, then it'll work.
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mastapro wroteI wish I saw this comment 2 days ago haha . Oh well, what's done is done, I guess that's what I get for being impatient anyways.

Nothing to worry about. The WD SSD is still going to outclass any SATA SSD, which for most people's use case is fine IMO.
The motherboard and RAM are also going to be absolutely fine. The money could just have been spent a little wiser IMO, but it's not like it's a total waste of money.

mastapro wroteWhy do you advise against the NZXT H1 btw? I know the price is high but I really wanted something portable since I live in 3-4 different places throughout a year

It's really expensive for a really small, self-contained unit. It's just not worth it IMO. Plenty of good mITX cases, or even small mATX cases that are easily portable, and more customisable than the H1 without having to spend anywhere near as much money. If there's a specific size requirement that you have though, and the H1 fits it and is what you want, then it'll work.


Thanks man this eases my worries a bit more for sure. I should've done more research but like I said I was trigger happy. Hopefully this will be enough for my gaming needs
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