Need Help Choosing Parts

axi ✭✭
edited December 2020 in Help Choosing Parts
Hey! I'm trying to take advantage of the holiday sales and build my first gaming PC. I was wondering if y'all can take a look at the parts I've chosen and let me know if it's a good build, if there are better parts to chose/ an altered build, and/or if there are cheaper parts with the same quality.
My budget is $1500 for the PC itself (I still need to choose a monitor afterwards), but the (reasonably) cheaper the better. I'm trying to build a PC for streaming, music production (Cubase), and gaming (Borderlands 3, Skyrim V, Red Dead, use my J5 Create capture card to stream PS3 and Nintendo Switch titles). I'd like at least 6 USB ports (2 of them being USB 3 type-A).

I built the PC on PCPartPicker because not all the parts are available from Microcenter. Here's the link:
  • CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor
  • CPU Cooler: Thermaltake UX100 38.82 CFM CPU Cooler
  • Motherboard: MSI MPG X570 GAMING PLUS ATX AM4 Motherboard
  • Memory: Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory
  • Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
  • Storage: Samsung 970 Evo 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive
  • Video Card: MSI Radeon RX 580 8 GB ARMOR OC Video Card
  • Case: Lian Li LANCOOL II-X ATX Mid Tower Case
  • Power Supply: Gigabyte P GM 850 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply
  • OS: Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit
Thank you in advance for the help!


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