First Build

edited January 2021 in Help Choosing Parts
I want to build a gaming PC with (for) my son. I have no idea what I'm doing so talk to me like I'm 5.
After watching builds on YouTube and trying to stay around $1000 I have this:
CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
GPU: Radeon RX5600 XT Mech 06 6GB GDDR6
Motherboard: ASRock B550 PRO4
RAM: XPG Gammix D30 16 GB (2x8GB)
PSU: Enermax CyberBron 700W
SSD: Team Group MP33 M.2 2280 1TB SSD
Case: Fractal Design Meshify

Does this all work together? Is it good enough? Are there better options? Will it give him ability to upgrade as his gaming needs grow? Wifi was a complete afterthought, no idea there just picked something off of Amazon willy nilly.
I'm not married to AMD so if I could build something similar or better with Intel for around $1000 I'm down for suggestions. His current CPU is 4core 3.1ghz... it's just a basic dell desktop with a low level but upgraded graphics card. A friend of mine that runs a flight simulator has an Intel i-5 6c 4.3ghz. The AMD I picked is 8 core 3.6ghz but says it can get 4.4 (I have no idea how so that's more for me to be researching if I go this route I suppose).

Thanks for any help!

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  • TSPhillipT
    TSPhillipT admin
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    Hello @J_R

    Thank you for posting on the Micro Center Community!  You definitely sound like you know more than a 5 Year old when it comes to this haha!

    Taking a look at your build, everything looks good!  I had to double check that your motherboard has a slot for the WiFi m.2 card, and it does!  With the B550 Motherboard as well, you open up a path to upgrade to newer AMD Processors.  I recommend staying with AMD Processors as well as they come with great stock coolers and the price to performance is great.  I think you did a great job picking out your parts and everything looks great, just don't forget you do need a Windows License to have an active copy of Windows. 
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