Going to Microcenter tonight, any thoughts?

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edited March 2021 in Help Choosing Parts
CPU: (1) AMD Ryzen 5 5600X Vermeer 3.7GHz 6-Core AM4 Boxed Processor with Wraith Stealth Cooler ($299.99 EACH)
Motherboard: (1) ASUS B550-F ROG Strix Gaming (WiFi) AMD AM4 ATX Motherboard ($209.99 EACH)
RAM: (1) G.Skill Ripjaws V 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3600 PC4-28800 CL16 Dual Channel Desktop Memory Kit F4-3600C16D-16GVKC - Black ($104.99 EACH)
Case: (1) Lian Li 205 Tempered Glass ATX Computer Case - White ($69.99 EACH)
Power Supply: (1) EVGA 750 BQ 750 Watt 80 Plus Bronze Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($99.99 EACH)
Video Card: (1) EVGA NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 XC Gaming Dual-Fan 12GB GDDR6 PCIe 4.0 Graphics Card ($389.99 EACH)
M.2 SSD: (1) Samsung 970 EVO SSD 1TB (MZ-V7E1T0BW) - M.2 NVMe  Interface PCIe 3.0 x4 Internal Solid State Drive with V-NAND 3 bit MLC Technology, 2280 ($129.99 EACH)
Total: $1,304.93
Generated by Micro Center https://www.microcenter.com (3/19/2021 8:15:44 AM)

Thoughts on my PC build?
Budget: $1500, though I’d prefer not to go much higher than where I’m at right now.
Usecase: some gaming (RTX Minecraft and Flight Sim 2020, maybe some VR in the future).
I also want it for general purpose video editing, rendering, and AI. I’m also going to mine to get some of the cost back.
Any suggestions?
Also I might buy a 2nd GPU sometime in the future (maybe a 3070/80) and have the 3060 as the background processing card. Would this mobo suit that?
P.S. I already have the video card.


  • JS_MC

    Hey @SpaceGuy

    I like this build! It'll perform the tasks that you mentioned quite well while still giving you some room for updates down the road.

    If you're looking to add another GPU in the future, I'd probably recommend a larger PSU, the recommend PSU for a 3080 is a 750W PSU, adding another GPU would exceed that recommendation, so I'd say an 850W PSU would give you enough headroom with the rest of the parts in your system.

    Let me know if you have any other questions or concerns.

  • SpaceGuy
    Thanks for the tips! I upgraded that PSU and I’m glad I did.

  • Ian
    Ian admin
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    You're welcome, please let us know if you have any other questions.

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