Seeking Feedback on First PC Build

This will be my first build so any feedback would be greatly appreciated.
It's probably overkill for my usage (mostly home office, some basic video editing) - I almost bought at a refurb Optiplex but in the end I just wanted a bit more (plus the experience of building myself!)
Thanks in advance!

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 3 2200G - $142
Motherboard: MSI - B450M PRO-VDH Micro ATX AM4 - $115
Memory: Crucial - Ballistix Sport LT 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) DDR4-2666 - $94
Storage: Crucial - MX500 500 GB 2.5" SSD - $95
Case: Thermaltake Versa H17 Window Micro Chassis - $49
Power Supply: Corsair - CXM (2015) 450 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply - $79

Total: $574

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  • +3 votes

    https://techfast.com.au/?product=techfast-panthera-ryzen-3-2...

    $75 less with an rx570 included.
    Grab an extra SSD or a better option 2tb hdd.
    Not worth building yourself.
    Otherwise, you current parts are decent, go for it.

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      Thanks for the link, that is tempting.
      So it feels like I would be paying more to build myself - have to weigh up if the experience is worth it lol

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        On paper based on hardware spec Techfast can't be beaten. With the two games included the value equation is crazy good. The A320M upgrading option is a definite go though. Potential downside is the reliability of their PSU and also the reputation for taking a long time to deliver.

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        Buy this, dismantle it and build it again :D

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          Haha. If I do buy this, at the very least I would be taking a close look at the innards. Been learning a lot during my research.

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        it only SEEMS that way, the techfast Case is cheap as hell and only has a single intake fan (even the cheapest known brand cases has an intake and exhaust fans) the power supply is one thing you should not cheap out on the Motherboard is A320M vs your B450M, SSD is only 120GB vs your 500gb, Lower Ram speed and single rank Ram.

        Even selling the RX 570 your still with worse build

      • +1 vote

        do what i did and order it unassembled! i was keen to build it myself because it's fun and i wanted to make sure the cable routing was nice etc. i actually bought that exact build. I upgraded the psu, mobo and case straight away though.

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          When you say you upgraded - do you mean you used TechFast's upgrade options?
          Or did you add in separate components of your own?

          • +1 vote

            @Giraffe: @Giraffe: Oops yeah, I bought my own parts separately, so I have the mobo, psu, and case they sent me just sitting around. The only part that I would say needs to be upgraded immediately is the power supply, a 450-550w $70-$100 dollar one would be fine. I went with a Corsair cxm550

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    Add a 1TB drive and upgrade to 16GB ram.

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    If you intend to use the integrated graphics then worthwhile to read up on the benefit/cost of getting faster DDR4. And if this is a stop gap until a dedicated GPU arrives then worthwhile to consider to up the PSU a bit. Just some possible future-proofing to give yourself some extra flexibility down the line. Otherwise, all the picks make sense.

    This chip on stock cooler can overclock CPU to ~3.9GHz and GPU to ~1600MHz - play games at 720p well.

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      Thanks for the reply.
      No gaming currently. Possibly in the future, but also possibly not - so I didn't want to overinvest right now.

      I keep reading about Ryzen and RAM speed - is it still an issue if not gaming?

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        For non-gaming use cases ram speed won't matter as much. Sorry my mistake as the list is very typical of a budget gaming build, I just assumed light gaming is part of the use case.

        Based on the video editing use case I would say stick with the 2200G over 200GE unless you really need to save that $60 dollars or so. 2200G has four real cores and stronger graphics capabilities where as 200G has two cores and hyperthreaded to emulate 4 threads. This will translate to meaningful performance differences in video editing.

        The TechFast deal makes a lot of sense for you. The RX570 4GB sells on eBay for $110~$130. Flip that and you can swap it for a decent sized SSD or a proper power supply.

        Selling games has a lot of risk as it's easy to get scammed. Might be donations to teenagers you know of

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    if you think your build is overpowered for your needs / you want to save a bit of money the Athlon 200GE is also an option.

    Athlon 200GE is a dual core 4 thread apu based on zen with vega graphics as well.

    My opinion though is still go with your 2200G as it will give you more options in the future for what you might use your PC for (Gaming, media server, etc)

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    This build looks nice - https://au.pcpartpicker.com/b/GRw6Mp
    Parts will be slightly more expensive (mobo + silent aftermarket cooler) but I think it could be worth it.

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