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My 1st build (Advice Needed...)

Question asked by coachrevere on Feb 1, 2020
Latest reply on Feb 4, 2020 by coachrevere

So I have completely revamped the build. Open to thoughts. I will mainly use this rig for daily browsing as well as watching YouTube videos. From time to time will game and want the build to support any game out there right now. 


(Sorry if I'm not supposed to post an outside link but didn't want to take 45 minutes relinking everything)





So as the title suggests I am building my first computer from scratch. I have been a semi-tech person all my life (setting up my own surround sound, re-wiring my modem/router to better cover my house with Wifi, as well as installing upgrades to my computer over the years (new HDD, 2nd GPU, additional RAM).


Anyway, here are the parts I plan on using. Please give me feedback if I am going in the right direction (overkill, not enough, etc.)


I plan to salvage my HDD and PSU. I currently have:


HDD (bought in 6/25/16) - will be running Win10 Home

Mushkin Enhanced Reactor 2.5" 1TB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) MKNSSDRE1TB


PSU (original - about 6-8yrs old) - will this be compatible with all the new parts?

Thermaltake 850W Desktop Power Supply PSU



Things I have selected to purchase (current cost $971.06):


CPU ($196.25)

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1920X (12-core/24-thread) Desktop Processor


Compound Paste ($7.79) - does brand/price really matter? I've heard that its all the same, but read reviews that this brand is "best"

Arctic Silver Thermal Cooling Compound Paste 3.5g High-Density Polysynthetic Silver by Nabob Deals with Bonus Tool


MOBO ($239.99) - getting mixed signals about this board. Several reviews say it is great while others say it is trash with very little in-between.  The good reviews say that all of the bad reviews are coming from incorrect installation . . . thoughts?

ASROCK Socket TR4 AMD X399, with Chips ATX Gaming Motherboard X399 Phantom Gaming 6


GPU ($279.99)

Sapphire Radeon Nitro+ RX 590 8GB GDDR5 Dual HDMI/ DVI-D/ Dual DP OC w/ Backplate Special Edition (UEFI) PCI-E Graphic Cards 11289-01-20G


RAM ($157.99)

Corsair CMW32GX4M2C3200C16 Vengeance RGB PRO 32GB (2x16GB) DDR4 3200 (PC4-25600) C16


Case ($49.99)

Fractal Design Focus G - Mid Tower Computer Case - ATX - High Airflow - 2X Silent ll Series 120mm LED Fans Included - USB 3.0 - Window Side Panel - White


Additional Case Fans ($39.06)

DEEPCOOL RF120 3in1 3X120mm RGB LED PWM Fans with Fan Hub and Extension