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Please help. First build (budget gaming pc)

Don't know if this is the place to ask this question but I was looking for some recommendations on my gaming pc build (I've never built a PC before).

[PCPartPicker part list](https://pcpartpicker.com/list/2HfhXH) / [Price breakdown by merchant](https://pcpartpicker.com/list/2HfhXH/by_merchant/)

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
**CPU** | [AMD - Ryzen 5 1600X 3.6GHz 6-Core Processor](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/8hwqqs/amd-ryzen-5-160...) | $228.33 @ OutletPC

**CPU Cooler** | [Cooler Master - Hyper T4 70.0 CFM Rifle Bearing CPU Cooler](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/Jsdqqs/cooler-master-c...) | $22.59 @ NCIX US

**Thermal Compound** | [Thermal Grizzly - Kryonaut 1g 1g Thermal Paste](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/XHqbt6/thermal-grizzly...) | $9.95 @ Amazon

**Motherboard** | [MSI - B350 PC MATE ATX AM4 Motherboard](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/c2DzK8/msi-b350-pc-mat...) | $83.98 @ Newegg

**Memory** | (https://pcpartpicker.com/product/cLkwrH/gskill-memory-f...) | $59.92 @ Amazon

**Storage** | [PNY - CS1311 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/RzfmP6/pny-internal-ha...) | $52.99 @ Amazon

**Storage** | [Seagate - Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/CbL7YJ/seagate-barracu...) | $66.89 @ OutletPC

**Video Card** | NEED RECOMMENDATIONS

**Case** | [Corsair - 200R ATX Mid Tower Case](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/cTQypg/corsair-case-20...) | $54.99 @ Amazon

**Power Supply** | [Cooler Master - i500 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/YwxfrH/cooler-master-p...) | $59.99 @ Amazon

**Operating System** | [Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/wtgPxr/microsoft-os-kw...) | $89.89 @ OutletPC

| *Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts* |
| Total (before mail-in rebates) | $749.52 (NO VIDEO CARD)
| Mail-in rebates | -$20.00
| **Total** | **$729.52**
| Generated by [PCPartPicker](http://pcpartpicker.com) 2017-06-26 16:10 EDT-0400 |

I want to have a working PC by July 30th (preparing for college). I would appreciate any feedback, thank you for your time :) .
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    Don't want to overclock?
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 1600X 3.6GHz 6-Core Processor ($228.18 @ Amazon)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master - Hyper T2 54.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($9.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: MSI - B350 PC MATE ATX AM4 Motherboard ($83.98 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill - Ripjaws 4 series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2400 Memory ($59.92 @ Amazon)
    Storage: PNY - CS1311 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($89.99 @ B&H)
    Storage: Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($48.44 @ OutletPC)
    Case: Corsair - 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($46.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic - S12II 520W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($39.98 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit ($89.89 @ OutletPC)
    Total: $697.36
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-06-27 05:04 EDT-0400


    Want to overclock?
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 1600X 3.6GHz 6-Core Processor ($228.18 @ Amazon)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master - Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($24.88 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte - GA-AB350-GAMING 3 ATX AM4 Motherboard ($93.98 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill - Ripjaws 4 series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2400 Memory ($59.92 @ Amazon)
    Storage: PNY - CS1311 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($89.99 @ B&H)
    Storage: Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($48.44 @ OutletPC)
    Case: Corsair - 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($46.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic - S12II 520W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($39.98 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit ($89.89 @ OutletPC)
    Total: $722.25
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-06-27 05:09 EDT-0400


    What I've done to your build is remove the thermal paste (aftermarket coolers generally include decent thermal paste), change the PSU to something more reliable, and cutting the 2TB to 1TB HDD/expanding the 120GB SSD to 240GB.

    I messed around with the storage because 2TB is a bit excessive (I've had my computer for a few years now, I've only used up 500GB and I have GTA5 on my computer). Also, the 120GB on the SSD is a bit cramped from personal experience, so I feel 240GB is optimal.

    Also, what games are you planning to run? This can help us decide on which GPU is best for you.
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