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Need help building my friend's new custom gaming pc

My friend recently ordered the parts for gaming pc. I need some help with steps how to build that because i haven't built before. He has ordered the following parts from amazon:

CPU: AMD Ryzen 3 1200
GPU: Nvidia gtx 1060 3gb
MEMORY: Crucial 8GB Kit (4GBx2) DDR4 2133 MT/s
MOTHERBOARD: ASRock A320M PRO4
Hard drive: Western Digital 1 TB
Power Supply: Corsair ATX/EPS 80 PLUS, 450 W
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  1. Looks good. Just Ryzen 5 over that Ryzen 3 is more recommended, if the budget can be extended a bit. Ryzen 5 is a bit more future proof and well worth the extra costs.
    Also, do add a good PSU (power supply unit) of 550 watts to 600 watts. Corsair, Seasonic, Thermaltake and Antec are good brands.
  2. serioussamik17 said:
    Looks good. Just Ryzen 5 over that Ryzen 3 is more recommended, if the budget can be extended a bit. Ryzen 5 is a bit more future proof and well worth the extra costs.
    Also, do add a good PSU (power supply unit) of 550 watts to 600 watts. Corsair, Seasonic, Thermaltake and Antec are good brands.


    This pc is mainly for PUBG. He bought a 450w corsair psu. However i am looking for an answer which will explain the important steps how to build that. I think the most difficult part is how to connect cables of the psu with the motherboard. I will install windows 10 with a bootable usb. Also should i connect the monitor with the DVI port of the motherboard instead of the gpu port on the first boot?
  3. serioussamik17 said:
    Looks good. Just Ryzen 5 over that Ryzen 3 is more recommended, if the budget can be extended a bit. Ryzen 5 is a bit more future proof and well worth the extra costs.
    Also, do add a good PSU (power supply unit) of 550 watts to 600 watts. Corsair, Seasonic, Thermaltake and Antec are good brands.


    There isn't really such thing as future proofing, as any CPU will eventually become obsolete and what's to say they can't upgrade it when they need in the future.

    450w is still plenty of power with lots of headroom for upgrade and/or overclocking. Don't choose PSUs by brand, that is pointless as they all sell some good units and below average quality..
  4. Do you guys suggest me ryzen 3 1300x over ryzen 3 1200?
  5. The main difficulty i may face are the PSU cables connecting them to the motherboard. Here is the motherboard manual page 13: http://asrock.nl/downloadsite/Manual/A320M%20Pro4.pdf
  6. Also should i have a license to install windows 10?
  7. Connect your monitor to your gpu. Only when you're trouble shooting should you disconnect.

    Do you want to overclock? What are the prices for the 120 and 1300x?

    What is so difficult about connecting cables to the motherboard?

    You can install and use Windows 10 without a lisence as an 'Inactivated version', for access to use the activated version you need a lisence.
  8. Rexper said:
    Connect your monitor to your gpu. Only when you're trouble shooting should you disconnect.

    Do you want to overclock? What are the prices for the 120 and 1300x?

    What is so difficult about connecting cables to the motherboard?

    You can install and use Windows 10 without a lisence as an 'Inactivated version', for access to use the activated version you need a lisence.


    Nevermind, i will stick with the r3 1200 without overclock. Nothing is hard about connecting cables, i am just worried i will connect some cables on the wrong place or forget some. I am worried because it is the first time i will build a PC.

    Everything else is easy, only hard for me are the cables and a little bit the windows installation.

    For Windows: I will install it from usb. I will enter bios, change boot order to usb, install windows then restart and change boot order back to HDD. Those are the simple steps for windows. Can anyone add anything on this and also tell me what cables to connect on mobo so i don't forget anything? Thanks
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    Since you have an a320 board and won't overclock, get the 1300x because it has higher clock speeds. The value of the 1200 it's if you overclock it. It will all run fine, but for 20 bucks, faster is always better. I would recommend getting a b350 board instead of the a320 so that you have the option to overclock later.
  10. ohiou_grad_2006 said:
    Since you have an a320 board and won't overclock, get the 1300x because it has higher clock speeds. The value of the 1200 it's if you overclock it. It will all run fine, but for 20 bucks, faster is always better. I would recommend getting a b350 board instead of the a320 so that you have the option to overclock later.


    A320 doesn't support overclock?
  11. Nope. However a decent b350 should not run much more. Between 10-20 more I would guess.
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