Please review my Build; is this a good system?

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SimiLadd

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Hey, i wanted to ask if this build is good and if something is wrong, can you suggest better options? Thanks
 

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I see quite a few problems;
1 Case. You listed a mini case and a mini motherboard. While they will fit, you have a high end gaming type video card. Your card may or may not fit. The video card is over 9" long and you have to measure. Next issue would be cooling. You need a lot of airflow to keep your card cool. A mini case just does not provide the airflow needed.
2 You list a single 8gig memory chip. It would be better using 2x4gig; this makes use of the dual channel memory controller
3 Pw supply. Seasonic is a very high end maker however your card requires a minimum of 500W. That is going to make your pw supply work near it max rating
4 Just an observation however you have a mini board, a mini case and a high end video card. This is analogous to installing a high performance cam in an econobox car; it will work however it will never work well. All of the parts in a system need to work together to achieve decent performance. In short, I would go with a mid-tower case, a performance motherboard, 2x4 or [preferably] 2x8gig of ram, and a higher wattage pw supply.
High end motherboards like an asrock taichi or asus ROG are made for gaming/overclocking. A board like this will have heavy duty pw regulators, heavy duty capacitors, extra chipset cooling, steel pci-e video slots, etc, etc. Low end boards do not have these options.
 
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You really didn't tell us what you going to your use computer for. This matters. There are many places that need improvement.

I have a Fractal Design G Mini. It's a microATX case. It should fit a full sized video card. I can check if you want. It has plenty of airflow options. The front panel has a thin foam material that slows the air and makes additional noise. It can be removable, but a force is required. The LEDs are white, so not a good case for a bedroom. People that like good cable management this case is not good because there is not enough space. I don't do cable management in computer cases.

The Radeon RX 580 with 4 GB video RAM is choking its performance. I suggest saving more money to get the Radeon RX 580 with 8 GB of video RAM.

I recommend do more research for the memory to find out if you can realistically clock it at DDR4-3000 for the board that you picked. If you don't know, pick an MSI motherboard and look for memory for the desired speed you want to clock the memory. MSI makes this easier compared to their competitors. Memory throughput matters for Ryzen processors for the best possible performance, so dual channel is a must and this means you will need at least two memory modules of the same capacity and speed.

ASRock is OK. They make cheap boards and shows when the DIY community starts analyzing their boards for overclocking capabilities. I suggest ASUS, MSI, and GIGABYTE. These are the top brands. EVGA can be used for better-overclocking capabilities compared to the top brands.

Ryzen 5 1600 is a good processor for gaming, but not excellent. Building Ryzen system is more involved because you have to do research if the memory that you picked can handle DDR4-3200 for the motherboard that you picked. Intel systems are more plug and play. It will give you an excellent gaming experience. No need to overclock the memory on Intel systems to get good performance. All games work best on processors with the highest clocks compared to many core processors. I don't have loyalty to one processor brand. I just go what works well for certain applications. Ryzen processors work best with Blender, as a video streaming server, video editing, and sometimes graphics editing. If going for Ryzen because its Ryzen then just get it. It's best to tailor your computer that works best for what you do.

A 120 GB drive and assuming it's for an OS drive, is small. I would suggest a 250 GB or larger. Games take up a lot of space, so 500 GB or larger is then required.

I have a Seasonic S12II, it gets annoying in small cases. I suggest a modular design. I have used Seasonic Focus+ with good results. It's quieter than the S12II. Yes, 520 watts is pushing it for your components. If you are thinking of overclocking, more power is required. About 700 watts to 800 watts will be better.
 

SimiLadd

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Hi again,
I did some upgrading (at least i hope it's upgraded now) and the price is almost 200 euros bigger. What do you think i should change to make it better and on what parts can i save some money?
 

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