Question First time pc Build need advice

Oxide-

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Hi im trying to build my first pc and im in need of some advice regarding the parts i have chosen. My budget is around 1k-1,2k and i intend to use it for Adobe apps, editing , stuff like that and casual gaming like battlefield insurgency fallujah etc im not a "High demand" gamer 60 fps is good enough for me. But Considering this is my first time i would like If you can tell/give me any pointers and advice on what i picked out and how good it would work i intend on upgrading in the future but i would like a decent enough desktop that would do well with tasks. Here are the specs:

Processor: Intel® Core™ i3-9100F 3.60GHz

Motherboard: MSI MPG Z390 GAMING PLUS

Memory: 2x 8GB DDR4-2666 XPG GAMMIX D30

Graphics Card: AMD Radeon® RX 560 4GB

Operating System Storage: Seagate 500GB 2.5in SATA3 BarraCuda SSD

Cooling Solution: Standard Cooling Fan

RAID Controller: Onboard RAID Controller

Chassis Selection: Set 101 Mid Tower Black

Chassis Fans: 3x Standard 120mm Case Fans

Chassis Internal Lighting: No Chassis Lights

Power Supply: 700W Thermaltake 80 Plus Power Supply

Keyboard: Gamdias Ares M1A RGB Keyboard & Mouse
Thanks for the help if any im not real knowledgable on this stuff but im trying to learn as much as i can
 

VirtualLarry

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This was a pre-built, no? Hopefully it wasn't more than $600-700 USD, preferably more towards the $550 mark.

Edit: Oh, OK. I missed initially that the Seagate was an SSD. That's not a bad budget build.

I probably would have gone for the 9400F and a 1050ti, if they weren't a LOT more, but I recognize that this was slightly budget.
 

UsandThem

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4 core / 4 thread build in 2021 for anything other than email/web browsing? That will quickly become a regret for a gaming build (even if 60 FPS are good enough for you).

You could likely fit a 6 core / 12 thread CPU like the i5-10400(f) into your budget for not that much more.
 
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Oxide-

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This was a pre-built, no? Hopefully it wasn't more than $600-700 USD, preferably more towards the $550 mark.

Edit: Oh, OK. I missed initially that the Seagate was an SSD. That's not a bad budget build.

I probably would have gone for the 9400F and a 1050ti, if they weren't a LOT more, but I recognize that this was slightly budget.
Thank you for your input no im currently trying to piece something together that would do well with photoshop/editing work and light gaming i was thinkin looking at the ryzen 5 3600 3.60ghz hexa-core instead of the i3 but i dont know how well it will work with the others like i said my budget is between 1-1.2k so im not expecting top tier.
thanks again
 

Oxide-

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4 core / 4 thread build in 2021 for anything other than email/web browsing? That will quickly become a regret for a gaming build (even if 60 FPS are good enough for you).

You could likely fit a 6 core / 12 thread CPU like the i5-10400(f) into your budget for not that much more.
i am doing further reseach and im liking the ryzen 5 3600 3.60ghz hexa-core instead is that better?
 

UsandThem

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i am doing further reseach and im liking the ryzen 5 3600 3.60ghz hexa-core instead is that better?
The Ryzen 3600 or the i5-10400 are both great budget gaming/productivity CPUs, and both would be what I'd go with over any 9th gen i3 or i5 CPU.

The Ryzen 3600 is impacted by availability issues/prices, so in that case the nod would go to the i5-10400(f) in the $150ish range.
 

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The Ryzen 3600 or the i5-10400 are both great budget gaming/productivity CPUs, and both would be what I'd go with over any 9th gen i3 or i5 CPU.

The Ryzen 3600 is impacted by availability issues/prices, so in that case the nod would go to the i5-10400(f) in the $150ish range.
What type of motherboard would you typically pair with an i5-10400 for video editing + FPS gaming? I have an old 6700k, 16GB DDR4 3000 and a Z170 but those Zxxx boards look really expensive now.
 
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UsandThem

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What type of motherboard would you typically pair with an i5-10400 for video editing + FPS gaming? I have an old 6700k, 16GB DDR4 3000 and a Z170 but those Zxxx boards look really expensive now.
I'd look into the new new B560 motherboards since they allow memory overclocking, and seem to be reasonably priced:
https://www.anandtech.com/show/16519/the-intel-b560-motherboard-overview-30-budget-models-for-rocket-lake

There were not many H470 motherboards available for 10th gen (and they were locked to DDR4 2666 for the i5-10400), and the Z490 motherboards were pricey. I think a lot of the issues of the higher prices were related to availability, so hopefully Intel and their partners can improve availability this time around.
 

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