Question Making a new PC, any glaring issues with this list? Planning to upgrade CPU in the future, and have a budget of ~$1600. Thx in advance.

CDRS

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CPU- AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-
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CPU Cooler- NZXT Kraken X53 73.11 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler

Motherboard- MSI B550-A PRO ATX AM4 Motherboard

Memory- G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory

Storage- Samsung 980 Pro 500 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive

GPU- Gigabyte Radeon RX 6600 XT 8 GB GAMING OC PRO Video Card

Case- NZXT H510 ATX Mid Tower Case

PSU- NZXT C 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply
 

DownTheSky

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Yes. Instead of buying an OP liquid cooler and an overpriced SSD just for the brand better get a decent $40 air cooler and a cheapo SSD and with the money left you could buy a 5600x or maybe even a 5800x. Also that PSU I don't know how good it is I recommend Seasonic.

Btw a 5800x is $300 @Microcenter.
 

Harry_Wild

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CPU- AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-
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The 3600 is Zen 2, why buy this when you can step up to 7nm and 5600X, 5800X around the same price($300) and PCIe 4 which is double PCIe 3 bandwidth? Of course buy a motherboard that supports this, B550 or X570!
 

Joe NYC

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CPU- AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-
Core Processor

CPU Cooler- NZXT Kraken X53 73.11 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler

Motherboard- MSI B550-A PRO ATX AM4 Motherboard

Memory- G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory

Storage- Samsung 980 Pro 500 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive

GPU- Gigabyte Radeon RX 6600 XT 8 GB GAMING OC PRO Video Card

Case- NZXT H510 ATX Mid Tower Case

PSU- NZXT C 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply
BTW, I just saw 5800x on sale at MicroCenter at $299. Just something to consider to add a bit of longevity, so that you don't have an urge to upgrade for a while.

Also, in the same spirit (to avoid need or urge to upgrade), I would consider 1 TB drive and 32 GB of memory.

Edit: As others mentioned, maybe you could save a bit of money on not going overboard with CPU cooler (if you are not planning on doing any extreme overclocking) and PSU.
 
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