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what changes should I make to this for a gaming pc
CGDirector.com Parts List: https://www.cgdirector.com/pc-builder/?=Vu1Hqr00kqp

CPU: Intel i5 9400F 2.9GHz 6-Core Processor ($139.99)
CPU Cooler: Intel Boxed Cooler (Included with CPU) (-)
Motherboard: MSI Z390 Gaming Edge AC ATX LGA1151 ($117.86)
GPU: AMD Radeon RX 570 4GB XFX RS XXX ($139.99)
Memory: 8GB (2 x 4GB) G.Skill Ripjaws V DDR4-3200 C16 ($49.99)
Storage SSD: ADATA Ultimate SU800 256GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($38.99)
Power Supply: Corsair CX Series CX450M 450W ATX 2.4 Power Supply ($69.99)
Case: Lian Li LANCOOL 205 Mid Tower Case ($69.99)
Total: $626.80

Jerry James

Hardware Nerd @ CGDirector
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Jun 19, 2020
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Hey Marco, I'll have to start with the customary - wait for Zen 3 to be announced on October 8th before deciding on a purchase.

As for the build, it needs a little tweaking.

Replace the 9400F with a Ryzen 5 3600 ($175), pair it with a cheaper B550 motherboard like Gigabyte's B550 DS3H ($95) or if you want to stay within budget and won't be upgrading anytime soon, an Asrock B450M Pro 4 ($77). This way, you're free to upgrade your graphics card to the $400~ range without replacing any other parts.

The rest of the build looks pretty okay for this budget. I'd suggest grabbing more storage than 256GB though. Minimum of 500GB to not have a headache.

But as I said, it'd be ideal to just wait for a couple more weeks if possible.