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My First PC Build - Does this seem fine?

Hi, I'm going to build my first gaming PC very soon and this will be the components which I am going to use to build. The parts which I have picked is listed below:

PCPartPicker component list: https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/X2zW7h

CPU: Intel Pentium G4560 3.5GHz Dual-Core Processor
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-B250M-D2V Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2400 Memory
Video Card: MSI Radeon RX 470 4GB Gaming X Video Card
Case: NZXT Source 210 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case
Power Supply: Corsair VS 550W ATX Power Supply
Operating System: Windows 10 Home (64-Bit)
Case Fan: BitFenix BFF-SCF-12025KK-RP 43.5 CFM 120mm Fan x2
Total: Around £440
By the way, I will be adding a 1TB hard drive and optical drive from my old computer which I am using at the moment.

I hope this build is fine and doesn't include any compatibility issues. If you do find any compatibility issues, please reply below. Also, if you have any suggestions/changes you would like to make, tell me below. I will also be be adding a 6 pin to 8 pin adapter (for the power supply to graphics card.) and a 3 pin (x4) to 4 pin Molex adapter (For the fans.) and in the future, I will hopefully be adding a SSD in the future too.
That will be it and tell me what you think!
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  1. I couldn't find that MB model number at Gigabyte's website. Why run a micro ATX in a Mid-Tower? You have the room, use it. Whatever your choice of CPU and memory, you should be able to check on the MB manufacturer's website to see what components work. You don't mention a cooling solution for the CPU - I'm an AMD junkie, so I don't have any suggestions for Intel. Finally, check the power requirements for all your components; 550w sounds a little shy.
  2. Craig_1970 said:
    I couldn't find that MB model number at Gigabyte's website. Why run a micro ATX in a Mid-Tower? You have the room, use it. Whatever your choice of CPU and memory, you should be able to check on the MB manufacturer's website to see what components work. You don't mention a cooling solution for the CPU - I'm an AMD junkie, so I don't have any suggestions for Intel. Finally, check the power requirements for all your components; 550w sounds a little shy.

    Oh wow, thanks for all the info. I didn't know that the case I picked could also handle ATX motherboards. I will find a new motherboard right now. Also, I'm pretty sure that the CPU which I pick comes with a stock cooler but I will recheck it now.
  3. Recommend to change the case and GPU.
    Like the RX 480 8gb, or the 4gb version, gtx1060 3gb. 3 of them are better than the rx 470.
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant
    Video Card: Asus Radeon RX 480 8GB Dual OC Video Card (£176.34 @ Aria PC)
    Case: BitFenix Nova ATX Mid Tower Case (£28.86 @ Aria PC)
    Total: £205.20
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-04-03 20:21 BST+0100

    But one thing catches my eye, that is the vs550 PSU, how old is it? because you said you need the adapter ( 6pin to 8pin) for the rx 470. That means it is little bit old, you may keep an eye on it. And recommend to add more money buy other good brand PSU. If you get other GPU and case, you will add £40 more something like that.

    Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 620W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply (£64.85 @ CCL Computers)
    Total: £64.85
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-04-03 20:27 BST+0100
  4. cin19 said:
    Recommend to change the case and GPU.
    Like the RX 480 8gb, or the 4gb version, gtx1060 3gb. 3 of them are better than the rx 470.
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant
    Video Card: Asus Radeon RX 480 8GB Dual OC Video Card (£176.34 @ Aria PC)
    Case: BitFenix Nova ATX Mid Tower Case (£28.86 @ Aria PC)
    Total: £205.20
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-04-03 20:21 BST+0100

    But one thing catches my eye, that is the vs550 PSU, how old is it? because you said you need the adapter ( 6pin to 8pin) for the rx 470. That means it is little bit old, you may keep an eye on it. And recommend to add more money buy other good brand PSU. If you get other GPU and case, you will add £40 more something like that.

    Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 620W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply (£64.85 @ CCL Computers)
    Total: £64.85
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-04-03 20:27 BST+0100

    Wow, I never though a graphics card like that would be that cheap. I thought RX480 cards were £220+. I'll be sure to go with that but on the other hand, I don't really like the case. I prefer to have it without a window (cause where I place the computer, the case window is facing the wall) so I'll have to find a new case. I'll also check out that power supply too. Thanks for the help!
  5. When you place the case, don't let the rear side too close to the wall, otherwise the PC will have overheat problem, because the heat can't go away.

    And your b250 Mb can fit into the nzxt case, because the MB size is Micro ATX, and the atx mid tower case can handle the Micro ATX MB. But I check out the MB again, it has only one sys_fan header, if you add 4 fans on it, you may kill the fan header, and the MB too. Because usually the MB fan header can only output 1A or 12W, the newer Z270 MB will have the 2A fan header, your BitFenix fan has 0.18A plus +/- 10%, so don't add 4 fans on one fan header.
  6. Best answer
    New Update:
    I changed a few things about my build (I changed the graphic card, case, power supply and motherboard) and they all seem compatible (I may need someone to double-check), so what do you guys think?

    PCPartPicker: https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/HYXcPs

    CPU: Intel Pentium G4560 3.5GHz Dual-Core Processor
    Motherboard: ASRock B250 Pro4 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2400 Memory
    Video Card: Asus Radeon RX 480 8GB Dual OC Video Card
    Case: Thermaltake Versa H22 ATX Mid Tower Case
    Power Supply: EVGA 600W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply
    Operating System: Windows 10 Home (64-Bit)
    Case Fan: BitFenix BFF-SCF-12025KK-RP 43.5 CFM 120mm Fan x2
    Total: Around £460

    I will be adding a 1TB hard drive and an optical drive from my old computer which I am using at the moment. I will also add a SSD in the future too.
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