This is my 1st build ever :) Super excited and nervous!
HUGE THANKS to anyone who reads this lol. Let me know what you think of my build, I'd GREATLY appreciate it
My 3 goals with this build are;
1) upgradability (I want this to be a solid build I can continuously keep upgrading until AMD changes chip designs requiring new MOBOs).
--Upgrades planned around mid 2021; CPU to AMD Zen3 , add CPU cooling fan (212 probably) , mem. to 2x16 , GPU to ??? , add 1TB m.2 nvme (possibly PCIE 4.0).
2) My goal is that this build is capable of doing everything well for about 3-5 years (given occasional upgrades).
--The main emphasis is on school / learning to code / work. I want to build the skills to get a job where I can work from home, this PC will be the foundation for that which is why I'd like it to do everything well. I planned this build to do everything well and only needing a GPU upgrade to really kick ass in gaming / entertainment
-- QUESTION: can I temporarily go without a GPU and just use the hdmi on this MOBO?
3) This computer will be the center piece of my life for years to come, I'd rather go overkill (reasonably) than underkill
-- I've saved enough to semi-splurge on this build, quit my fulltime job for a 2-day parttime, and go back to school fulltime for a year to learn programming/coding. I'll be using this computer everyday for years to come, it'll be the center piece of my room and probably life, so you get the picture.
[PCPartPicker Part List](https://pcpartpicker.com/list/73gcYg
**CPU** | [AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/9nm323/amd-ryzen-5-3600-36-thz-6-core-processor-100-100000031box
) | $199.99 @ Best Buy
**Motherboard** | [Gigabyte B550 AORUS PRO ATX AM4 Motherboard](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/qXBhP6/gigabyte-b550-aorus-pro-atx-am4-motherboard-b550-aorus-pro
) | $159.99 @ Amazon
**Memory** | [G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 CL16 Memory](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/gJM323/gskill-memory-f43600c16d16gvk
) | $99.99 @ Newegg
**Storage** | [Samsung 970 Evo Plus 500 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/TwWfrH/samsung-970-evo-plus-500-gb-m2-2280-nvme-solid-state-drive-mz-v7s500bam
) | $89.99 @ Adorama
**Video Card** | [Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER 6 GB GAMING OC Video Card](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/DdbCmG/gigabyte-geforce-gtx-1660-super-6-gb-gaming-oc-video-card-gv-n166sgaming-oc-6gd
) | $249.99 @ B&H
**Case** | [Lian Li Lancool II Mesh ATX Mid Tower Case](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/d82bt6/lian-li-lancool-ii-mesh-atx-mid-tower-case-lancool-ii-mesh-rgb-black
) | $100.98 @ Newegg
**Power Supply** | [EVGA SuperNOVA G3 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/y88H99/evga-supernova-g3-650w-80-gold-certified-fully-modular-atx-power-supply-220-g3-0650
) | $114.94 @ Office Depot
| *Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts* |
| **Total** | **$1015.87**
| Generated by [PCPartPicker](https://pcpartpicker.com
) 2020-10-25 12:11 EDT-0400 |