New PC. Opinions on this build?

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Hello everybody. I've been thinking into building a PC for a while, and now that I'm gonna have the time during the christmas break, it looks like the right moment to do it. I'm not really into PCs, so I would welcome any advice or critic you guys have towards my build.

CPU:
-Intel Intel Core i5-10400 -
170£
The initial idea was a ryzen 5 3600, but they are not that cheap or easy to find anymore, so I think this i5 is a nice suitable replacement, and also a cheaper one. The integrated GPU might come in handy as I have't decided which GPU to buy yet, so I could possibily build the PC first and then adquire the GPU later one.

Motherboard:
-ASUS TUF Gaming B460M-Plus (Wi-Fi)
- 115£
I'm a little bit lost here as I was initially considering an AMD CPU, but this one looks like a good choice to me. Plus I would like to add Wifi to my build, so I would be saving a few quid there as this ones comes with it already.

GPU:
-Nvidia 1660 -
200£
Just written down as an example, because I honestly have no clue of what I'm gonna get. I wouldn't like to spend more money than the neccesary, but, at the same time, I would rather buy something decent now than something cheap and then something decent later on. I'm thinking into getting a VR set, probably thinking in next winter or so, so I could possibily get a 200£ card now, or spend 450£ on a 3060, or even wait for the 1050Ti or something, I just don't know.

Case:
-NZXT H510 -
70£
I want something "simple". Other options would be the Cooler Master NR600 or the Corsair 275R.

RAM:
-2 x 8GB - Corsair Vengeance 3200 MHz
- 59€
I already bought this, so not much to comment... I'll probably get another 16GB soon, just thought 16GB would be enough to start with.

PSU:
-Corsair CX750F RGB, 80 PLUS Bronze Fully Modular ATX - 90£
Again, I own this already, bought it while I was going through PSUs, and almost got crazy as everything was pretty much out of stock. Didn't want to spend that much on it, but I wasn't gonna go cheap on this and I also wanted no unnecesary cables around really.

Storage:
-Sandisk SSD Plus 1TB
- 70£
Bought it already. I was originally thinking in an M2 SDD, but saw this at 70£ so I couldn't help myself... I'll probably get an M2 SSD unit later on for the OS and leave this one for games or storage only.

I think I didn't forget anything.... all the stuff have orientative prices, should anyone want to share his opinion or recommend something else, only so you know what I would like to spend on it really. As you can see, I'm not going with one of these expensive builds, just want something with a good quality/price ratio. Gonna use the PC for a few things, but let's not fool ourselves, if I'm building a new PC is for playing, basically. I could spend more, but only if it's really worth it, don't want to go crazy here really.

Again, to whoever replies, many thanks for your time, opinion and expertise.
 
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Hi,

YOU seem to have everything covered but would get a 1660 super if you can ad its 20% faster yhan a 1660. Second hand rx 570 580 gtx 970 to tide you over.
 
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Hi,

YOU seem to have everything covered but would get a 1660 super if you can ad its 20% faster yhan a 1660. Second hand rx 570 580 gtx 970 to tide you over.

Many thanks for your opinion. I might even consider a 3060, if I can get one, that is.
 
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3060ti thats a decent gpu, love the corsair 275R airflow .

What monitor do you have or plan on getting ?

I'm using and old 24'' Dell U2412M which has been working without stop since late 2011/early 2012.

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It's just 1920x1200, so obviously I wouldn't need such graphics card, but the thing is I've been thinking into getting into VR for a while now, hence my dilemma. Between spending 200-250£ in a GPU which would suit me fine for now, but I might be thinking in upgrading within a year, or spending 350-420£ in a 5700 or 3060Ti and forget about buying another graphics card in a while, I think I'm going for the latest. Let's see if I can get one of these "cheap" 3060Ti the next time they're in stock, I just wish I had taken this decision two days ago or something. The good thing is... I have time to think about it, while I wait for the 3060s to be in stock again.
 
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