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Newbie's first PC build, please help!

Hello everyone, this is my first time building a game/work pc so any help will be appreciated!!! (PS: im using a 34" 1440p ultrawide)
I've finished my list, but I do have a few questions.
the X470 motherboard I selected is a bit over my budget, and I know that B350 needs BIOS update and B450 ain't out yet. But do I have any other option that could save me some money? Is the BIOS update complicated to do?

If possible, I would like to shave another 50-100 off my estimated price. What can I do? Ex. a cheaper(without losing too much quality) power supply or cheaper fans?

mid tower size is kinda big, and since I don't need an optical drive or hdd, can I go with a smaller case?

when do parts usually go on sale?

Anything I need to keep in mind?
Any help is appreciated, thanks guys.

PCPartPicker part list: https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/list/p38yV6
Price breakdown by merchant: https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/list/p38yV6/by_merchant/

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 2600 3.4GHz 6-Core Processor ($244.99 @ Memory Express)
Motherboard: Gigabyte - X470 AORUS ULTRA GAMING ATX AM4 Motherboard ($172.75 @ Vuugo)
Memory: Crucial - Ballistix Sport LT 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory ($186.33 @ Amazon Canada)
Storage: Samsung - 860 Evo 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($163.25 @ shopRBC)
Video Card: MSI - GeForce GTX 1070 8GB Video Card ($549.99 @ Mike's Computer Shop)
Case: Cougar - MX330 ATX Mid Tower Case ($54.95 @ Vuugo)
Power Supply: Rosewill - Capstone 650W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($89.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Case Fan: Cooler Master - SickleFlow (Red) 69.7 CFM 120mm Fan ($9.75 @ Vuugo)
Case Fan: Cooler Master - SickleFlow (Red) 69.7 CFM 120mm Fan ($9.75 @ Vuugo)
Case Fan: Cooler Master - SickleFlow (Red) 69.7 CFM 120mm Fan ($9.75 @ Vuugo)
Total: $1491.50
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-07-20 20:50 EDT-0400

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Looks like a gamer PC.

Smaller cases come with heat issues. So try not too small. Parts go on sale without any real notice. It's been like that for decades.

The only thing is the Ryzen is notorious for new builder woes. Most common? The new builder is deathly afraid of the BIOS update. It's not optional.

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You have the wrong ram........you want 2933.

Case.....stick with the mid tower.

Psu you could back it down to 550w.

Why do you need all those extra fans?

Parts and sales seems random.

I get a flyer from newegg daily showing what's on sale today.

There does not seem to be a pattern to it.

What made you pick that mobo?....................was there some feature?

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Why 2933 ram? I picked that mobo randomly cos I didn't know if I should go with a B350 or a X470 but I just wanted to complete the list.
Thanks

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