Bill Starrs 5x5 works. I used it when I was a beginner. Eat lots and don't party too hard on weekends.
Don't change anything. Having said that I used the deadlift instead of the power clean because I can't power clean. And remember Starr said in MILO years later that the incline bench press is preferred over the flat, but I think that just pertains to football training.
When you read 'the strongest shall survive' bear in mind that was first published in something like 1976. Starr was way, way, way ahead of his time. He knows his shit.
In retrospect, and I'll probably get flames for saying this, his 5x5 on the big 3, plus his recommendations for sets of 10 on the assistance exercises like calves and leg extensions and curls, isn't that much different from 5/3/1. There not the same; obviously, but I do see some similarities in the underlying principles.