Question 2 possible budgets on a building a pc, can anyone help?

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So, I'm currently planning to build a pc from basically scratch as my laptop just isn't cutting it atm.
First some info on the build...
There are 2 possible budgets I'm trying to work around (higher budget is still a maybe at this point in time, which is why I was hoping someone would offer me some help on being parts for both budgets.)
Main reason: This PC will be gaming first, after that its basically just a normal pc for everyday usage, nothing special.
Time frame: Looking to buy this pc in around a week or 2.
Things I need: Everything except the keyboard, OS, headphones and a hard drive. (You'll see exactly what I need in a list I'll show in a bit.)
Overclocking: Not completely sure on this one, I've never overclocked before, (actually never built a PC before so there is that..) I would like to try it out however.
Location: USA, more specifically PA in the lehigh valley.


First budget ranges from 750 to just over 800. This budget is a little bit more mold-able and this is a rough estimation on what I was thinking on getting:
https://pcpartpicker.com/list/QR9R3b (The 1060 is a placeholder for the 1660ti, which I'm not sure when will become available to buy... Any recommendations on what to change or replace would be very appreciated!)
Higher budget is just a tiny bit over 1000 dollars. (Much more strict, cannot go over say maybe 1035 dollars at most.)
https://pcpartpicker.com/list/TrRqnH (Another look at what I was thinking, if you have any advice or replacements please tell me!)

Couple of last notes: I generally prefer nvidia/intel builds so unless there is a really good deal out there I most likely would not get an amd build.
If you can manage to make these builds it would be nice to have them in a pcpartpicker list, but thats up to you, any help is appreciated.
Lastly, if I could afford both of these systems, what would be the advantage of getting one over the other? Would it be worth the extra 200ish dollars?
Thanks for taking the time to help me, any help is appreciated!
 
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I'm super new this is actually my first post, I recently built my first pc and am currently helping two friends build pc's as well. Regardless.

I agree with the first guy saying 2x8 ram is a nice touch along with the rtx 2060 is a great value.

This build is basically max budget PC build, https://pcpartpicker.com/list/jgN2Cb.

You can always step down the graphics card (to the 1060 or 1660 ti) or remove a stick of ram, but I think it is a great value. The extra case fan is for the back so you can have to intake and one exhaust you can always add more, but you'll probably be fine.
 

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I'm super new this is actually my first post, I recently built my first pc and am currently helping two friends build pc's as well. Regardless.

I agree with the first guy saying 2x8 ram is a nice touch along with the rtx 2060 is a great value.

This build is basically max budget PC build, https://pcpartpicker.com/list/jgN2Cb.

You can always step down the graphics card (to the 1060 or 1660 ti) or remove a stick of ram, but I think it is a great value. The extra case fan is for the back so you can have to intake and one exhaust you can always add more, but you'll probably be fine.
Thanks for the help, however I have a couple of questions.
It seems you guys are emphasizing getting ram and storage, will getting that much more ram really have a huge benefit?
As for the list you sent, wouldn't it be better if I stuck with my current ram and storage options considering that I would have to downgrade my monitor to keep it at the same price point? I've heard the 2060 can pretty much max out any game at 1080p, and having the 144hz monitor would be great since my frames would be around there, the 75hz monitor you recommended would just bottleneck the rest of the build right?

Also if you have any ideas on the 800 dollar build it would be much appreciated since the 1000 dollar one isnt quite set in stone yet, thanks!
 

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I' am going to suggest a completely different build here:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor ($164.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte - B450 AORUS M Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($74.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill - Aegis 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($90.98 @ Newegg Business)
Storage: ADATA - SU655 480 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($52.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: XFX - Radeon RX 580 8 GB GTS XXX ED Video Card ($189.99 @ B&H)
Case: Rosewill - TYRFING ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Rosewill - 450 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($34.99 @ Amazon)
Monitor: Lenovo - L24q 23.8" 2560x1440 60 Hz Monitor ($149.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $798.91
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-02-23 12:11 EST-0500


the CPU is comparable to teh i5 you were looking at, but with more threads
a large-ish SSD to go with your existing HDD
and a RX 580 8GB is going to be better than the 1060 or even 1060ti, for a lot less money, so I inclded a 1440p monitor. only 60 Hz, but thats good enough for playability
 
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I' am going to suggest a completely different build here:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor ($164.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte - B450 AORUS M Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($74.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill - Aegis 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($90.98 @ Newegg Business)
Storage: ADATA - SU655 480 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($52.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: XFX - Radeon RX 580 8 GB GTS XXX ED Video Card ($189.99 @ B&H)
Case: Rosewill - TYRFING ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Rosewill - 450 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($34.99 @ Amazon)
Monitor: Lenovo - L24q 23.8" 2560x1440 60 Hz Monitor ($149.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $798.91
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-02-23 12:11 EST-0500


the CPU is comparable to teh i5 you were looking at, but with more threads
a large-ish SSD to go with your existing HDD
and a RX 580 8GB is going to be better than the 1060 or even 1060ti, for a lot less money, so I inclded a 1440p monitor. only 60 Hz, but thats good enough for playability
My first thought was basically this exact build, It's like the definitive value build I'd go with the ryzen if you can. That being said her is an intel build, I threw together before seeing this guy"s ryzen setup. https://pcpartpicker.com/list/xv4wQZ A little over but still good.
 

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I' am going to suggest a completely different build here:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor ($164.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte - B450 AORUS M Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($74.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill - Aegis 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($90.98 @ Newegg Business)
Storage: ADATA - SU655 480 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($52.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: XFX - Radeon RX 580 8 GB GTS XXX ED Video Card ($189.99 @ B&H)
Case: Rosewill - TYRFING ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Rosewill - 450 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($34.99 @ Amazon)
Monitor: Lenovo - L24q 23.8" 2560x1440 60 Hz Monitor ($149.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $798.91
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-02-23 12:11 EST-0500


the CPU is comparable to teh i5 you were looking at, but with more threads
a large-ish SSD to go with your existing HDD
and a RX 580 8GB is going to be better than the 1060 or even 1060ti, for a lot less money, so I inclded a 1440p monitor. only 60 Hz, but thats good enough for playability
Looks pretty nice! Although I'm usually unwilling to go with a non-Nvidia build, this seems like an exception, I'll definitely consider it when it comes to actually picking between budgets. Thanks
BTW, when you say comparable to the 1060ti, do you mean the 1660ti or is there a 1060ti I've just never heard of?
 

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PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 7 2700X 3.7 GHz 8-Core Processor ($289.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte - X470 AORUS ULTRA GAMING ATX AM4 Motherboard ($139.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill - Trident Z 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Team - MS30 1 TB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($115.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Hitachi - Deskstar 7K2000 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($52.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: XFX - Radeon RX 580 8 GB GTS XXX ED Video Card ($189.99 @ B&H)
Case: Rosewill - Challenger S ATX Mid Tower Case ($44.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Rosewill - 650 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg Business)
Total: $983.92
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-03-01 21:42 EST-0500



hers a $1000 build
 

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Spend slightly more and you have a great Gaming rig. Intel generally better for games and also has more overclocking headroom which on AMD you don't. Also the 1660 ti will give you a nice gaming performance.

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

CPU: Intel - Core i5-9600K 3.7 GHz 6-Core Processor ($259.99 @ Walmart)
CPU Cooler: CRYORIG - H7 49 CFM CPU Cooler ($69.89 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: ASRock - Z390 Extreme4 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($158.88 @ OutletPC)
Memory: G.Skill - Trident Z 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial - MX500 500 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($61.99 @ Newegg Business)
Storage: Hitachi - Deskstar 7K2000 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($52.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Zotac - GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6 GB GAMING Video Card ($278.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Rosewill - Challenger S ATX Mid Tower Case ($44.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Rosewill - 650 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg Business)
Total: $1077.70
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-03-01 22:07 EST-0500
 

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