Building a gaming PC for my brother

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Hello, I'm building a PC for my brother and I have never built a PC. I'm also not very familiar with the current best parts and what to buy. Anyways, somehow I made this list of components and I'd like to hear your thoughts and suggestions on it.


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You chose gtx 1060, good for 1080p 60fps.

You may also consider ryzen 2600x or 1700, and b350, b450 coming soon.

You will have very similar gaming performance but at least double the threads for any multi task
 
three things i would do on your build. swap out the older ssd for a newer m2/nve for speed.
https://www.techradar.com/news/best-solid-state-drives-ssds
when you have the funds add a storage hard drive to the build. ssd you can read from them for years but have a set number of writes. use the storage drive for downloads and music and movies. the evo 212 is not a user friendly cpu cooler to install. you have to get a small pin into a small hole to line the cooler up so it fit on top of a cpu.
http://www.cryorig.com/h7ql_us.php
on your gpu hold off on buying it. looks like there new gpu in a few weeks and some of nvidia aib vendors are over stocked on gpu chips. one just set a large shipment back to nvidia this week.
 
No reason to go NVME at all with this build scenario...looks like a VERY strong gaming solution. There is money to be saved with the processor/board combo, as you could save a fair bit since the locked processors don't need an aftermarket cooler. You could use the savings on a new HDD, or perhaps saving up towards a higher-tier GPU, all depends on the use case (resolution etc.)

PCPartPicker part list: https://de.pcpartpicker.com/list/hbbw3b
Price breakdown by merchant: https://de.pcpartpicker.com/list/hbbw3b/by_merchant/

CPU: Intel - Core i5-8400 2.8GHz 6-Core Processor (€171.47 @ Mindfactory)
Motherboard: Gigabyte - B360 HD3 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard (€95.15 @ Mindfactory)
Memory: G.Skill - Trident Z 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory (€152.74 @ Amazon Deutschland)
Storage: Samsung - 860 Evo 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive (€107.43 @ Amazon Deutschland)
Storage: Seagate - Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (€57.88 @ Amazon Deutschland)
Video Card: EVGA - GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 6GB SC GAMING Video Card (€300.90 @ Alza)
Case: Fractal Design - Focus G (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case (€50.98 @ Alternate)
Power Supply: SeaSonic - FOCUS Plus Gold 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply (€69.00 @ Amazon Deutschland)
Total: €1005.55
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-06-21 11:47 CEST+0200
 
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I was searching on the web when the new GPUs are coming and the only thing i found was "not soon" so tnx for this.
 
Jun 21, 2018
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I'm gonna buy like 2 parts each month so I guess i should start with the PSU and CPU, then HDD and monitor and then i will see where to go from there. Tnx everyone.
 
The pros would be less heat output and a fairly bit lower cost (factoring in the fact that you don't need a cooler.) You could use said savings to invest in an additional HDD/peripherals. The cons of swapping to the 8400 would be a lower base clock, although it really won't affect anything and the fact that you couldn't overclock it. It is still an extremely powerful chip.

Also if you're still going to invest in a cooler, don't AVOID the 212 because of mounting, mine was easy to figure out when I read the instructions :/ Though I must say the H7 is probably the better performing of the two.
 
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I was also thinking about 2600x processor but there seems to be a problem with updating bios with b350 motherboards
 
If you're gaming, you won't really see a difference between the 2600X and the 8400. Really comes down to price at that point. You should be OK with buying B350 boards, just be sure that it ships with the latest BIOS. If not, AMD does have a boot kit readily available, just retain your proof of purchase/invoice.
 

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