[SOLVED] Building new tower

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Hi, I'm building my tower at around $1000. (Main store I would be buying from is Amazon then bestbuy/walmart)

Since black friday is here and I'm trying to take advantage of it but don't know where to really start. :sweatsmile:
I picked some parts from pcpartpicker website and picked where all parts are compatible. I would like some suggestions/opinions if they are good or not. Or what I should switch out or even why getting what you suggested is better. I'm not very knowledgeable with computer parts but I would like to start building one and would love to have a pc at home to play some games. Games I'm trying to play are more mmo i.e. ff14online and some rpg from steam.

https://pcpartpicker.com/list/2xkmrV

Some external components I would like to have are light blue led that would fit into the price.

Thank You for your time and input,
j
 
Then go with this...

PCPartPicker Part List

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
CPU | Intel Core i7-9700 3 GHz 8-Core Processor | $335.99 @ Best Buy
Motherboard | ASRock Z390 Phantom Gaming 4 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard | $89.99 @ Newegg
Memory | G.Skill Ripjaws V 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory | $69.99 @ Newegg
Storage | Crucial P1 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive | $95.99 @ B&H
Video Card | MSI Radeon RX 5700 8 GB Evoke OC Video Card | $299.99 @ Newegg
Case | Fractal Design Focus G ATX Mid Tower Case | $52.00 @ Walmart
Power Supply | Corsair TXM Gold 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply | $59.99 @ Newegg
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total (before mail-in rebates) | $1073.94
| Mail-in rebates | -$70.00
| Total | $1003.94
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-11-28 23:34 EST-0500 |
 
MMO games are usually CPU heavy and that i5 with its limited threads might struggle in some of the games you play. The Ryzen 3700x on the other hand is newer and has 10 more threads and should give you similar and in some cases better performance than that i5. Also added better RAM/SSD/GPU. The rest of the components are all equally good quality and overall it will be a much better build for tha budget...

PCPartPicker Part List

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
CPU | AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor | $309.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard | ASRock X570 Phantom Gaming 4 ATX AM4 Motherboard | $109.99 @ Newegg
Memory | G.Skill Ripjaws V 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory | $69.99 @ Newegg
Storage | Crucial P1 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive | $95.99 @ B&H
Video Card | MSI Radeon RX 5700 8 GB Evoke OC Video Card | $299.99 @ Newegg
Case | Fractal Design Focus G ATX Mid Tower Case | $52.00 @ Walmart
Power Supply | Corsair TXM Gold 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply | $59.99 @ Newegg
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total (before mail-in rebates) | $1077.94
| Mail-in rebates | -$80.00
| Total | $997.94
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-11-28 22:20 EST-0500 |
 
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MMO games are usually CPU heavy and that i5 with its limited threads might struggle in some of the games you play. The Ryzen 3700x on the other hand is newer and has 10 more threads and should give you similar and in some cases better performance than that i5. Also added better RAM/SSD/GPU. The rest of the components are all equally good quality and overall it will be a much better build for tha budget...

PCPartPicker Part List

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
CPU | AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor | $309.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard | ASRock X570 Phantom Gaming 4 ATX AM4 Motherboard | $109.99 @ Newegg
Memory | G.Skill Ripjaws V 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory | $69.99 @ Newegg
Storage | Crucial P1 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive | $95.99 @ B&H
Video Card | MSI Radeon RX 5700 8 GB Evoke OC Video Card | $299.99 @ Newegg
Case | Fractal Design Focus G ATX Mid Tower Case | $52.00 @ Walmart
Power Supply | Corsair TXM Gold 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply | $59.99 @ Newegg
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total (before mail-in rebates) | $1077.94
| Mail-in rebates | -$80.00
| Total | $997.94
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-11-28 22:20 EST-0500 |
Thanks for the reply. I want my cpu still be intel. I'm trying to buy from Amazon. I can upgrade my cpu? Would that work?
 
Then go with this...

PCPartPicker Part List

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
CPU | Intel Core i7-9700 3 GHz 8-Core Processor | $335.99 @ Best Buy
Motherboard | ASRock Z390 Phantom Gaming 4 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard | $89.99 @ Newegg
Memory | G.Skill Ripjaws V 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory | $69.99 @ Newegg
Storage | Crucial P1 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive | $95.99 @ B&H
Video Card | MSI Radeon RX 5700 8 GB Evoke OC Video Card | $299.99 @ Newegg
Case | Fractal Design Focus G ATX Mid Tower Case | $52.00 @ Walmart
Power Supply | Corsair TXM Gold 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply | $59.99 @ Newegg
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total (before mail-in rebates) | $1073.94
| Mail-in rebates | -$70.00
| Total | $1003.94
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-11-28 23:34 EST-0500 |
 

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Then go with this...

PCPartPicker Part List

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
CPU | Intel Core i7-9700 3 GHz 8-Core Processor | $335.99 @ Best Buy
Motherboard | ASRock Z390 Phantom Gaming 4 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard | $89.99 @ Newegg
Memory | G.Skill Ripjaws V 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory | $69.99 @ Newegg
Storage | Crucial P1 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive | $95.99 @ B&H
Video Card | MSI Radeon RX 5700 8 GB Evoke OC Video Card | $299.99 @ Newegg
Case | Fractal Design Focus G ATX Mid Tower Case | $52.00 @ Walmart
Power Supply | Corsair TXM Gold 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply | $59.99 @ Newegg
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total (before mail-in rebates) | $1073.94
| Mail-in rebates | -$70.00
| Total | $1003.94
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-11-28 23:34 EST-0500 |
If it's around 1K, you still could probably spend a bit more and get a better 5700, the Red Dragon is 30$ more and it's one of the best 5700 models.
 
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PCPartPicker Part List

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
CPU | Intel Core i7-9700K 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor | $376.85 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler | Cooler Master Hyper 212 Black Edition 42 CFM CPU Cooler | $34.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard | Asus ROG STRIX Z390-E GAMING ATX LGA1151 Motherboard | $199.99 @ Amazon
Memory | G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory | $64.84 @ Amazon
Storage | Samsung 860 Evo 1 TB 2.5" Solid State Drive | $109.99 @ Amazon
Video Card | MSI GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6 GB GAMING X Video Card | $289.99 @ Amazon
Case | Fractal Design Focus G ATX Mid Tower Case |-
Power Supply | Corsair TXM Gold 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply | $87.18 @ Amazon
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total | $1163.83
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-11-28 23:58 EST-0500 |
 
9700k runs hot. You need a better cooler. Also you have opted for a much slower sata SSD along with a slower card. This should be better...

PCPartPicker Part List

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
CPU | Intel Core i7-9700K 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor | $299.99 @ Best Buy
CPU Cooler | Scythe Mugen 5 Rev. B 51.17 CFM CPU Cooler | $48.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard | MSI MAG Z390 TOMAHAWK ATX LGA1151 Motherboard | $99.99 @ Amazon
Memory | G.Skill Aegis 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory | $52.99 @ Newegg
Storage | Crucial P1 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive | $95.99 @ B&H
Video Card | MSI Radeon RX 5700 8 GB Evoke OC Video Card | $299.99 @ Newegg
Case | Fractal Design Focus G ATX Mid Tower Case | $52.00 @ Walmart
Power Supply | Corsair TXM Gold 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply | $74.99 @ Newegg
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total (before mail-in rebates) | $1074.93
| Mail-in rebates | -$50.00
| Total | $1024.93
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-11-29 00:17 EST-0500 |
 
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I'm trying to buy from Amazon and Bestbuy

PCPartPicker Part List

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
CPU | Intel Core i7-9700K 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor | $376.85 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler | CRYORIG H7 49 CFM CPU Cooler | $49.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard | MSI MAG Z390 TOMAHAWK ATX LGA1151 Motherboard | $99.99 @ Amazon
Memory | G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory | $64.84 @ Amazon
Memory | G.Skill Aegis 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory |-
Storage | Samsung 970 Evo 500 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive | $79.98 @ Amazon
Video Card | MSI GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6 GB GAMING X Video Card | $289.99 @ Amazon
Case | Fractal Design Focus G ATX Mid Tower Case |-
Power Supply | Corsair TXM Gold 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply | $87.18 @ Amazon
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total | $1048.82
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-11-29 01:00 EST-0500 |
 
I'm trying to buy from Amazon and Bestbuy

PCPartPicker Part List

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
CPU | Intel Core i7-9700K 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor | $376.85 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler | CRYORIG H7 49 CFM CPU Cooler | $49.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard | MSI MAG Z390 TOMAHAWK ATX LGA1151 Motherboard | $99.99 @ Amazon
Memory | G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory | $64.84 @ Amazon
Memory | G.Skill Aegis 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory |-
Storage | Samsung 970 Evo 500 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive | $79.98 @ Amazon
Video Card | MSI GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6 GB GAMING X Video Card | $289.99 @ Amazon
Case | Fractal Design Focus G ATX Mid Tower Case |-
Power Supply | Corsair TXM Gold 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply | $87.18 @ Amazon
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total | $1048.82
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-11-29 01:00 EST-0500 |
That looks ok to me. Should be good now.
 
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If it's dump question you don't need to answer. How do u know what goes well and how the temp works? Like when I built my first one (the first post I listed) Cause all I know is picking the known brands and putting it together and saying it was compatible was good.
 
If it's dump question you don't need to answer. How do u know what goes well and how the temp works? Like when I built my first one (the first post I listed) Cause all I know is picking the known brands and putting it together and saying it was compatible was good.
Experience, reviews, research and analysis. Basically if you read reviews and are a regular to forum posts like here, you will know too. Also understanding of how each part works helps. Also, I have built a lot of machines in the last 7-8yrs.
 

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PCPartPicker Part List: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/bxXwcq

CPU: Intel Core i7-9700K 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor ($299.99 @ Best Buy)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master MasterLiquid ML240L RGB 66.7 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z390 Phantom Gaming 4 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($57.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Samsung 970 Evo 500 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($79.98 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($37.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Asus Radeon RX 5700 XT 8 GB Video Card ($369.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Thermaltake Core G21 Tempered Glass Edition ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair TXM Gold 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1085.90
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-11-30 07:31 EST-0500
 

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