[SOLVED] First Gaming Desktop Build

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Black Friday is coming up and i have been thinking about this for a while, but i wanted to ask those more experienced. I was planning on getting an i5 8400 as the processor. My main question is would it be better to search for pre built gaming pc's over the black Friday\cyber Monday time or should i be looking into the individual parts. I don't know how cheap i can get these kind of parts since i have never looked this time of year. My ideal price point would be to spend would be $500-600 for a budget pc. I wanted to get a monitor with it, but if it is a better option, i could spend a bit more on the pc. I am trying to figure out what the best bang for my buck would be and if it is still worth building a pc over getting one pre built. Any tips and recommendations would be greatly appreciated! Also, if you know of any good deals that are happening, i would be grateful if you could let me know as well.
 
You're not going to get a good pre-built PC for anywhere near that price point, so get that idea out of your head. While there might be black friday sales, if you really want 'bang for your buck' you'll need to build your own. You might even get some black friday / cyber monday deals on build parts.

If you'd like to save your money a bit, a 900 dollar PC will run current games extremely well and will also feature a bit of future proofing. The only other thing you'd need is monitor/keyboard/mouse.

Here is an example https://pcpartpicker.com/list/69r6xG

Of course you're welcome to browse for parts you want, but this is one that I'd build.
 

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