First PC Build (Gaming)

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Hello!

I'm picking parts for building my first PC and need a quick review of my parts just to make sure everything works correctly/i'll be getting what I need out of it. I'm going off of the $1000 and $2000 builds from this post: https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/best-pc-builds,4390.html.

My requirements for this system are that it be:
1. Under $1,000.00
2. Be upgradable
3. Be quiet
4. Play simulation games at max settings (ex. The Sims 3 with all expansion packs, ex. Cities Skylines)
5. Play open world games at high settings (ex. The Wither 3)

Parts list: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/JBZZmq.

Let me know if this was the wrong place to post/I should be posting elsewhere.
I would greatly appreciate any and all feedback. Thank you!!
 

volkgren

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If you're going to spend $90 on a power supply, get the new SeaSonic fully-modular FOCUS Plus or PRIME. https://pcpartpicker.com/products/compare/qZKhP6,WrNypg/

This is another option, and again only an option to get better performance now while sacrificing a few other higher quality components. Get rid of the aftermarket cooler. Get a cheaper power supply. Swap the GPU for an RTX 2060.

But in the long run, the Noctua cooler (and you could even get the U14S) and high-end power supply might be better for you. You can upgrade your GPU to something even better in another year or two.
 
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Thanks for replying! I only chose that power supply to future proof the build (unsure if that's the best way to do that though) I can certainly go for a cheaper one.

If I get rid of the cooler, would that make the fans in the case work harder? Or do you think a cooler ambient temperature would make it redundant?

Thanks for the GPU recommendation! It wouldn't necessarily break the bank to get the RTX. If I got the RTX 2060 GAMING Z 6G ( or Ventus, not sure what the difference is) while keeping the cooler and the PSU, would that future proof the build and not sacrifice quality now? I'm assuming the higher priced GPU would better handle simulation games, yes?

Thanks!
 

volkgren

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If you can get the RTX 2060 (your preference on which brand/model) and the cooler and the PSU (still get the better FOCUS Plus or PRIME) then you will be doing very well.

The simulation games are typically limited to the CPU, so the GPU would better increase performance on games like the Witcher 3.
 
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I think i'll get them all then! I'll mark this answer as the solution. Thanks so very much!
 

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