Question First PC Build Suggestions?

Sep 17, 2019
Hey I'm looking for advice for my first build that i will be building within the next 2 weeks.

Budget is $1000 but i am willing to go a bit higher if it would make a huge impact on the build.

I plan on playing most AAA games such as Overwatch, Destiny 2, Apex, Pubg, CoD, League of legends, Cyberpunk, R6, Borderlands 3, Hunt Showdown.

I just picked up this monitor on sale, so I want to take advantage of the gsync and probably build around Nvidia. I would love to get a nice rbg setup I can control.

The only components i will reuse is a 256gb ssd, keyboard, and mouse so i will need a full tower setup. I live near a Microcenter in Colorado so i can go there for specific components if necessary.

Thanks in advance.
PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor ($194.79 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: ASRock X570 Phantom Gaming 4 ATX AM4 Motherboard ($154.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Intel 660p Series 512 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($59.99 @ B&H)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($85.87 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Asus GeForce RTX 2060 6 GB TUF OC Video Card ($299.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master MasterBox Lite 5 ATX Mid Tower Case ($54.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: SeaSonic S12III 550 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($59.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $1000.60
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-09-17 23:51 EDT-0400

... aaaaaand I busted budget by 60 cents. That said, this will be a solid performer. You can drop the Intel SSD if you want, but it is a spacious 512GB NVMe drive for a really good price. The highlights here are the afordable, yet powerful Ryzen 5 3600 and the GTX 2060, which will make good use of that new GSync monitor.
Sep 17, 2019
I like how this looks a lot.

My only hesitation is deciding between a gpu with 6gb vs 8gb. Is the 2gb difference worth ~$150 increase in price? What will the main differences be that i might be running into?
Well, that $150 increase is going to be a lot more than just GPU memory. You're talking about going from an RTX 2060 to something like an RTX 2060 Super or RTX 2070. That is also a big leap in performance. That said, most games aren't going to take advantage of those additional 2 GB unless you are running them at 4K or using the system for VR gaming. For 1080p 144hz the RTX 2060 will be a good card.