First time building a gaming PC on a budget, would this work?

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Hi
I have created a build with the intention of gaming on it. I have found these components which I think is within my budget. But since this is the first time I'm trying building my own computer, I thought some of you kind folks would be able to take a look at my build. And see if there is anything that I have missed or something that I at least should be aware of.
I do intend to upgrade in the future. Maybe more RAM and a better GPU.


ASUS GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB
Samsung 850 EVO 500GB 2.5" SSD
Intel Core i5-7500 Kaby Lake Processor
Asus - PRIME H270M-PLUS Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard
Kingston - HyperX Fury Black 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2133 Memory
SeaSonic - G 550W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply

Everything should be here, apart from the case I have choosen:
https://pcpartpicker.com/list/JsmdnH

Also, is it necessary to buy a CPU cooler? I have read that when buying an intel core CPU then a CPU cooler is included. But is that true and if so would it be sufficient enough?

If something needs to be specified, then just tell me.
 
looks great. really good for first timer. some notes:

-cpu cooler comes in i5 box. no need to purchase one.
-samsung 850 evo is old model. 860 evo is new and is a bit cheaper.
-you picked 7th gen intel when 8th gen is out at a very similar price point. not a big deal just making sure you know. 8th gen has 6 cores rather than 4.
-you might be happier with 1060 3gb or 6gb if this is just for gaming, if you can swing it.

ill tweak it a bit for you just so you can see what I would have done.

what case are you interested in getting?

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel - Core i5-8400 2.8GHz 6-Core Processor ($178.65 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: ASRock - Z370M Pro4 Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2400 Memory ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung - 860 Evo 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($149.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: EVGA - GeForce GTX 1060 3GB 3GB GAMING Video Card ($279.00 @ Adorama)
Power Supply: SeaSonic - G 550W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($62.41 @ Amazon)
Operating System: Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit ($89.89 @ OutletPC)
Total: $969.92 (Keep in mind, your build had no pricing on the Asus GPU)
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-02-24 15:42 EST-0500
 

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Changed few things:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel - Core i5-8400 2.8GHz 6-Core Processor ($178.65 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte - Z370P D3 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($101.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: Team - Elite Plus 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory ($159.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial - MX500 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($134.88 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Asus - GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB Dual Video Card
Power Supply: SeaSonic - FOCUS Gold 550W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($64.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Operating System: Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit ($92.99 @ Adorama)
Total: $733.48
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-02-24 15:36 EST-0500
 
Feb 24, 2018
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Thanks for your answer!

The price for some of the component is a bit different for me since I live in Denmark. I do realize that there is a Danish version of this website, but I have found this site more useful, and friendly, in general.

However, since I live in Denmark, most of the components will have a different price. But, I will still look into the SSD and the 8th generation Intel Core, to see if there are money to be saved here, in Denmark too.

I do not think I will upgrade the GPU, not yet at least. I'm already a little over my budget.

The case I have picked out is this: Fractal Design Focus G Blue Mid Tower.
It isn't listed in pcpartpicker
I honestly don't know what to look for. Other than it should fit the motherboard, and that it should have one or two fans. I just picked this one because it was within my budget, filled the criteria of the motherboard, and looked cool.
 


The i3 8100 will give you a bit better performance than the i5 7500 because of the faster clock speed and still has 4 cores.
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel - Core i3-8100 3.6GHz Quad-Core Processor ($109.89 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: ASRock - Z370M Pro4 Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2666 Memory ($91.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung - 850 EVO-Series 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($156.99 @ Newegg Marketplace)
Video Card: Asus - GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB Dual Video Card
Power Supply: SeaSonic - G 550W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($60.32 @ Amazon)
Operating System: Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit ($89.89 @ OutletPC)
Total: $629.07
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-02-24 19:02 EST-0500
 

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