Question First time Building a gaming PC

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https://pcpartpicker.com/list/crkP8M Here's a list I really quickly put together. In gaming the CPU is slightly worse, but the much better GPU will more than make up for that. I replaced the case with something cheaper since I don't really see the need for such an expensive case on an air cooled system. Motherboard is much much cheaper and the difference is basically nothing as long as you don't overclock (which is totally not worth it on 3rd gen ryzen, and even on intel produces only slight gains). I included a tower cooler because a stock cooler can be noisy, and have slightly higher temps than usual, but if you want to save money, the stock cooler will work fine. RAM is 3600Mhz since ryzen likes fast memory. 16Gb since that's really all thats needed for playing games. Storage is only 1TB since that is really plenty. OS is windows 10 Home since Pro has basically no useful features that Home doesn't, it just adds some office functionality like remote desktop. PSU is 650W since 750W is just overkill.
 
Right now there is no reason to go with anything Intel. Going with AMD you are able to get more for a lot less money.
PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor ($308.89 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte X570 AORUS PRO WIFI ATX AM4 Motherboard ($249.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Trident Z Neo 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory ($189.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: ADATA XPG SX8200 Pro 512 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($79.98 @ Amazon)
Storage: Sabrent Rocket Q 2 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($229.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate BarraCuda 4 TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: MSI GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER 8 GB VENTUS OC Video Card ($719.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Fractal Design Design Define R6 USB-C Blackout ATX Mid Tower Case ($138.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: SeaSonic FOCUS 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($104.99 @ Amazon)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit ($99.99 @ B&H)
Total: $2202.79
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-02-21 21:05 EST-0500


You can save money going with 16GB RAM instead. The 3700X comes with a cooler so you don't need an external cooler either.
 

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