Question First time building a pc, 1000 dollar budget.

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Right now I'm considering building a pc, I'm sorta new at this so I'm not quite sure which parts to have in my build.
Details:
Live in the US, PA in fact.
As the title says the budget is 1000 dollars, pretty strict around that budget too wouldn't go above 1035-ish dollars.
Looking for an Nvidia or Intel build, AMD is still weird to me.
Don't need an OS, keyboard, hard drive, and a couple of other things, you'll see in the Pcpartpicker list I've made, exactly what I need.
Pc is gonna be build for gaming, I don't really do any video rendering or any other types of workloads. Gaming is all for me.
Time: A couple of weeks is when I'm looking to buy the computer, exact time not set yet.
Overclocking: Never tried it before, might try and learn about it though, it seems like something I would probably do if I knew more about it.

This is the build I've come up with so far https://pcpartpicker.com/list/TrRqnH
Any recommendations are appreciated so thanks for helping!
 

WildCard999

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I'd go 2600 over 8400 any day due to the extra threads of the 2600 and a much better upgrade path, plus it will allow you to overclock eventually as you can't do that on the 8400 as it's locked. With this build I was able to get 16gb of memory instead of 8gb in your build which 16gb is the recommended amount to have nowadays.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor ($164.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte - B450 AORUS M Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($74.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($104.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial - MX500 500 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($69.95 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Zotac - GeForce RTX 2060 6 GB GAMING Video Card ($349.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Thermaltake - Versa H15 MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($38.56 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: SeaSonic - EVO Edition 620 W 80+ Bronze Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Acer - ED242QR Abidpx 23.6" 1920x1080 144 Hz Monitor ($169.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $1013.45
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-02-27 12:43 EST-0500
 

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Thanks, I don't really know much about M.2 SSDs why is this one more expensive? Also pcpartpicker gives this compatibility note, any help clarifying it?
  • The motherboard M.2 slot #1 shares bandwidth with SATA 6.0 Gb/s ports. When the M.2 slot is populated with a SATA M.2 drive, one SATA 6.0 Gb/s port is disabled.
 

WildCard999

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Thanks, I don't really know much about M.2 SSDs why is this one more expensive? Also pcpartpicker gives this compatibility note, any help clarifying it?
  • The motherboard M.2 slot #1 shares bandwidth with SATA 6.0 Gb/s ports. When the M.2 slot is populated with a SATA M.2 drive, one SATA 6.0 Gb/s port is disabled.
Pricing depends on brand, format, reliability, NVME or SATA, etc.

So when you use a M.2 SSD on that M.2 slot it disables one of the SATA connections on the board which you 6 of them.
 

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