Build Advice First Time PC Builder

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I got a brand new i5 8600K (didn't come with the stock cooler)and m.2 intel nvme ssd as gifts and am looking to build the rest of the stuff during thanksgiving.

I'm looking for advice for the rest of the stuff.

I'm a novice gamer who plays CS Go, The Division etc.

Looking to buy a MotherBoard, PSU, RAM (32GB would RGB help?) and a GPU.

If budget allows, then an 144HZ monitor as well.

I've my old case.

I don't plan to overclock currently as the games i play don't require the same.

Any other advice would also help.

Thanks,
Sri
 
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Sorry forgot that detail.

120-150 for the Motherboard.
100 max for the PSU. (would i need more?)
130 for the RAM
300-400 for the GPU (NVIDIA if that works?)

Would i need a liquid cooler for the GPU? My friend siggested that. I would prefer stock cooler for the CPU.

Do i need to invest on anything else?

Please let me know if i'm missing anything.

Thanks,
Sri
 
You aren't going to get buy with a stock cooler. It doesnt come with one for a reason.

I would go for a cheaper tower cooler that will also give you a little overclocking headroom. Liquid cooling is unnecessary.

PCPartPicker Part List

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
CPU | Intel Core i5-8600K 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor | Purchased For $0.00
CPU Cooler | Deepcool GAMMAXX 400 74.34 CFM CPU Cooler | $19.79 @ Amazon
Motherboard | ASRock Z390 Phantom Gaming 6 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard | $164.99 @ Amazon
Memory | G.Skill Trident Z RGB 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory | $135.99 @ Newegg
Video Card | EVGA GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER 8 GB SC ULTRA GAMING Video Card | $379.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply | BitFenix Whisper M 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply | $79.98 @ Amazon
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total (before mail-in rebates) | $800.74
| Mail-in rebates | -$20.00
| Total | $780.74
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-11-15 21:49 EST-0500 |

Get a cheap but adaquate cooler for stock and mild overclocks.

Spend a little more and get a better motherboard.

Some solid ram right in budget.

A good GPU in budget, although the AMD Rx5700xt performs better for the same money.

The PSU is a good unit for the price, coming in underbudget.
 
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You aren't going to get buy with a stock cooler. It doesnt come with one for a reason.

I would go for a cheaper tower cooler that will also give you a little overclocking headroom. Liquid cooling is unnecessary.

PCPartPicker Part List

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
CPU | Intel Core i5-8600K 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor | Purchased For $0.00
CPU Cooler | Deepcool GAMMAXX 400 74.34 CFM CPU Cooler | $19.79 @ Amazon
Motherboard | ASRock Z390 Phantom Gaming 6 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard | $164.99 @ Amazon
Memory | G.Skill Trident Z RGB 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory | $135.99 @ Newegg
Video Card | EVGA GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER 8 GB SC ULTRA GAMING Video Card | $379.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply | BitFenix Whisper M 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply | $79.98 @ Amazon
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total (before mail-in rebates) | $800.74
| Mail-in rebates | -$20.00
| Total | $780.74
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-11-15 21:49 EST-0500 |

Get a cheap but adaquate cooler for stock and mild overclocks.

Spend a little more and get a better motherboard.

Some solid ram right in budget.

A good GPU in budget, although the AMD Rx5700xt performs better for the same money.

The PSU is a good unit for the price, coming in underbudget.
Thank you so much for the quick response.

Would you advise on a motherboard with WiFi ? Is it worth it?

Thank you.

-Sri
 
PCPartPicker Part List: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/74dnL2

Motherboard: Gigabyte Z390 AORUS PRO WIFI ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($183.98 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Asus Radeon RX 5700 XT 8 GB TUF Gaming X3 OC Video Card ($389.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $573.97
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-11-15 23:20 EST-0500

Here is a WiFi board. The ASRock Sli/AC z390 is good as well as ASUS TUF WiFi.
 
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EndEffeKt_24

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PCPartPicker Part List: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/hYLHvn

Video Card: Asus Radeon RX 5700 XT 8 GB TUF Gaming X3 OC Video Card ($389.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $389.99
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-11-15 23:17 EST-0500

I know you suggested Nvidia but this card will give you quite better FPS for the money.
I agree with the 5700xt in general, but the TUF model got exceptionally bad reviews for its thermals. Its the worst model tested according to hardwareunboxed. I would go with the powercolour Red Devil or the Sapphire Pulse for the same money.
 
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You'd be better off bumping the psu upto 650w with the XT, the 2060 super is fine on a 550w.

For cpu cooler, 240mm or better AIO, or mid-range 180w-200w aircoolers as it's possible for a 8600k to hit sporadic spikes topping 160w, but generally stays lower, around the 100w area. While the spikes are momentary, they will drive cpu temps up instantly, and without a capable cooler can hit thermal limits, causing stutters.
 
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You'd be better off bumping the psu upto 650w with the XT, the 2060 super is fine on a 550w.

For cpu cooler, 240mm or better AIO, or mid-range 180w-200w aircoolers as it's possible for a 8600k to hit sporadic spikes topping 160w, but generally stays lower, around the 100w area. While the spikes are momentary, they will drive cpu temps up instantly, and without a capable cooler can hit thermal limits, causing stutters.
Is this a good cooler - https://pcpartpicker.com/product/hmtCmG/cooler-master-cpu-cooler-rr212e20pkr2
 
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I agree with the 5700xt in general, but the TUF model got exceptionally bad reviews for its thermals. Its the worst model tested according to hardwareunboxed. I would go with the powercolour Red Devil or the Sapphire Pulse for the same money.
Hi EndEffeKt_24,

In case i go for AMD, Newegg BF sales has ASRock Radeon RX 5700XT Challenger D 8G OC for 369.99. Is this a worthy replacement or the RedDevil/Sapphire Pulse still wins?

Thanks,
Sri
 

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Hi EndEffeKt_24,

In case i go for AMD, Newegg BF sales has ASRock Radeon RX 5700XT Challenger D 8G OC for 369.99. Is this a worthy replacement or the RedDevil/Sapphire Pulse still wins?

Thanks,
Sri
I could not find any indepth reviews of ghe model so it is a wildcard. I would take one of the other two if they are not out of budget.
 
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Adivce Needed-

MSI MPG Z390 GAMING EDGE AC LGA 1151 (300 Series) Intel Z390 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.1 ATX Intel Motherboard

or

GIGABYTE Z390 AORUS PRO WIFI LGA 1151 (300 Series) Intel Z390 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.1 ATX Intel Motherboard

MSI is 40-50$ lower in price.

-Sri
 
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The suggested RAM is not compatible with the MoBo for z390?

https://www.gskill.com/qvl/165/166/1536654621/F4-3200C16D-32GTZR-Qvl

Please advise if I'm seeing this wrong.

Thanks,
Sri

You aren't going to get buy with a stock cooler. It doesnt come with one for a reason.

I would go for a cheaper tower cooler that will also give you a little overclocking headroom. Liquid cooling is unnecessary.

PCPartPicker Part List

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
CPU | Intel Core i5-8600K 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor | Purchased For $0.00
CPU Cooler | Deepcool GAMMAXX 400 74.34 CFM CPU Cooler | $19.79 @ Amazon
Motherboard | ASRock Z390 Phantom Gaming 6 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard | $164.99 @ Amazon
Memory | G.Skill Trident Z RGB 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory | $135.99 @ Newegg
Video Card | EVGA GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER 8 GB SC ULTRA GAMING Video Card | $379.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply | BitFenix Whisper M 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply | $79.98 @ Amazon
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total (before mail-in rebates) | $800.74
| Mail-in rebates | -$20.00
| Total | $780.74
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-11-15 21:49 EST-0500 |

Get a cheap but adaquate cooler for stock and mild overclocks.

Spend a little more and get a better motherboard.

Some solid ram right in budget.

A good GPU in budget, although the AMD Rx5700xt performs better for the same money.

The PSU is a good unit for the price, coming in underbudget.
 
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Just because its not on the qvl doesn't mean it isn't going to work, rather the ram may not have been tested for whatever reason.

Don't caught up in the qvl, intel isn't picky on ram so it will work fine.
Thank you. I was told if it's not on qvl, i would get frequent BSOD and crashes so had to ask.

Thank you
 

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